hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,896 miles

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2002 Mercury Sable fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 272016


  • 132,000 miles


It has a very high smell of gas when driving car and when you stop all you smell is gas

- St Cloud, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 122016


  • miles
My car has been a terrible liability since day one, I am ahndicapped and on a permanent budget, ,I need to get this looked at and my car taken care of soon, im scared I may soon end up on foot if these horrid issues rnt rectified, ,I bought my car from first class cars in salt lake city Utah, ,ive asked 4 times to get it traded in, ,much to my shock they wouldnt even talk to me, ,please help me!my car reves at times then while sitting stil it wil try to drive without me pushing the excelirator, ,im scared it gonna leap out amy hands soon, ,im terirfied of it!!

- Clearfield, UT, USA

problem #2

Apr 282013

Sable 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Accelerator stuck. Vehicle accelerated when cruising on highway. Put it in neutral at exit from highway, stuck at 4000 RPM. Problem was accelerator cable. Ferrule broken in engine compartment and outer part of cable hung up on mounting bracket.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #1

May 132012

Sable 6-cyl

  • 106,586 miles
We were backing out of a parking space & the car accelerated as though I had pressed the gas pedal. This is the third time this has happened, but the first time going in reverse. Both other times the car was in drive. The first time I was on the freeway and I assumed my foot had accidentally pushed the gas, so I ignored it. The second time I was on a county road, and again I assumed it was my fault. This is the first time I could have really hurt someone, and this could potentially be very dangerous.

- Finlayson, MN, USA

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