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1997 Mercury Sable Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Ratings & Reviews

4 star
legalease54@yahoo.com writes:
Loved it.

They changed the models so much before they discontinued them. Similar cars like the Ford Taurus don't compare. I really would've like more safety features to come standard in base models. Other then that, can't complain except for the price on the newer ones before they quit making them. Headlights could've been in a better position as well and fog lights should've come standard.

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

1997 Mercury Sable

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side
Side Crash Driver Side
Side Crash Passenger Side

Recall Notices

1997 Mercury Sable (2/10/1998)

Campaign Number: 98V028000
Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE TEXT AND/OR GRAPHICS FOR THE VEHICLE HEADLAMP AIMING INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE OWNER GUIDES ARE NOT SUFFICIENTLY CLEAR. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
Defect: IF THE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE REPLACED, CUSTOMERS MAY BE CONFUSED BY THE AIMING INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THE OWNER GUIDES CAUSING THE HEADLAMPS TO BE IMPROPERLY AIMED.
Corrective Action: OWNER GUIDES CONTAINING REVISED AIMING INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE MAILED TO OWNERS OF THESE VEHICLES.

1997 Mercury Sable (6/9/1997)

Campaign Number: 97V097000
Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AX4S AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES. THE LOW/INTERMEDIATE SERVO COVER CAN SEPARATE FROM THE TRANSAXLE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN. IF THIS OCCURS, TRANSMISSION FLUID WILL LEAK CONTACTING THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER.
Defect: THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER TEMPERATURE MAY BE HOT ENOUGH TO IGNITE THE TRANSMISSION FLUID AND CAUSE A VEHICLE FIRE.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TRANSMISSION AND REPLACE THESE SERVO COVERS.

1997 Mercury Sable (9/5/1996)

Campaign Number: 96V166000
Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: THE PARK PAWL ABUTMENT BRACKET HAS A SHARP EDGE WHICH CAN CAUSE THE PARKING PAWL TO HANG UP AND NOT ENGAGE THE PARK GEAR. THIS WOULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO MOVE EVEN THOUGH THE GEAR SHIFT INDICATOR SHOWS THAT THE VEHICLE IS IN PARK.
Defect: UNINTENDED AND UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT CAN RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE PARK PAWL ABUTMENT BRACKET.