Ford Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch


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Ford Thunderbird 1992
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 13, 1994
Location:
Teemple Ci, CA

brake light swith burns out/failed six times, causing loss of brake lights/failure of cruise control and prevents transmission from shifting out of park gear.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP60T3NH. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 1994
Location:
Upland, CA

brake light swith failed. *skd

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X5RU. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Escort 1991
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 16, 1995
Location:
Shelby Towns, MI

third brake light melted down around the bulb, releasing smoke into passenger compartment. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP11J4MW. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Ranger 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 02, 1996
Location:
Torrance, CA

brake lights failed twice due to switch failure. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP62W0SH. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Escort 1991
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 15, 1996
Location:
West Trenton, NJ

third (3rd) light started smoking, casing around light completely melted, whole brake light/casing removed. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP54J0NW. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Escort 1991
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 15, 1996
Location:
West Trenton, NJ

third (3rd) light started smoking, casing around light completely melted, whole brake light/casing removed. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP54J0NW. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford ESCORT 1991 Drive type:FWD. Ford ESCORT 1991 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Escort 1992
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 06, 1996
Location:
Bensalem, PA

3rd brake light assembly started smoking while stopped.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Escort 1992
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 01, 1996
Location:
Peachtree City, GA

third brake light melted while driving.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP14J1NW. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1992 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Thunderbird 1993
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Oct 20, 1996
Location:
Redmond, WA

rear high mounted brake lamp overheated, causing wiring harness/ plastic housing to melt.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP6240PH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 1993. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford THUNDERBIRD 1993 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford THUNDERBIRD 1993 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Escort 1991
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 15, 1997
Location:
Fair Lawn, NJ

third brake light wires/bulbs are corroded, plastic casing going around light fixture melted, not checked by dealer. *ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford ESCORT 1991 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Taurus 1995
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Rockville, MD

high mounted rear brake light bulbs fail too frequently.

Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford F-150 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 20, 1996
Location:
Torrance, CA

brake lights failed due to a burnt switch connector.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX15N4TK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 18, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F-150 1996 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 1996 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Econoline 1989
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Milford, MI

when first starting vehicle defect within ignition switch will cause entire electrical system to become inoperative. this is intermittent problem. *ak sometimes vehicle will not shift into overdrive or will not want to shift out of first gear. air conditoner failed. power window malfunctions. brake light inoperable. cruise control malfunctions. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMEE11N3KH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford ECONOLINE 1989 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford ECONOLINE 1989 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford F350 1999
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Tracy City, TN

high mounted stop lamp excluded during assembly.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDSF35S2XE. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 19, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford F350 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford F350 1999 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Transmission Type: MAN .

Ford Mustang 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 12, 1998
Location:
Richmond, TX

brake light switch failed.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP404XSF. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1994. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford MUSTANG 1995 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Ford MUSTANG 1995 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Transmission Type: MAN .

Ford Taurus 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 23, 1998
Location:
Yorklyn, DE

brake light switch wiring came apart causing the gear shift lever to stick into parked gear and brake lights to become inoperable.

Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 1999
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Boca Ration, FL

the location of the third brake light is too high, and does not have the same visual impact as a more eye level location would have. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford EXPLORER 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Explorer 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 26, 1999
Location:
Kent, WA

brake lights are unreliable and could lead to a collision. in particular, the brake lights may not work during gentle braking or when stopped with foot still on brake pedal. free pedal height is 4.75 inches, brake lights come on at 4.625 inches, go off when any pressure is released above 4 inches. as you can see, anytime the brake pedal comes up between 4 and 4.625 inches, such as when letting up slightly to make a smooth stop, the brake lights are off. i often find myself sitting at stops with my foot on the brake and no brake lights, a very hazardous condition. dealer has replaced switch twice, all three switches exhibit same behavior. on last replacement, dealer said they checked several other explorers, they all do the same.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU34E0XZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPLORER 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Escort 1995
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 01, 1997
Location:
Leominster, MA

since we bought this used program vehicle, we have had to replace the tires at least 4-5 times, the back top brake light numerous times (fuse) the brakes at least twice and when my son was hit during the winter the airbags did not deploy and he had back injuries his passenger had chest pains from the seat belts, we did replace the timing belt this year and than in july the engine stopped working and the mechanic (pride auto) stated that the engine was damaged this occured while driving appx. 25 hrs per mile. the dealership refused to help us stating that we got 99,000 miles out of it. we are voluntarily returning the vehicle, they are giving us a hard time about it.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FASP14J8SW. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford ESCORT 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Taurus 1996
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Palm Coast, FL

rotors and pads have been replaced with no change to the shaking. very violent at highway speeds.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP57UXTA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 1995. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford TAURUS 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.


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