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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,035 miles

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2001 Mercury Sable suspension problems

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #15

Mar 222005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,315 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While in Florida, heard a rubbing noise on driver's side rear. Took to Goodyear and found that the rear coil spring was broken and it was sticking in the sidewall of tire. Took to a dealer to see if VIN# was in recall and have them fix the rear spring. There is a recall on the front springs, but not the rear springs. Problem was fixed at owner's expense. Manufacturer will not help with expenses. Work was done in Florida by maroone Lincoln Mercury, 3626 northlake blvd, lake park, Florida 33403. 561-622-0700.

- Auburn, NY, USA

problem #14

Mar 262005

Sable 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving on the highway heard a loud bang at the rear of the car. No obvious cause. Continued to drive a few minutes, then heard a flapping noise indicating a flat tire. Pulled over and replaced flat, left rear tire with a spare. Drove to automobile service center, where it was discovered that the left/rear coil spring broke, puncturing the tire. Put on new tire. Broken coil spring has not yet been repaired.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #13

Mar 262005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving at 70mph heard a loud bang, but no obvious cause. Continued driving. A few minutes later, heard a flapping noise indicating a flat tire. Pulled over to the side of the road and replaced flat left rear tire with a spare. Drove to nearby auto service center. Mechanic discovered that the left rear coil spring had broken and punctured the tire. As of yet, broken left rear coil spring has not been replaced, and is still attached.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #12

Nov 102004

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,012 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Mercury Sable 2001, faulty suspension rear springs. The springs also punctured the tire.

- Farmington, MI, USA

problem #11

Mar 112005

Sable

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
While driving at approximately 15 mph driver heard a rubbing sound, and shortly after, the tire blew out. Owner had the vehicle inspected at a tire shop when it was discovered that the rear coil spring broke and punctured the tire on the right rear.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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problem #10

Feb 282005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The rear coil spring, not the front per the recall, cracked and nearly ruptured the tire. We heard a rubbing sound and stopped the car. I have since changed the springs.

- Monroe, CT, USA

problem #9

Feb 212005

Sable

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The consumer went into the dealer to have the front coil spring repaired on a recall and it was discovered the rear coil spring was broken. The consumer made contact with the manufacturer and contact will be made on the repair.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #8

Jan 252005

Sable

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving approximately 35 mph left rear tire ruptured. Pulled to side of road, and the tire was changed. That tire was replaced several times. Mechanic informed consumer that part of the coil spring was sticking out, and that caused the tire to rupture.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #7

Jan 302005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
Rear coil spring fractured while driving causing the right rear tire to blow out......didn't realize the cause until it happened again and was inspected further.

- New Bedford, MA, USA

problem #6

Dec 312004

Sable

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
While driving at 35 mph consumer lost control of the vehicle, and veered into the other lane. Consumer pulled over, and driver's rear tire shredded. Consumer called aaa, and the vehicle was towed to the dealer, where it was discovered the rear coil spring fractured, causing the tire to flatten.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 292004

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,900 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 2001 Sable ls had the rear driver side tire blow out this morning. I took it to the tire shop and it turns out that the rear coil spring broke and punctured the tire. I took the car to stu evan linc merc in garden city, mi and I was told that only the front coil springs are covered by the recall, not the rear coil springs. It's the same part, just at a different location on the vehicle - and it had the same exact failure as that described in the recall for the front coil springs. Seems that the rear springs should also be covered by the recall. Dealer will replace the rear coil spring and perform the recall on the front - I still don't understand how they could recall just the front and not the rear.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #4

Nov 162004

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
The driver's side rear coil spring broke and caused the tire to be punctured while driving. The car was taken in for repair and found that the passenger rear coil spring was also broken. Called Ford and found that there was a recall for the front springs only. The car is currently not safe to drive. My Sable has 23,000 miles on it.

- Harpers Ferry, WV, USA

problem #3

Aug 162004

Sable

  • 75,000 miles
While driving rear coil spring punctured the rear tires. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #2

Sep 012004

Sable

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,400 miles
Rear passenger side coil spring broke, puncturing the tire. Recall 04V332000 was issued concerning front coil spring. However, the manufacturer stated the rear was not affected, and the claim could not be honored.

- Shirley, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 202004

(reported on)

Sable 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Rear driver's side coil spring fractured completely while driving puncturing the driver's side rear tire. The manufacturer has issued a recall on the front coil springs but not the rear.

- Canton, MI, USA

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