Mercury Milan owners have reported 20 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).
Initially it began as reduced power to the engine and the wrench/check engine light illuminating. However, after that, I would get surges of power to the engine and the car would jump forward. The car remained driveable, but clearly unsafe. I could not with any confidence continue to drive the car especially on the highway which I do daily.
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My car stalled suddenly in moderate 35 mph traffic on 8/16/14. I was nearly rear ended while I had to restart my car as there was nowhere to pull over. On 8/17/14, my car stalled suddenly after traveling . 5 mile from home (at approx. 20 mph), so I returned to my house. On 8/18 at 7 am, I spoke to sheehy Ford in richmond, va, and was given an appointment for throttle body repair to occur on 8/19 under their "customer satisfaction program" 13b17. I was told that I was not in danger of getting stranded, so I had my husband follow me to work on 8/18. The car stalled again on 8/18 while traveling at 40 mph. Rather than replace the faulty part which they did have in stock, Ford merely recalibrated the powertrain since the check engine light was not lit when I dropped off the car for service, even though I notified them twice of the multiple incidents (via phone on 8/18 and in person on 8/19). I have filed a complaint with Ford since the contaminated internal motor contacts of the throttle body remain in my vehicle.
I was driving on the highway at about 45 mph when engine seemed to gradually lose all power. I steered the car onto the shoulder of the road to get out of traffic and subsequently turned the car off and then re-started it, at which point it seemed to drive okay but at times still felt like it might stall. The check engine light came on, as well as the wrench light and traction warning light. The wrench and traction lights went off eventually but the check engine light continues to be on. A few days after the initial incident I was at a stop sign near my house in the vehicle and when I went to accelerate through from the stop sign there was practically no acceleration. I was able to turn around and drive back to my house but only at a speed of less than 5mph the whole way (approx 1/4 mile). As I had to go up a small hill to get to my house, the car did not have enough power to get all the way up the hill and I had to pull over again and re-start the car, at which point I was able to make it the rest of the way home.
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The vehicle was running normally but suddenly faltered and entered the "limp home mode" where the engine speed is limited to 900 rpm. I turned off the busy street on to a side road and turned off the engine. Upon restart, the engine ran more or less normally, albeit with the check engine light illuminated, for a few minutes and then entered "limp home mode" again. This happened twice more on a 4 mile drive.
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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.
I was on my way to work and got on the freeway and as I accelerated to the flow of traffic, the car started splutting and I was in the middle lane with a truck close behind me and cars on each side. The speed started to decrease as I pushed on the gas petal with nothing happening. It was as though it ran out of gas and the console lights came on. I panic and tried to work my way to the side of the road. I was able to get over after the truck barely missed piting me and coasted til the car slowed down and turned the car off and tried to start it again, it started because I knew that it wasnt out of gas, I had a full tank. There was no check engine light on at that time either. I persided to get back on the freeway and got up to 50 mph and went to the nearest exit and my car repeated the same thing, this time with a jerking motion. . That when the check engine light came on. I moved the car to a safer area and called to get it towed. It was place on the a machine that read p2111 and p2112. The auto shop informed me that it was the trottle body.
This happened once several weeks ago with my wife operating the car and newborn in the back. I wasn't in the car so I did not witness the problem. Over the past two days I have experienced the problem first hand several times. Car stops accelerating during normal operation. The check engine light comes on, the accelerator stops working and car begins to idle erratically. The engine does not shut off. Once you coast in heavy traffic to the side of the road, you may turn the car off then restart and drive without issue for an indeterminate amount of time (once it was several weeks, once it was ten minutes). The check engine light will be off and no code will be logged into the computer. I took the car to a mechanic ten minute after an incident and the computer picked up nothing wrong with the car. With all these complaints and anecdotal evidence, by this time Ford and the NHTSA must be aware of the problem. Where is the recall?.
