Ford Exterior Lighting Tail Lights Switch


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Ford Thunderbird 1993
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Madison, WI

rear running lights that go across the back of the car do not light up. when driving in rain or snow the back of the car is not visable. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP6240PH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Contour 1997
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Lynchburg, SC

tail light inoperative. yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP6536VK. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Aerostar 1994
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Bremerton, WA

right rear tail light was inoperative due to a short within the switch. also, problem was intermitent. consumer has contacted the dealer. please provide any further details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NOT AVAILAB. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 1991
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 01, 1993
Location:
Stone Mountain, GA

headlight/tail light switch has been replaced 4 times and has been defective for the past 4 years.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X4MU. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1991. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPLORER 1991 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Taurus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 27, 2001
Location:
Metairie, LA

consumer received recall 01s08 and repairs were made, however recalled part has failed, causing no brake lights and causing vehicle to lock up in park. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP58S0YA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 2000. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Escort 1988
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 12, 1996
Location:
Marion, IN

when headlights are on taillights will not work. when moving switch tail lights will work, but headlights wii not. this is the third switch. contacted dealer, and dealer will replace switch at consumer's expense.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAB23J4JW1. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Taurus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 27, 2001
Location:
Metairie, LA

consumer received recall 01s08 and repairs were made, however recalled part has failed, causing no brake lights and causing vehicle to lock up in park. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP58S0YA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 2000. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Taurus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Fredericksburg, VA

consumer received recall notification(01v078000)and the vehicle was taken in to have the repairs made, however within the past couple of weeks consumer noticed the gear shift was giving him trouble coming out of park, consumer then discovered that the brake lights were not coming on, but when they did come on the gear shift would go into gear, consumer then took the vehicle back to the dealer and informed them of the problem that he was experiencing, since it was the same problem that the vehicle was in for back in july, the dealer stated the only way the procedure would be performed again is if it happened within 12 months or 12,000 miles, however consumer had went 185 miles over the warranty, therfore consumer was responsible for the charges.*jb

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Taurus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Winter Park, FL

consumer stated the brake lamp switch has failed 3 times, this malfunction causes the brake lamp to remain on permanently, consumer stated there is a recall, however it does pertain to this make and model.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP5522YA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Taurus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 12, 2000
Location:
Falls Church, VA

while in motion consumer tried to stop the vehicle by braking, the engine started to race. the harder consumer pressed the faster the engine raced. a recall notice was sent to consumer. (02v266) also, recall number 01v078 was sent to consumer about a stop lamp switch failure. consumer had a previous encounter with this failure before the recall was sent. *jg *jb *nlm

Mileage was 11071 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP55S0YA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 16, 2000. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford TAURUS 2000 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford TAURUS 2000 Exterior Lighting Tail Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Koons Ford . Dealer's city: Falls Church . Dealer's state code: VA. Dealer's zipcode: 22044 .

Ford Contour 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 22, 2003
Location:
Perris, CA

consumer called complaining about having problems with head light switch being inoperable (connector was burned causing no function to the tail light. dealer has been notified. please provide further information. ts

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FALP6531WM. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Taurus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2003
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA

the vehicle experienced the same problem with the brake light as stated in a recall that was issued, however the vehicle identification number was not included. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE PROV. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Taurus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 09, 2003
Location:
Montrose, CO

problems with brake lamp switch went out on 2000 ford taurus. *mr the brake light had gone out which was a recall item. the brake lamp switch had gone out again and the consumer discovered the vehicle would not go out of park into drive but was finally able to get it into neutral and then into drive (g2). the consumer was unaware the brake light was out, which was the third brake light switch in less than three years. the consumer requested a refund. there was noise which had come from the blower motor, and the fuel gauge acted erratic and the fuel pump was replaced. *scc *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP5525YG. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dealer's name: Montrose For Nissan . Dealer's telephone number: 249 4576 . Dealer's city: Montrose . Dealer's state code: CO. Dealer's zipcode: 81401 .

Ford Taurus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Location:
Tulsa, OK

the remedy for the foot pedal grease/stop lamp recall 01 v 078 000 failed, and the defect occurred. *ak the vehicle did not shift out of park, the brake light had become inoperative and the shift inter-lock was disabled. *scc *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP55S4YG. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 2000. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: gas. Dealer's name: Ford Motors . Dealer's telephone number: 918-280-5828 . Dealer's city: Tulsa . Dealer's state code: OK. Dealer's zipcode: 74136 .

