definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 miles

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2006 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 132012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that his son was traveling approximately 20-30 mph when the accelerator pedal became stuck in open throttle. The driver was able to stop the vehicle by depressing on the brakes extremely hard. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer had not been contacted. The failure and current mileages were approximately 65,000. Updated 11/29/12 the consumer stated the cable became detached from the accelerator. Updated 11/29/12

- Marietta, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 012011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, there was an increase in the engine rpms and the vehicle jerked forward. The contact also stated that the accelerator pedal became stuck and she had to tap the pedal to release it. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, but they could not duplicate or diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.. updated 04/26/12 updated 04/3012

- West Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 202007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
My accelerator is 'sticking' this occurred after my cruise control quit @ very low miles. My accelerator will simply act on its own. It occurs either engage in gear or not. It is total unsafe in the snow and ice environment I live. I cannot drive it in cold weather conditions for fear I will wreck or cause an accident! the factory warranty is just off.

- Cassopolis, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 242007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
I was driving on the freeway at full speed. I was not using my cruise control. My gas pedal was stuck accelerating on me. It would unstick and come hit me in the foot, only to stick back again while I was accelerating. The vehicle was accelerating without my assistance up large hills, and I was required to brake almost constantly on flat areas. When I was at a stop light I placed the car in neutral to alleviate fears that I would shoot out into the intersection, and the car immediately raced to over 4000 rpms! I had to lightly tap on the pedal repeatedly until it finally unstuck and came back to hit me in the foot. Yikes. I am thankful that the accelerator was stuck at a lower RPM and not all the way down. I could have been involved in a horrible traffic accident. The next day the dealer determined that my cruise control cable had broken and bound around the throttle body (the thing that drives the accelerator) causing the accelerator pedal to stick. This could have been much worse! duplicate to 10295451

- Federal Way, WA, USA

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