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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,214 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 102007

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,234 miles


Brakes line leaking fluid due to corrosion of metal, lost all brake fluid when brakes were put on.

- Lansdale, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,195 miles
My brake line[metal],rusted completely through. indication of brake failure. 2.several of my family members drove my car to the grocery store, thankfully this is where the brakes gave out. 3.Mercury dealership replaced line for about $275.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

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