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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,237 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 172014

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 114,942 miles


I was driving through a parking lot on March 17, 2014 in the late evening. My foot was not on the gas or the brake as I was trying to let my car slow itself down when I realized my car was not slowing; it was speeding up. I looked at my speedometer and I was cruising through a parking lot at 45 mph. I then applied the brakes and realized the RPM's were staying above 2,500. At this point I started to panic a little since I felt like I was fighting my car as it wanted to accelerate and as I was getting closer to lots of parked cars and a building which screamed accident. I drove it around the parking lot with the brakes on hard and I decided to park it far away from other cars. Once in park the car revved up to over 3,000 rpms. After it did this I decided to shut it off. Thinking that maybe it would reset itself I turned it back on and it revved up once again past 3,000 rpms. I decided I shouldn't drive it anymore. The next day, March 18th, I had my car towed and taken to an auto shop, where they told me that it was the cruise control cable that became detached. They reattached it which hopefully fixes the problem. When I returned home, I found online that I was not alone other tauruses were having this issue and that a recall could be possible. I searched on Ford's website and nothing on my car had been recalled. I am sending a letter to Ford to see what they have to say about this issue. Hopefully this issue is resolved because I would not want this to happen to anyone else or to me again.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 052008


  • 29,532 miles
On May 31, 2008 purchased a 2004 Ford Taurus. A couple of days later I noticed that the speedometer was not working correctly. It was reading 50 mph but I was actually going on 40 mph. I took the car back to the dealer, which is not a Ford dealer. They tested the car and said the speed sensor was bad. Ordered 1 from a Ford dealer which took a week to come in. When the speed sensor came in and was replaced in the car the speedometer still was not working correctly. The dealer call the Ford dealer and was told that the speedometer needs to be replaced. One was ordered on June 17, 2008. Told it would take 2 weeks. I call Ford directly and had Ford look into this. Ford said they would expedite the speedometer for me. That was on July 15. Ford said they would call me on July 22 to let me know when the speedometer would be shipped. Just received a call from Ford to say the speedometer would be shipped August 6, 2008. The car when I bought it has only 29,500 miles on it. Ford said they would not cover the speedometer. I wanted Ford to tell me why it takes so long to get the speedometer in. Ford would give me an answer to that question.

- Elton, PA, USA

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