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8.9

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$3.00
Average Mileage:
106,059 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. clean butterfly valve (1 reports)
  3. replace cruise control cable (1 reports)
2005 Ford Taurus accessories - interior problems

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2005 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 082012

Taurus LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

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

STUCK ACCELERATOR ON 2005 TAURUS.

IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU AND FIND BRAKING DIFFICULT TRY PUTTING THE GEAR TO "NEUTRAL", AND PROCEED TO BRAKE.

I knew something was wrong when I was on the highway at 55 mph and the spedometer quickly jumped to 70. I braked back to 55 but it happened again. I pulled the floor mat and pulled the accelerator back with my foot. Pulled off the road and while attempting to brake became extremely difficult. I put the car in neutral and was able to brake but the engine idle in neutral continued to increase. I turned off the car and using my hands manipulated the gas peddle several times; started the car and it was normal again. not sure how to fix.

- , Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #6

Jun 202006

Taurus SE 3.0L W/O Dohc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

This vehicle 05 Sore-AS (Taurus) started out around 06 as the accelerator pedal would stick sometimes and it couldn't be pushed then all of a sudden it would go like a bat out of hell from something freeing up. All would work as normal until needing to take off again now and again. Now several years later 2012 the accelerator pedal is sticking in the mashed position (VERY DANGEROUS)! The vehicle is parked at the time until it can be inspected for a repair of this also earlier model Sore-AS problem.

- , Rising Fawn, GA, USA

problem #5

Jul 012012

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

click to see larger images

accelerator gets stuck

This is what the PLASTIC part looks like when it will no longer hold onto the peg. Opened the cover and the cruise control cable was disconnected from the throttle. Looks like the PLASTIC part that holds the accelerator cable onto the mount is in bad shape too.

Hey FORD, this is DANGEROUS and could cost lives. Been driving Fords for 20+ years, but this may be my last.

Picture: http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/Joeboo0412/DSCF1169.jpg

- , E. Lansing, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 252010

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 267,000 miles

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

The acceleration is sticking,would increase very fast,hard to stop. Very scarey,Hard to stop. Did not do it all the time,but on occation. No cooperation or belief from anyone on the problem. Trying to find out if this resulted in my wife having a car wreck and getting killed on Oct.8th,2010

- , Dublin, GA, USA

problem #3

Jun 102010

Taurus SE 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

Wonderful car, no other problems except the A/C, and it's been in two major accidents ($3000+ to fix). But this is annoying. Looking into a simple clean and fix now, hopefully it will work and I'll be sure to update it!

Update from Jun 22, 2010: I researched it online, and it was just a butterfly valve near the air intake. Cleaned it out nicely and it isn't sticking! Search accelerator stick and it should come up immediately!

- , Monrovia, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 122009

Taurus SE 6 cylinder

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,650 miles

The Accelerator gets stuck and the engine revs up. When I try to brake the whole car vibrates. When I get to a parking lot and put the car in park the RPMs jump to 4. The car is not safe to drive. This problem happens every so often.

- , Lenoir, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 132009

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,765 miles

about one year ago my 2005 ford Taurus started to accelerate by itself. i was unable to put my cruise control on and had to hold my brake down really hard to get my car to stop, but the engine would still keep revving up because my breaks were competing with my accelerator. my and my dad went to go get it fixed and the guy switched the cable hook up to the accelerater and put a new one on. it was fine for several months but it started up again the only way i have noticed to fix it is by popping the hood open and connecting the cable back to the accelerator and then wait until it happens again.. it sucks!

- , New Ulm, MN, USA

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