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Brake Light Problems of Ford Taurus - part 1



Ford Taurus owners have reported 35 problems related to brake light (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 1
Failure Date: 10/15/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that he the brake lights illuminated continuously while the brake pedal was not depressed. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the failure in NHTSA campaign id number: 04v106000 (exterior lighting) however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000. Mf.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 2004 Ford Taurus 2
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that when the vehicle was started with the brake pedal depressed, the brake lights failed to illuminate without warning and the vehicle was not able to be shifted from the park position. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04v106000 (exterior lighting). The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. Sw.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 2002 Ford Taurus 3
Failure Date: 09/24/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2002 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving at any speed the rear brake light stayed on continuously. The contact stated that when the vehicle ignition was turned off she unplugged the battery so that the battery was not drained. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 17i,000. Bd.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 4
Failure Date: 05/08/2015

Started to smell burned wires in car. Look under dash and smoke and wires where burned. Brake lights dont work. Reading online and other issue with this car and people where having same issue. When I called dealer they said theres nothing they can do because they are no more recalls on that. But I think this is a safety issue and can cause great danger.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 5
Failure Date: 07/04/2014

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the brake light illuminated causing his battery to drain. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04v106000 (exterior lighting). The approximate failure mileage was 108,800.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2004 Ford Taurus 6
Failure Date: 05/14/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while inspecting the vehicle, he noticed that the brake light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was advised that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04v106000 (exterior lighting). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000 and the current mileage was 157,000.


car image   Brake Light problem of the 2004 Ford Taurus 7
Failure Date: 03/20/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Taurus. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number 04v106000 (exterior lighting). The contact stated the rear brake light would not illuminate when the brake pedal was engaged. The contact stated there were no warning indicators illuminated when the failure occurred. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 121,000.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 8
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

My battery discharge light came on then the abs light, the brake light and others. I have taken it to a repair shop and neither he nor I can find the battery drain. The computer doesn't show anything. At times if its raining the wipers go as does the heat or air blower. I have also noticed the transmission not shifting correctly. My main concern is the engine stopping or the brakes not working and I have had my wipers not work in a rain storm . Any advice?.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 9
Failure Date: 10/01/2012

The brake lights not actuate and not be able the shift out of park is.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2010 Ford Taurus 10
Failure Date: 05/12/2010

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Taurus. The contact stated the third brake light on the rear window near the roof fractured from the window. The dealer advised that the failure was caused by high temperatures that caused the adhesive to fail. The vehicle was left with the dealer for repairs. The failure and current mileages were approximately 3,000. Updated 10/13/bf the consumer stated the brake light has failed four times. Updated 10/14/jb.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 11
Failure Date: 11/19/2009

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Taurus. The rear brake lights remain on even after the vehicle was turned off. The vehicle was taken to the dealership and a technician concluded that the entire rear braking electrical system needed to be replaced. No repairs were made. The current and failure mileages were 72000.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 12
Failure Date: 08/23/2009

When hot (ambient temperature), car will not shift into gear from "park" upon starting engine. Brake lights will not operate - same as NHTSA recall 04v106000. I have almost been "rear-ended" twice during last month. Ford advises that my VIN not subject to recall, but safety problem exists.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 13
Failure Date: 06/08/2008

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. While the contact was driving, he was informed by another driver that the brake lights on his vehicle were not working. The contact did not notice any differences in the vehicle prior to the failure. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The speed was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 103,000.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 14
Failure Date: 02/25/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Taurus. The contact observed that his brake lights weren't operating normally. While the vehicle was being serviced the dealer also observed that the brake lights were inoperable. The current mileage was 75,000 and the failure mileage was 70,000.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2006 Ford Taurus 15
Failure Date: 01/03/2008

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the rear brake lights work intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions, but they could not diagnose the cause of the failure; therefore, they did not replace any parts. The contact will take the vehicle to another dealer for a second opinion. The failure mileage was 32,000 and current mileage was 37,000.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 16
Failure Date: 08/30/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the vehicle's battery was completely dead. He tested the battery and alternator and they were fine. He jumped the vehicle and noticed that the brake lights were not functioning. He called the dealer and they advised him of a part that he needed to repair the vehicle. When the contact went to pick up the part from the dealer, he noticed that it was a recalled part. At that point, he discovered NHTSA recall number 04v106000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). The dealer stated that his vehicle was excluded from the recall and he would have to pay for the repair. The vehicle remains at the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 91,097.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 1998 Ford Taurus 17
Failure Date: 10/18/2006

: the contact stated while driving 60 mph on the highway, the third brake light lens located on the hatch of the vehicle, separated and fell into oncoming traffic without warning. No injuries were sustained, and the police were not alerted. The dealer and manufacturer were alerted.

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car image   Brake Light problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 18
Failure Date: 05/03/2004

While braking, the rear brake tail lights fail to work. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The cause was not determined.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 19
Failure Date: 08/20/2003

Brake lights went out. As a result vehicle locked itself in park. Dealer notified. The vehicle brake light went out and as a result the shift lever could not be moved from the park position. The consumer stated that this feature was not referenced in the owner's manual nor was there any indication on the dash that there was a failure. Consumer couldn't believe this feature wasn't addressed in the owner's manual. A Ford service representative stated the safety feature wasn't in the manual because Ford thought it was in the best interest of the consumer not to mention the locking in park feature.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 20
Failure Date: 06/09/2003

2000 Ford Taurus, brake lamp switch always stays on. Nhtsa shows that there was a recall for this problem. Ford would not honor the recall on my car and replace the faulty brake switch, dealer said my car was not one of the 157,000 cars effected. So I had to pay $213. 00 to have them replace the faulty brake switch that was a problem listed as a recall on NHTSA. Nhtsa recall no. 01v078/Ford recall no. 01s08.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 21
Failure Date: 05/12/2003

Consumer states that when moving the steering column brake lights would not work. Dealer notified.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 22
Failure Date: 01/17/2003

The brake system in our car has not performed properly on wet roads many times. On Jan 21st, 2002 and Mar 13th, 2002, we asked muzi Ford to fix this problem. They could not find the problem. They reported, it is common to confuse abs activation with difficulty stopping". In fact, our car is not equipped with abs. On the morning of Jan 17th, 2003, my husband was driving in the slow lane of I-95; the car in front of our car came to a sudden stop. He immediately braked. He was still far away, and the speed was only 45-50 mph, the road was wet and our cars brake system did not work properly and it hit the front car. There are many problems with our car. The emergency brake on/off has been adjusted, the transmission fluid and both front axle seal have leaked twice; steeling fluid has leaked once, the brake light, gas cap assembly and solenoid canister have been replace, and the wiper motor park switch has been recalled. Please help us to solve the brake system problem with Ford motor company. Note: did not count as crash for rq03008 since crash was not due to brake light issue.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 23
Failure Date: 11/14/2002

Brake lights would not go off even when car would be shut off this is the replacement switch from a earlier recall. The car now has its 3rd switch. Dealer said it's not un expected for the switch to fail and it is the customers responsibility to replace it since they did the recall one the cost was 105. 34. Dt.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 24
Failure Date: 05/20/2002

Consumer had recall 01v078000 repairs for the brake lamp switch. However, after recall repairs, vehicle would get stuck in park. Dealer replaced stop lamp switch again.

car image   Brake Light problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 25
Failure Date: 12/25/2001

Brake lights stay on all day, causing vehicle to stay in park.

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