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Mercury Sable Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer Mercury Sable problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Mercury Sable repairs by problem area

33% of the Mercury Sable repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 23% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 300 repairs.

Mercury Sable suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the Mercury Sable suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 38% between $100 and $499, 34% between $500 and $999, 17% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 53 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2003 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Mercury Sable in Kansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 72000    
73000 680 left front coil spring broke as I was drivng down the street repair shop put on two new quick-strut assemblies (left and right)  
 

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2001 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Mercury Sable in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 94000    
109000 650 Replaced right and left lower ball joints, left outer tie rod end, alignment 
117000 0 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... 
119000 600 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. 
134700 630 Replace both sway bar links Replace both ball joints 
138000 428 Replace both inner tie rod ends replace left front strut and strut mount 
 
Mercury Sable in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 64000    
81000 30 Squeaky suspension. Asked mechanic to squirt grease with needle grease fitting into any rubber covers. Now silent. 
 
Mercury Sable in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 73000    
76000 80 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.  
83000 0 Junk Yard Altenator put on. Car taken for inspection. THIEF tried to rip me off for extra work. Declined to have the work done in VA. Two weeks back in NY to have work done by my Father. 
135000  

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2001 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Mercury Sable in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 132000    
134000 286 Sway Bar Links making clunking noise, replaced links on both front axles 
151000 411 Mechanic suggested tie rods be replaced as well due to excessive play. 

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2000 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Mercury Sable in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 61000    
76000 980 Broken rear coil springs (both). Replaced springs and sway bar links (one broken). Also replaced both front outer tie-rods. Full alignment and oil change. 
 
Mercury Sable in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 100000    
120000 324 Replaced worn left front wheel bearing. Mechanic discovered problem on a previous service visit and stated that it didn't need immediate attention, so I chose a convenient time to have it fixed. 
143000 1000 Car developed front-end noise and a slight steering wander. Ball joints, front struts and front stabilizer end links were replaced to correct the problem. 
167000  
Mercury Sable in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 40000    
40000 0 all four springs on the car broke and could have killed me. One spring punctured the tire and destroyed the tire. 
116000 1900 struts, brakes, springs, ball joints, tie rod ends,  
116000 2000 complete suspension repairs, ball joints, tie rod ends, brakes, tires, AC. 
Mercury Sable in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 86000    
107300 75 Power Steering Pump was leaking from shaft seal. Although a replacement seal is available, it was easier to just replace the entire pump assembly with a remanufactured one. 
 

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1997 Mercury Sable 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercury Sable in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 92000    
93000 50 Replaced power steering pump 
130000  

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