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NHTSA — Power Train: Axle Assembly: Axle Shaft: Seal Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,300 miles

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2001 Mercury Sable drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 062005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,300 miles


Mercury Sable 2001 sedan, 47,300 miles, both front axle seals warped. This was discovered during an oil change when the car was on a lift. Many other consumers may not be aware that this may be occurring in their cars. Icalled Ford customer service center and they would not warranty beyond 36,000 miles. Ithe consumer told them there was nothing in the printed owner's manual concerning extended drivetrain warranty. They should not be failing at such a low mileage. It may lead to serious problems, and consumers should not be responsible to fix this-- there should be a recall.

- Seymour, CT, USA

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