The first incident occurred while traveling on a highway going almost 60 mph when the cruise control stopped and the car slowed and when you pushed the gas petal it did nothing. We slowed and tried to pull to the side of the road, as the car was almost to a stop it started jerking and sputtering almost dying. We put it in park and turned the engine off. We turned the engine back on and it started just fine then this same thing continued to happen every few miles. Check engine light was on so we took it in to have a computer hooked up to see what was wrong but the check engine light had turned off so they were unsure. The problem seemed to just go away for about a week and then it happened again and we got it in and hooked up to a computer and got the codes which we were informed meant we needed the throttle body replaced and it was a common problem with these cars and to contact a Ford dealer. Since this last incident it has happened multiple times causing us to not be able to drive the car even a few blocks without it happening 3-4 times. We are now without a vehicle as it is not only unsafe to drive but very inconvenient to have to stop and go a million times to make a short drive. This is ridiculous and from all I have researched it a huge problem for many owners of these and similar cars! this is dangerous and should be recalled and those with issues should not be responsible for making these repairs!.
The engine stalls unpredictably. Check engine light comes on. After a short period, the engine can be started and the car driven without recurrance of the problem, but the check engine light stays on. Local Ford dealership diagnostics indicate problem with the electronic throttle body.
While traveling at a speed of 70mph an heading south on i69 in my 2010 Mercury Milan 2. 5l premier, my vehicle jerked and started shaking with my rpm's jumping from 800 to 1100. The check engine light turned on and so did the wrench light. I turned on my hazards and made my way to the side of the road. I shut off the vehicle and restarted it and the warning lights turned off. I started on the road again and at about 45 mph it did the same thing. I got off at the next exit and went to autozone to get the code pulled. It was code p2111, throttle circuit in the open position. I did a google search and found out this is an extremely dangerous and common problem with this vehicle and the Mercury mariner, Ford focus, and Ford escape with the same engine. I called the dealership and they literally laughed at me and informed me that the throttle body is on national back order and there are currently 7,000 of these orders awaiting to be filled. The dealership also informed me that the manufacturer of the throttle body and Ford are currently trying to give an updated part number which means that they are making a new part to fix this problem. This leaves me with a three year old car completely useless sitting in my driveway. This should be a recall as any car that just shuts off while you are on the freeway is extremely dangerous if you do not know what to do in that situation.
While driving my 2010 Milan at the speed of 55 mph, the car shook slightly and the wrench light appeared. The car began to lose power - I was able to steer with no problem. I could not accelerate. I shut the car off - and started it again. The first time it started with no problem. Within driving 4 more miles, the same thing happened again. This time I was driving 25 mph. It happened seven more times before the check engine light came on. Each time when I tried to start my car, it kept turning over before it would start. I waited for an hour on the side of the road waiting for the tow truck. When the tow arrived, the car started just fine - the check engine light was still on. This is extremly dangerous! I was driving in rush hour traffic and was almost rear ended on the highway. Again when it occurred in town, there was no where for me to coast off to the side of the road, I had to stop in traffic to restart me car.
I was sitting at a red stop light, and then the traffic light turned green. I lightly pressed the gas but the car would not go, and all a sudden I looked down and the check engine light is on. I pulled over to the side of the road (while turning hazard lights on), placed car in park, and turned the car off. I turned the car back on (started just fine) and attempted to go again to get to a safer destination (was right in the middle of the intersection). The check engine light remained on and the car would not go any faster than roughly 5 miles per hour. Then the wrench light came on (which apparently means a transmission problem). I pulled the car over again and called for help. Eventually I got the car into a parking lot (meanwhile traveling at about 5 miles per hour and blocking 5 o' clock rush hour traffic). Car had to be towed to nearby shop. They told me the throttle body had quit working (stuck closed) and the car was not getting enough air into the gas for the car to run properly. 400. 00$ later, it was fixed. I have had the car for a little over a year and put about 10,000 miles on it since purchase. Ridiculous.
While driving, the car loses power. It is dangerously crippled as it has to be stopped completely and put in the park position before it will restart. When restarting if I take my hand off the key it will continue to try and start the engine until it starts. The check engine light either comes on and goes off or fails to come on. .
