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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,000 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.

2003 Mercury Sable brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 212004


  • miles


Customer is asking for info about a customer complaint* the consumer has a similar situation and would like to find out more information.

- Hammonton, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 152005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When stopping on an incline for a light or sign with foot on brakes vehicle rolled backwards when foot was taken off the brakes to accelerate. Would either depress the brakes again or accelerator pedal to keep vehicle from hitting another vehicle behind. Had taken vehicle to dealerships but mechanic did not notice or find anything wrong. This problem happened at least 6 times before.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 212004

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Consumer was concerned that brake pedal went to the floor intermittently when applied. Vehicle was to dealer on several occasions, and dealer was unable to locate the problem. Afterwards vehicle was involved in a crash because the brake pedal went to the floor while coming onto oncoming traffic. No injuries were reported. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, whoinformed the consumer that the problem was the master cylinder.

- Springfield, MA, USA

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