really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,234 miles

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2001 Ford Taurus fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 202010


  • 118,702 miles


Car engine would not stop after applying brakes, car engine kept trying to go forward while I was pressing hard on the brakes at a stop light. Car engine would not stop, it would stop go, stop go, stop go, stop go while I was pressing hard on the car brakes had to change car lanes to avoid hitting the car in front of me almost ended up in the middle of the intersection. Had some close calls. This has happen before with this car, but not as bad. The engine light went on this time (never had a engine light before). I took the car to a car repair shop (meineke car care) and they ran their engine diagnostic tests and got a (error code P0171 and P0174) system too lean bank 1 and 2. there was air leaks in the air hose assy, replaced air tube assy, parts (yf1Z6758A and F6dz6758A), after that the car ran fine (for one day). I had a problem also with the car engine idle (rough idle), car engine would stop running at a stop light. (the car engine light went back on again). I took the car to a car repair shop (pepboys) and they ran car engine diagnostic ce scan and got (error code P0174 system too lean B1 and B2). They replaced PCV hose (elbow hose) that was leaking, (part yf1Z6A664ab PCV hose, lf 0019.5800 po 10332245.). after that the car engine is running good (so far). This may help in locating some of the problems with car engines trying to go forward while the drivers are applying the brakes. Need better air hoses that will not leak.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 282004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
On the date below about 8.00 am, I was involved in an accident with my 2001 Ford Taurus. Although it was very cold that morning the skies were clear and their was no precipitation at all. Roadways were clear for the most part. I was coming down a mountain road traveling to work when I encountered an icy patch of road that had formed probably due to frost conditions since it was very cold. When I applied the brakes my Ford Taurus seemed to accelerate pushing me faster down the hill. A slow moving truck was a head of me and I could not slow down in time. At the same time a car was in in the passing lane beside me since this was a four lane highway. I swerved an struck the car in the passing lane. There were no injuries. My Taurus had to be towed to the garage and upon repairing the vehicle I was notified that a fuel censor needed replacing at my expense. I spoke with the mechanic and he informed me that this part could cause the car to accelerate suddenly. My insurance is forcing me to take responsibility for this accident and the police has cited me also. I was not speeding as evidenced by the car passing me. I know my car had accelerated forward and I believe this may be a defect with the tarrus. One last footnote is that a car before me skidded on the same icy patch and had a more serious accident that involved an ambulance and fire assistance. This vehicle was also a late model Ford Taurus.

- Ebensburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 302000


  • miles
On several occasions the fuel system gauge floats, therefore not reading correctly.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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