NHTSA — Suspension: Rear: Springs Problems

2001 Mercury Sable (Page 2 of 2)


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,355 miles

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2001 Mercury Sable suspension problems

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2001 Mercury Sable Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Nov 172005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The rear coil spring of the 2001 Sable is fractured. Although no damage is yet done, I am concerned the same type of contact with a tire can happen as with the front springs. Ford does no, but should have a recall and program like the front coil spring.

- St John, IN, USA

problem #8

Jun 202004

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,669 miles
I had new tires put on my 2001 Mercury Sable. I wanted an alignment done also. The tire dealer called me and told me the tires were put on but they could not do an alignment because I had a rear coil spring that was broke. I didn't even realize it. The original manufacturers warranty was past but I purchased an extended warranty. The dealer replaced the rear coil spring but I did have to pay a deductible.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #7

May 202005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
Hi I am writing to file a complaint about the 2001 Mercury Sable I currently own. The coil spring on my vehicle broke causing my tire to wear out. When I took it to be fixed the mechanic who fixed it said my tire could have blown out at anytime. It could have caused an accident. I read in my local paper that other people have had this problem and Ford is looking into recalling this car. I strongly recommend it be recalled for the safety of others. It also was a very expensive to have replaced it cost me over $400. For the repair and new tire. Please look into this matter. Thank you. Cindy barr.

- Fleetwood, PA, USA

problem #6

Aug 202005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I have a 2001 Mercury Sable and I got a flat tire when the left rear coil spring broke and cut into the inside wall of my tire. In fact, I got two flats because the tire repair company did not see the problem the first time. The Mercury dealer repaired the spring at my expense and I also paid for a new tire at the tire repair store.

- Norristown, PA, USA

problem #5

Sep 022005

(reported on)


  • 35,300 miles
2001 Mercury Sable left rear coil spring had broke and cut the tire.

- Pompton Plains, NJ, USA

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problem #4

Jul 212005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The consumer stated that the two rear springs broke while driving. The vehicle was a 2001 Mercury Sable. The consumer received a recall on the front springs, but not on the rear springs. While driving the consumer heard a grinding noise and took the car to a Goodyear dealer to have brakes checked. The mechanic found that the springs were broken. The consumer had no idea when the springs broke. The car was not driven that much. The consumer talked to the dealership, and they said that the car was not under warranty and it was the consumer's tough luck. Ford said the same thing about the warranty. Ford was not willing to help the consumer with the expenses for the repairs. The repair work was done with no help from Ford.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 252005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


My daughter was driving the car ( Mercury Sable ls ) on Saturday night when she experienced a high speed ( 55 mph ) right rear tire blow out. The inside wheel well of the tire was peeled off. These are brand new michlen P225-60R16 tires with approx. 10,000 miles of usage. Someone helped her change the tire. After I purchased a new tire and went to change the spare tire I saw that the right rear spring had come off the shoulder of the strut. This vehicle is on recall for the front springs which could cause a front tire blow out but Ford Motor Company said that they were not aware of any problems with the rear springs. The car goes in the shop on Thursday 6-30-2005 for the front spring recall and I'm going to let them look at the failure on the right rear spring. If I don't get satisfaction from them I will repalce the spring and strut at a cost for materials of approx. $300..

- Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 282005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,500 miles
No specific event lead to failure. Rear spring broke causing spring to rub inside side wall of tire. Dealer is replacing both rear springs. Part would be at dealer: T.E. clarke Ford hudson Ohio

- Macedonia, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 022005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
After getting into the vehicle consumer heard a loud noise. Consumer got out of vehicle and made an inspection. Nothing could be found. Consumer got back into the vehicle shift it into reverse, and vehicle made a loud scrapping noise. Vehicle was taken to a repair shop, and mechanic determined that the right rear spring fractured and punched the tire.

- Metamora, IL, USA

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