really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,198 miles

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2006 Ford Taurus brakes problems

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2006 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 192011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • miles


Last summer, my car started to accelerate at stop signs/lights. I would be braking at a light and the engine would suddenly start surging and I would have to heavily hold my brakes to keep from accelerating into the car ahead of me or people walking across the street. When I was driving, my speed would sometimes accelerate and I would not be pressing on the gas pedal. These problems would only happen every once and awhile so I did not take my car in for two months. I also noticed that my cruise control would not work. The light would come on when I turned it on, but my car would not stay at the speed I selected. It would just decelerate in cruise control. When I took my car in to have it looked at, they informed me that I had a faulty cruise control cable that was not fitting properly on my car. It would catch on the throttle lever causing my car to surge. I had to pay $293.92 to have this fixed, when it seemed like a faulty safety issue that the company should have recalled/paid for! my friend recently sent me this article: bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/12/10657814-Ford-probe-widens-could-cover-19-million-cars it seems other people are having the same problem and this item needs to be fixed/recalled. I shouldn't have to pay nearly $300 for a faulty part!

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #8

Apr 282012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 178,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the brakes were applied and the vehicle did not respond to the brakes being engaged. The contact was able to finally stop the vehicle after repeated pressure was applied to the brakes. The vehicle was then shut off. Upon restart, the contact was able drive the vehicle as normal. The failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer had not been made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 178,000.... updated 08/15/12 the consumer stated the incident occurred again after the dealer made repairs. The dealer was unable to repair vehicle. Updated 08/16/2012

- Perham, MN, USA

problem #7

May 022010


  • 68,000 miles
I was driving on the highway at approximately 80mph with the cruise control on when I decided to exit the highway to go to a gas station. At the time the light was green so I maintained speed but slowed gradually. The light turned yellow and I tried to speed up a little bit. The light quickly turned red. I slammed on the brakes hard as I possibly could but the vehicle didn't seem to slow and the engine RPM remained steady. I managed to slow the vehicle to around 35mph before having to take an evasive maneuver into a busy intersection through a red light. I struck one car and it spun me around hitting another car.

- Grandville, MI, USA

problem #6

Oct 272011


  • 33,785 miles


ABS control module was identified at the Ford dealership shop as bad and needing replacement. $1,284 cost for replacement with 33,785 original miles. Without the ABS control module ABS brakes are not available in an emergency situation.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #5

Jun 012011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
Started with just ABS and "check brake system" light coming on. Escalated to shutting the car totally off while driving freeway speeds. Part of the driving was at night and the lights turned off also making it difficult to pull over and thankfully no one was behind me when it happened. Took it to Ford dealer in yakima and they said they could not get it to do that, even though it did it 3 times enroute and also when I left. Tell me what this is so I can get it fixed! makes the car basically undrivableand dangerous to passengers and other cars on the road.

- Yakima, WA, USA

problem #4

Sep 202009


  • 55,000 miles
I heard sounds like my brakes were scraping, so I thought maybe I needed new brake pads. Upon taking the wheel off, I discovered the brake housing was broken. A part of the casting was missing, apparently broken off. The lower pin that allows the pads to slide was stuck. The housing is slightly bent not allowing the pin to slide freely.

- Chesterfield Township, MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 132007

Taurus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Traveling at 20-25 mph, making right turn on wet road, brakes locked up, car slid, let off brake and pressed brake, and brakes remained locked, slid out of lane into oncoming lanes of traffic. Dealer states no problem with brake system, rear brakes need to be cleaned and adjusted with only 26,000 miles on the car.

- Minneola, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 212006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
- the contact stated that while driving on the road he heard a release of air coming from under the vehicle. The vehicle did not have any brake pressure and the vehicle began to accelerate. The contact stated vehicle was involved in a collision with another vehicle. The road conditions were wet. There were two injuries as a result of the crash. Updated 1/29/2007 -

- Independence, KY, USA

problem #1

Oct 212006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 45 mph on wet roads and depressing the brake pedal, the brakes lock causing the vehicle to slide. The vehicle was driven to the dealer who adjusted the brakes, however the problem still occurred.

- Villa Rica, GA, USA

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