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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
125,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
2007 Mercury Milan brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Mercury Milan Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 102017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 178,000 miles


I thought I had a winter brake problem--the brakes become spongy, but only happens in the winter. I now believe it is happening after the ABS goes off, then they become spongy. Since it apparently goes off in the winter time due to snow or ice I had thought it was simply temperature related.

Pulling out of the driveway, I heard the abs go off as the car slipped a bit on the snow. Then when I was driving through the subdivision I had to stop and the brakes were very soft, had to take evasive maneuver onto a curb to avoid a collision due to suddenly very soft spongy brakes. After pumping the brakes several times they are a little better, but still not right and become spongy again. However, after driving a long distance on the highway the car warms up and the brakes seem to go back to normal.

My daughter was driving the car last winter at college and complaining about the brakes, but when I took it to the mechanic the problem could not be duplicated. Still, they bled the system and I thought it was cured, until another episode a month later.

Apparently this is very expensive to repair, so it looks like we're done with this vehicle! Thanks a lot Ford motor company-ugh!

- Georgia K., Wixom, MI, US

problem #3

Nov 162016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,000 miles

My daughter was driving this car out of town at college. When driving on slippery roads the ABS came on to stop the car. But after that the brakes become spongy and unpredictable. Much longer stopping distances, but with pumping the brakes they seem to come back a bit. Never lost them completely, but feared it could happen at any time. Took it to a mechanic who was unable to replicate the problem, but bled the system (assuming water in the lines I guess) and it seemed okay for a month or so, but another abs stop caused it to start happening again. Has never happened in the summer--perhaps the ABS does not engage due to our very conservative driving habits-- except in snowy/icy conditions?? Unknown, but due to comments here it must be the same ABS issue.

- Georgia K., Wixom, MI, US

problem #2

Nov 072016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

This happen 4X's in 2 months. I took it to the dealer and asked if anyone else had this problem? They had not heard of it and was not interested. I call the Ford company and they said they had no other complaints.

I then went to the web and found your site. I was glad to know I was not the only one to have a problem.

- Kathryn Ann M., Orange City, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 092015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

This is my son's car. I took it away because it is so unsafe. Just like all the similar cases on the web for this car and the FUSION - the brakes become spongy and sink to the floor after an ABS occurrence. They can be pumped back to normal after several hard pumps - but if the ABS kicks in the pedal goes to the floor.

Had the fluid flushed and re-bled - only temporary solution, until next ABS event.

It's disgraceful that Ford has not recalled the cars for this issue.

- James M., Sound Beach, NY, USA

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