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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,000 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.

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1998 Mercury Sable steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

May 162010


  • 7,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that the vehicle would accelerate independently when driving at various speeds. In addition, the horn would sound independently. The contact further inspected the vehicle and stated that there was a buildup of corrosion found on an unknown pin inside of the steering column. The contact believed the failure was caused by the corrosion of the steering column components. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 7,000 and the current mileage was 12,000.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 312007

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Mercury Sable gs. She stated that while turning the vehicle it swerved to the opposite direction. The vehicle to crash into a pole, which caused the vehicle to roll over two times. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact sustained swelling and sharp pains. The crash was reported to the police. The current and failure mileages were 175,000. The powertrain and purchase date was unavailable.

- Lexington, MS, USA

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