really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100 miles

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2001 Mercury Sable fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 192001

Sable 6-cyl

  • 200 miles


My wife purchased a 2001 Mercury Sable ls on 1/31/01, I drove the auto for 2 days, when I put the auto in gear the gas pedal reacted as though the pedal was pushed to the floor board. I called port motors and told them about the situation and told them I refused to drive the auto. The next day they came and towed the auto away. When I went to the dealer they gave me another auto, for which I still have the old VIN #. after driving the new auto they gave I began having the same problems. Over the past 8 years the accelerator problem has occurred about 9 or 10 times. When I put the car in gear I always make sure my foot is always on the brake as I fear the auto will accelerate as though the pedal goes to the floor, my wife refuses to drive this auto and I will not let anyone drive as I don't know when this racing will occur. I have reported this to Ford motor but got know positive response, I also reported this to national safety board and they gave me a complaint #.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 142000

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer can smell gasoline inside the vehicle while driving causing the occupants to feel ill, dealer tried to find problem but was not successful. Nlm

- New Baltim, NY, USA

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