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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Ford Taurus engine problems

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 122010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. While the contact was driving approximately 35 mph, the accelerator pedal began to stick and the engine rpms increased to 4,000. There was also a burning odor inside of the vehicle. The contact and front seat passenger attempted to release the accelerator pedal manually; however, the pedal would not release causing the vehicle to continue to accelerate. The brakes were engaged repeatedly. When the gear selector was shifted into the neutral position the vehicle came to a stop. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for inspection. The vehicle had not been diagnosed at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000. The dealer replaced the cruise control cable. Updated 09/20/10

- Raieigh, NC, USA

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