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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,757 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Mercury Milan Owner Comments

problem #9

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 #8

Dec 202014


  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mercury Milan. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle started to shake violently and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the front engine coil was severely burned. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 133,000.

- New Lennox, IL, USA

problem #7

Dec 092013

Milan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,344 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mercury Milan. The contact stated that the wires connected to the spark plugs overheated and transmitted an incorrect code to the vehicle processor. The dealer repaired the vehicle and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 82,344. Updated 09/15/14 the consumer stated the processor failed and sent an incorrect code to the coils, which fried the coils and spark plugs. Updated 1/7/2014

- Pheonixville, PA, USA

problem #6

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 #5

May 132008


  • 32,000 miles
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.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 142014

Milan 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Mercury Milan. The contact stated while traveling approximately 35 mph, the vehicle began to lunge forward without warning. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who diagnosed that six ignition coils, six spark plugs, and the DC computer needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired but did not rectify the failure. The approximate failure and current mileage was 33,000. Updated 6/10/14 MA updated 08/20/14

- South Pasedena , FL, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Sep 232013

Milan 4-cyl

  • 108,816 miles
Prior to the incident described the car was acting perfectly fine and had never died or been difficult to start. On the morning of Sept 23rd I got in the car I started it and it died immediately. I started the car again and drove for approximately 1 block and it died again. I restarted it and it drove a couple more blocks and when I stopped at a stop sign it died again. After this the car would start but would shut off as soon as I put the car in gear. Every time the car died the check charging system light would come on. The car was towed to the local Ford dealer. The dealership ran the computer which indicated the electrical throttle body was bad. When the dealership removed the faulty throttle body they could not find any damage that would cause it to go bad. They explained that it must be a faulty part. When the throttle body was replaced a code indicated that the mass air flow sensor was also bad. The dealership could not find damage on the sensor either and explained that the throttle body going out blew the sensor.

- Knob Noster, MO, USA

problem #1

Jun 112013


  • 80,000 miles
Incident occurred as driver of Mercury Milan 2007 AWD premier vehicle was driving on the highway at a speed of around 50-45mph. The car began to shudder and vibrate. Vehicle dash lights and engine cut out completely in the middle of driving, driver managed to make it safely to the side of the road. Car was towed to nearby auto service facility. Upon inspection the PCM module was found to be defective. The PCM module shorted out all 6 ignition coils and dumped fuel into the cone of one catalytic converter stopping it from working. Further investigation showed that the PCM module is a documented problem for a variety of makes and models of Ford/Mercury cars. The PCM module was also on backorder from multiple locations. The mechanic also made extensive inquiries about the current PCM module and the backordered PCM (with new drivers and programming). The mechanic was informed that placing the old PCM in the car would result in similar electrical components being compromised because of the faulty version of the PCM. Total bill resulted in $3600, gross safety hazard for the car shutting down on a busy highway. It is my hope that Ford begins to evaluate this as an issue and push it to the recall list before someone gets seriously hurt. Lastly, the back ordered part meant the car was not available to drive for over a month.

- Reston, VA, USA

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