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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,483 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Mercury Sable brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 302014

Sable 6-cyl

  • 108,483 miles


We were stopped behind traffic, and as we slowly started to proceed, the car surged at a high rate of speed, and as the brakes were applied, they either were not working or else it was the ABS coming on. This was a dry, sunny day-no moisture on the road-of course that would not have had a bearing on why the car surged/accelerated. Then the car shut itself off completely. We then got it started again, and nothing happened getting it back the aproxx. 4 miles back to home-all was normal after the incident all the way to home, though it has not been driven since. It has been reported to Ford hq's and to the dealership we purchased from.

- Canonsburg, PA, USA

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