really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,318 miles

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2010 Ford Taurus brakes problems

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2010 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #14

Aug 062014


  • miles


While driving on the expressway near dearborn, mi, my 2010 Ford Taurus began to increase in speed on its on. The last time I looked at it before I crashed, the odometer was at about 80 miles per hour. I could not stop the car by pressing on the brakes. I was getting close to other cares, so I turned to the right to avoid a collision with another car, so I hit the guard rail and the car rolled over. Thankfully, I was not hurt and no one else was either. My car, of course, was totalled and based on Michigan law, I also received a ticket.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #13

Apr 142012


  • 38,000 miles
This is the second occasion in two weeks. One surge occurred from a full stop and the ABS brakes didn't stop the vehicle before bumper impact. Second accident was when I was traveling 20-30 mph and went to stop and the car surge with the ABS foot pedal pressed as hard as possible. The ABS brakes made a noise 3 times before impact to rear bumper / spare tire. In addition I have complained to my dealership the last 3 service visits that the right side of the front brakes make a grinding noise sporadically when braking. I have also experienced loss of power while on a highway (very scary).

- Dedham, MA, USA

problem #12

Dec 312010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 159 miles
There is grunting grinding and squealing from the front and rear brakes the car has 10000 miles on it and now it pulls suddenly from one side to the other on hard braking. My dealer has refused to document my problems and wants to keep the car for 2 to 8 weeks to evaluate and fix the problems, to date they can not duplicate the problem and will not fix it.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #11

Dec 312010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 8,098 miles


Both front brake pads did not wear in as they should have. Only the inner 1/2 inch of the outer pad appears to have seated against the rotor, not the full width of the pad. The pads and rotors were replaced but the problem has reappeared on the new parts exactly like the first set. The left and right front brakes have the same problem, it's not just one side. An unusual noise sometimes occurs when coming to a stop. Braking distance is compromised.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #10

Oct 042011


  • 7,500 miles
While driving at any speed the front brakes would make a grinding noise. I had the Ford dealer diagnose and according to them a tsb was put out by Ford to replace the rear brakes. The rear brakes were replaced and the noise is till there.

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #9

Jul 072011


  • 20,000 miles
Vehicle was fine until 20K miles. No noise, no pulling or stopping issues. Without warning the grinding came on and the rotors were already completely shot.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 012010


  • 2,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that when braking from any speed, a grinding noise could be heard coming from the brakes. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where all of the rotors and drums were replaced. Approximately three months after repairs, the contact was driving approximately 35 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and it was taken to an authorized dealer where the throttle body was replaced. The failure mileage was 2,000 and the current mileage was 8,300. The VIN was unavailable.

- Suffern, NY, USA

problem #7

Jan 102010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 11,700 miles
Brakes grinding in the front drivers side. At first, dealer attempted to state that they were unable to duplicate. However, now dealer acknowledges that they have had several complaints with the brakes on this model/year, and that there is a tsb on it. The were able to resolve the issue by replacing both sets of front rotors and pads, along with a bracket and support.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 302009

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
2010 Ford Taurus sho- when brakes are applied grinding noise is heard. Happened after about 1000 mi., dealer replaced pads..most prevalent when weather is colder. Was good for awhile but started again after 9000 mi.! brought back to dealer, says he will change rotors and pads this time. Hope this does it, I'm getting tired of trips to the dealer!

- The Villages, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 012010


  • 2,500 miles
During routine city driving, moderate braking produces significant grinding noise and associated vibration in brake pedal. Braking action is still good, but noise produces a significant distraction which creates tendency for the driver to release brake pressure to eliminate the noise. Failure seems to occur during all types of weather and driving conditions, but is most often observed when moisture is present either in humid weather or precipitation. Dealer checked rotors and pads within tolerances and all calipers appear in order. Dealer cannot diagnose the problem, but admits other drivers have reported the exact same issue in the same model year and trim.

- Robins, IA, USA

problem #4

Sep 012010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles


Grinding front brakes not related to worn pads.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #3

Jul 142010


  • 10,000 miles
Bought the 2010 Ford Taurus sel started hearing a grinding sound when braking on a constant basis. Car was bought Feb 2010. Mileage when it first occurred was about 9-10,000 km. Current mileage is approx. 12,000 km. Brought to dealer. They replace pin, bolts, and pads

- Windsor, 00, USA

problem #2

May 262010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,700 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving the vehicle there was a steady grinding noise. The failure seemed to occur more often when he made a left turn. Over time, the failure became progressively worse. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The grinding noise was still present. The failure was diagnosed by the dealer twice. The contact refused to pick up the vehicle until it was repaired. The dealer later stated that the failure may have been caused by a pin in the caliper. There is a related technical service bulletin, NHTSA item number 10032611, service brakes, anti-lock, control unit/module. The current and failure mileages were approximately 4700. Updated 12/01/10. The consumer stated he continued to hear noises updated 12/14/10

- Franklin , TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 042009


  • 800 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Taurus. There was a loud grinding noise when the vehicle came to a stop and the brakes were engaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer four times and they were unable to diagnose the failure. The brakes, rotors and pads have been replaced and the noise has become louder. The manufacturer was called and they are trying to reach the dealer but to no avail. Each time the manufacturer called the dealer there was no answer. A report was filed with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 800.

- Jeannette, PA, USA

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