hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,754 miles

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2008 Ford Taurus fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 202007


  • 59,252 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that a fuel odor emitted from the vehicle after it was refueled. In addition, the contact mentioned that he observed fuel leaking from the vehicle and the failure recurred when the fuel tank was full. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump sending unit assembly fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,252. Updated 02/18/16

- Malone, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 182015


  • 150,000 miles
Purchased vehicle in Feb 2010. Driven to take children to and from school and back home approx total mileage round trip daily is 6 miles at most. First instance happened when approaching a stop sign and slowing down by pressing the brake but the motor accelerated rpms instead as if I were pressing the gas. Lasted few seconds and began doing as it should. Next instant happened couple months later when pressing the brake to stop after returning home from taking children to school. Tried to stop in my driveway when I reached the house and the motor accelerated instead and had to turn the switch off to make it stop making the acceleration noise. This has happened several times with each time a little more intense. Most recently, while taking my son to a travelball tournament I slowed to stop at a stop sign and it briefly revved the motor. When I tried to start going again it took a second for the car to actually go, then began running normal. Few miles down the road traveling about 45 miles per hour all of a sudden lost all ability to control the vehicle when the motor began accelerating but car slowing down as if it had been knocked out of gear. The difference was it was still in gear and pressing the brake did nothing and steering became very difficult. Managed to get off the road and stopped then it just started driving normal again. Proceeded to drive to destination and slowed to turn right at intersection with oncoming traffic when car did the same thing again. That was a month ago and has not done it since.

- Temple, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 12,010 miles
On wed. Aug, 1, 2012, I was driving on the expressway, the accelerator pedal on my 2008 Ford Taurus sped up by itself. I thought the cruise button came on by itself or that the floor mat was stuck on the accelerator pedal car causing the vehicle to go going real fast, (but it wasn't) I hit the brake, moved to the right shoulder and put the car in low then neutral then turned the car off. It happened again two days later, on Friday, August 3, 2012 and I was on the expressway again. Scared me to death, and it is extremely dangerous, I am taking it in to a Ford dealer for repair.

- Southfield, MI, USA

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