Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
97601111/01/1997605804Experiencing difficulty diagnosing vehicles with evaporative fuel system diagnostic trouble codes. *tt07/26/1999
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - CARBURETOR SYSTEM
1408704/01/2000613729Some vehicles may exhibit diagnostic trouble code p1518 and/or p1519, related to intake manifold runner control (imrc). **mr07/28/2000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
522612/01/1998615345Information on installing a new fuel pump on certain vehicles. *tt01/13/2001
1218911/01/1998613242Information on installation a new fuel pump , ensure that the pump has plastic sheathing over the wires. *mjs06/19/2000
981801/19/1998605568Fuel pump replacement procedure - service tip. *tt07/09/1999
9825112/21/1998603639Concerns of a possible chafing of the fuel pump assembly wires resulting in an open fuse and/or inoperable fuel pump assembly or a no start condition. *yc02/26/1999
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
1179508/01/1998615296Some vehicles may exhibit a hard / no start concern when parked in a steep nose-up position with less than 1/4 tank of fuel and for an extended period of time. *tt01/12/2001
467708/01/1998615222Some vehicles may exhibit a hard / no start concern when parked in a steep nose-up position with less than 1/4 tank of fuel and for an extended period of time. *tt01/08/2001
98-474109/01/1998607156Fuel gauge accuracy or fuel gauge erratic operation. *ak11/03/2000
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
039805/12/200310002780Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination with diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457, p1442 or check fuel cap lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0457. *tt09/17/2003

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
01/30/2001206/01/1998
 Prior to recall regarding obdii, consumer experienced faintness, nausea and dizziness, followed by headaches and weakness while driving, consumer became aware of the recall and had repairs completed on the vehicle, however consumer sought a second opinion and emission leaks were found in the manifold areas and the catalytic conversion pipe, consumer does not feel safe driving this vehicle due to the carbon monoxide poisoning. *slc
01/30/2001206/01/1998
 Prior to recall regarding obdii, consumer experienced faintness, nausea and dizziness, followed by headaches and weakness while driving, consumer became aware of the recall and had repairs completed on the vehicle, however consumer sought a second opinion and emission leaks were found in the manifold areas and the catalytic conversion pipe, consumer does not feel safe driving this vehicle due to the carbon monoxide poisoning. *slc
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
04/11/2004340003001/24/1999
 The engine on my sable wagon accelerates on its own after it is put into park, and many times before i take it out of park. it is very dangerous!
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
08/29/199905/18/1998
 While parking vehicle a loud popping sound was heard coming from under the hood. hood was raised and a fire broke out against fire wall in center area of vehcle. believed fire was caused by a fuel leakage from injector rail. dealer / manufacturer were not contacted at this time. can nhtsa help in this matter. *ak
05/25/1999104/01/1999
 The symptom is the 'check engine' light is always on. it consumes much more gas than before during idling and the engine temperature tends to be high.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
08/28/1998
 Electronic sensor assembly. f6dz-964444-ea. fuel gauge assembly. f7dz-93055-aa. problems since purchase.
106/27/1998
 Heavy smell of gasoline is felt when gas tank is above 3/4 full or making left hand turns above 20 mph. dealer attempted to fix problem, but smell continues. claim they have seen it in many 1998 sables.
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - DELIVERY
 Windshield--lines in glass. dashboard--covering is bubbled.
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLING/CHARGING
09/11/2000
 Turned vehicle off to fill it with fuel. turned it off & then on without starting. was unable to shift vehicle into neutral to be moved. contacted dealer & was informed how to shift when on but not running.*ak