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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,268 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Mercury Sable steering problems

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2005 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #6

May 312014

Sable 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This was the third incident in which the car stopped on me. Once before I was leaving my apartment and another time when I was driving on my way to church. During all three incidents, I had to coast to the side of the road and try to restart the car. The third time I was driving on the highway, the dash board all of a sudden lite up and one of the messages was "low pressure". the steering wheel locked up and so did the gas pedal. I had just enough times to coast to the side of the road (good thing there side strip. I had my 5 year grandson in the car so that was really scary. The car has been parked ever since, I had it towed to a repair shop, the diagnostic suggests replacement of the ignition switch, ignition cylinder, anti-theft and ignition.

- Hyattsville, MD, USA

problem #5

May 312014

Sable 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
This was the third incident in which the car stopped on me. (one other time when I was leaving my apartment and one Wednesday evening on my way to bible study; both times had to coast to the road side and try and get it to start again). The third time I was driving down the highway at the speed limit of 40 mph. The car's dash board lite up; gave me one message that said "low pressure. The steering wheel locked and the gas pedal locked; I was able to coast to the side before it completed locked up and stopped one me. Had my year old grandson in the car with me. I let the car sit for a while and was able to get it started again. Drove it back to my apartment and parked it. Have not driven it since then - had it towed to a repair shop where it is right now - they want too much to have it repaired; they say there is a problem with the cylinder inside the ignition and that I also need a new key - want $1200 to repair it. I have been having problems trying to get it to started for about the past 6 months - have taken it to several repair shops; paid them but no one has solved the issue. Ford states that my car is not included in the recall (or though one lady there said it was). I believe that if it isn't, it should me. Is there anything else I can do to get this issue solved? has cost me lots of money, time and frustration and I am still walking.

- Hyattsville, MD, USA

problem #4

Mar 012013

Sable

  • 66,608 miles
While driving the vehicle in neighborhood situations or other situations the vehicle accelerates on its own beyond the on the desired speed this causes the car to be difficult to control and very difficult to stop increases the stopping distance needed to avoid an accident to stop at a red light or stop sign it also causes the engine to race even when placed in neutral. Recently why stop at a stop sign the car was pushing it South forward so hard I had a hard time keeping it stop and it actually moved me beyond the stop sign into a oncoming traffic. Extremely dangerous situation there will B fatalities if this is not corrected. This spontaneous acceleration even allows me to drive up hills without having my foot placed on the gas car will not slow down or stop easily. This started in March and it's happening everyday causing wear and tear on the brakes it makes it difficult to steer and I am in fear while driving. I've now started to drive with the brakes on 100 percent of the time in order to keep the car at a controllable speed I've read other complaints on mine similar to this I believe it's a known issue and I'm hoping for a speedy recall by Ford to correct the cause. Since this is a known issue and and I think they linked it to either the accelerator cables or the cruise control.while driving in neighborhood traffic at 25 miles an hour the car can accelerate above 50 very dangerous!!!!!!

- Bethel Park, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 012011

Sable

  • 64,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that the vehicle would make a rattling noise when the contact would turn the steering wheel. A local mechanic diagnosed that the defect could have been a clock spring defect. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer denied any assistance with repairing the defect. The failure mileage was 64,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- Andover, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 012011

Sable

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Sable. The contact stated the vehicle made a rattling noise when the contact turned the steering wheel. A local mechanic diagnosed that the defect could have been a clock spring defect. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer denied any assistance with repairing the defect. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 80,900.

- Andover, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 312009

Sable

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Mercury Sable. The contact states that while driving approximately between 45-50 mph on normal road conditions. The vehicle began to shake and vibrate excessively. The failures occurred the following day and the check engine warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The failures occurred without warning. The warning indicator illuminated until the engine was turned off. The contact was in the process of taking the vehicle to an authorized dealer for inspection. The failure and current mileages were 73,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

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