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2001 Mercury Sable

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2001 Mercury Sable Problems

Engine -- Verified

The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.

Engine -- Verified

The magnet for the camshaft position sensor may fall out of its mount and damage the synchronizers. This causes long crank times when starting the engine and may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. If this happens, both the magnets and the synchronizers need to be replaced.

Engine -- Verified

If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when the accelerator pedal is not pressed.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Chafing of the jounce bumper against the strut rod and / or rubbing of the dust boot against the strut mount cup can cause popping, squeaking, and noisy sounds from front wheel areas while driving. Lubricate the jounce bumper (bump stop), strut rod, and boot with dielectric grease fix this concern.

2001 Mercury Sable Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 6, 2001

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Ford has recalled 2000-2001 Expedition and 2001 F150, Taurus, and Mercury Sable vehicles due to an error in the owner's manual. The section regarding "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems" is incomplete and omits essential information. Without this information, a child may be injured during a crash. Ford has mailed owners a corrected label to affix to the original owner's manual page.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 20, 2001

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Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Excursion, Expedition, F150, F250, F350, Focus, Taurus, Mercury Sable, Lincoln Continental, Navigator, and Town Car vehicles due to a defect in the wiper motor gear case. The wiper motor could overheat and malfunction, which may cause the wipers to stop working as designed. Dealers will inspect the wiper motor and replace the gear case cover.

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Brakes, September 13, 2002

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Ford has recalled certain 2000-2003 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for an issue with the adjustable accelerator and brake pedal assembly. The pedals are too close to each other, causing unintended pedal selection errors and possibly an accident. Dealers will check for appropriate spacing between pedals, and if it is found to be insufficient, they will adjust it to the correct specification.

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Electrical & Lights, April 5, 2004

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Ford has recalled certain 2000-2004 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for possible malfunctioning of the brake light switch, which may cause brake lights to stick on, or not come on at all. Also, the driver may not be able to shift out of "Park" and the battery could discharge. Dealers will replace the brake light switch and the wiring connector mounted to it.

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Suspension & Steering, January 10, 2005

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Ford has recalled certain 1999-2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles sold in cold weather states to inspect the coil springs. When corroded, coil springs may fracture, causing damage to tires and a possible loss of vehicle control. Dealers will install a special shield to alleviate the problem. Additional warranty coverage is also extended on the coil springs for 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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2001 Mercury Sable Questions and Answers

mary_2, 2001 Mercury Sable, Aiken, SC


mary_2, 2001 Mercury Sable, Aiken, SC


kuteshay21, 2001 Mercury Sable, Boston, MA

Sometimes the egine revs on it's own and I have to keep my foot all the way on the brake. What could be causing the egine to rev on it's own?

trelle, 2001 Mercury Sable, Rocky Mount, NC

I want to install my sound system into my car. I just need to make sure i'm connecting the right wires.

AZMOM, 2001 Mercury Sable, Sun City West, AZ

Twice I've had transmission fluid under the front of my car but the dipstick reads full. What could be the problem?

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2001 Mercury Sable Reviews


Great car, except air bag light malfunction.
Does wonderful badly overloaded driving in
the Rocky Mountains. 28.5 MPG highway.

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