Mercury Sable owners have reported 9 problems related to transmission gear slipping (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Mercury Sable based on all problems reported for the Sable.
Just bought a Mercury Sable 1996. After driving this vehical for about 10 miles, the transmission began to slip badly. It began with having trouble accelerating from a complete stop. Luckily I was driving in a rural area with few stops and little traffic. By the time I stopped at the 3 stop sign. The transmission would no longer engage into 1st or 2nd gear. Never got into 4th gear. But had to get push the vehical from the last stop sign until I reached a small hill that allowed me to reach the speed so that 3rd was able to engage and was able to make it to my house. The car hasn't moved since then. Waste of $1,000!! transmission is finished.
See all problems of the 1996 Mercury Sable.
While driving last week my wife noticed that when turning into a parking spot the steering stiffened up and had to make a sudden stop as to not hit the vehicle to her left . I checked the car out and noticed it is mostly affected at low speed while making turns either left or right this had no warning and could be very dangerous. It is just luck that a walker or jogger were not on the streets at the time . This needs immediate attention I will attempt at repair myself as it is out of warranty possible rack and pinion also transmission slippage at times.
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- the contact has a 1999 Mercury Sable. The contact stated that when she purchased the vehicle may 22 2006, the vehicle did not have heat. The contact stated that she has had many problems with this vehicle since she purchased it. The vehicle operates with a high temperature reading, and the transmission seems to slip gears when you apply the gas pedal and back fires while switching gears. The dealer has not addressed the failures that the contact has experienced with her vehicle. The contact stated that October of 2006 was the last time she corresponded with the dealer and they still have done nothing to help her.
See all problems of the 1999 Mercury Sable.
I own a 2002 Mercury Sable VIN # 1mefm5ou42a648807. The automatic transmission slips badly when going from first to second gear. I have been trying to get the dealer, fairfeild Lincoln Mercury, 6065 dixie highway, fairfeild ohio, 45014, to repair the problem since 11/17/03 with no result. On October 25, 2004 I pulled out in traffic and was almost struck when the vehicle failed to shift and accelerate through the intersection. The transmission fails to shift and the rpms maxed out. The vehicle simply coasted throught the intersection and the other vehicle was able to narrowly avoid hitting me. On the three occassion (which I can document) the dealership said they drove the vehicle and could not duplicate the failure and thus they could not repair the vehicle.
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Power train slipping and failure. Transmission will slip after first stop. Let set for a few minutes and restart, will drive until next stop.
Transmission fitting not secured causing lose of fluid, transmission to slip with sudden rapid acceleration resulting. Causing very near miss with oncoming traffic. Gross negligence , no evidence of safety inspection had to have car towed 35 miles because it was undrivable, car only 4 days old. Dealer claims negligence due to factory error.
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Sudden acceleration transmission is slipping.
Vehicle is revving while engine is running. Mph does not move, but rpms go up, possibly due to bands within transmission that are slipping. Please provide further information.
See all problems of the 1997 Mercury Sable.
While driving, the transmission slips and would not shift into other gears. Cause unknown. Please give any further details.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||
|Manual Transmission problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||