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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
15 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,208 miles

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2005 Ford Taurus engine problems

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2005 Ford Taurus Owner Comments (Page 7 of 24)

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problem #354

Oct 222013

Taurus

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns 2005 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently. The contact also mentioned that the accelerator pedal sank to the floor. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 40,000.

- West Hills, CA, USA

problem #353

Oct 222013

Taurus

  • 83,000 miles
Engine starts to race up to 4, 000 RPM making it extremely hard to stop. Had to swerve to avoid hitting car in front of me. When trying to decelerate the car continues to climb in RPM. Seams like the gas pedal is staying depressed.

- Natick , MA, USA

problem #352

Oct 112013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Earlier in the week, the accelerator pedal on my 2005 Ford Taurus got stuck and would not function. Hitting the brakes slowed the car. When car was put in neutral, the engine raced. I immediately took it to a repair shop and they could not replicate the problem. It worked fine for a few more days, but happened again yesterday.

- Mt Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #351

Sep 192013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 61,579 miles

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

On occasions, the acceleration (level) does not stop once I take my foot off the accelerator. I have to put the car in neutral gear and pump the pedal once or twice. So far, I have been able to do so; I have not needed to turn off the car while the engine is revved up.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #350

Dec 012012

Taurus

  • 66,735 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal became stuck to the floorboard numerous, times. The contact was able to avoid previous crashes by shifting the gear into neutral to release the accelerator pedal however, he recently crashed into the rear of another vehicle because he was unable to release the accelerator pedal. There was no injury report. The contact stated that the mechanic replaced the throttle position sensor, but the failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,735 and the current mileage was 146,924.

- Wyoming , WV, USA

problem #349

Sep 042013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 172,000 miles
My daughter was driving and the engine went to 4,000 rpms without applying the gas pedal and stayed at 4,000 rpms after she applied the brake, stopped, and put in park. Turned off the engine and restarted moments later with same result. The next day it started and drove with no problem. I found the cruise control cable was detached from its post and I reattached. Now we know why we didn't have cruise control. She was a bit shaken by the experience.

- Jackson, WI, USA

problem #348

Sep 092013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles

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

The gas pedal on my 2005 Ford Taurus got stuck and caused acceleration even as I broke fully. This could have easily caused an accident had I been behind another car. I had to turn the car off for it to fix and it felt like it was going to happen again. This is unacceptable the Ford Taurus is a horrible car and should be recalled.

- Old Bridge, NJ, USA

problem #347

Apr 112013

Taurus

  • 110,239 miles
At low and higher speeds the gas petal gets stuck and the engine revs high. I have to press the gas petal down sometimes more than once to get it unstuck.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #346

Aug 272013

Taurus

  • 79,250 miles
Vehicle accelerates on own. This usually occurs at speeds of 20-35 mph. Rmps also surge significantly. It is difficult to bring the vehicle to a stop when this occurs. The problem is intermittent.

- Camillus, NY, USA

problem #345

Sep 042013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
I was braking to pull into my driveway, and all of a sudden the car's RPM went from normal up to 4500 rpms. When I would press the brake, the car would not slow down, it kept accelerating. I finally put the car into neutral and was able to stop the vehicle.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #344

Sep 012013

Taurus

  • 65,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle accelerated without manual force. The failure recurred twice. The contact was able to stop the vehicle by applying the brakes. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Saint Michael , MN, USA

problem #343

Aug 132013

Taurus

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vehicle began to accelerate independently. The contact applied the brakes however, the vehicle reached 40 mph. Two weeks later the failure recurred. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 106,000.

- Goodrich, MI, USA

problem #342

Jun 172012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 99,950 miles
My wife and I were out driving our 2005 Ford Taurus when the car started accelerating on it's own. I was trying to brake and the car continued to increase in speed. I wasn't using the cruise control at the time, I seldom do, but the cruise control doe's work though. I finally had to break hard and put it into neutral to get it stopped and the engine RPM's were going really high, between 4000-5000 RPM's. the vehicle has done this numerous times since and is highly dangerous! my wife is afraid of the vehicle and don't even want to drive it! this is a very serious safety issue and seems to be a problem for most of Ford Taurus owners on this web site in this year range of Ford Taurus vehicles. A safety recall should be established so that Ford can correct this very dangerous problem. Please don't wait until someone is killed before you do something about it. Thanks in advance!

- Roseboro, NC, USA

problem #341

Jul 122013

Taurus

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the vehicle accelerated without manual force. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was stated that the accelerator wiring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the problem persisted. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Derby , CT, USA

problem #340

Mar 152013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Slowing from highway speed had difficulty slowing, tachometer reading 2400rpm, continued braking slowed the vehicle. At a stop, took car out of gear, engine revved up, tapped accelerator then rpms dropped to 700rpm. Second occurrence happened 3 weeks later in local traffic. Speed without touching accelerator about 40mph at 2400rpm, tapping accelerator petal recovered control. No incidences since but cruise control is now non functional (related?)

- Phillipsburg, NJ, USA

problem #339

Apr 252013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 82,450 miles
Accelerator starts sticking at 65 mph and continue to accelerate. Cruise control stopped working at the same time.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #338

Jul 122013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
The accelerator got stuck while driving. After applying the brake the car was still accelerating and was pulling forward. I put the car in park and revved the engine to try and disengage the accelerator. I put it back in drive and it jerked forward and was still stuck. It finally became un-stuck. This has happened several times since. Ford shows no recalls on my year only 2000-2003 models.

- Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #337

Jan 152012

Taurus

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle accelerated without manual force on several separate occassions. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Luther, OK, USA

problem #336

May 152013

Taurus

  • 108,000 miles
My daughter's 2005 Ford Taurus started to surge with a stuck throttle at various speeds; still happening from time to time; we are very worried about this; we can share more details if needed. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Collierville, TN, USA

problem #335

Jul 122013

Taurus

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning. The contact was able to stop the vehicle by applying the brakes. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. The contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer or local mechanic for diagnostic testing or repairs. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Livonia, MI, USA

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