Recall List for the 2001 Mercury Sable

Official recalls have been issued for the 2001 Mercury Sable by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Mercury service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Mercury customer service.

  1. 2001 Mercury Sable SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS NHTSA Campaign #16E026000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 49,635

    Summary: Bosch Brake Components LLC (Bosch) is recalling certain aftermarket replacement front brake pads, models Bosch QuietCast BC598 and BP765, Bosch Blue BE598 and BE598H, Prostop PD598 and PD765M, Duralast Gold DG598, Duralast MKD598, Stop Master ST598, UltraStop ULT598, UltraLife MX598 and MX765, BrakeBest MKD765, and Prostop Platinum PGD598. These brake pads, manufactured October 1, 2014, to October 31, 2015 are intended for use on 2001-2007 Ford Taurus, 2001-2005 Mercury Sable, 1995-1999 Ford Taurus SHO, 1995-2002 Lincoln Continental, and 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII vehicles. The brake pad shim may shift out of position causing the shim to contact the brake disc resulting in damage to the disc.

    Consequence: A damaged or broken brake disc may reduce a vehicle's braking power, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Bosch will instruct the owners how to have the affected brake pads replaced, free of charge. The recall began on May 26, 2016. Owners may contact Bosch customer service at 1-888-715-3616. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16E026000 »

  2. 2001 Mercury Sable SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS NHTSA Campaign #04V332000

    • Date Announced: JULY 15, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 899,060

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia, the front coil springs could fracture due to corrosion associated with salt used on the roadways during the winter. A fractured spring could move past the spring seat and contact a front tire.

    Consequence: If this occurs, the tire may rupture resulting in a rapid air loss, which could result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will install protective spring shields. In addition, Ford is extending the warranty coverage of the front coil springs in all other states, for fracture only, up to 10 years of service or 150,000 miles, whichever occurs first. If the vehicle has already accumulated more than 150,000 miles, this coverage will last until July 31, 2005. If either front coil spring fractures, dealers will replace both front springs at no charge to the owner. An interim notice was sent to owners on August 2, 2004. Parts are now available for the 2000-2001 my vehicles and owners were sent a letter on January 10, 2005, advising them to bring in their vehicles for repair parts are expected to be available for the 1999 my vehicles by the end of February 2005 and owners of these vehicles will be notified then. Owners should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V332000 »

  3. 2001 Mercury Sable EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #04V106000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 02, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 938,789

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles are being recalled to correct a problem with a malfunctioning stop lamp switch and/or associated wiring. This malfunctioning could render the stop lamps inoperable or cause them to stay on all the time. This could cause confusion to a following driver, which could lead to a crash.

    Consequence: In addition, if the switch and/or associated wiring fail in the open position, the brake lights will not actuate and the driver will not be able to shift the vehicle out of "park" if they fail in the closed position, the brake lights will remain on, which will not allow the speed control to be activated. This could also cause the battery to discharge.

    Actions: Dealers will remove the stop lamp switch and associated wiring assembly and install a newly designed stop lamp switch and wire assembly. Owner notification is expected to begin on April 5, 2004. Owners should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V106000 »

  4. 2001 Mercury Sable SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES NHTSA Campaign #02V266000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 02, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 369,614

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles equipped with adjustable padels are being recalled in order to adjust the brake and accelerator pedals to a minimum of 50 mm of lateral separation. Simultaneous application of both the brake and accelerator pedals could result in an increase in engine RPM.

    Consequence: This could result in a customer experiencing an "unintended vehicle speed increase" or a perceived "unable to stop" condition.

    Actions: Owners will be instructed as to the proper way to set the position of the pedals and to take their vehicles to a dealer to have the spacing between the brake and accelerator pedals measured. If the spacing is found to be less than 50 mm, the dealer will adjust the pedals to increase the distance between them to greater than 50 mm. Owner notification began October 28, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V266000 »

  5. 2001 Mercury Sable VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR NHTSA Campaign #01V258000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 08, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,083,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and light and medium duty pickup trucks. A switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. These vehicles were built at the following assembly plants: Atlanta plant from 2/11/00 through 7/31/00; Chicago plant from 2/14/00 through 8/4/00; Kansas City plant from 2/26/00 to 9/4/00; Kentucky truck plant from 2/18/00 to 8/31/00; Michigan truck plant from 2/23/00 through 8/3/00; Norfolk plant from 2/21/00 through 7/27/00; wayne stamping and assembly plant from 2/25/00 through 8/15/00; and Wixom plant from 2/15/00 through 8/8/00.

    Consequence: Loss of visibility while driving increases the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the date code on the wiper motor. Motors built with the suspect time frame will have the wiper motor gear case cover replaced. Owner notification began August 20, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V258000 »

  6. 2001 Mercury Sable SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #01V144000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 27, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 4,567

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger cars. The seat belt buckle tongue may not fully eject from the buckle assembly when the release button is pushed slowly. This condition could also result in a partial latch of the tongue in the buckle.

    Consequence: In the event of a vehicle crash, the vehicle occupant may not be properly restrained, possibly resulting in personal injury or death.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the driver and right front passenger seat belt buckles. Owner notification began May 4, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V144000 »

  7. 2001 Mercury Sable EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #01V078000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 12, 2001
    • Vehicles Affected: 157,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals. If the grease from the adjustable pedal assembly enters the stop lamp switch, it can contaminate the contacts leading to carbon build up, and potentially, a short circuit.

    Consequence: A short circuit could lead to either the brake lamps staying on, or to a loss of brake lamp function, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch and wipe down the adjustable pedal assembly to remove excess grease. Owner notification began March 22, 2001. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #01V078000 »

  8. 2001 Mercury Sable EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL NHTSA Campaign #00V396000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 28, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 495,000

    Summary: Vehicle description: Certain sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS 225, "child restraint anchorage systems." The affected Expedition/Navigator owner guides do not identify the locations of seating positions equipped with tether anchorages, and do not provide instructions for securing child seats to these tether anchorages. The F150 SC owner guides do not provide the procedure for securing child seats to the tether anchorages. The Taurus/Sable owner guides do not identify the center rear seating position as having latch compatible lower anchorages.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, the child seat may not be properly attached increasing the risk of injury to the child.

    Actions: Owners will be provided with owner guide inserts revised to provide the required information, and instructions for affixing these inserts to their owner guides. Customers will also be advised that if they prefer, their dealer will affix the inserts to their owner guides. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V396000 »

  9. 2001 Mercury Sable SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE NHTSA Campaign #00V240000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 24, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 5,961

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. The child safety seat anchor latch (iso-fix anchor) fasteners do not have adequate residual torque. The anchors are secured to the floor pan with a reinforcement plate that has two studs that extend upward through the floor pan and the iso-fix anchor. The sealer on the floor pan could cause a soft joint and, even if the nuts are properly torqued, road vibrations could cause the nut to work its way completely off the stud.

    Consequence: The anchor may not hold the child safety seat in position during an accident, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant of the child safety seat.

    Actions: Dealers will remove and re-install the bracket nut using a torque retention material (red loctite). Owner notification began September 11, 2000. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V240000 »

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