Brake Light problems of the 2010 Mercury Milan
Nine problems associated with brake light have been reported for the 2010 Mercury Milan.
Brake Light problem #1
The vehicle is a 2010 Mercury Milan. 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. It was Oct. 1, 2013 when this brake light issue happened.
Brake Light problem #2
The vehicle involved is 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. This brake light issue occurred August 25, 2013.
Brake Light problem #3
The vehicle involved was a 2010 Mercury Milan. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3MEHM0JA2A_. 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. This issue happened on Aug. 1, 2013.
Brake Light problem #4
The vehicle involved is a 2010 Mercury Milan. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 3MEHMOJG9A_. 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. This issue happened on Wednesday, May. 15, 2013.
Brake Light problem #5
The VIN of the problem Milan is 3MEHM0JA1A_. The vehicle is 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. This brake light problem happened on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
Brake Light problem #6
The car is a 2010 Mercury Milan. The VIN of this vehicle was 3MEHM0JA6A_. 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. It was Monday, May 20, 2013 when this brake light issue occurred.
Brake Light problem #7
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. This brake light issue occurred 05/01/2013.
Brake Light problem #8
The vehicle involved is a 2010 Mercury Milan. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3MEHM0JA0A_. 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. This issue happened on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.
Brake Light problem #9
Tl - the vehicle is 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. This brake light problem happened on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
Other Exterior Lighting related problems of the 2010 Mercury Milan:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Brake Light problems||9|
|Tail Light Switch problems||3|
|Exterior Lighting problems||2|