hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,333 miles

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2001 Mercury Sable fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 042015


  • 89,000 miles


While driving the Sable at approximately 25 mi. Per hr.(clear road, dry conditions)in congested traffic conditions. Going through a set of traffic lights, luckily the light had just turned green, ,the vehicle suddenly surged up to 3000 RPM. Fortunately, going through the lights, my foot was near the brake pedal. When I heard and felt the acceleration, I immediately hit the brake and kept my right foot on it as the vehicle continued to push forward with full brakes applied. Luckily the vehicle was under the brakes control, while still revvvving, I put the vehicle into neutral and pulled over, tuned ignition off. The front disc brakes were smoking. Opened hood, noticed nothing unusual, this is the only report of this incident.will seek immediate cure today. This is my 66 Y.O. girl friend car.she is now horrified to use it! November 5,2015.

- Fairfield, ME, USA

problem #2

May 042011


  • 98,000 miles
Something drastically wrong with the radiator system, antifreeze is always brown, have it changed and in 1 day it turns brown. The windows have been broken in this car since 2005, the two front windows do not go up and down, I don't feel safe without the windows working. There is something wrong with the suspension and I constantly have to put air into my tires and tires wear out quickly because suspension is messed up. Windshield washer has not worked since 2003. If it was built with pride like the company says it is, it would be a nice car. Falls apart too easily. I need help.

- Statesville, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 012009


  • 120,000 miles
After getting up to cruising speed on the highway my car would continue to accelerate even when I stopped giving it gas. I disconnected the cruise control cable and this fixed the problem, but now I can't use my cruise control.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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