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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,020 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2013 Ford Taurus steering problems

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2013 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #15

Nov 072016

Taurus

  • 71,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the power steering assist system malfunctioned. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V340000 (steering) even though the failures were identical. The failure mileage was 71,000.

- Kestone Heights, FL, USA

problem #14

Sep 012016

Taurus

  • 80,000 miles
Driving on freeway when the engine warning light came on and lost all control of steering. Had to stop in middle of road when a bystander came by and helped me get it to the side. Then had it towed to my house. Found out it was electric steering had gone out. Could have caused serious accident. Called Ford and they said there was no recall for my car. Will have it towed to Ford dealer where I will probably have to pay big bucks to get it fixed.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #13

Aug 012016

Taurus

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Taurus. While operating the vehicle, a loud grinding noise was present when turning the steering wheel in either direction. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the electronic steering gear was faulty and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V340000 (steering). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 84,000.

- Billings, MT, USA

problem #12

Aug 212016

Taurus

  • 87,000 miles

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

Power steering failed and caused vehicle to be very difficult to continue properly around a bend in the road. Simultaneous with this failure, the traction control system sent up an alarm and the turn signals stop working and the lever has to be held in place to make the indicators work.

- Buxton, ME, USA

problem #11

Jul 142016

Taurus

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Taurus. While driving 65 mph, the power steering failed without warning and the vehicle became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the steering gear assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V340000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

- Tuposky, MN, USA

problem #10

Jul 132016

Taurus

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Taurus. While driving approximately 5 mph approaching a stop. The power steering ability was lost and the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was turned off and, after one minute, started normally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering rack failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure also occurred five other times. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Jesup, IA, USA

problem #9

Jun 222016

Taurus

  • 84,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Taurus. While driving approximately 40 mph, the steering wheel seized. The electronic power assist, power steering, and service advance track warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 84,000.

- Sort Riley, KS, USA

problem #8

Feb 282016

Taurus

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Taurus. After starting the engine, the power steering sensor light illuminated and the steering wheel became extremely difficult to turn. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 52,000.

- Jefferson City, MT, USA

problem #7

Apr 152015

Taurus

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Taurus. While driving at various speeds, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact had to apply force to the steering wheel in order to steer the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the gear in the power steering pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 15V340000 (steering), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Hayti, MO, USA

problem #6

Sep 172015

Taurus

  • 48,291 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Taurus. While driving at 45 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the ABS warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the four wheel bearings needed to be replaced. The repairs were done, however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 48,291.

- Greenville, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 012014

Taurus

  • 58,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Taurus. While driving at approximately 25 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver and the power steering assist warning light illuminated. The vehicle was merged to the side of the road. The vehicle was shut off and restarted and then resumed normal operation. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the power steering failed. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V340000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,000.

- Clinton , TN, USA

problem #4

Aug 082015

Taurus

  • 59,203 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Taurus. While driving at low speeds, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver and felt as if it had seized. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the steering gear needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,203.

- Portage, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 112014

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
While driving down the street the steering wheel on the car locked up and wouldn't turn. The car gave a "service power steering" and " steering assist default" at the time of the wheel locking up. This is very dangerous because the car just stops where you are. It won't take gas or anything. This is the second time that it has happened in this car. I took the car to a Ford dealer and was told that the problem was a weak battery. I do not think this is the problem. I have noticed other Ford vehicles of the same year with this problem. I think this is a major problem and needs to be corrected before someone is hurt or killed by this problem.

- Clinton, TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 212014

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
While driving the car around a curve the steering wheel locked up. The "service power steering" message came up. As well as the " steering assist default". when this happened I was traveling at approximately 45 mph. I couldn't move the steering wheel at all. I slid off the side of the road into the ditch. It was like the wheel had completely locked up. Just so happen there were no cars close behind on I would have been hit.

- Clinton, TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 102012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 1,800 miles
Entering street from parking area, power steering assist failed. Warning on dash stated electronic steering failed. With difficulty, steered car to side of road. Turned car off. When car restarted, failure self corrected. Appears to be failure of computer control of electronic steering assist.

- Broadview Heights, OH, USA

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