2008 Mercury Milan engine NHTSA complaints: Engine

NHTSA — Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,264 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Mercury Milan engine problems

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2008 Mercury Milan Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 252016


  • 93,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Mercury Milan. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle shook, jerked, and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #7

Jan 282016


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercury Milan. While attempting to go uphill in the vehicle, the vehicle stalled and several warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. When the contact restarted the vehicle, all of the electrical functions worked. When the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle failed to move. The contact stated that the vehicle was restarted and able to drive; however, the check engine remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Damascus, OR, USA

problem #6

Jul 152014

Milan 6-cyl

  • 88,500 miles
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.

- Salem, MA, USA

problem #5

Jun 132014


  • 110,816 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Mercury Milan. The contact stated that whiled driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact mentioned that check engine and battery warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 110,816.

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #4

Jun 022014

Milan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Mercury Milan. The contact stated while driving at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the throttle was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of problem. The approximate failure mileage was 12,000. Updated 8/11/14

- Madison, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 302013

Milan 4-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
No matter if cold or hot, going forward or backward, engine surges. Better have foot on brake hard to keep from surging uncontrollable. Hold on for dear life.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 012013

Milan 4-cyl

  • 76,800 miles
Upon putting vehicle in reverse the throttle increased on its own reaching nearly 6K rpms, by quickly placing the shift lever in neutral and applying the brake I was able to avoid a collision. Restarted the car engine light was on as well as the maintenance light, after checking for codes 2110 was present, cylinder 3 had misfired. Drove the car home it was fine. Drove the car for a week with 2 more of the same incidents (increased acceleration with out pushing the pedal) while driving. On 10/14/13 while at a stop light the car increased the throttle on its own to 6K rpms and upon release of the brake my tires broke loose and began to squeal again I was able to control the car by shifting in to neutral and the rpms settled at 600, I shifted back into drive and it has been fine for 2 days. After little research it seems like this is a common issue (google search) the electronic throttle body is malfunctioning at random mileage ranges and without warning in both the Mercury Milan and Ford Fusion. I am highly concerned that a replacement part would not even fix the vehicle. Its not safe to drive and people need to be warned, might be like Toyota incident.

- Lino Lakes, MN, USA

problem #1

Sep 062013


  • 95,000 miles
After replacing my car battery, the service light for the throttle body transmission came on. When I went to drive off there was no engine power.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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