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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Caliper Problems

3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 miles

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2001 Mercury Sable brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 202003

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles

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

At approximately 34000 miles left front brake cylinder leaked, and caused sever damage to the braking system in my car. This was covered by the dealer, and they replaced all of the brake shoes, replaced the hydraulicsto the front brakes, turned the rotors etc. Now, 20000 miles later, the same type of leak is occuring again. Why the same type of failure? I can understand that the brake shoes need replacement periodically, and that the system needs to be serviced, but to have the complete hydraulic system fail (again) seven months after a full replacement?

- Murrieta, CA, USA

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