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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,118 miles

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2007 Mercury Milan drivetrain problems

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2007 Mercury Milan Owner Comments

problem #15

Mar 302016


  • 111,656 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Mercury Milan. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle dropped out of overdrive and jerked forcefully. The contact stated that the engine reved and the speedometer fluctuated up and down from 0-120 constantly. The vehicle jerked back and forth each time the engine was started and when shifting into drive and reverse. The contact believed the throttle control cables were failing because, while idling, the vehicle reved up to 2 rpms. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The failure mileage was 111,656.

- Eunic, LA, USA

problem #14

Nov 152015


  • 121,000 miles
I was traveling on a two lane highway going about 60 mph with my two granddaughters in the car with me, when all of a sudden I lost power and the car began to decelerate. The wrench light came on. I pulled over to the side of the road and after calling my mechanic I turned the car off. I waited for about 5 minutes and restarted the vehicle. The wrench light went off and I was once again able to drive the vehicle. This is very dangerous if it should happen on a major freeway in rush hour traffic. Some internet research indicates that this has been a major problem with the Mercury and others. I called a Ford dealer who said my car was not part of the extended warranty that was part of the "customer satisfaction program" and he would not tell me any other information citing liability concerns.

- Bird Island, MN, USA

problem #13

Nov 232015


  • 134,000 miles
Vehicle engine light and wrench light comes on. Vehicle RPM's goes up causing vehicle to slow down on expressway. If you stop and restart the vehicle, it resets and drives normal. A couple times a day this happens.

- Brownstown, MI, USA

problem #12

Jul 242015


  • 102,462 miles


We were northwest bound on the Ohio turnpike just before rt 11 South of youngstown. Travelling 70 mph, the car suddenly lost power and decelerated. The motor continued to run, but the car would not go more than 5 or 10 mph. The yellow wrench light on the left side of the instrument panel illuminated and remained until the motor was turned off. After sitting on the side of the highway for about an hour, the vehicle was started and the yellow wrench light was gone. Aaa advised me to take the next available turnaround and return home which was about 70 miles away. After we turned around, the aaa technician followed us to the next service plaza. While there he checked the vehicle's fluids and found no problems. The vehicle's diagnostic check indicated that all of the monitored systems were alright. We drove the 70 miles home without incident. I suspect electronic throttle body connectivity as referenced in Ford's customer satisfaction program 13N03 to be the cause of this incident.

- Cranberry Township, PA, USA

problem #11

Jul 152015


  • 83,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mercury Milan. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle was having trouble shifting and changing gears. The malfunction indicator lamp illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 83,500.

- Waukegan, IL, USA

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problem #10

Jan 172015


  • miles
Was driving home on the expressway where the speed limit is 65 and vehicle wouldn't go over 55 with RPM's at 3000. All the while having the wrench idiot light on. Hoping there is recall because I can't afford a new vehicle or even for it to be fixed.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #9

Nov 052014


  • 76,000 miles


This happens with more frequency. The car studers when accelerating from a complete stop. Feels like the front tires are struggling to grip the road when the road is in fact dry and front tires are in good condition. Also tried to start and the engine started and then stalled. I had to do this three times before it started.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #8

Jul 062014

Milan 4-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
Battery died in my 2007 Mercury Milan. After replacing the battery the throttle body malfunctioned. Car would not accelerate and check engine light is on.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #7

Jan 222014


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mercury Milan. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 55 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the contact was advised that the spark plugs, the throttle body and the power train control module (PCM) were replaced. The failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- East Fallowfield , PA, USA

problem #6

Aug 052013

Milan 4-cyl

  • 152,000 miles
My car suddenly lost power and the wrench light came on, at the stop sign I shut the car off and restarted and it was gone. This happened intermittently until recently the car shutters and dies in rush hour traffic when you slow or come to a stop. It also loses power and accellerates very slowly. Now the wrench light is always on and the car surges when driving. I understand others are having trouble with this very issue. All my milage is highway miles as I drive 160 miles round trip per day. The throttle bodys are very expensive and a definate safety hazard as the trouble just kicks in at any given time and the sudden loss of power occuring during bumper to bumper is a safety concern. I have maintained my car and tried to keep it like new. I think the issue needs to be addressed and the throttle bodys need to be recalled.

