Ford Parking Brake Indicator Light


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Ford F150 1986
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 01, 1989
Location:
Greer, SC

frozen emergency brake lines.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTCF15Y6GC. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford F150 1986 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Ford F150 1986 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: MAN .

Ford Explorer 1996
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 26, 2001
Location:
Bloomington, IL

driver's side emergency brake line is too long , about 6-8 inches longer, and it rubs against and wears into left rear tire, almost into sidewall. this could cause an unexcepted blowout without warning, and could result in a crash. it was rubbing so badly against tire that it has begun to wear off name off tire.please provide further information. *ak consumer states cable appears to be to long and the plastic clip that is suppose to hold thecable away from the tire can slip down and allow the situation to occur, the tire had worn through the vinyl protective coating of the cable it also wore through the vinyl cable coating and had begun to wear away the inside sidewall of the left rear tire. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X4TU. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 27, 2000. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPLORER 1996 Drive type:4WD. Ford EXPLORER 1996 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 1994
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 01, 1998
Location:
Westerville, OH

i have received a copy of a recall #94s91 and the description associated with this recall is identical with the problem i have had with my vehicle since i purchased it used in 6/98. i contacted the dealer, and manufacturer, and i was told my vin # is not included in this recall. i asked why the recall list my vehicle year ,make, & model and i have the exact symtoms listed but i was being told again it was not included in the recall. i was told i would need to have the vehicle fixed at my own expense. i don't feel like i should be forced to pay for this fix when my vehicle has the exact defect listed and the exact year, make, & model listed. i constantely have to check to see if my parking brake is engaged because at least half the time it isn't because the pedal went to the floor without engaging the parking brake. i would appreciate a response back and any help you may be able to offer in this matter. thanks you very much. v. ron deliteris.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X3RU. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford EXPLORER 1994 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Expedition 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 31, 2002
Location:
Houston, TX

interrior light fails to go off, even with vehicle running. on one instance, it began flashing. this was very distracting and dangerous as it was at night. i was only able to turn the interior light off by pulling the relay. this is a known issue with 1999-2000 expeditions, but apparently it affects 1998 vehicles as well.

Mileage was 88000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMRU1762WL. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 28, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford EXPEDITION 1998 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPEDITION 1998 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Escort 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 28, 2003
Location:
Camano Island, WA

the brake light illuminated on the dash board. *jb

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Thunderbird 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 08, 2003
Location:
East Peoria, IL

the brake light illuminated on the vehicle, however the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. *jb

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

Ford Explorer 1999
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 11, 2003
Location:
Madison, WI

rear windshield wiper motor failed. caused loss of visibility through back window. rear power window motor failed. accelerator pedal vibrates on acceleration. (usually while merging on to highways) parking brake indicator light does not always light when parking brake is active. rattle and vibration from catalytic converter cover. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 72586 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34EXXZ. Vehicle was purchased on May 24, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford EXPLORER 1999 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 1999 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford F-150 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 13, 2003
Location:
Beltsville, MD

vehicle has a gap on driver's side door over the top. the gap causes noise inside the cabin of the vehicle while driving. it makes it hard to keep the vehicle on the road. manufacturer was contacted with no results.*ak the dealer installed a rubber sealer around the gap but this seemed to cause more noise. the radio, cd player and tv in the rear of the van stopped working. the rotors warped and caused vibrations when braking. water had gotten into the left side park lamp. the seat belt warning chime and light failed intermittently, the dealer replaced the module. *nm

Mileage was 409 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDRE14L32H. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 12, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford F-150 2002 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford F-150 2002 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph. Dealer's name: Hill And Sanders Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 301-949-4060 . Dealer's city: Wheaton . Dealer's state code: MD. Dealer's zipcode: 20902 .

Ford Windstar 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 06, 2005
Location:
Carrollton, TX

this is a 2001 vehicle. after warrnaty expired we have invested almost $2000 in repairs and things continue to break.*jb

Mileage was 42000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA57441B. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2001 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 2001 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Sam Pack Ford . Dealer's city: Carrollton . Dealer's state code: TX.

Ford Focus 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
July 18, 2004
Location:
West Hollywood, CA

my calipers have failed twice on my 2003 ford focus sedan. i bought it new in 2004 as a end of model year and have lots of brake and acceleration issues. my brake light comes on all the time when i am driving. the car won't accelerate and makes a loud revving noise. i have about 27k miles on it and the calipers failed at 10k and the second time at 22k. it was covered under warranty but the ford mechanics said they didn't know why it has happened. so the reason it fails has never been repaired but they replace the calipers. how they have failed to repair the brake lights from coming on was to replace the parking brake (but didn't fix the problems). the brakes make a squealing metallic noise and i was told that was 'normal' by the mechanics. after bringing it to the dealership over 10 times i was told by the mechanic to bring my problem to ford co. when i said the car is not safe and that i want it repaired or for them to buy it back they said i was 'doing' something to make the calipers fail. i was also told that they would not cover it under the warranty! *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10453 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34ZX3W. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 28, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford FOCUS 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford FOCUS 2003 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Kemp Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 800-256-7137 . Dealer's city: North Hills . Dealer's state code: CA. Dealer's zipcode: 91343 .

