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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,433 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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2009 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 222011

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,300 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Mercury Sable. While pulling into a parking space at 2 mph, the vehicle accelerated on its own. The failures occurred intermittently for three years. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failures. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 22,300. Updated 9/4/14 the consumer stated when an incident would occur the vehicle had no brakes unless put in nuetral. The acceleration maintained the current speed. For the past 39 months the owner had been driving with one hand on the shifting lever to be able to stop. Updated 1/5/2014

- Chippewa Falls, WI, USA

problem #4

Aug 222011

Sable

  • 22,300 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mercury Sable. While pulling into a parking space at 2 mph, the vehicle accelerated on its own. The failures occurred intermittently for three years. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failures. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 22,300.

- Chippawa Falls, WI, USA

problem #3

Jan 142014

Sable 6-cyl

  • 37,565 miles
In cruise control--speed set between 37 & 39 mph I engaged brakes to slow car--eng stopped running --all lites on console lit..lost pwr brakes and steering. Almost hit car coming in opposite direction. Happened again in April, 2014 plaza Lincoln cannot find problem--scales Ford cannot find problem--several independent professional mechanics cannot find problem--no computers will identify problem--I'm afraid to drive car 32159, ,I have reported this to Ford Motor Co and ntsb. Need help --please

- Lady Lake, Fl 32159 , FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 112012

Sable

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that while entering a parking space, the rpms increased excessively as the vehicle suddenly accelerated, causing the contact to crash into a curb as the vehicle went airborne. The vehicle landed in an embankment and then stalled. A passenger sustained head injuries as a result. The vehicle had not yet been diagnosed for the accelerator failure. The vehicle was repaired for the body damage. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Scottsburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 102012

Sable

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that while attempting to park, the vehicle suddenly accelerated, crashing into and embankment and continuing into a golf course. The contact sustained lacerations from the crash. The front passenger's head impacted the windshield, resulting in a contusion. In addition, the passenger sustained lacerations and bruises to the arms and legs. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 50,000.

- Scottsburg , IN, USA

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