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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,750 miles

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2001 Mercury Sable cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 252006

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,500 miles


Coolant leaks for bottom I have a 2001 Mercury Sable ls it has the 3.0 liter motor not 24 valve. I have talked with three other people and they have all Ford Taurus's and they had to replace coolant bottle because they all cracked on the bottom of the bottle. Its odd that four people that I know we all have to change the bottle within a year of each other. Could there be faulty bottles made and will the antifreeze damage other parts on my car. I only have 78,000 miles on the car.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #1

Dec 012005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Sable coolant light came on frequently. The coil springs make noise. The brake harness light was defective. All four tires needed air every week (dot numbers W2X8lh01802 and W2X8lh04102).

- Newton Highlands, MA, USA

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