Ford Windstar 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 2007
Location:
Bennington, VT

vehicle was off and parked. smoke from under vehicle. disconnected battery to stop fire. fire at the connection of the abs computer at site of two 40 amp circuit connections caused abs system to stop working. abs and brake light are on all the time, speedometer stopped working, odometer stopped working. i have detailed pictures of the damaged part 2f1z-2c219-ba connected as part of 1f22-2c346-ac. code c1185 was present in the abs computer prior to the fire. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 132000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA51412B. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 2002 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Private Sale .

Ford Windstar 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Sept 15, 2007
Location:
Spring Creek, NV

i would like to request an investigation on my 2003 ford windstar van. my abs and emergency brake light randomly come on, for no apparent reason. i can sit and let my car idle, and the light will come on. this has happened since i bought it, and since i bought the car used, the dealership (ford dealership) won't repair it for me. can you look into this for me, and see if they will do a recall of the problem. thanks! the dealership told me if the light is on, then i will not have antilock brakes. this was a feature that made me buy the vehicle. please help me. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 94000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA514X3B. Vehicle was purchased on May 24, 2007. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 2003 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Gallagher Ford . Dealer's city: Elko . Dealer's state code: NV.

Ford Windstar 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2007
Location:
Columbus, OH

my automobile keeps getting multiple emergency brake and abs errors. the lights come on multiple times daily. upon researching this problem it appears to be a wide spread issue with ford windstars 2001-2003. the issue appears to be a faulty brake system including the abs system. brake fluid leaks from a faulty sensor into electronic connectors causing the potential for fires. there are documented cases where this failure has caused fires. *note please review the following website http://www.2carpros.com/forum/8-vt49767.html?postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=140 please review this safety defect soon! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 105000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA51462B. Vehicle was purchased on June 03, 2003. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2002 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 2002 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: AUTO.

Ford Windstar 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 11, 2008
Location:
Danbury, CT

i own a 2001 ford windstar and the abs light keeps coming on and disabling the abs system and the parking brake light comes on. is there a recall on this? *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2001 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 2001 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Ford Windstar 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2007
Location:
Winston Salem, NC

my automobile keeps getting multiple emergency brake and abs errors. the lights come on and remains on until turned off. upon researching this problem it appears to be a wide spread issue with ford windstars. i've also read that one person had a fire come from this issue. is there any motion for a recall. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA52483B. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 31, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2003 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Carmax .

Ford Windstar 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 02, 2008
Location:
Roanoke, VA

my 1998 ford windstar has broken both right and left coil springs. i've had to replace the transmission, my abs and regular brake light won't go away even after servicing. my overdrive light keeps coming on and staying lit for days. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA5143WB. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 08, 1999. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 1998 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Shelor . Dealer's city: Salem . Dealer's state code: VA. Dealer's zipcode: 24153 .

Ford Windstar 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 23, 2007
Location:
Palmetto, FL

both the abs light and the emergency brake light come on in my 2003 ford windstar once the vehicle gets warmed up. i have conducted extensive research after having a mechanic give me the code that the van is throwing (c1185) and found the following: the brake pressure differential deactivation switch (2b264) located under the master cylinder (behind the air filter) over time develops a leak. this causes a short and a fuse trip, fuse #10. this leak causes brake fluid to wick down two wires to the abs brake module (2c219). the fluid accumulates on the power connectors for the abs brake system which are powered by fuses 101 and 102 and are both 40 amp. the fluid attracts moisture, road salt and leads to a fire when the fluid and moisture act as conductor between the hot leads and ground. this switch has been the subject of other ford recalls, just not the windstar van yet. below is a picture of the switch in question. notice the fluid that leaked on the part below it. this switch will cause cruise control problems, speedometer, odometer and abs brake system problems. the issue of the abs brake light is critical in that the abs brake system does not function as designed by ford. the issue is caused by heat in the abs (anti-lock brake system) ecm (electronic control module) (2c219) module causing expansion of a large aluminum plate (heat sink) in the ecm which is attached to the ecm main circuit board at all points. the expansion occurs when the unit gets warm especially in the summer months and causes intermittent electrical connection in the unit because the fragile board is being stretched and malformed. the code most commonly scanned by professional mechanics is code c1185. seen by us owners as a yellow abs brake light. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMZA53483B. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 12, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 2003 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Battlefield Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 8664324702 . Dealer's city: Manassas . Dealer's state code: VA. Dealer's zipcode: 20110 .

Ford Windstar 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 10, 2008
Location:
Hawley, PA

i was driving along and suddenly the emergency brake light, the abs light, the traction light, and check engine light came on. the odometer, and dashboard fuel info system didn't work, the speedometer stopped working. the words "check transmission" came on the info screen. i took the car to three different mechanics and no one can find anything wrong with my vehicle. i was told that the car is fine and they can't find any reason for these lights to be on or how to get them to go off. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDA52453B. Vehicle was purchased on July 14, 2006. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford WINDSTAR 2003 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford WINDSTAR 2003 Parking Brake Indicator Light Transmission Type: AUTO.


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