really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,831 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Ford Taurus steering problems

steering problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2006 Ford Taurus:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2006 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles


When turning steering wheel, at times an object can be heard rolling around in steering wheel. Also, mileage light is not lighted. It can only be seen at night when dark out. This has been a problem for the last 2 to 3 years. I took vehicle to a St. Cloud, mn Ford dealer on May 22, 2015, to see if the problem may be part of the recent airbag recall. Dealer advised that there is no recall on vehicle and the problem may be unrelated to recall.

- St. Cloud, MN, USA

problem #3

Feb 272015


  • 87,000 miles
Approximately 2-3 months ago, I begin hearing a whinning sound coming from my 2006 Taurus after I started the car and begin to drive. The sound intensified whenever I turned the steering wheel either to the right or left. I believe there in a problem with the steering and I feel the steering system is soon to go out because this noise is getting louder. Also, during cold weather this past winter, the driver's side door would not close. On one occasion, I had to hold the door and drive. This problem is very unsafe for any driver. I contacted a mechanic regarding the loud noise when turning and he said it sounds like the power steering pump is going out and possibly very soon.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 182013


  • 125,000 miles
Noticeable variations in speed with no direct connection to gas pedal/brakes. This started within the last few weeks and I am fearful that I will not be able to stop when needed. Also, the steering wheel has a rattle now and the steering seems "off".

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 252006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 14,323 miles
After complaint to dealer prior to their inspection, and after, tie rod bolt and rod broke causing loss of steering control. No formal date of service was made except inspection the day of purchase. Three times driven and this then happened.

- Poplar Bluff, MO, USA

Not what you are looking for?