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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,108 miles

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2000 Ford Taurus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Ford Taurus Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #32

May 072006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,469 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Taurus. The vehicle was taken to the mechanic to have an alignment done. Mechanic advised that the vehicle had two rear broken springs, struts and strut mounts. The left rear tire was damaged from the broken spring. There had been no failure before the alignment. The current and failure mileage were 76,469. Updated 02-01-08 the consumer stated took vehicle to genoa Ford for brake repair not an alignment. The consumer further stated the alignment was necessary due to the defect. Updated 02/01/08

- Walbridge , OH, USA

problem #31

Oct 032006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,500 miles
- the contact stated the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 had ABS problems. The contact found a recall 05V379000 concerning the service brakes, hydraulic:antilock. While driving at any speed and depressing the brake pedal firmly he felt a rumbling in the brake pedal, and extended stopping distance. He checked the brake fluid and it looked to be okay. The rumbling was also audible, the harder one applied the brakes the louder it became. He stated that there were no indicator lights prior to the failure. The failure mileage was 87,500 and the current mileage was 91,5000.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

problem #30

Sep 072004

Taurus

  • miles
Consumer states that he is having problems with the ABS. The consumer stated that when he was traveling at about 35-40 mph and attempting to make a stop, the brakes made a grinding noise, then after he pumped the brakes he heard a noise and the vehicle did not stop. He stated he has taken the vehicle to the midas brakes shop and was told that, the problem lies within his ABS. He stated he has only had the vehicle 6 mos and has been having this problem since he obtained the vehicle.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #29

Jul 272004

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,437 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When applying the brake pedal proceeds to the floor intermittently.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #28

Jul 292004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
My 2000 Ford Taurus was expericing a grinding noise upon braking during slow speed stops. Had Ford dealer check brake componants and they found that the ABS sensing rings were cracked. When asked why theses ring were cracked I was told by the service manager at ray price Ford in mt pocono pa. That this was do to" poor wormanship".

- Albrightsville, PA, USA

problem #27

Dec 212003

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,062 miles
Dealer replaced brake switch last April. On December 21, 2003 while driving consumer applied the brakes and brakes did not perform properly. Took vehicle to the dealer, and they indicated the need to replace once again the brake switch.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #26

Jun 272003

Taurus

  • 30,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer states brakes failed completely. Dealer notified.

- Southern Pines, NC, USA

problem #25

Jul 222002

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes will grind when applied most of the time, pedal feels spongy. Vehicle has not been examined by dealer.

- Birben, IL, USA

problem #24

Jan 012002

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes at slow speed there is a grinding sound and the pedal goeds to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealer has replaced rotors, but could not find a problem. Rotor replacement did not remedy the problem.

- Framingham, MA, USA

problem #23

Jun 012002

Taurus

  • miles
The catalytic converter has been repaired twice and is out again. The ABS brakes failed almost causing an accident.

- Middletown, NJ, USA

problem #22

Jun 012000

Taurus

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

ABS light on dash was intermittent for months. Tone ring finally found loose & cracked, ready to damage ABS sensor.

- Goleta, CA, USA

problem #21

Jan 302002

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
There is a malfunction within ABS system. While applying brakes there is no stopping point, vehicle will continue to skid a couple of feet further.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #20

Nov 282001

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
There were two incidents where while driving at low speed (10mph) ABS light turned on and engine made very strong noise. After stopping and moving to neutral in order to turn off the engine, the engine made even a louder squeaking noise. After turning off the engine and restarting the car all went back to normal. This happened twice over the last month and concerns me about what would happen if I were driving in on highway at a higher speed. The dealer tried to look at the problem, but did not identify it and does not know the source of the problem.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #19

Jul 232001

Taurus

  • miles
While driving at 15mph in traffic brakes went out and consumer hit another vehicle. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated brakes were bad and had to be repaired.

- Canoncito, NM, USA

problem #18

Aug 242001

Taurus

  • miles
When applying brakes at stop the car still rolled foward and when applying brakes there is a sound and brake pedal vibrates. Cotacted dealer and they haven't taken problem serious.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #17

Aug 032001

Taurus

  • miles
Took car because brakes were squeaking and vibrating during use, rotors were warped, vehicle was sold like this, also had problems starting vehicle. Took into shop for repair, when drove car next day, brakes were worse, when stopping at 35-40 mph brake pedal went to floor and vibrated alot.

- Placerville, CA, USA

problem #16

Aug 032001

Taurus

  • miles
Took car because brakes were squeaking and vibrating during use, rotors were warped, vehicle was sold like this, also had problems starting vehicle. Took into shop for repair, when drove car next day, brakes were worse, when stopping at 35-40 mph brake pedal went to floor and vibrated alot.

- Placerville, CA, USA

problem #15

Jan 012001

Taurus

  • miles
Usually if car hot inside, ABS warning light on dash stays on. Brakes seem to work, but ABS status light will stay on. If turn off and back on, may turn off.

- Goleta, CA, USA

problem #14

May 102001

Taurus

  • miles
While driving would step on brake peda, L but vehicle will keep going forward.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #13

Mar 302001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti-lock system brake light comes on, and brakes don't operate properly. Dealership is aware of problem. Vehicle was stuck in park, dealer replaced the brake lamp switch, a few weeks later, the ABS light illuminated, vehicle had no brake lights or signal lights, no window power, or radio and cd power, dealer replaced the brake lamp switch again, consumer states 3 days after purchase the alarm switch went off and locked vehicle, ignition switch has been replaced twice.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

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