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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,540 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 072010


  • 54,700 miles


The contact owns 2001 Mercury Sable. The contact was driving 5 mph and attempting to park the vehicle when he crashed the right front tire into a curb. The passenger side curtain air bag deployed independently. There were no injuries. The dealer advised that the vehicle would need to be repaired at the contacts expense. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed that any repairs would be at the contacts expense. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 54,700.

- University Heights, OH, USA

problem #4

Oct 112005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
Driving to work going 25 mph. Driver side air bag suddenly deployed for no obvious reason. No injury or accident occurred. Have appointment to have the air bag examined. Cost will be $150 for the analysis at D'amico in East brunswick, NJ this Friday, Oct. 14th, 2005.

- Avenel, NJ, USA

problem #3

Dec 262004

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Corrected/completed ODI # 10104563.

- Mandan, ND, USA

problem #2

Dec 262004

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
While turning out of a driveway to the right, the left side air bag deployed (without inflating). No collision, just a turning manuveur to the right. 2001 Mercury Sable.

- Mandan, ND, USA

problem #1

Apr 302001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle hit a pot hole while driving, upon impact the the drivers side impact air bag falsely deployed hitting the consumer causing bruising and soreness. Nlm

- Grand Junc, CO, USA

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