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


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Mercury Sable brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 272003

Sable 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles


Brake application in wet weather, resulting in low frequency vibration, apparently from front brakes, with perceived reduction in brake effectiveness. After one or two brake applications under these conditions, brake function returns to normal with normal effectiveness and no noise or vibration.

- Cedarville, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 112001


  • miles
There is a vibration in vehicle when braking, very noticable on damp pavement. It feels like the vehicle is jumping and jerking.

- New Castle, PA, USA

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