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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Mercury Sable accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 152004

Sable

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer was complaining about brake problems. When pressing the brake pedal it went down to the floor, and brakes failed. Also, interior light stayed on.

- Dunn, NC, USA

problem #5

Nov 032003

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The interior dome light appears and will not go off. The dealer is aware of the problem. The light stayed illuminated since it was broke. As a result, it impaired the consumer's vision and caused an accident. Vehicle was totaled. Consumer sustained head injuries and his pregnant fiance' was went into early labor.

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #4

Jan 012000

Sable

  • miles
Interior lights stay on & when this happens the electronic door lock malfunctions at the same time

- Lemoore, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 052001

(reported on)

Sable

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Intermittently when door is colsed and sometimes while driving interior light will stay on. Dealer has replaced wiring harness; however, problem still exists.

- Youngsville, LA, USA

problem #2

Mar 232001

(reported on)

Sable

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door ajar light stays even though all doors are shut which causes dome and interior light to stay on. This can result in battery draining. When the door ajar light illuminates, the power window and power door locks fail.

- Lehighton, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 072000

Sable

  • miles
Engine light would come on & then go off on its own while driving. Door/ dome & floor lights would remain on at same time. Do not go out. Ran down battery. Have taken to dealership.

- Ft Madison, IA, USA

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