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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,907 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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2008 Ford Taurus X brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Ford Taurus X Owner Comments

problem #4

May 152016

Taurus X

  • 155,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Taurus X. while driving 65 mph merging into traffic, the vehicle accelerated independently without warning. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed, but failed to stop the vehicle. The contact also stated that there was an abnormal burning odor coming from the front of the vehicle. The contact placed the vehicle in the neutral position and was able to slow down. The contact was able to stop the vehicle; however, the engine revved to an excessive RPM. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 155,000.

- Spring Hill, KS, USA

problem #3

Oct 162013

Taurus X 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Pulling out of gravel parking lot/driveway the brakes have locked up and the pedal is very hard. Goes away fairly fast and drives ok. Has happened three times up to now. Could cause an accident in high traffic area. I would appreciate any info on possible reasons for this"?"

- Paonia, CO, USA

problem #2

Jul 152013

Taurus X 6-cyl

  • 29,129 miles
T this low mileage. Most people who have this problem would think the rear brakes wore out not realizing that the failed calipers caused the problem.Ford should take responsibility for their defective rear brake calipers. This is my and my extended families last Ford product because of Ford's lack of responsibility.

- Cinnaminson, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 052013

Taurus X 6-cyl

  • 29,500 miles
The gas pedal and brake pedal are able to be applied simultaneously causing near accidents. The cause seems to be because of the closeness of the brake and gas pedals both horizontally and vertically. Since ownership of this vehicle, this situation has occurred 4 times. This vehicle is equipped with electrically adjusted pedals which brings the pedals too close in proximity to each other causing these near accidents because the foot unintentionally is able to apply pressure to both brake and gas pedals.this situation I believe is caused through the engineering of the vehicle and the cost to correct this problem should be born by Ford Motor Company.

- Estero , FL, USA

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