Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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2001 Mercury Sable engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 162001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


On several occasions vehicle revved and accelerated suddenly and unexpectedly. Dealer inspected vehicle, and could not duplicate or correct the problem. After dealer's inspection, vehicle, revved and accelerated forward gain, resulting in a collision. Vehicle was totaled. Please provide additional information. Consumer states three times at speeds ranging from 3 to 20 mph when jamming N the brakes either in foward or revers the engine would rev up at high speed and the vehicle would lurch either backwards or fowards, depending on whaat gear consumer was in, consumer was informed that the problem could not be duplicated, on the last occasion the vehicle went out of conrtol and was totalled.

- Forest Hill, NY, USA

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