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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Air: Antilock Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,542 miles

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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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2001 Mercury Sable brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 022004

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,542 miles


I have a 2001 Mercury Sable ls with 9000 miles. I was attempting to park the car in front of a store in a shopping plaza located in cocoa beach, fl. When I applied the brakes to park in the parking place, the brakes failed and the engine made a revving noise and the car leaped forward jumping the curb and crashing into a brick support column. This car was recalled for the brake pedal and accelerator problem and was supposedly fixed at the Mercury dealers. I was transported to the hospital by the emergency squad. I was treated for a large gash in the forehead and xrays were taken of the chest, back and ribs which were not fractured but severely bruised. I also sustained two black eyes caused by my sunglasses hitting the steering wheel. I was wearing my seatbelt, however, the airbags did not deploy. Estimated cost to repair my car is $7048.

- Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

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