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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
84,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. R/R rails, guides and tensioner (1 reports)
1998 Mercury Sable engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 252006

(reported on)

Sable LS V6 24 valve

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,500 miles


This car was a well maintained cream puff until catastrophic failure. This is the kind of engine failure that just should not happen in a modern vehicle at this mileage. It is startling that the engine was 15000 miles short of its first tune up, and is now worthless junk.

A manufacturer should be embarrassed, even shamed that such a thing happened. Ford showed only polite indifference believing that by golly the warranty is expired.

Well that is true, but this fellow buys new cars and trucks and I will never buy a Ford again, nor recommend one.

- , Pleasanton, CA, USA

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