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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,533 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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2005 Ford Taurus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 172005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I bought a 2005 Ford Taurus on Nov, 29, 2005. Approx.. 1 month after buying it, the brakes began to squeak. It has cut out when going up a hill, and it lunges forward slightly when parking and taking the key out of the ignition. I have been to the dealer I bought it from 2 times. They say the brake problem came from manufacturing with the 2005 model and that they did not find any other problems as I have described. They say there is nothing they can do about the squeak of the brakes, that it was Ford Motor Company's fault for putting the brakes on that they did.

- Hiawatha , IA, USA

problem #2

Oct 302005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,600 miles
On October 28,2005 I was vacationing in hilton head S.C. I rented a 2005 Ford Taurus from avis rental at the savannah Georgia airport. On October 30, at approximately 10:40 am I was proceeding westbound on U.S. 278 toward highway 170. I was traveling approximately 50 - 55 mph in a 55 mph zone. At that time a 2002 Kia 4 door came off private property of the St. Gregorey's catholic church across the two westbound lanes. I activated the brakes and swerved to miss the vehicle however we collided. My vehicle hit theirs broadside at my estimate of 25 - 30 mph at impact. The impact was to the front of my vehicle to the driver's side of their vehicle. At the time of the collision, the anti- lock brakes on my vehicle locked so I was unable to steer out of the path of the Kia. At the time of the collision neither the driver or passenger airbags deployed on my vehicle. The driver of the Kia was airlifted to savannah, Georgia and her husband was transported to the same hospital by ground ambulance. My wife was transported by ambulance to Carolina coastal hospital in bluffton, S.C. I sent this information about 2 weeks ago but have had no acknowledgement of it being received so I am resubmitting it.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 302005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On 10/28/05 I rented a Ford Taurus at the airport in savannah, Georgia while vacationing in hilton head, South Carolina. On 10/30/05 I was driving westbound in the slow lane on U.S. 278, a four lane highway divided by a 40 -60 ft grass divider in route to beuford S.C. my speed was about 50 -55 mph with a posted limit of 55 mph. About 150 feet in front of me, I caught a glimpse of a vehicle (2002 Kia) leaving the driveway of the St. Gregory the great catholic church directly in the path of my vehicle. I applied the brakes hard, swerved to the left in an effort to steer around the vehicle. The brakes of the Taurus locked up and I left about 60 feet of skid marks on the roadway at which time I hit the Kia broadside at the driver's door. I would estimate my speed at the time of the collision to be about 25 - 30 mph. The Kia crossed the divider and two eastbound lanes prior to stopping on the South side of the roadway shoulder. At the time of the collision neither my air bag nor my wife's air bag deployed. My wife suffered injuries to her shoulder, neck and knee. I suffered injuries to left wrist and right upper arm. The female driver of the Kia was airlifted to savannah, Georgia for treatment and was still in the hospital according to the insurance company on 11/9/05. The male passenger was transported by ambulance to savannah also but I am unaware of his condition. I feel this vehicle and other models of this nature need to be examined. This information was noted on the accident form I prepared for avis rentals at hilton head S.C. on 10/30/05.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

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