hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,927 miles

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2005 Mercury Sable engine problems

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2005 Mercury Sable Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 082016


  • 135,864 miles


Purchase vehicle used in June of 2015, one repair after another. Owned 1yr and here are repairs that we have had to do: Drain plug replaced, trans filter, additive & fluid, re-built transmission, fluid, replace rear brake shoes, replace valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket, egr sensor. Cost incurred $3,275.20 way more than any car should have in one year! anybody going to reimburse these expenses?

- Cleves, OH, USA

problem #3

Mar 032015

Sable 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
This 2005 Mercury Sable (ls premium) just fell out of gear as I was on the road. Totally out of the blue with no warning whatsoever. I know now the transmission must be replaced for upwards of $1800. This car has just 30,000 miles on it. I find it completely unacceptable for a mildly driven car, owned by an elderly woman, should fail so badly after only 30,000 miles. This seems to be a common occurrence with this particular transmission also involving the Ford Taurus and the Windstar...which I understand was recalled. This particular transmission is known to fail prematurely and without notice. This is an accident waiting to happen and I hope this is taken seriously. This is a defect that is way too common in these models and I will be looking into legal recourse against any and all involved. Please check into this unfortunate public safety hazard. Thank-you.

- Rotonda, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 142014


  • 80,843 miles
I was driving along and all of a sudden my car begin to accelerate on it's on. The engine was revving and when I went to apply the brakes the car didn't at first slow down. When I finally reached home and put the car in park the engine was still revving as if I was stepping on the gas. It was very scary and intimidating. The same identical thing happened to my husband when I asked him to drive the car around the block.

- Conshohocken, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 042012

Sable 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
Mercury Sable tends to suddenly accelerate and lurge forward even with the foot on the brake.

- Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

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