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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
157,000 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.

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2003 Mercury Sable transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 202009


  • 157,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Sable. The contact experienced issues with shifting the gear shift into the appropriate gears. He could not move the gear shift at all, even when the brake pedal was depressed. He also noticed that the brake lights were inoperable when the brake pedal was depressed. The gear shift would not budge from the park position. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 04V106000. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were less than 157,000.

- Clovis, NM, USA

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