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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,280 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.

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2012 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #5

May 222016

Taurus

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Taurus. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle lost power. In addition, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The check engine and electronic throttle control warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Madison, GA, USA

problem #4

Nov 162015

Taurus

  • 29,699 miles
While driving in traffic the engine suddenly shut off and all systems shut off. The vehicle was in motion on a highway going straight. Had to coast to the shoulder of the highway and after a few minutes the engine started.

- Manchester, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 092015

Taurus

  • 10,000 miles
This car stopped while driving it 3 times since I purchased it in 2011. It has always been in the summer on a warm day with the air conditioning on. In all cases it happened while driving around 40 mph. It happened 2 times 2 years ago and once in June 2015. I took the car to the hines park Ford on 7/16/15 and they could not determine the cause of this car stopping. I purchased this car new at hines park Ford.

- Wixom, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 012015

Taurus

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that after refueling and driving at 40 mph, the vehicle jerked and then stalled. The check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the sensor in the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Saraland, AL, USA

problem #1

Aug 302012

Taurus

  • 3,700 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Taurus. While driving approximately 70 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and then towed to an authorized dealer. A diagnostic test was performed which detected no trouble codes. The failure recurred on two separate occasion and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The technician was unable to neither duplicate the failure nor locate the problem. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 3,700.

- Bolivar , OH, USA

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