The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2002 Mercury Sable, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH FAILURE

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ03008

    Component(s): Exterior Lighting
    Exterior Lighting:Brake Lights
    Exterior Lighting:Brake Lights:Switch
    Exterior Lighting:Tail Lights
    Exterior Lighting:Tail Lights:Switch
    Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Switches:Brake Light

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE/ACCELERATOR PEDAL APPLICATION

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RP03001

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 31, 2003
    • Date Closed: March 23, 2004
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Pedals And Linkages

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: Front Suspension Coil Spring Fracture

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA08018

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 28, 2008
    • Date Closed: June 30, 2011
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Suspension:Front:Springs:Coil Springs

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: Speed control cable damage

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE12033

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 24, 2012
    • Date Closed: June 26, 2013
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control
    Vehicle Speed Control:Cables
    Vehicle Speed Control:Cruise Control

    Summary: There is no summary currently available