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NHTSA — Suspension: Rear: Springs: Coil Springs Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,768 miles

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1998 Mercury Sable suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012009

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns 1998 Mercury Sable. Several mechanics stated that the rear suspension and the rear coil springs failed. The dealer stated that the rear coil spring corroded and was related to a manufacturers recall; however, the VIN was not a part of the recall. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current and the failure mileages were 80,000. Updated 10/21/09 the consumer was also informed the front coil springs were defective as well. Updated 10/23/09

- Wharthon , NJ, USA

problem #2

May 042006

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,000 miles
Noise from front during turns. Took car to shop same day and was told the driver front coil spring had fractured and rubbing on tire during turns. This is the second fractured coil spring on this car. Both rear coil springs were replaced 4/20/05 after the passenger side rear spring fractured (reported to NHTSA -ODI 10146034). Broken front coil spring replaced 5/4/06. Was told by shop we were lucky the tire didn't blow.

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 172005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,305 miles
While researching another problem online, I found references to coil spring problems for other Sable model years, so thought I should notify NHTSA my rear coil spring broke also. While parked in my garage, the passenger side rear coil spring on my 1998 Mercury Sable wagon broke. Incident date is estimated, I had to wait for the shop to get the springs. Both rear springs were replaced April 20, 2005 (I have receipt).

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

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