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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Mercury Sable seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 012002

Sable

  • miles

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

Consumer states air bags deployed w/O warning while parking vehicle. Driver's bag did not deploy completely.

- Montrose, MO, USA

problem #9

Feb 012002

(reported on)

Sable

  • miles
While driving at 35 mph accident occurred, and driver was injured. Upon impact, air bag did not deploy.

- Mt. Vernon, IL, USA

problem #8

Oct 252001

Sable

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 35 mph, an accident occurred, hit another vehicle. Upon impact, air bag did not deploy either side. Driver was injured. The vehicle was totaled.

- Mt. Vernon, IL, USA

problem #7

Jan 152001

Sable

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer's vehicle rearended another vehicle due to brake failure. Pedal wentdown to the floor, and vehicle failed to stop. Was traveling 40mph. Air bags deployed. Blown 5 amp fuse (radio, rcc, ipc circute) were found after the accident.

- Clairemont, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 042000

Sable

  • miles
Consumer was driving over 50 mph on highway, and in between two 18 wheelers.the 18 wheeler on right hand side hit vehicle on side. Then, pushed vehicle into another 18 wheeler on left side. Then consumer's vehicle hit a pickup truck with front end. Upon hitting median, bumper broke in half. Also, dual airbags did not deploy, causing injuries

- Rex, GA, USA

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problem #5

Oct 031999

Sable

  • miles
While drivng at 35 mph another vehicle stopped in the middle of the road, and the consumer rear ended the vehicle in front. Upon impact, driver's side and passenger's side air bags did not deploy.

- Crimora, VA, USA

problem #4

Oct 031999

Sable

  • miles

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

While drivng at 35 mph another vehicle stopped in the middle of the road, and the consumer rear ended the vehicle in front. Upon impact, driver's side and passenger's side air bags did not deploy.

- Crimora, VA, USA

problem #3

Oct 031999

Sable

  • miles
While drivng at 35 mph another vehicle stopped in the middle of the road, and the consumer rear ended the vehicle in front. Upon impact, driver's side and passenger's side air bags did not deploy.

- Crimora, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 301998

Sable

  • miles
While driving both air bags deployed without impact which caused driver to form a violent maneuver in the road, crashing into the vehicle ahead. On several occasions, before the air bag deployment, driver noticed the air bag warning light would flicker whenever going over any kind of bump in the road. The vehicle was rented from hertz rental car company.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 301998

Sable

  • miles
While driving both air bags deployed without impact which caused driver to form a violent maneuver in the road, crashing into the vehicle ahead. On several occasions, before the air bag deployment, driver noticed the air bag warning light would flicker whenever going over any kind of bump in the road. The vehicle was rented from hertz rental car company.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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