. Fortunately this was when car was sitting still. Am going to fix the gasket and sell. The total sales of the 2003 Mercury Sable in the United States are 64,501 units. The repair shop stated that the cruise control cable needed to be replaced, along with the throttle case assembly. We would like Ford to make it right. I have driven over 5 miles at one time at 60 mph without the car slowing to less than 58 mph.
The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Safety Issues include all safety recalls for your product as well as safety complaints other users have filed. We had to leave the car at a Ford dealer, rent a car to finish the trip. I finally managed to jack up the car and had a lot of trouble removing the tire. At thanksgiving one of the front coil springs snapped, puncturing a tire. Correction: Dealers will remove the stop lamp switch and associated wiring assembly and install a newly designed stop lamp switch and wire assembly.
While stationary, the vehicle accelerated rapidly on its own without warning. When I lift my foot off the gas and the apply brakes, it feels as if the engine is not returning to idle completely. The Side Barrier test simulates an intersection collision between a standing vehicle and moving barrier at 38. I contacted Ford and registered a complaint 0289562315. No reason for it to start. In the event of a vehicle crash, the vehicle occupant may not be properly restrained, possibly resulting in personal injury or death. No wonder americans have stopped buying american automobiles.
Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The contact stated that the throttle cable would become stuck, causing the vehicle to accelerate independently. Since then the car will not slow down without using the brakes. I frequently drive with children in my car. When I take it out of gear to help me slow down the engine revs up and then very slowly idles down.
The failure mileage was approximately 121,373. I was going up a hill so I moved both of my feet away from the pedals and realized that it was still gaining speed. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop and the contact was informed that the cruise control cable was fractured. It failed within 2 months and needed to be replaced. After a 5 minutes it will sometimes drop down to 750-1000rpms, other times it will continue to idle high. The consumer stated the idle speed can not be regulated.
The gentleman told me that my car wasn't included in the recall and that my car wasn't covered under warranty. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons some beyond our control cannot guarantee you will receive them. There was also a loud bang heard from the engine area. The fence post damaged the left door of the car. The contact was able to stop the vehicle by firmly depressing the brakes.
The vehicle was not repaired. The front left tire was destroyed, the strut an spring assembly needed to be replaced after the car was towed to a repair facility. See a list of recalls for your model year below. The contact stated that the vehicle would involuntarily accelerate while at complete stops. They disconnected the cruise control. Combines the Side Barrier Driver and the Side Pole Star Ratings into a Front Seat rating. I first replaced the motor resistor in August 2012.
Correction: Bosch will instruct the owners how to have the affected brake pads replaced, free of charge. By accessing this site or its information or services you are agreeing with its legal. The car was not drivable. The car was inspected by a Ford dealer 4 days after the front spring failure and found to have corrosion on the rear springs with the paint or enamel on the spring compromised causing rusting on the springs an possibly causing a future failure of the springs. I tried to remove it but couldn't get a jack under the vehicle because it was so low to the ground. We then come up my car was mainly garaged, and I rarely drive in the rain. Bosch will instruct the owners how to have the affected brake pads replaced, free of charge.
This appears to be the same type of failure as recall number 04N-332. This surface area is about 25 mm circumferentially and 15 mm long from the fractured cross section. The manufacturer was not contacted. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension with 48 problems. We were told that the previous 2 years were recalled for this same problem in the northern states winter salt leads to this problem. I did research and noticed this was a common complaint on these vehicles. Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the driver's frontal air bag module, as necessary, free of charge.
The following chart shows the 19 most common problems for 2003 Mercury Sable. I called Ford Motor Company after researching this online. The contact stated that while traveling 5 mph she attempted to enter a parking space when the throttle seized in the open position. The contact brought the vehicle to an independent mechanic and was informed of a customer service campaign. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 tty 1-800-424-9153 , or go to www. Since then it's been in 3 other times and had the part replaced just in case it was a faulty part.