Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles

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2002 Mercury Sable engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 042004

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


1) sudden no warning, 2) accelerator cable broke, I was in the middle lane of a busy interstate hwy (I-96)during morning rush hour traffic. The vehicle de-accelerated rather quickly. I avoided an otherwise fatal ending by turning into oncoming, right lane traffic, and making it to the shoulder of the road. 3) the dealership was eager to replace the broken cable, at a cost to me of $260. Yes I do have the original (broken cable) if you would like to inspect it. Thank you.

- Novi, MI, USA

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