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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,013 miles

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2006 Ford Taurus seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #16

Apr 042012

Taurus

  • 95,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact mentioned that there was a short circuit within the radio, which caused the speedometer and the windshield wipers to fail. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure for the air bag however, the mechanic replaced the windshield wipers and radio. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Country Club Hills, MO, USA

problem #15

Sep 292015

Taurus

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph up a hill, another vehicle in the opposite direction slid down the hill and crashed head on into the front of the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained head injuries and chest pains from the steering wheel. The air bags failed to deploy. The front passenger sustained several injuries. Both required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000. Updated 12/30/15

- Clearfield, PA, USA

problem #14

Mar 052015

Taurus

  • 97,000 miles
Air bag light on drivers side has been activated for about a year has been checked by a ase garage. They couldn't find a fault code. Cars is surging at different speeds during normal operation. I have had to put car in neutral to kick it down to normal speed then back in to drive mode while moving in traffic.some times it slams the transmission. The cruise control has not worked for over a year. Ase tech says the connection is worn and faulty. Ase tech says he could not get any fault codes for the surging in speed after letting it run for over 45 min.and test driving the car. Ase tech believes the problem is in the PCM.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #13

Dec 042014

Taurus

  • 78,800 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while attempting to depress the brake pedal, the vehicle accelerated independently. As a result, the contact's vehicle crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,800.

- Mantua, NJ, USA

problem #12

Nov 032008

Taurus

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the driver's side air bag bracket fractured and no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the air bag clips needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 50,000. ## VIN passed ## 2006 Ford Taurus ## mailed out 01/13/15 updated 2/9/15

- Glendale , AZ, USA

problem #11

Aug 012014

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
Recently started noticing a white powdery substance coming out of the area behind the airbag housing and running down the back of the steering wheel housing on both sides. With all the new data coming out regarding air bag failures, I am very concerned for my safety while driving this car. It should be handled/repaired by Ford at their expense. They know they have an issue with bad airbags and their customer's safety should be paramount!

- Loudon, TN, USA

problem #10

Nov 112013

Taurus

  • 160,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, he became unconscious and crashed into a chain linked fence. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a compression fracture and spine injuries which required medical attention. A police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Mount Vernon, IA, USA

problem #9

Apr 162014

Taurus

  • miles
My husband was just involved in a collision today in our 2006 Ford Taurus. He noticed a vehicle stopping in front of him so he began to hit the brake. As he coasted on his brakes towards the stop vehicle in front of him, the car began to automatically accelerate causing him to rear-end the other driver. We're pretty sure the car is totaled. Plus, the air bags did not deploy.

- Houston, MS, USA

problem #8

Sep 042013

Taurus

  • 66,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the passenger and driver air bags failed to deploy when the front bumper of another vehicle crashed into the contacts front bumper causing the vehicle to spin and crash into a rock structure. The contact sustained eye injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.

- Henryetta, OK, USA

problem #7

Aug 082012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 77,300 miles
Their is a pressure pad in the passenger seat to either allow or not allow the airbag to be active and this is not working the air bag is active all the time the seat can be empty and the airbag light will only briefly light up when starting car but go off right away indicating the airbag is active I had my niece in that seat and it did not deactivate and she is 45 pounds if you do not pay close attention to this you will not know you have a issue when your seat is empty the airbag off light in the radio cluster should light up and when a person heavy enuf to activate the air bag sits down the light should go off.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #6

Sep 302011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal was engaged without any response. The vehicle unexpectedly increased acceleration up to 40 mph. The vehicle then crashed into a cement wall. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained two broken legs, thirteen broken ribs and also suffered from other internal injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a storage facility. There was currently an open investigation associated with NHTSA action number PE12005 (vehicle speed control: Cables). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. Updated 07/05/12 updated 07/10/12

- Wickliffe, OH, USA

problem #5

Jul 192011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated the air bag indicator light illuminated on the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the clock spring assembly failed. The contact feels this is safety issue because the air bag would not have deployed in an crash. The failure mileage was 53,000 and the current mileage was 53,464. Updated 08/31/11 updated 10/31/11

- Traer, IA, USA

problem #4

Nov 022009

Taurus

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact was driving approximately 50 mph on normal road conditions. The "air bag "warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. In addition the horn was inoperative. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The failure was contributed to the clock spring. There is a massive back order on the required repair part. The contact was placed on a waiting list. The earliest availability for the part was February 2010. There were concerns of the safety risks involved and the uncertainty of the repair part. The failure mileage was 39,000. The current mileage was 40,000.

- Lawton , OK, USA

problem #3

Jan 172007

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. While driving 45 mph the contact 's vehicle crashed into an embankment, the vehicle rolled over several times, and the air bags did not deploy. There were no passengers in the vehicle when the crash occurred. The contact had photos and a police report. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was purchased in paris, tn. The current and failure mileage was 2000.

- Big Sandy , TN, USA

problem #2

Dec 252006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus that was involved in a crash, and the frontal air bags didn't deploy. The contact was driving on the highway at a speed of 65 mph. At the time of the incident it was raining and the vehicle slid into the rear end of another vehicle and a second vehicle rear ended the contact's vehicle. The contact stated that prior to incident there weren't any warning lights indicating that the airbags were malfunctioning. Three people were injured as a result of the crash.

- Durnham, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 182006

Taurus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,110 miles
: the contact stated that the front driver air bag deployed and passenger air bag exploded while the vehicle being immobile but running. The windshield was fractured due to the explosion of the passenger air bag. The vehicle has not been inspected by the service dealer.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

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