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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,468 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.

2008 Ford Taurus drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 052008


  • 27,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Taurus. The contact was driving approximately 55 mph on the highway. The vehicle began to jerk. There was no warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure occurred intermittently. Additionally, the vehicle stalled on different occasions. The failure mileage was 27,000. The current mileage was 28,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 122009


  • 11,937 miles
On 8/10/2008 I was driving at highway speed on highway 41north within the city of green bay, wi. As she entered the passing lane and a truck was fast approaching from behind, she quickly accelerated to get into the right lane and the accelerator pedal appeared to be stuck with the car now accelerating uncontrollably and at a very fast rate. Slamming the brakes had little effect as the vehicle was now accelerating. She continued to depress the gas pedal numerous times for a few miles until it finally released itself. She then got off at the next exit and called her husband who called and made an appointment with broadway Ford. On 8/11-14, 2008, the car was serviced at broadway Ford. They indicated to us (as detailed on invoice # focs207273) that they could find no problem with the vehicle and had replaced the throttle pedal assembly to be on the safe side. Cindy has never felt safe in her car since, but was hopeful that it was an once-in-A-lifetime event. On 12/28/09, he was driving at highway speed on highway 41 North also within the city of green bay, wi. He was in the right lane and noticed a car was veering over to his lane from the right entering from waube lane to highway 41 northbound. He accelerated to move forward and out of the other car's way and again the accelerator stuck. Once again the brakes did little to slow the vehicle since it was accelerating again uncontrollably at a very fast rate. After gaining some composure, he put the out-of-control vehicle from drive into neutral and heard the engine race and then back into drive causing the vehicle to once again operate normally. We again brought the car into broadway on 1/5/10. Paul cavaiani (service advisor at broadway Ford) called jim around noon on 1/5/10 to advise him that they were waiting on a call from Ford.

- De Pere, WI, USA

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