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NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems

2008 Mercury Milan (Page 2 of 2)


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,387 miles

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2008 Mercury Milan brakes problems

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2008 Mercury Milan Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Nov 232013

Milan 6-cyl

  • 81,500 miles


Vehicle went over a slight bump when braking and the ABS engaged for a second or two. The brake pedal went to the floor and had to be pumped very hard to get the vehicle to eventually stop. The brake pedal remained very soft and close to the floor thereafter. The brakes would work, but the pedal was not nearly as responsive as before the incident. The dealer found no codes triggered, replaced the rear calipers, added brake fluid and bled the brake system. The pedal was a little more normal and the brakes worked. The same thing happened again about 6 months later. This time the dealer said there was a code triggered that said the ABS control unit needed to be replaced at a cost of about $1,200, and the master cylinder may also have to be replaced at a cost of about $350. I did a google search to see if other owners of Milan's or tauruses reported similar problems and found many complaints about the same thing. This is a serious and expensive safety defect with these vehicles. Is there any hope the manufacturer will pay for the repairs?

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #2

May 162012

Milan 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
05/16/12 I was driving at 30 miles/per hour, the brake pedal suddenly went to the floor without any signs in advance, I couldn't stop the car. Luckily it was where I worked. I pulled to the parking, stopped it with the help of the curb. Checked on the spot, it seems low on brake fluid, we added fluid, pedal seemed fine for couple of months. On 07/31/12, two months after the first incident, driving at the speed of 50, the same thing happened again. Couldn't stop the car, the brake pedal went to the floor. Luckily there is a garage by the side, pulled in and checked. Finding out the mass cylinder disfunction. Spend over 600 got it changed. Now I am scared, don't know what to do" sell the car" ( which I cant afford now) or waiting to be killed in the car or kill somebody else?

- Forked River, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 022012


  • 100,600 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercury Milan. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph on a wet road and attempting to brake, the brakes failed to respond. The vehicle slid in the road until it came to a rest. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop where the contact was advised that the master cylinder was defective. The vehicle was repaired however the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to dealer where the master cylinder was found defective a second time. The current mileage was 103,000. The failure mileage was 100,600.

- Riverview, FL, USA

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