Ford Taurus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 05, 2003
Location:
Tequesta, FL

the consumer was unable to turn the key in the ignition switch, and to shift the transmission out of the park position. *ak the brake light had become inoperative. the brake lights had come on and stayed on after wiggling the brake switch, it started to work (for 6 months), then on another occasion, the consumer's wife attempted to start the ignition switch and it locked after many attempts and was able to start, but the transmission was locked in park. *scc *jb

Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP55U4YA. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Ford TAURUS 2000 Exterior Lighting Tail Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Taurus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 06, 2001
Location:
Wheaton, IL

the consumer was unable to shift the vehicle's gear out of park. the mechanic had installed a jumper/resistor assembly on 4/6/2001, for a recall on the stop lamps. since that repair, the problem has occurred twice. *ph the was jumper/resistor assembly was replaced three times. *sc *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP58S0YA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 28, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Ford TAURUS 2000 Exterior Lighting Tail Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Al Pemonle Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 708 345 9300 . Dealer's zipcode: 60160 .

Ford Taurus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 25, 2003
Location:
Charlottesville, VA

brake light and shift interlock failure had been recalled once and 'fixed' in 2002; switch failed again and replaced again. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 49500 miles. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 03, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Dealer's name: Brady Bushey Forf . Dealer's city: Charlottesville . Dealer's state code: VA.

Ford Taurus 2000
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 02, 2004
Location:
Germantown, MD

make : ford model : taurus year : 2000 nhtsa campaign id number : 01v078000 recall date : mar 02, 2001 component: exterior lighting:tail lights:switch summary: vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals. if the grease from the adjustable pedal assembly enters the stop lamp switch, it can contaminate the contacts leading to carbon build up, and potentially, a short circuit. consequence: a short circuit could lead to either the brake lamps staying on, or to a loss of brake lamp function, increasing the risk of a crash. remedy: dealers will replace the brake lamp switch and wipe down the adjustable pedal assembly to remove excess grease. owner notification began march 22, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. after receiving the necessary corrective repair from the above mentioned recall, my vehicle has encountered the identical problem with the same symptoms. this is the 3rd time that my vehicle has undergone corrective repairs for the same problem. this time, ford and the local dealership said that i must pay for the repairs as ford has been billed for the recalled repair previously. additionally, my tail light stayed on, draining my battery to the point that a replacement battery had to be purchased. i would like to see the problem corrected so that i don't experience this every few years. additionally, i don't feel i should pay for an acknowledged recall problem simply because ford corrected the problem before, to no satisfaction. in addition, i feel i should be reimbursed for the cost of replacing my drained battery. apparently, ford will not take ownership of this continuing problem unless they are prompted to do so by nhtsa. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP55U2YA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 11, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford TAURUS 2000 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford TAURUS 2000 Exterior Lighting Tail Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Sheehy Ford Of Gaithersburg Lc . Dealer's telephone number: (301) 258-1015 . Dealer's city: Gaithersburg . Dealer's state code: MD. Dealer's zipcode: 20879 .

Ford Contour 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 15, 2005
Location:
Fridley, MN

i own a 1996 ford contour [xxx] that the instrument panel lights and tail lights went out on. there was a recall on this item (recall 99s14) back in 1999. upon bringing the car into an brookdale ford (brooklyn center, mn), they told me that they would fix the problem free of charge because it did not apply to my vehicle. i then called ford motor company customer relationship center. they told me that the problem was already fixed on my car (even though i never brought the car in for this service). they refused to help. even if the recall was fixed on my car, the fact that the same two parts of my car (instrument panel and tail lights) failed, tells me that the recall repair was not done correctly.*ak *js information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 105900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP6539TK. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford CONTOUR 1996 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford CONTOUR 1996 Exterior Lighting Tail Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Crown Victoria 2005
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 09, 2005
Location:
Accokee, MD

rear brake lights with light to moderate braking when starting to push brake pedal the rear lights come on. when you reach a point that you ease up on the pedal pressure, (even so slight that you don't feel the pedal move), the brake lights go off. the vehicle is actually still braking. if you proceed to apply pressure again the brake lights come back on and once again as soon as you ease up on pedal pressure the lights go off. i found myself sitting at stop signs, red lights, even in the middle of the road waiting to turn left with my foot on the brake, but no rear brake lights on. a new brake light switch was installed for 150 bucks with no change. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 8000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford CROWN VICTORIA 2005 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford CROWN VICTORIA 2005 Exterior Lighting Tail Lights Switch Transmission Type: AUTO.


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