really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,180 miles

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2006 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 302011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


The contact owned a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal was engaged without any response. The vehicle unexpectedly increased acceleration up to 40 mph. The vehicle then crashed into a cement wall. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained two broken legs, thirteen broken ribs and also suffered from other internal injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a storage facility. There was currently an open investigation associated with NHTSA action number PE12005 (vehicle speed control: Cables). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. Updated 07/05/12 updated 07/10/12

- Wickliffe, OH, USA

problem #3

Mar 092009


  • 72,740 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact was driving approximately 65 mph and attempting to utilize the cruise control but the feature would not activate. The vehicle then abnormally accelerated as the engine rpms rapidly increased. The contact had to use extreme force on the brakes in order for the vehicle to stop. After parking the vehicle, the engine continued to race. The vehicle was later taken to an independent mechanic where disconnected the cruise control cable. The failure recurred one week later. The vehicle was taken back to the independent mechanic who then repaired the vehicle by replacing the cruise control cable. The failure mileage was approximately 72,740. Updated 5/21/12

- Colchester , CT, USA

problem #2

Jun 172011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,981 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle continued to accelerate, although the accelerator pedal was not depressed. The contact stated that he was able to maintain control of the vehicle by shifting to neutral and engaging the brakes. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the throttle cable was fractured and the throttle body and cable assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 126,981 and the current mileage was 150,000...updated 04/16/12 according to the repair invoice, the cable was broken. The dealer replaced the cable and throttle body. Updated 05/17/12

- Woodland, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 082009

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph and approaching an off ramp, the vehicle could not be stopped. After depressing the brakes to no avail, the contact turned the ignition off. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where they advised her that the cruise control cable could have been the cause of the failure. The cruise control cable was disconnected. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000. Updated 6/4/12

- Lincoln, CA, USA

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