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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,515 miles

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2009 Ford Taurus engine problems

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2009 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 162016

Taurus

  • 55,200 miles

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

I have had this car for a few years. It had 32,000 mile when I got it. Since then every 6 month or so I am driving down the road at highway speed and for no reason the engine just dies and I have to coast of the highway to restart. It start fine and can't get it fail again. Next a few months happens again. This has happen about five or six time in the past 20,000 mile. This happens on open highway and citty streets while going straight.the dealer says no information is ever in the engine computor about any failure. 2009 Ford taraus 1fahp25W39G116813. Pease advise any information. Donald J. carson; 2357 Lincoln dr;, cicero, in. 46034 317-984-4949 sunset127@comcast.net.

- Cicero, IN, USA

problem #4

Jun 122015

Taurus

  • 108,000 miles
My daughter-in-law, carrielynn ball, was driving a Ford 2007 Taurus (108, 000 miles) from ypsilanti, mi to dayton, oh. She had on board her infant (4 months) and toddler (4 years). Everything went smoothly until they entered the subdivision of her parents. For no apparent reason, the car turned off while driving. The lights on the dashboard all came on. She lost power steering and was able to pull over and stop the vehicle. She was able to restart the car and proceeded to her parents' home. Her and her father did subsequent test drives to try and determine the root cause they were unsuccessful. She drove home the next day with no problems. She expressed concern to me about her safety and the safety of her children had this random shut down of the vehicle occurred in a situation where she could not pull over to safety. She specifically expressed concern about the one-lane traffic diversions that occurred during road construction along the freeway. She was concerned that stopping and starting the vehicle in this high traffic density locations could present a dangerous situation for her and her kids.

- Milan, Mi, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 012013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
My wife and grandson were entering the toll way via the ramp, as she merged into 75 mph traffic she increased her speed to match. As she did she let up off the accelerator but the car kept increasing speed. She realized that the throttle was stuck and started to pump the petal in hopes to free it. It did not free and was still increasing speed. She then in her panic could only stomp on the brake as hard as she could. Thankfully this slowed her enough to allow her to get the car over to the shoulder as semi trucks went by her at 70 mph. With the brakes on the car smoking like crazy she got the car slowed enough to throw the car into park. When she did the engine revved to almost redline and she shut the car off. She was very shaken as well as my grandson. She called me and it just so happened that I was nearby and met her along side of the busy toll way. She told me what happened so I went to the car and started it. It immediately revved to almost re line and I shut it off. The gas pedal seemed to work fine to me but would only increase the RPM's but not go below 4500. I called a tow truck and towed the car to sturgis Michigan Ford dealer. 269-651-7728. The service department is suppose to look the car over and let me know what was wrong with it.

- White Pigeon, MI, USA

problem #2

May 192012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
Ford Taurus 2009 engine stalled while going about 55 mph. Driver restarted car by shifting into neutral and restarting car. This happened a second time a few months later. The third time the car started idling very roughly while stopped at a traffic light. This time, a computer message came up on the message board. The car was taken to a place where the error code could be read. The error was a problem with the camshaft sensor position. Replacing the camshaft sensor appears to have resolved the problem.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 022011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 31,375 miles
While driving with cruise control set at 55mph my engine stalled. Smelled electrical wire burning. Smell went away, so I restarted the engine, and drove on. Took vehicle to dealer, where a tail light harness was discovered to be burned through. Dealer replaced wire harness, and replaced tail light assembly that had also been damaged (melted) by the incident. Vehicle engine has since stalled while in cruise control at highway speeds on two other occasions. Mentioned engine stalling to dealer. Warranty has since expired.

- Langley, OK, USA

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