Common 2006-2011 Mercury Milan Problems

Some of the worst issues 1st generation Milan owners have to deal with.

  1. Takata Recalls

    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…

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  2. 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…


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.

What Breaks

Years to Avoid

1st Generation (2006–2011) Milan Key Numbers

  1. 6 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 123 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to

  3. 24th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 28 eligible generations.

Recent 1st Generation (2006–2011) Milan News

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  1. 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.…

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  2. 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.…

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  3. 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.

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