- Waukee, IA, USA

problem #5

Dec 262013

Milan 4-cyl

  • 182,000 miles


While first driving my car from a standstill, I noticed the "wrench idiot light" on. The car seemed to buck as it went through it's gears. Also, the speedometer registered "0" at this time. Upon entering the highway, the car would not go into what I think is 4th gear. Several times, the car lurched forward and then throttled back to a low RPM, before responding to the gas pedal. Eventually, I could run at 55 mph @ 3000 RPM's, but it wouldn't shift any further, even when I went faster. At this time, the speedometer needle finally registered my true speed. A couple of times, the RPM's suddenly shot-up and then the engine throttled back. However, the car felt like it should have gone into it's final forward gear but couldn't. on local roads. It shifts extremely hard into it's gears. The whole time, the car's "wrench" light was on.

- Fords, NJ, USA

problem #4

May 232013

Milan 6-cyl

  • 94,417 miles
I was leaving work (5/23) on my way home when my car out of no where started to sputter. I pulled over and turned it off. I waited a few minutes and restarted the vehicle. It seemed fine so I drove it home. That evening my husband came home and started it to see what the issue was and it sputtered and shimmied again. Took the car to dealership on Friday (5/24) so they could diagnose it. I was informed that it was the coils and the PCM had to be replaced I am still without my car because Ford has yet to ship the part. It is my understanding that the PCM is on sales hold. It is now June 11th. This is not the first time my PCM was replaced. This is getting to be a costly situation and I need to know what Ford is going to do about this. They know there is a problem that effects the Fusion, Taurus, edge, Lincoln zephyr and mk and mkx, Mercury Milan and Sable.

- Plainfield, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 062010

Milan 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
My Mercury Milan, I started noticing multiple problems of my air bag back in 2010, that as I first start the car, that the air bag light on the control panel would be on, after about 15-20 minutes it would then go off, but now on all the time due to a module under the passenger seat. The 2nd problem is of my transmission, while in traffic, alot of stopping and starting, I noticed my transmission seems to slip out as if I'm in neutral, I've seen there was a recall or talk of it for this problem of some of the newer models, but the year for 2007, there is nothing for it, so this problem started well before the years that were listed, this concerns me as if I needed to move out of the way for some odd reason, specially while having family in the car, there'd be now way of doing so quickly if desired, and would absorb an impact of the 2 items listed concerns me as a consumer for "safety reason" specially when driving my children or grandchildren with me.

- Arnold, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 162011

Milan 6-cyl

  • 88,479 miles
Driving on interstate at approximately 75 mph on 11/16/2011 when vehicle suddenly lost power, engine still running but no response to accelerator. Fortunately there was minimal traffic and I was able to coast and exit the highway into a truck stop. Vehicle was towed to a station that identified a throttle actuator shutdown. System was reset but no other problem could be identified at that time. The same thing happened on 6/15/2012, traveling at approx. 40 mph on a back road, no other traffic, was able to safely pull to the side. Vehicle mileage at time of second incident was approx 100,040. Vehicle was towed to a dealership where the part to be replaced was identified. My concern is this represents a potential safety hazard were this to occur on a busy highway. There is also a hard jarring of the transmission when the throttle shutdown occurs.

- Little Elm, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 232010

Milan 4-cyl

  • 39,252 miles
Car always shifted hard at 2500 RPM's. but got progressively worse. Took to wayne Lincoln Mercury (where I had purchased the car new) they tested the car and said nothing was wrong. Brought car back at about 53,000 miles with same complaint they said it was a motor mount. Had it checked at local garage they said motor mount was fine.power train warning light came on trans started to slip trans fluid almost had extended warranty but dealer refused to honor because car didn't have 70,000 mile servicing done. Took to local trans shop transmission completely rebuilt car was fine for two weeks. Power train light came on trans started to slip brought car back. They rebuilt trans again. Power train light on again car jerked in reverse, back to tranny shop said it was slipping again. Shop didn't want to take chance with current transmission rebuilt another trans and installed in car. Week later same problem car in shop again.has been going on for six months.can't drive car at all.

- Sussex, NJ, USA

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