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1997 Mercury Sable

3 Recalls & Safety Reports

Recall List for the 1997 Mercury Sable

Official recall notices have been issued for the 1997 Mercury Sable by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Mercury service shop immediately!

  1. 1997 Mercury Sable EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #98V028000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 10, 1998
    • Vehicles Affected: 571,800

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The text and/or graphics for the vehicle headlamp aiming instructions provided in the owner guides are not sufficiently clear. This does not meet the requirements of FMVSS no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: If the headlamp assemblies are replaced, customers may be confused by the aiming instructions provided in the owner guides causing the headlamps to be improperly aimed.

    Actions: Owner guides containing revised aiming instructions will be mailed to owners of these vehicles. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V028000 »

  2. 1997 Mercury Sable POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NHTSA Campaign #97V097000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 09, 1997
    • Vehicles Affected: 100,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with ax4S automatic transaxles. The low/intermediate servo cover can separate from the transaxle while the vehicle is being driven. If this occurs, transmission fluid will leak contacting the catalytic converter.

    Consequence: The catalytic converter temperature may be hot enough to ignite the transmission fluid and cause a vehicle fire.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the transmission and replace these servo covers. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #97V097000 »

  3. 1997 Mercury Sable POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL) NHTSA Campaign #96V166000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 05, 1996
    • Vehicles Affected: 40,000

    Summary: The park pawl abutment bracket has a sharp edge which can cause the parking pawl to hang up and not engage the park gear. This would allow the vehicle to move even though the gear shift indicator shows that the vehicle is in park.

    Consequence: Unintended and unexpected vehicle movement can result in personal injury and property damage.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the park pawl abutment bracket. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V166000 »

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