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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,750 miles

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1998 Mercury Sable body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012012


  • 85,500 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that he would hear a rattling noise from under the hood and assumed that the motor mounts needed to be replaced. The contact repaired the vehicle but the failure recurred. The contact inspected under the vehicle and noticed that the frame was rusted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and stated that the frame needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 85,500.

- Garett, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 151998

(reported on)


  • miles
The dashboard and vents reflect onto the windshield causing poor visibility due to design.

- Hudson, FL, USA

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