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Brake Light Switch problems of the 2001 Ford Taurus



Eight problems related to brake light switch have been reported for the 2001 Ford Taurus.

car   Brake Light Switch problem 1
Failure Date: 10/01/2011

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated after the vehicle was turned on it failed to shift out of the park position. The contact also stated by depressing the brake pedal the failure was temporarily resolved. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who confirmed the brake switch should be replaced. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified and confirmed the VIN did not qualify for NHTSA campaign 04v106000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 105,000 and the current mileage was 106,000.

car   Brake Light Switch problem 2
Failure Date: 01/15/2009

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. While driving approximately 65 mph on normal road conditions, the cruise control failed to activate. The brake lights also remained on when the vehicle was in operation and stationary. The failures occurred intermittently. Nhtsa campaign id number 04v106000, exterior lighting:brake lights, switch is related to the failure; however, the VIN was excluded from the recall. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 99,000 and the current mileage was 99,900.

car   Brake Light Switch problem 3
Failure Date: 11/05/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the brake lights remained illuminated even after the vehicle had been turned off. The dealer stated that the booster and deactivation switch failed. The dealer and manufacturer stated that her VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 04v106000 (exterior lighting: brake lights: switch). The current and failure mileages were 150,000.

car   Brake Light Switch problem 4
Failure Date: 08/14/2006

: the contact stated the vehicle did not shift out of park and the brake lights were inoperable. The vehicle was not inspected by a repair shop. There was a NHTSA recall, # 04v106000, regarding the brake light switch. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

car   Brake Light Switch problem 5
Failure Date: 06/02/2004

Consumer was charged $189. 00 by the dealership to have the stop lamp switch installed. This occurred when the vehicle was taken to the dealership to have the brake light recall 04v106000 repairs performed.

car   Brake Light Switch problem 6
Failure Date: 06/01/2004

The dealership didn't perform recall repair on vehicle. Safety recall# 04v106000.

car   Brake Light Switch problem 7
Failure Date: 10/01/2003

Nhtsa recall 01-v-078-000: vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals. If the grease from the adjustable pedal assembly enters the stop lamp switch, it can contaminate the contacts leading to carbon build up, and potentially, a short circuit. Consumer had the same problem, and dealer admitted switch was the problem.

car   Brake Light Switch problem 8
Failure Date: 08/05/2003

Consumer is requesting reimbursment for brake light repairs performed and paid for out of pocket. Recall#04v106000.


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