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Average Mileage:
116,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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2005 Ford Taurus engine problems

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2005 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 182009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 195,000 miles


I have had the car at the machanic's 3 separate times. He has rid me of the engine light going on & replaced the fuel injection, but, alas it still dies when the weather is 30 degrees or below. Once it warms up the car will start fine & keep going all day. When

this first started, I was going 60 mph on the expressway when it just died. This can be very dangerous. Now it seems to just happen when its cold. What is the significance?

Update from Feb 11, 2010: mileage on my car in 129,000 (corrected). Changed temperature gage, worked for the morning, but, by nite fall the

car died again while driving. What is the problem?????

- , Dallas, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 032007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

Car stopped starting normally when I start it for the first time each day (coincidentally this started around the time the cold weather kicked in). The car ignition will turn the car on normally, but then stall and turn off within a second. The second time I turn the ignition, it starts normally. This problem is getting progressively worse, but my mechanic feels there isn't enough evidence for what is going on to fix it yet. Once started for the day, it runs fine, but I'm afraid I'll get stranded somewhere when it finally quits. I'll keep you updated when I finally get it looked at/hopefully fixed.

- , Groton, MA, USA

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