fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

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2010 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 172010

Taurus 6-cyl Diesel

  • 17,000 miles


I was driving at night in expressway traffic when the vehicle quit running. There was total loss of control : engine not running and all electrical components and lighting went off. Only manual steering was available to maneuver the vehicle to the expressway shoulder.the alert actions of the drivers behind me did prevent a serious accident. Instrument panel message stated "shift into park" while the vehicle was moving. This action would have resulted in immediate transmission damage. Vehicle started normally in park. There were no problems during the rest of the trip. The vehicle has a push button start. Brake pedal pressure is required to start the vehicle in neutral or park. Restarting this moving vehicle in neutral would have slowed the momentum required to safely bring the vehicle to a stop. The Ford dealership found no computer codes. Advice from the service advisor was " drive or trade the vehicle". the manufacturer instructed the dealer to replace the "electronic throttle body assembly".

- Tinley Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 302010


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Taurus which was purchased on January 15, 2010. While driving at speeds of 55 mph, the collision warning symbol illuminated on the instrument panel and within one half mile, the vehicle stalled. On a separate occasion, while utilizing the cruise control mechanism at 65 mph, the "driver intervention" and "collision warning" symbols illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle stalled again. He was able to restart the vehicle within a few minutes. The dealer was contacted and the failures could not be duplicated. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The contact stated that the cruise control mechanism was controlled by a sensor and when the vehicle came to close to a preceding vehicle, the cruise control sensor would slow the vehicle down to avoid a potential crash. The contact stated that the "collision warning" light was to advise the driver when this was occurring. The dealer installed a recording device in the vehicle and advised the contact to utilize it the next time there was a failure in the vehicle so that they could record exactly what may have caused the failures. To date, the vehicle was in possession of the dealer. The failure mileage was 1,000 and the current mileage was 2,520.

- Norborne, MO, USA

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