Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 34 million+ vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in aut…Continue reading article "Takata Recalls"
ETB Puts Mariner and Milan in Limp Home Mode
It's been a long road for electronic throttle body (ETB) complaints in Ford and Mercury vehicles. It's been an even longer road for owners with ETBs that are prone to sudden surges, dangerous stalls, and being sent into 'limp home mode' whi…Continue reading article "ETB Puts Mariner and Milan in Limp Home Mode"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- power steering stopped working in the 2010 Milan
- rear led brake panel light faulty in the 2010 Milan
- door handles broke in the 2006 Milan
- engine stalls/dies while driving in the 2010 Milan
- electronic throttle malfunction in the 2010 Milan
What Breaks the Most
1st Generation (2006–2011) Milan Key Numbers
Mercury's parent company has petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to be exempted from the Takata recall.
Unlike the tens of millions of airbag inflators already recalled in millions of vehicles, the 2.7 million inflators have a drying agent (desiccant) called calcium sulfate used to protect the explosive chemical, ammonium nitrate, from moisture.…keep reading article "Ford Doesn’t Want to Recall 2.7 Million Takata Inflators "
Ford Motor Company announced it will recall 816,000 vehicles with dangerous Takata airbags-and-seat-belts
, including the 2006-2008 Mercury Milan. Each vehicle needs new passenger-side frontal airbag inflators.…keep reading article "First Generation Milan Included in Growing Takata Recalls"
Ford is recalling almost 1.9 million vehicles to replace Takata passenger-side frontal airbag inflators,
including the 2006-2011 Mercury Milan. This action in part of a massive new recall of 35-40 million vehicles from numerous automakers.keep reading article "Milan Part of Massive Takata Airbag Recall"