Rear Coil Springs Fractured And Broke Puncturing Tire


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
99,791 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced spring and tire (2 reports)
2001 Mercury Sable suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 292010

Sable LS 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,582 miles


This appears to be an ongoing problem to this date. Many of these cars are still going strong, with drivers being endangered. I knew of this situation over 10 years ago, before a recall or investigation was ongoing. The 2000 Taurus had 145000 miles, the driver narrowly avoided a head on collision when the spring broke and blew the driver's side front tire. This Sable in my possession, has had the rears replaced (at owner's expense by a Mercury dealer while campaign was ongoing). The left front recently broke when sitting in the driveway. I can't imagine the distress on my sister-in-law if she would have been driving this, her first car. If this isn't an all out safety issue, then I don't know what is. I see the recall that Ford issued in '05 only covered a 10 year span. This car now doesn't fall into the recall status. I currently own a '95 Dodge Intrepid, and this car is miles ahead with the same suspension under it. I have never seen a spring failure on any LH car ever, front or rear. I'll inevitably be replacing the front springs with MOOG coils, as I don't have any trust in Ford parts.

- , Coon Rapids, MN, USA

problem #1

May 012012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

Could have caused a major accident if it would have happened on a highway

- , Marshfield, MO, USA

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