hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,533 miles

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2001 Mercury Sable drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 052015


  • miles


My mechanic advised that the coil spring is lacking a cover and is rusting and may break. My transmission "slips" and "revs" at random. Both of these items are supposedly under recall, but Ford will not honor the recalls.

- Acton, MA, USA

problem #3

Jun 282014


  • 68,133 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that while the brakes being depressed, the engine rmps increased. The brake pedal was released and the vehicle accelerated. The contact was able to place the vehicle in park and there was smoke coming from under the hood. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 68,133 and the current mileage was 68,136.

- Capecoral, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 052013


  • 182,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that while sitting at a traffic stop, the gear shifter engaged from drive to neutral. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The failure was located at the trans axle and the contact was advised that the torque converter was not engaging. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 182,000.

- Pomfret, CT, USA

problem #1

Jun 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Transmission failed at 44000 miles without any notice at all. This car is two years old and just out of the warranty. Ford would not do anything about it. There is something very wrong about this!!!

- Twinsburg, OH, USA

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