really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 1
Average Mileage:
83,142 miles

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2005 Ford Taurus seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #12

Jun 142015


  • 137,000 miles


The contact owned a 2005 Ford Taurus. While driving at 15 mph, the driver accidentally depressed the accelerator pedal instead of the brake pedal. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver and passenger both sustained injuries that required medical attention. The driver of the vehicle suffered fatal injuries. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was 137,000.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #11

Apr 022014

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 51,600 miles
I got a flashing code for the air bags, the code shows that the clock spring is broken and this disables the cruise control and the drivers side air bag, this car has only 51,000 mile on it and this part should last for the life of the car.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #10

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 #9

Jul 042012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 99,500 miles


The passenger seat weight monitor to activate or deactivate the passenger airbag will not deactivate passenger air bag off light only comes on when you start the car and should be on at all times when the seat is empty or a child is seated in it.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #8

May 012012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
The passenger airbag cut off remains active when there is no weight in the seat so it will deploy when a child is up there passenger air bag light off light comes on when you start the car and shuts off right away with the seat empty it is supposed to remain on till a person of the set weight sits there to activate it.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #7

Feb 102010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
I was involved in a rearend accident recently on hwy 4 E in pittsburgh near the loveridge freeway exit. My vehicle was hit at a speed hard enough to throw my body backwards then forward which caused my face to hit the steering wheel. This force caused a head injury, facial laceration, facial contusion etc. And the airbag never deployed.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 192008


  • 60,000 miles


I was involved in a front end collision on the kenai spur hwy. The airbags did not deploy.

- Kenai, AK, USA

problem #5

Feb 062007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
Involved in a crash and the air bag did not deploy.

- Justice, IL, USA

problem #4

May 102006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #3

May 242006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 70mph on the interstate the vehicle rear ended another vehicle and crashed into a guard rail. The airbag failed to deploy and the driver's seatbelt failed to restraint the occupant. The driver's head hit the windshield and head injuries were sustained. There was a police report filed at the scene. The vehicle has not been inspected.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 302005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,600 miles
On October 28,2005 I was vacationing in hilton head S.C. I rented a 2005 Ford Taurus from avis rental at the savannah Georgia airport. On October 30, at approximately 10:40 am I was proceeding westbound on U.S. 278 toward highway 170. I was traveling approximately 50 - 55 mph in a 55 mph zone. At that time a 2002 Kia 4 door came off private property of the St. Gregorey's catholic church across the two westbound lanes. I activated the brakes and swerved to miss the vehicle however we collided. My vehicle hit theirs broadside at my estimate of 25 - 30 mph at impact. The impact was to the front of my vehicle to the driver's side of their vehicle. At the time of the collision, the anti- lock brakes on my vehicle locked so I was unable to steer out of the path of the Kia. At the time of the collision neither the driver or passenger airbags deployed on my vehicle. The driver of the Kia was airlifted to savannah, Georgia and her husband was transported to the same hospital by ground ambulance. My wife was transported by ambulance to Carolina coastal hospital in bluffton, S.C. I sent this information about 2 weeks ago but have had no acknowledgement of it being received so I am resubmitting it.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 302005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On 10/28/05 I rented a Ford Taurus at the airport in savannah, Georgia while vacationing in hilton head, South Carolina. On 10/30/05 I was driving westbound in the slow lane on U.S. 278, a four lane highway divided by a 40 -60 ft grass divider in route to beuford S.C. my speed was about 50 -55 mph with a posted limit of 55 mph. About 150 feet in front of me, I caught a glimpse of a vehicle (2002 Kia) leaving the driveway of the St. Gregory the great catholic church directly in the path of my vehicle. I applied the brakes hard, swerved to the left in an effort to steer around the vehicle. The brakes of the Taurus locked up and I left about 60 feet of skid marks on the roadway at which time I hit the Kia broadside at the driver's door. I would estimate my speed at the time of the collision to be about 25 - 30 mph. The Kia crossed the divider and two eastbound lanes prior to stopping on the South side of the roadway shoulder. At the time of the collision neither my air bag nor my wife's air bag deployed. My wife suffered injuries to her shoulder, neck and knee. I suffered injuries to left wrist and right upper arm. The female driver of the Kia was airlifted to savannah, Georgia for treatment and was still in the hospital according to the insurance company on 11/9/05. The male passenger was transported by ambulance to savannah also but I am unaware of his condition. I feel this vehicle and other models of this nature need to be examined. This information was noted on the accident form I prepared for avis rentals at hilton head S.C. on 10/30/05.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

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