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Brake Light problems of the 2010 Mercury Milan

34 problems related to brake light have been reported for the 2010 Mercury Milan.

car   Brake Light problem 1
Failure Date: 12/24/2014

At approximately 9:00pm I was pulled over by a a police officer who advised me that my passenger side brake light was not working and in fact was staying on all the time. After researching this problem I have found that many, many owners have this same issue yet Ford/Mercury has not recalled the affected part. Obviously this is a potential hazard as drivers behind me may be confused when looking at my brake lights but not seeing a change. Also, I assume that this will affect my vehicle passing inspection in my state. Apparently this part costs over $400. 00 to replace and many people cannot afford this expenditure.

car   Brake Light problem 2
Failure Date: 11/25/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Mercury Milan. The contact stated that the rear passenger side brake light failed to work. The vehicle was under warranty and was taken to the dealer who stated that the rear light assembly needed to be replaced. The warranty covered the repairs, but the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000.

car   Brake Light problem 3
Failure Date: 11/14/2014

I recently purchased this "certified" Mercury Milan on 10/25/14. I have only had it for less than 3 wks and the right brake light went out. I only knew this because I was pulled over by our local police dept. And was given a warning. I tried to find this in the local auto store and found out it needed to be purchased by the dealer. I then contacted the dealer and was told to bring it in. I was told a ticket would be created and given to sales and I would be called the next day. Since the vehicle was still "new" to me I thought it would be covered under my warranty. I waited 2 days and no response. My spouse went into the dealer and was told that the brake light assembly was not covered by the warranty and that the cost to us would be $500. I feel that this is a major safety hazard that many consumers cannot afford and many accidents will be caused. I do not even feel safe driving my grandchild in this vehicle for fear of him being injured if I get rear ended. I feel do to this being a safety concern that Ford would do a recall after having so many complaints about it. I have called Ford motor CO. @ 800-392-3673 to voice my concern. The more that call maybe something will be done before an innocent person loses their life because of a faulty system that this company is very aware of. .

car   Brake Light problem 4
Failure Date: 11/12/2014

Right rear tail lamp / brake light assembly inop again. This is my 3 assembly that has failed in 15 months. It is an led assembly, it costs $375. 00 for the part. You can't replace a bulb. This should be covered under a safety recall.

car   Brake Light problem 5
Failure Date: 11/07/2014

We were informed by a individual in a passing car that our brake lights were not functioning properly one evening. We took the car to a dealer to get the oil changed and exterior brake lighting issue resolved. We were told that that the brake lights needed to be replace and because it was part of an assembly, the total charge would be $1281. 87 which included an oil change and diagnosis. I felt I had no choice but to replace the lights rather than endanger us or some other individual(s) on the road. I called Ford and received a case # but as of 11/21/14 I have heard no response. Going to this site there is 89 out of 438 complaints about this same issue. I do not believe that these led lights should go out this quick nor that if needed to be replaced, should require the whole brake assembly to be replaced. This is a engineering design failure. Ford claims "quality is job one. This is not the case with this issue. I believe the NHTSA needs to address this and issue a recall.

car   Brake Light problem 6
Failure Date: 11/05/2014

It has been three weeks since I purchased a 2010 Mercury Milan with 41,000 miles but last night I discovered both rear brake light illuminated with the headlights on. My profession is in the safety field which leads me to say that if this vehicle was on my job site it would be tagged out of service due to improper safety equipment. I have had issues with Ford motor company in the past and even though I do like their products they have to take responsibility and be accountable for what they sell to individuals. There should be a recall for this safety equipment. I will not allow my family to operate this vehicle in it's present condition.

car   Brake Light problem 7
Failure Date: 10/31/2014

The left rear outer brake light assembly led lights have failed. I expected to be able to pick up a replacement at the local auto parts dealership. I found out that I had to get the part from my Ford dealer. I can not simply replace the led assembly. It will cost nearly $400. 00 for me to purchase a new brake light assembly. This is a ridiculously high price to pay for the replacement of a brake light. I fear the high cost will cause many Milan drivers to continue to drive without adequate lighting on their vehicles. Ford should either replace the part for free, or greatly reduce the cost of the assembly due to their design failure.

