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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,606 miles

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2001 Ford Taurus transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Jul 012002

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When key is turned to start engine ignition switch will not return to the number 4 position. Vehicle checked by dealer, who advised consumer that it is suppose to work that way. Consumer stated the starter blew up, the brakes were inoperative, the transmission does not shift properly, the windows were inoperative.

- Fort Benton, MT, USA

problem #6

Jul 012002

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While merging onto highway transmission lurches forward and does not allow gears to shift properly. Consumer stated was not able to accelerate, and was almost was hit from the rear.

- Waynesville, NC, USA

problem #5

Mar 142002

(reported on)

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was travelling when the transaxle warning light illuminated and began to flash. Vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was kept for further diagnosis. Dealer informed consumer that a new transaxle unit was ordered because the orignal transaxle was put together improperly during assembly and Ford wanted it for further investigation.

- Medford, OR, USA

problem #4

Apr 252002

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles

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

Transmission would not change gears properly, causing vehicle to jerk. Once vehicle shifts into proper gear, there is a clunking noise present. Driver checked under vehicle, and oil was leaking. Dealer said trans axle was not lubricating wheel and driveshaft caused the noise.

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 152001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that vehicle had shut off causing a car crash. Nlm consumer adds there was a loud noise when put in reverse and drive at times and goes into gear very hard, then the transmission went out in the vehicle while driving, dealer replaced transmission and worn planetary gears. Eleven days after vehicle was repaired, the engine cut off causing an accident. Consumer loss all power with steering and brakes. Consumer states there is a sqeaking noise in right front and drivers seat when driving. No problem found.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 052002

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the vehicle, I had difficulty shifting from park into drive. Initially, the vehicle would shift, however it was difficult, ultimately, the vehicle would not shift out of overdrive. Therefore, I could not shift into neutral to take the keys out of the ignition. I later learned that the shift cable snapped. On a one year old vehicle w/13K miles this is unacceptable. A similar problem occurred a month prior, where the vehicle would not shift from O/D into D or 1. the dealerships solution was to forcefully raise and lower the shifter through all of the gears. Shifter is column mounted. Thank you for your time.

- Crestwood, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 052001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When parked on inclines & shifting from park to reverse or drive transmission jerks & clanks very bad!deallership said that is normal for the Ford Taurus I find this hard to beleive.

- Evansville, IN, USA

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