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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 #3

Jun 192003


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All four seatbelts will not click in/ retract and will not hold.

- Rensselaer, IN, USA

problem #2

Jul 012002


  • miles
Car handels poorly and goes all over the road at highway speeds, contacted the dealer, and was told nothing was wrong, contacted Ford and was ignored. Now the seat belt in the drivers side rear seat isn't operating properly and is unsafe to there a recall on this vehicle?

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 152002


  • miles
The rear seat belt retractors never worked well, but last month one failed completely. The manufacturer said the problem could not be fixed under warranty. I believe this is a manufacturing defect and should be covered by Mercury.

- Marlboro, NJ, USA

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