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Best Answer 4N1M4L , 29 March 2015 - 01:37 PM

Dealer will replace them for free. The letter explaining it should be on the way. Go to the full post


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#1 Steve Lee

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 11:00 AM

The left tail light recently went out on my 2010 MKZ and I've heard a lot about this being a common problem due to some fault with the circuit board? Has anyone repaired this themselves rather than replace the $350.00 assembly? I wonder if this couldn't be as simple as a solder that shook loose and could be repaired?







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#2 4N1M4L

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 01:37 PM   Best Answer

Dealer will replace them for free. The letter explaining it should be on the way.

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 07:35 PM

Yes, what a coincidence, I got the letter today!!



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 04:59 AM

Hi Steve,

Can you share details about the letter?

 

I also have a 2010 with tail light issues.

Left only lights the center row even when brakes are applied.

Right has all three rows on bright (as if brakes were applied) as soon as lights are turned on.

 

Thanks!

Rich



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 07:41 PM

Blah blah blah. Dealer replaces them for no cost for 10 years.
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Posted 10 July 2015 - 12:28 PM

My 2010 MKZ has a taillight out but I am told it is not covered. It is not the outer taillight, its the inner taillight portion on the trunk... Anyone else having this issue??

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 12:08 AM

Uh, that's usually just a bulb. Either climb in the trunk on your back, or just feel around and twist the assembly out. Should be less than ten bucks at ORielys.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 01:44 AM

There are no replaceable bulbs in that assembly.  They went to LEDs for the inner panel in 2010.

 

There are used ones for sale on ebay.picture4ui6.png



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 12:32 PM

Yes, they are LED to the tune of $400 for the inner taillight assembly... Not happy!

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 02:12 PM

There are working used ones for sale on ebay.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...ecf256a&vxp=mtr

 

http://www.ebay.com/...8fc5350&vxp=mtr


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:30 AM

Thank you!! Will check them out!

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 11:00 AM

Blah blah blah. Dealer replaces them for no cost for 10 years.

Hi, I just found this forum and this post. Seems that some dealers are charging for the repairs. Is it possible you could post a copy of the letter from Ford offering to cover repairs for 10 years here on the forum? It would be very helpful. Thanks.

 

Mike



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 11:02 AM

Yes, what a coincidence, I got the letter today!!

Steve,

 

Could you please post a copy of the letter you received from Ford offering to repair the taillight issue (or send me a copy if you dont want to post it)?  Many thanks.

 

Mike



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 02:35 PM

Yes, what a coincidence, I got the letter today!!

Never mind Steve, I found the info. For other readers, it is TSB 14M03 issued March 2013 and it offers extended warranty coverage on the taillights component for 10 years or 150,000 miles from date of initial service. What I'm wondering is did they improve the defective component? (let's hope so).



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 02:36 PM

Blah blah blah. Dealer replaces them for no cost for 10 years.

Nevermind posting the letter, I found the info. See my post above to Steve. Thanks anyway.

 

Mike








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