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Mercury Sable Transmission Problems

176 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Mercury Sable. 22 of these members (12.5%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 28 transmission repairs to Mercury Sables--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Mercury Sable problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Mercury Sable repairs by problem area

Chart based on 345 repairs.

Mercury Sable transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 32 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Mercury Sable repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2008 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

40000 mi US $35 Erratic transmission operation. Long delay or slip between 1st and 2nd gear, worse when cold. Sometimes "thuds" into 2nd. Problem has existed since last July. Dealer won't admit there is an issue. 

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2004 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

66000 mi US $991 Replaced flywheel 
57000 US $800 Transmission pump & torque converter. 
59000   Transmission pump shaft failed. Torque converter failed. 

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2001 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

115000 mi   Right front drive axle assembly; Right front axle seal; Left transaxle seal. Parts 889.05 / Labor 1168 
120316 US $2138 Ball Joint Assy; R/R Rt Frt Axle seal Rt Frt Drive Axle Assy Lft Transmission Axle Seal Replaced Serpentine Drive Belt 
72000 US $763 L/F axle seal leaking-replaced seal 
73000 US $100 Noticed transmissionwas leaking in Garage. Torque converter had "blown up" 

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2001 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

151000 mi US $411 Axle broke. Towed car.  

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2000 Mercury Sable 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

129000 mi US $986 Mechanic found a torn CV joint boot during inspection. Since the price was the same for a new OEM boot or a new aftermarket halfshaft, I had the halfshaft replaced. 
141000   Car suddenly developed a front-end clunk and grinding noise. Shop diagnosed the problem as a failing CV joint and replaced the halfshaft. 

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1999 Mercury Sable 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

75000 mi US $700 Intermittent failure to engage 1st gear when transmission warm. 

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1996 Mercury Sable 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

163000 mi   Transmission slipping, makes car unsafe to drive. 

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