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2001 Mercury Sable Repair Histories

34 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2001 Mercury Sable. 20 of these members (58.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 104 repairs to 2001 Mercury Sables--an average of 3.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 104 repairs.

2001 Mercury Sable repair cost distribution

Chart based on 40 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2001 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Mercury Sable in Alabama, United States
Jan 2006 - Dec 2013
85157 mi US $240 R/R Passenger Door Panel and Installed Missing Panel retainer 
115000   Right front drive axle assembly; Right front axle seal; Left transaxle seal. Parts 889.05 / Labor 1168 
120316   Ball Joint Assy; R/R Rt Frt Axle seal Rt Frt Drive Axle Assy Lft Transmission Axle Seal Ran diagnostics; R/R DPFE Sensor Replaced Serpentine Drive Belt 
135000   Car died while driving home from work. Son loaded it onto a flatbed and brought it to a local shop. That saved me at least $200 bucks. The problem was a bad FAL sensor. 
142006   Replace wiper pump hose Replaced front and rear struts; tie rod ends Replace MAF sensor harnessplug and sensor 
169800   Replaced faulty fuel pump 
159000   The A/C & Heater had not been working correctly for a while. Then on one trip home from work the car overheated. I took it to a friend that owns his own repair shop and he found a bad thermostat and replaced it. I expected a $400 bill 
167400   Replaced bad starter 
174000   Car died on way to work. Engine Light began to flash. Then overheated. While on side of road some parasite jacked my battery. Cut the cables to get it. Went through the grill to open it. 
Mercury Sable in New York, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2014
73000 mi US $493 Pedal too soft. Bought radio from recycling yard, father (a mechanic) installed it. 
76000   The Right Rear weight bearing Stabilizer bar snap in two. Due to age as I bought this car used back in January. Repaired the right and the left side to eliminate any future repairs.  
77700   AC compressor clutch broke. 
83000   Alternator light came on first cold night in VA. New Alternator ordered from Dealer in NY where Father works. Unfortunately the rebuilt Alternator was defective. Renting car until Father returns with new alternator. 
82315   Ford Supply Company SCREWED ME 3 rebuilt altenators 2 shipped from NY and 1 from here in Virginia and NONE OF THEM WORKED. Bought a used 2001 Altenator from Salvage yard. It worked drove Sable back to N.Y. to have repair completed. 
96000   Both Front headlights had small crack allowing moisture in clouding up the lenses. I put off long enough since I bought the vehicle and finally had both replaced with OEM's. 
106000   Brake Cylinder Booster FAILED 
114000   Replaced Front End Transmission Mount. 
136000   Was getting heat instead of A/C. Somehow electronically the system was stuck in heat mode. 
Mercury Sable in Kentucky, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2012
123000 mi US $200 Changed master cylinder. Was leaking fluid 
128000   Replaced bypass hose, very expensive part. 
135300   Replaced calipers, rotors and pads on front wheels. 
Mercury Sable in Texas, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
73000 mi US $100 Noticed transmissionwas leaking in Garage. Torque converter had "blown up" 
76000   Replace AC/Radio dash assembly. Replacement purchased at a wrecker and installed by shop. 
Mercury Sable in Michigan, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2012
102000 mi US $80 DPFE sensor replaced 
109000   Replaced front pads, rotors, right rear wheel cylinder Replaced right and left lower ball joints, left outer tie rod end, alignment 
117000   Recall for front coil springs. Both replaced. ****** NOTE***** Both rear coil springs also found to be broken- not covered under recall even though they are the same springs by the same manufacturer. Thousands of other complaints... Recall for brake light switch. Brake lights staying on and going off and on by themselves with car off. Kept draining the battery until we found out about the recall and had the problem fixed. 
118600   Replaced 2 rear coil springs that were broken like the front but not covered under recall. Because of this problem it caused the strut mounts and 2 broken sway bar links to be replaced. 
121000   Two brake lines rusted through, had to be replaced between proportioning valve and rear. 
134700   Replace both sway bar links Replace both ball joints 
138000   Replace both inner tie rod ends replace left front strut and strut mount 
Mercury Sable in New Jersey, United States
May 2008 - Jan 2011
67000 mi US $600 Rear wheel brake cylinder had locked up. 
81000   Squeaky suspension. Asked mechanic to squirt grease with needle grease fitting into any rubber covers. Now silent. 
82000   Sudden intermittent no-start condition. Strong crank but no start. Replaced fuel pump relay. Problem recurred within a week. Waiting for it to recur to troubleshoot. 
Mercury Sable in New York, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2010
67000 mi US $65 Window washer hoses leaking-replaced all. Door agar light on-Interior lights stay on. cleaned & Lubricate drivers door latch 
70000   Ck eng lite on: Vacuum leaks at intake manifold. Replaced upper & lower gaskets and vacuum hoses Tach fluctuated-found/replaced IAC valve internal fault. Also NYS inspection 
72000   Oil pan leaking-Gasket N/G L/F axle seal leaking-replaced seal 

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2001 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Mercury Sable in Ohio, United States
Apr 2010 - Mar 2011
134000 mi US $286 Sway Bar Links making clunking noise, replaced links on both front axles 
151000   Axle broke. Towed car.  Mechanic suggested tie rods be replaced as well due to excessive play. 
Mercury Sable in Indiana, United States
Feb 2010 - May 2011
92000 mi US $615 Brake drums (rears) and hardware shot. Needed to replace them. I can handle disks, but drums are out of my ability. 
Mercury Sable in Michigan, United States
Dec 2007 - Sep 2014
50000 mi   Driver's seat belt would not retract properly. Belt was found to have a twist inside the trim, which precluded proper retraction. This was an assembly defect. Remounting the belt by the vehicle owner removed the twist and restored belt retraction. 
52000 US $50 Erratic idle, idle air control (IAC) motor was sticky. Replacement of IAC motor solved the problem. 
52500   I disassembled and cleaned the rusty contacts of the remote mirror switch. The car lurches when shifting from park or neutral (idle problem). Car also will not return to idle quickly after lifting foot off gas pedal. Idle air control motor was replaced. There was no improvement of the problem after repair 
56000   a/c clutch was worn and needed to be replaced The stabilizer link ends on each side had grease boots that were shredded from age. This opened the lubricant to corrosive environment. Failure was imminent. 
59000   Fuel pump stopped working. New fuel pump repaired the problem. Vinyl panel delaminated from inner door panel on 3 of 4 doors. 
63000   Rear stabilizer link end corroded and broke. Both link ends replaced. 
63000   Worn ball joints 
63000   A schraeder valve in the a/c system became leaky, causing all refrigerant to vent. Both valves were replaced with new ones. 

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