really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,825 miles

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2005 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #12

Feb 032016


  • 107,000 miles


I was rear ended at the intersection of howard ave, and kinnickinnic ave. The light was green there were 2 vehicles ahead of me not moving forward. My car was stationary with brakes applied than as I look up in my rear view mirror a Ford F150 rear ended me. (red and gray) I reported the claim to my insurance and his. I also contacted the St francis police to but they told me to file a claim here.

- Cudahy, WI, USA

problem #11

Dec 212015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the driver's side floor board was rusted out. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- 810-887-7880, MI, USA

problem #10

May 012014


  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that during rainy weather conditions, water entered the vehicle through the floorboard. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000.

- Henderson , NC, USA

problem #9

Jul 182014

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles


2005 Ford Taurus SE cleaned and inspected. Right front passenger side carpeting found wet with mold underneath floor-mat. Interior carpeting pulled back revealed thoroughly soaked carpeting and carpet mat/insulation. Insulation destroyed from the water and mold. Floorboards found to be solid and in good condition. Minor surface rust appearing on floorboards from the excessive moisture trapped under the carpeting. Water source found to be entering the cabin at the firewall where the ac evaporator drain tube exits the vehicle. Evaporator drain does not appear clogged. This is a known issue with the Ford Taurus from model years 1995-2007. Recommend recall.

- Corning, OH, USA

problem #8

Nov 272013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 159,263 miles
There are huge holes in the passenger, driver and rear passenger floor pans. The passenger side floor pan is completely gone - only thing that prevented the passengers feet from falling through was the carpet. The driver's side floor pan has a ~ 8" dia hole. The rear passenger side has ~ 10" dia hole.

- Paxton, MA, USA

problem #7

Oct 252013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 200,000 miles
On October 25, 2013 I was driving down the highway, the accelerator took off on its own (it was like someone else was pushing the gas peddle) and I lost control of the vehicle. I hit the fence, then the car turned hit the tree until the car came to a stop. My whole driver side is pushed in, my windshield is cracked, the trunk flee up, my rear view mirror, the outside mirror, and head light is off. The hood is bent and the engine was on the ground. Known of the tires were flat. The air bags never deployed. I hit my face and chin on the stirring wheel. My ribs are bruised and my face is swollen. I chipped my tooth on the wheel. My baby was in the back seat, the inside seats fell down. She was not hurt thank god nothing major happen to us.

- Atmore, AL, USA

problem #6

Nov 092005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 120 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that whenever it rained water would leak into the vehicle on the front driver and passenger side since it was purchased. The dealer was unable to determine where the leak was coming from. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 120 and the current mileage was 60,000.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #5

Apr 252013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
Driving in a neighborhood at 30mph, while going up a steep hill car suddenly accelerated, attempt to brake was unsuccessful, put in neutral and shut off ignition causing car to go back down hill into a building.

- Lunenburg, MA, USA

problem #4

Jan 032013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 112,600 miles
On 01/03/13 temperature outside was in the single & lower teens. I entered my 2005 Ford Taurus closed the driver side door it was frozen. I then let car run for 40 minutes blowing heat directly on interior driver door, I then tried passenger door seem to be ok. When driver side door became unfrozen I drove off, the passenger front door flew open, I pulled the car off the road, I tried to close door, still frozen. After 1 hour of warm up both doors finally closed. If I had a passenger on this occurring date they could have been ejected from front passenger side, due to frozen door latches. This problem occurs every time during cold weather. On 01/04/12 let car run to warm front interior doors to thaw out latches, exit car the door latches locked, car was running, keys inside, could not enter car, got extra car key to enter car to shut engine off, this should not have occurred. This is a major safety problem due to door latches freezing and not closing and flying open and doors locking while running engine to thaw out door latches.

- Stratton, OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 212012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
I was trying to park the vehicle but when I hit the brakes, it accellorated, then I put it in reverse and it went about 50mph backwards causing me to crash into 2 parked vehicles. It stopped when I put on the emergency brake.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jul 242012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
My husband was driving our 2005 Ford Taurus with the air conditioner on high, he heard a pop and then saw flames coming out of the engine. He was able to get out of the vehicle and call the fire dept. The car went up in flames. The mechanic said the fire started in the air conditioner. The car is a total loss.

- Lagrangeville, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 282007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,917 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. The contact noticed water on the passenger side floorboard. The dealer stated that water was leaking from the air intake heater box and the weather stripping cowl panel failed. The cowl panel was replaced. The failure mileage was 43,917 and current mileage was 44,017.

- Akron, OH, USA

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