What Sable Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks

Years to Avoid

Sable Generations

The Sable has 5 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 4th generation (2000–2005).

  1. 5th Generation Sable

    Years
    2008–2009
    Reliability
    8th of 28
    PainRank
    1.23
    Complaints
    5
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  2. 4th Generation Sable

    Years
    2000–2005
    Reliability
    25th of 28
    PainRank
    8.65
    Complaints
    127
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  3. 3rd Generation Sable

    Years
    1996–1999
    Reliability
    21st of 28
    PainRank
    4.41
    Complaints
    55
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  4. 2nd Generation Sable

    Years
    1992–1995
    Reliability
    13th of 28
    PainRank
    1.8
    Complaints
    19
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  5. 1st Generation Sable

    Years
    1986–1991
    Reliability
    5th of 28
    PainRank
    0.61
    Complaints
    4
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Sable Key Numbers

  1. 208 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 695 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 52 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.