Ford Taurus owners have reported 32 problems related to brake light (under the exterior lighting category).
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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The brake lights not actuate and not be able the shift out of park is.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
: 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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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.
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.
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.
Consumer states that when moving the steering column brake lights would not work. Dealer notified.
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.
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.
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.
Brake lights stay on all day, causing vehicle to stay in park.
Vehicle will not come out of park. Vehicle was towed to a dealer. Secondly, brake lights will not shut off.
On March 6, 2001, I purchased a 2001 Ford Taurus lx, from chino hills Ford, chino, California 91710. On April 6, 2001, the vehicle was taken to Ford west, artesia blvd. , bellflower because the car would not go into park when the brakes were applied. The strange part is when I phoned the dealership and explained the problem, they gave me instructions on how to shift the gear as if it was part of my owner's manual. I got the impression that this was a very common problem for the Taurus vehicle. When the service deparment at Ford west pulled the information up on the car from the computer, it was revealed that the car's rear bumper had been replaced when it had 5 miles on it. (this was never disclosed to me). I picked up the car drove home and the brake switch went out again. This time I called chino hills Ford to have them replace the brake switch. I drove the car to chino hills on April 12, 2001, I was told by one of the service personnel that there were loose wires and I had no brake lights. All of this was assessed by him without taking the vehicle into the service area. Chino hills supplied me with a rental and said it would probably take a day to repair. I was under the impression that the dealership would check the car thoroughly since this problem has occured more than once in such a short time of purchasing the vehicle. When driving the car I could feel that the brakes were still not working properly, so I called the dealership only to feel as though they were not taking my concerns seriously. To make a long story short the brakes failed twice on the car. Two engineering companies investigated and found oil in the brake line. Now Ford does not want to compensate me with a new car and out of pocket expenses for a rental. A more detailed letter has been sent to Ford motor company, product claim department. I desperately need your help. Ford says the car is ready, but I fear for my fami ly's safety!!!!.
Brake switch had a loose wire per gateway Lincoln/Mercury mechanic and was replaced under warranty. Driver could not shift out of park. No brake lights were operational. Fortunately this did not occur while driving or vehicle would have been stranded in the road or potential rear end collision from failure of brake lights to illuminate while slowing or stopping.
Consumer contacted dealer for recall 01v78000/ manufacturer's recall 01s08. Parts haven't been available since March. Dealer kept telling consumer to call back, and that parts were being shipped.
The brake lights stay on constantly. Lights remain on when the car is off. The brake lights are providing no protection but, no accident has occurred, yet. The repair shop is very familiar with the failure. The shop reported that a few 2000 Taurus and sable's have had failures with this part. A car was in the shop waiting for the part for 5 days when my wife brought our car in for repairs. The part is still on backorder from Ford, again suggesting a high use item.
While in motion consumer tried to stop the vehicle by braking, the engine started to race. The harder consumer pressed the faster the engine raced. A recall notice was sent to consumer. (02v266) also, recall number 01v078 was sent to consumer about a stop lamp switch failure. Consumer had a previous encounter with this failure before the recall was sent.
When driving betwwen 45 mph-65 mph steering will vibrate/ it will shake. Also, vibration can be felt inside the vehicle. Dealer claimed defect was due to tire problem. But, dealer has balanced tires 4 times, and replaced all 4 tires, and vibration still occurs. In addition, brake light has become stuck and will not turn off.
The brake lights were on constantly. The consumer felt it had something to do with the brake pedal assembly.
Brake lights malfunctioned.
Vehicle has no brake warning light. Yh.
See all problems of the 1996 Ford Taurus.
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|Brake Light Switch problems||
|Brake Light problems||
|Headlight Switch problems||
|Exterior Lighting problems||
|Tail Light Switch problems||
|Turn Signal problems||
|Tail Light problems||
|Back Up Lights problems||
|Turn Signal Switch problems||