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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 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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2005 Mercury Sable brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 052007

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Sable. While driving 70 mph and attempting to engage the brakes the left rear brakes locked. The weather was not a factor. The rear brakes locked on 3 ocassions. The failure mileage was 35,000. The current mileage was 37,291.

- Bostow, CA, USA

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