really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Mercury Sable brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 082012

Sable 6-cyl

  • 151,000 miles


I was driving my car and while I was braking for a stop light I couldn't stop. Something was giving my car gas as I was trying to stop. Ever since then when I drive it my RPM's are high and makes a noise. I called the shop and had my idle air control valve replaced because that's what the automotive place said was wrong. Since then it's been in 3 other times and had the part replaced just in case it was a faulty part. Now the mechanics are baffled as am I. I did research and noticed this was a common complaint on these vehicles. I just took it in again today December 6,2012 and we can't figure out the problem. It's getting worse to where I can't really drive it because when I go to brake it won't stop. I can be at a complete stop and not touch the gas and my car will get up to 45mph without me even touching the gas pedal.

- Osceola, IN, USA

problem #3

Nov 132003

(reported on)


  • miles
Problems with braking system on 2003 Mercury Sable station wagon. (nar)

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 012005

Sable 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving in high speeds consumer heard a loud clanking noise coming from the front. Consumer applied the brakes, and the vehicle failed to stop completely. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. There was a gas smell inside of the vehicle, a steering vibration and the oil pan gasket was replaced.

- Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 082004

(reported on)


  • 12,000 miles
Dealer indicated that parts won't be available for 4 to 6 weeks. Lincoln Mercury, 24400 center ridge, westlake oh, 440-835-3700.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

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