NHTSA — Engine Problems

1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,945 miles

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2002 Mercury Sable engine problems

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2002 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 232016

Sable

  • 70,287 miles

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

Miles 70,290 (acc) I was driving ob the highway, to avoid a crash I had to stop quickly. All indicator lamps came on but the car did not shut off. Small clouds of smoke from exhaust (white-grey). It was parked for 2 days, start up was fine driving was fine also. Once again a( lead foot) driver cut me and another car off. Same thing avoiding a crash slamming on my break. Again all indicator lights on but the cut shuts off completely. Turn it back on its was hesation smoke and shaking. And more. A tsb was issued for a part/piece that will cause premature engine failure.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #2

Jun 062016

Sable

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Mercury Sable. When the ignition was turned to the on position, the vehicle revved to 4,000 rpms without warning. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. It was discovered that the accelerator cable attached to a clip was stuck in the upright position. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 102,000.

- Norwhich, CT, USA

problem #1

May 222013

Sable 6-cyl

  • 136,547 miles
Car was revving at high rates of speed. While at light it would rev AT1700, in park 4600. Idling at 30 mph and car would speed itself up as if accelerator was stuck. When let off brake car would jump due to high revving. If I was waiting on train and didn't know better and edged up I would have jumped into the train. Issue was faulty cable that broke off at throttle and wouldn't allow a deceleration. Was very scary. Luckily I know my car and knew something was wrong.

- Lima, OH, USA

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