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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving in high speeds consumer heard a loud clanking noise coming from the front. Consumer applied the brakes, and the vehicle failed to stop completely. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. There was a gas smell inside of the vehicle, a steering vibration and the oil pan gasket was replaced.

- Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 082003


  • miles
The oil pan gasket has been replaced twice on my vehicle and now it is leaking again. I suspect this is a manufacturing defect. How can I solve this problem?

- Wilmington, DE, USA

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