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Honestly, there was a recall regarding brake light switch adjustment. According to the recall, the lights may not turn on when the pedal is pressed. It indicated that the customer was to contact the dealer so they could properly adjust the switch. (it must be adjustable, but no directions are listed in my manuals)
One other thing I know has been a somewhat common issue is the wiring. I have found that the yellow/gray wire was open between the brake pedal switch and junction box in right kick panel. After repairing the wiring in the kick panel, the brake lamps work and truck shifts from park every time. Check and make sure that is not an issue.
As far as the aforementioned recall, here it is. Take a look:
Recall 09V232000: Brake Light Switch Adjustment
Vehicle Sensors and Switches Technical Service Bulletins Recall 09V232000: Brake Light Switch Adjustment
RECALL 09V232000: BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH ADJUSTMENT
VEHICLE MAKE/MODEL: MODEL YEAR(S):
MANUFACTURER: Ford Motor Company
MFR'S REPORT DATE: June 23, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 09V232000
NHTSA ACTION NUMBER: N/A
COMPONENT: Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Switches: Brake Light
POTENTIAL NUMBER OF UNITS AFFECTED: 1357
Ford is recalling 1,357 M/Y 2009 Expedition and Navigator vehicles for failing to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." The brake stop lamp switch may be improperly adjusted. This may result in a delay in brake stoplamp illumination when the brake pedal is depressed. In situations of very mild brake application, the brake stoplamps may not illuminate.
Delay or loss of brake stoplamp function may increase the risk of a crash.
Dealers will adjust the brake stoplamp switch free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or before July 6, 2009. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332 or www.ownerconnection.com.
Ford recall No. 09C09. Owners may also contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
Let me know if any of this information is helpful.
Friday, September 7th, 2018 AT 7:58 PM