NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1986 Mercury Sable

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1986 Mercury Sable, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: FIRES IN IGNITION SWITCH

    NHTSA #PE91128

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  2. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE DISC HUB FAILURE

    NHTSA #PE90071

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  3. INVESTIGATION: FRONT SEAT BRACKET

    NHTSA #EA89023

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  4. INVESTIGATION: FRONT SEAT BRACKET

    NHTSA #PE89007

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  5. INVESTIGATION: HEAD REST DROPS

    NHTSA #PE89006

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  6. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE DISC HUB SEPARATIONS

    NHTSA #EA90045

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  7. INVESTIGATION: HIGH BRAKE PEDAL EFFORT

    NHTSA #PE88014

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  8. INVESTIGATION: STEERING BINDING

    NHTSA #PE87030

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  9. INVESTIGATION: SUB-FRM/UNIBODY ABSOR.FAIL

    NHTSA #EA92040

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  10. INVESTIGATION: SUB-FRM/UNIBODY ABSOR.FAIL

    NHTSA #PE92056

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  11. INVESTIGATION: STORAGE COMPAR SUFFOCATION

    NHTSA #EA91042

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  12. INVESTIGATION: STORAGE COMPAR SUFFOCATION

    NHTSA #PE91108

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  13. INVESTIGATION: DOOR HANDLES BREAKAGE

    NHTSA #PE91036

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  14. INVESTIGATION: REAR LOWER SUBFRAME ASSEMBLY

    NHTSA #RQ97009

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  15. INVESTIGATION: POLYCAST ROAD WHEEL CRACKS

    NHTSA #PE93100

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  16. INVESTIGATION: SPEED CONTROL FAILURE

    NHTSA #PE90019

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  17. INVESTIGATION: THROTTLE STICKING

    NHTSA #EA90042

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  18. INVESTIGATION: THROTTLE STICKING

    NHTSA #PE90066

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  19. INVESTIGATION: EXHAUST GAS INTRUSION

    NHTSA #PE89091

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  20. INVESTIGATION: STALLING

    NHTSA #EA88032

    Status:
    CLOSED

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