car   Brake Light problem 8
Failure Date: 10/20/2014

Driver side rear brake light staying illuminated constantly as if the brake is pressed and nearly caused crash (I had two small children sitting in the back of my Milan), had the vehicle behind me not went into the ditch a collision would have been inevitable. Please look into this problem as it has the potential to cause bodily harm and injury to the occupants. I had no idea there was a problem with constant illumination until this point. Upon scheduling an appointment at the Ford dealership and doing a little research I see this is a frequently reported problem but no recall has yet been issued nor an investigation. Also since learning of this problem this morning and observing the vehicle brake lights there is also a flicker of lights every so often.

car   Brake Light problem 9
Failure Date: 09/23/2014

This is another documentation of many other owners whose brake lights on a 2010 Mercury Milan were not functional without any knowledge of the owner or driver, causing potential for accidents. During daylight hours or when the headlights do not come on automatically, the left brake light works normally and the right brake light is sporadic, not working abut 70+% of the time. When the headlights are on the left brake light is brighter as if the brake was on and the brake light does not change intensity. The right brake light does not go on but the rear light works. The center brake light always works regardless of whether the headlights are on or not. There is no indication on the dashboard that any light is malfunctioning. I only discovered this by following my wife home after we had our daughter¿s car in for service. I since followed her for about 20 miles on another day to confirm this situation. We took the car to the dealer who quickly diagnosed the problem, faulty brake light assemblies and two days later, and $847 payment the problem was fixed, for now.

car   Brake Light problem 10
Failure Date: 09/17/2014

My neighbor informed me that the rear brake light is out. It is not safe and it is illegal to drive without fully operating brake lights. This car only has 30,000 miles on it. Ford has to replace a complete rear lamp module which includes other rear lights that still work, to the tune of $300 to$400. My brother-in-law has owned 50+ cars over many years and he said he has never had to replace a brake light. Ford should be replacing these defective led brake lights as a technical/safety recall.

car   Brake Light problem 11
Failure Date: 08/09/2014

When stepping on the brakes the rear passenger brake light either flickers or illuminates half way. When we took it to Ford they said this was not covered by warranty and tried to charge us $500. This is obviously a malfunction on the manufacturers side.

car   Brake Light problem 12
Failure Date: 08/05/2014

The passenger side led brake light assembly is constantly illuminated as if the brakes are applied but they are not. Makes a safety hazard as it is distracting to drivers that are following and they may misjudge my braking. This is the second assembly that I have had go faulty. The first was the day I bought it but the dealer replaced the $400 part for free.

car   Brake Light problem 13
Failure Date: 07/31/2014

There is a serious brake light malfunction on 2010 Mercury Milan's that Ford dealerships are charging owners up to $1000 to fix, even on cars that are barely out of warranty! on these vehicles, when the headlights are on, the brake lights are continuously on, whether or not your foot is on the brake pedal! hundreds of complaints are flooding the internet with this problem and Ford is turning a blind eye to it! and, there is no recall!! we just found out we had this problem today after taking our car for its first ever inspection in the delaware lanes (which it failed due to the malfunction). This is a huge safety hazard. Owners of these cars are basically riding around with no indication of braking when their lights are on and no knowledge that they have a problem. People are going to be getting rear-ended in large numbers. Is it going to take people getting injured and/or killed like in the recent gm ignition key fiasco before Ford takes any action? something needs to be done.

car   Brake Light problem 14
Failure Date: 07/24/2014

Left and right brake lights stay on brake lights when lights are turned on.

car   Brake Light problem 15
Failure Date: 06/04/2014

Led brake light flickers on and off.

car   Brake Light problem 16
Failure Date: 05/28/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Mercury Milan. The contact stated that the rear brake light illuminated. The contact mentioned that there were no warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was takenk to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the tail light assembly needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 49,500 and the current mileage was 50,000. Updated 8/12/cn.

car   Brake Light problem 17
Failure Date: 03/20/2014

If headlights or parking lights are on, left and right stop lights do not change brightness when brakes are applied. The brake light in the rear windshield does come on as it should.

