1994 Mercury Sable

4 Defect Investigations from the NHTSA

NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1994 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 1994 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: HEADLIGHT FAILURE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA96019

    Component(s): Exterior Lighting

    Summary: Excessive heat in an improperly manufactured circuit breaker within the headlight switch caused that circuit breaker to open for time periods of varying length to cool off.opening of the circuit breaker in this manner interrupts electric current flow to the headlights, shutting them off.headlight outages have Ranger from brief flickers (less than one second) to greater than 20 seconds.over time, the outages grow in length and duration because of heat-induced deterioration of the switch and associated wiring.recall 98V-009 will apply to approximately 506,000 Taurus, Sable, mark viii, and Continental vehicles produced from 1-Dec.-92 through 30-Sep-93 at the atlanta, Chicago, and Wixom assembly plants.87% of MY 1992-1995 Taurus/Sable and 97% of MY 1993-1995 mark viii warranty repairs (headlight switch replacement) involved vehicles built during the Dec. 92 - Oct. 93 build range.

  4. INVESTIGATION: FRONT SUSPENSION SPRING

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ99017

    Component(s): Suspension

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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