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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,257 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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2002 Mercury Sable engine problems

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2002 Mercury Sable Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #6

Aug 052003

(reported on)

Sable

  • 7,000 miles

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

Consumer started vehicle and placed gear in "drive". rpms increased to the danger level as the engine raced. Consumer had to keep brakes applied so that vehicle would not suddenly accelerate. Dealer has reprogrammed computer twice, but problem still occurring.

- Fond Du Lac, WI, USA

problem #5

Apr 152003

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
When the vehicle was started, it made a loud noise and automatically accelerated. The consumer took the key out of the ignition to make the vehicle stop. The vehicle was restarted and there was no further problem. The dealer couldn't find the problem. (model ls)scc

- Hazlet, NJ, USA

problem #4

Oct 092002

(reported on)

Sable

  • miles
Consumer state while driving with speed control on without any indication vehicle speeded up causing consumer to loss control in result of a vehicle crash.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Sep 042002

Sable

  • miles

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

While applying the brake the vehicle suddenly surge forward. And the consumer foot wasn't on the gas pedal. The dealership is aware of the problem.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 042002

Sable

  • miles
Consumer states that while pulling up to an intersection with foot on brake vehicle suddenly started to accelerate. Consumer states engine was racing like it was going to take off. Consumer is afraid of rear ending someone.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 072002

Sable

  • miles
Upon shifting into gear vehicle suddenly accelerated and took off out of control, causing a vehicle crash. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Bellmore, NY, USA

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