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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
122,750 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.

2002 Mercury Sable brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 142016


  • miles


Was pulling into parking lot brakes went out totally no warning stopped by emergency brake have no brakes at all turning after 45 mph then to a stopligh intothe city's resturant

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #3

Feb 292016


  • 300,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Sable. When the accelerator pedal was depressed at 50 mph, the vehicle rapidly accelerated. The contact depressed the brake pedal, but the vehicle failed to respond. The contact was unaware of how the vehicle stopped. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who stated that the cruise control cable was fractured. The contact performed a temporary repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 300,000.

- Haines City, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 192016


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Sable. While attempting to park the vehicle, it experienced unintended acceleration. As a result, the vehicle jumped a curb and struck a metal table outside. The vehicle would not stop even with the brake pedal depressed. The vehicle was towed to a body shop where the vehicle was repaired. The contact stated that the brakes did not feel as though they were fully operational. A police report was filed. The contact suffered minor injuries to the knee, back, and neck, which required medical attention and physical therapy. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 012014


  • 106,000 miles
Passenger side front brake caliper and hydraulic hose not working properly. Had replaced caliper, hose and master cylinder. Brakes still make noise, grinding when brakes are applied. I took back to have looked at twice, replaced hose again. Over $500 in fixing and still not working right. Replaced caliper and hose twice.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

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