1991 Mercury Sable

11 Defect Investigations from the NHTSA

NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1991 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 1991 Mercury Sable, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE COOLING FAN FIRES

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA96024

    Component(s): Engine And Engine Cooling

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE COOLING FAN FIRES

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE96033

    Component(s): Engine And Engine Cooling

    Summary: In December 1995, Ford recalled 119,313 vehicles in Canada to remedy the subject condition in certain 1992-95 Taurus, Sable, tempo, topaz and Continental vehicles.Ford is aware of similar incidents occurring in northern regions of the United States, but maintains that the frequencies do not warrant a finding of an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety.

  3. INVESTIGATION: BROKEN TIE RODS

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA94008

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: February 16, 1994
    • Date Closed: February 27, 1995
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Steering

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: BROKEN TIE RODS

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE93058

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 15, 1993
    • Date Closed: February 16, 1994
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Steering

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA92040

    Component(s): Structure

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  6. INVESTIGATION: STORAGE COMPAR SUFFOCATION

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA91042

    Component(s): Structure

    Summary: ===

  7. INVESTIGATION: STORAGE COMPAR SUFFOCATION

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE91108

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 01, 1991
    • Date Closed: October 28, 1991
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Structure

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  8. INVESTIGATION: POLYCAST ROAD WHEEL CRACKS

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE93100

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: December 02, 1993
    • Date Closed: June 30, 1994
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Suspension

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  9. INVESTIGATION: FAILURE OF WHEEL STUDS

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE93070

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: July 27, 1993
    • Date Closed: November 22, 1993
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Suspension

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  10. INVESTIGATION: ALLEGED DEFECTIVE TIE RODS

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP95004

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 08, 1995
    • Date Closed: August 30, 1995
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Unknown Or Other

    Summary: Alleged defective tie rods

  11. INVESTIGATION: UNDERBODY FUEL LINE FAILS

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE93065

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: July 15, 1993
    • Date Closed: November 30, 1993
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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