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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,645 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 052010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 68,389 miles


I have a 2005 Ford Taurus with a little over 68,000 miles. While I was driving the car began to speed up on its own and became very difficult to stop. I would apply the brake but the car would not slow down very easily and I was almost in an accident because of this. I managed to pull the car off to the side of the road and placed it into park. Even as the car was idling in park the rpms continued to go up. The car had to be towed to a local certified mechanic, who determined the problem to be the idle control solenoid. This incident was terrifying and I do not feel the car is safe anymore.

- Downers Grove, IL, USA

problem #4

Aug 152010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
At around 70,000 miles noted that the engine rpms would go up without acceleration periodically, and the car became difficult to control. Took it in, found that the cruise control cable was disconnected and after replacement the problem was solved.

- Harrison, TN, USA

problem #3

Sep 212009


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. While driving the vehicle began stalling intermittently. As a consequence, his risk for a vehicle crash was increased. A mechanic inspected the vehicle; however, since the failure could not be duplicated, a remedy was not provided. The failure and current mileages were 70,000.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 062005


  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the vehicle shut off without warning in the middle of the road. The speed was unknown. She had to shift into park and restart the vehicle. The failure has occurred continuously since the vehicle was purchased in 2005. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer over five times. They stated that a "ghost" was causing the failure and could not assist. The vehicle continues to shut off without warning. The failure mileage was 14,000 and current mileage was 62,000.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Dec 232005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 838 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle caught fire and burned. The vehicle was parked for over an hour prior to the fire. The fire department made an assessment and report of the fire and determined it could have started around the engine compartment due to the massive damage sustained to the engine. The insurance company investigated the vehicle and deemed it totaled in a written report.

- Garden City, NY, USA

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