car   Brake Light problem 18
Failure Date: 02/12/2014

I have had to replace both brake lights on my 2010 Milan. Now that they are led with a computer the cost is $400 a piece. Not a good thing.

car   Brake Light problem 19
Failure Date: 01/04/2014

At night (with running lights on) the left rear brake light remains on all the time and does not respond when pressing the brake pedal.

car   Brake Light problem 20
Failure Date: 11/26/2013

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Mercury Milan. The contact stated that when the headlights were engaged, the driver's side brake light failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician replaced the driver's side brake light. However, the failure recurred. In addition, the contact stated that the driver's side door handle fractured. The contact mentioned that in order to exit the vehicle he had to use the exterior door handle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000. Pam.

car   Brake Light problem 21
Failure Date: 10/20/2013

I was in the middle of making a left turn, when my engine suddenly stalled. I lost all acceleration in the middle of my turn, while oncoming traffic was approaching. My check engine light came on with code p2112. I had to pull over, shut the car completely off, and it was fine for only a few more miles. The problem is ongoing and the vehicle is not safe to drive on a highway. Intermittently, at speeds of 30 mph and higher, the vehicle unexpectedly stalled and showed signs of throttle body failure. The consumer stated all the symptoms he experienced, were consistent with the NHTSA action number pe13003. Also, the brake lights did not activate, when applied. Updated 11/05/13.

car   Brake Light problem 22
Failure Date: 10/01/2013

When the headlights are on the brake lights do not work. When the headlights are off the brake lights work. When you turn on the headlights the brake lights go on. The middle brake light in the rear window does work. Took car to Ford dealer, $149. For diagnosis. Dealer spoke with Ford and they are willing to make repair at a cost of $100. Rather then $1000. Which is what it would cost if Ford did not pay for repair. I noticed that others had the same problem. Now I am worried that something else may go wrong with the electrical system.

car   Brake Light problem 23
Failure Date: 08/25/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Mercury Milan hybrid. The contact was driving 35 mph and was advised that the rear driver's side brake light was inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the light assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 50100.

car   Brake Light problem 24
Failure Date: 08/19/2013

When headlights are on right brake light remains illuminated at all times. Replaced the light and same problem remains.

car   Brake Light problem 25
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

I was told by a CO-worker that I had a left brake light out. I checked and found that not only was the brake light out so was the lamp or running light out on the left side. On the right side the brake light worked properly during the day but at night with the running lights on the light shown with brake light brightness even though brake was not depressed. When the brake was pressed the light didn't change any brighter. I called the dealer and they confirmed that both lights would need to be changed. If I changed them myself it would cost $406. 00 for the left led module and $412. 00 for the right module. If they changed them add another $95. 00. I contacted Ford asking for financial help with this problem but received none. This repair in the past using two 1157 light bulbs would have been under $10. 00. I have not replace led lamp/ brake modules at this time. I will continue to save for these items.

car   Brake Light problem 26
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

The exact incident date is unknown. The right tail/brake light does not function at all and the left tail/brake light burns very bright like the brake is depressed but its not. This happens when the headlights are on but they function when the headlights are turned off although the right one is much dimmer. I have spoken to the dealership and was told that the entire light assembly would have to be replaced at a cost of 530. 00 per side and there wouldn't be a guarantee that they would last any longer. I have called Ford and made a complaint as well. I haven't gotten it fixed yet since its going to cost me over 1000. 00 and it may go right back out and happen again. I would like there to be some kind of a recall because I have searched online and have found numerous other reports for the same thing. It is a serious safety issue.

car   Brake Light problem 27
Failure Date: 06/03/2013

Both right and now left brake lights developed a condition where they turn on in their bright, breaking state whenever the head-lights are on. The dealer replaced the right light, at my expense a year ago. Now, I have to replace the left light. These repairs are $400 each. And there is no indication to the driver that this important safety system isn't functioning properly. I was notified by other drivers of the problem. Ford should recall and inspect these vehicles. Someone will be rear-ended because of this problem. The date of my "incident" is approximate. . Read more...