Vehicle lost all power and rpm dropped below 1000, engine would not respond to accelerator depression. The check engine light came on and I had the trouble codes analyzed and it was the throttle body part that was defective. I called the dealership where I purchased the car from and they informed me that that particular part was on back order and that they have had numerous vehicles with that problem.
Vehicle stalled and then stopped while in traffic. Re-started, traveled short distance, and it stopped again. This has continued to occur many times while approaching intersections, pulling on highway ramps, and pulling out of intersections. I took it to Ford (Mercury) dealer, but they could not repeat problem. No code reading. Car continued to repeat problem numerous times - no check engine light, no obd codes on reader. Car finally stopped completely. Dealer diagnosed problem as throttle body. Part is on back order - 6 months anticipated since so many (together with Ford fusion) have the same problem. I see from NHTSA complaints that at leat 35 have been registered on Milan. Ford seems to ignore the safety implications or to take any corrective actions. Started just after purchase (31,000 miles). Now had 41,000 miles, .
I purchased a 2010 Mercury Milan in Dec of 2012 with 26000 miles. A few weeks after I purchased this vehicle the check engine light came on. I took it back to the dealer and the code that came up was emissions. They replaced the car battery and supposedly checked and there was nothing else wrong with the car. All they ever ask me is do I always go to the same gas station or if it happens after I get gas at which I answered no. It's now been less then a year since I purchased the car and the light has come back on 5 times. I'm sure if I took the car in as soon as the light came on it would be more times but I don't always have the time and schedule and they don't always have a loaner right away so at times it takes me over a month to take it in. This is a hassle and all I get told is that they can't find anything and they reset the light but it always seems to come back on. I don't know what to do and at this point I'm thinking if looking into lemon law. Has anyone else ever had this problem? I had a 2007 Mercury Milan in the past and I never had this problem.
Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Mercury Milan. The contact stated while driving 60 mph the engine light illuminated and the vehicle began to sputter and then stalled. The vehicle was restarted and taken to a dealer for diagnosis. The dealer informed the contact that the distributor shorted out causing it to melt and spiked voltage to the power train control module destroying it. As a result, all the distributors and the power train control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. Also, the dealer stated that the manufacturer had developed a kit to help resolve the failure in the power train control module. The failure and current mileage was 107,000. Pmb.
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The problem started almost a year ago but did not seem to occur all the time. From take off, the car would stall and then re-engage with gusto. Up until the other day the car lost all power but was idling. I was able to move to the shoulder of the roadway, attempted to listen to what I heard and thought it was a bad gas issue and noticed the wrench and engine lights were on. I turned the vehicle off and then restarted to have full gas pedal response but the engine light stayed on. I proceeded down the road to the interstate but decided to get some fuel (3/8 of a tank existed) and some fuel additive. The car stopped and started without avail, as I entered the interstate 30 ramp the vehicle lost all power again. I pulled to the shoulder and repeated the previous restart. I called landers Ford in benton, ar and told them the issue and would be bringing the car into the facility. Not wanting to get back onto the interstate and possibly causing a wreck or traffic blockage, I drove using the outer road, the issue occurred at least twice while en-route. This is a continuing problem as my google search revealed and could be a major highway safety issue for someone living within the major areas of America. I have contacted Ford, the attorney general, and the bbb. The electronic throttle body is not something that should need replacement with newer vehicles and must be a known issue because it is listed as "not covered" under the vehicle warranty!.
I was trying to enter the freeway on the ramp when the car lost power. No throttle was present and the engine was slowly idling but very roughly. Pulled over and turn ignition off. It started right up as if nothing was wrong. The problem occurs every 2 - 3 weeks but gets worse and harder to keep engine running properly after occurrence. Now check engine light comes on along with the wrench and the engine completely shuts off. The vehicle is now in the shop for $600 throttle body replacement.
The contact owns a 2007 Mercury Milan. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled as the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the catalytic converter sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 97,000.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
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|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||
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