car   Brake Light problem 28
Failure Date: 05/20/2013

On or about 5/20/2013 I noticed a taillight and brake light failure on the right rear taillight assembly. I looked in the handbook for a bulb number and it was noted that it must be replaced by the dealer. I contacted the local dealer and was informed that this was an led assembly and the whole taillight would need to be replaced. I was further informed that the led's were not the problem , but the ballast in the electrical system that was causing the failure. I was then told that the replacement was $500. 00. Led's are supposed to last for thousands of hours, unfortunately, judging from the number of complaints on the internet, my situation is not an isolated incident. It is ridiculous to have to pay over $500 to fix a faulty brake/taillight. It then becomes a safety hazard as people may not be able to afford such an expensive fix for what would otherwise be a $3-4 bulb. The consumer should not have to pay for a poor design and a potential safety hazard. I did contact Ford customer service and was told there may be some post-warranty funds available, but that I would need to have the problem diagnosed at the dealer. A service tech diagnosis would cost an additional $110. 00 with no guarantee of any financial reimbursement. Now over $600. 00 for a brake/taillight.

car   Brake Light problem 29
Failure Date: 05/15/2013

Brake lights will not operate when head lights are on. This problem could have been defective when car was purchased. My dad is 86 years old and bought the car new as dealer demo in 02/ 2013. Hes was notified that his brakes were not working and when he returned the vehicle Ford would not honor the problem, I have investigated this problem on the internet and there are numerous complaints with this year model. My dad could have been seriously hurt if not notified bye a person following him. This cost him approxomitly 1000. 00 dollars to fix I feel Ford should recall these do to this problem.

car   Brake Light problem 30
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

I have a 2010 Mercury Milan with 40,000 miles on it. Recently someone pointed out to me that the driver-side brake light is continuously activated. Consequently when braking, drivers behind me are only notified by the right and center brake lights. It seems to only happen when the headlights are on. My research shows this to be a common issue with the 2010 Mercury Milan with some having both brake lights malfunctioning. Diagnosis says it is a faulty led brake light assembly, which would imply a bad circuit board. This is a serious safety hazard and should be recalled. I contacted Ford about it and they directed me to a dealer saying they, (Ford) would probably pay for the repair. After I contacted the dealer, Ford changed their mind and said that since I didn't¿¿t buy the car new, they didn't¿¿t consider me a "¿¿loyal¿�" Ford customer and will not cover any of the cost. It seems Ford is only concerned about the safety of their "¿¿loyal¿" customers.

car   Brake Light problem 31
Failure Date: 04/02/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Mercury Milan. The contact stated that the rear brake lights remained illuminated as if the brakes were being engaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the circuit board was defective and as a result, the rear light assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 52,000 and the current mileage was 53,554.

car   Brake Light problem 32
Failure Date: 11/20/2012

Carried my Milan premier for its required annual state of nc inspection. The vehicle failed the inspection due to the following: the rear led lights glowed in the brake light mode when the headlights were turned on. When the brakes were applied, the small rear light below the rear spoiler came on. Both rear lamp assemblies had to be replaced by a Ford dealer. Without the inspection I would not have known the problem existed. A search on the internet indicates many similar problems with Milan premier led lights. This is my first vehicle with led lights. Based on my experience, a warning system should be placed on vehicles with these lights if they perform in this manner when malfunctioning.

car   Brake Light problem 33
Failure Date: 08/26/2012

Tl - the contact owns a 2010 Mercury Milan. The contact stated that the rear driver side brake light would flicker on and off or would fail intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the light assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 35,700 and the current mileage was 40,200. Kmj.

car   Brake Light problem 34
Failure Date: 02/03/2012

Right rear brake light stays engaged constant, 100% luminous when headlights are on. Dealer replaced complete tail lamp assembly January 1, serviced February 2012 under warranty. Milage 32141. Now a second time same problem with same right lamp. Not sure how long it has been that way. I was notified by family member when they were following me home one evening. 70000 miles. These led lamps are expensive, seems as if lighting has faulty parts assembly malfunction instead of a routine light replacement. Multiple complaints listed here for same issue. Is there a recall? I have not received anything for a recall. Now has become a safety concern.

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