hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,805 miles

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2010 Ford Taurus steering problems

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2010 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 152016


  • 48,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford Taurus. While the vehicle was parked, an abnormal noise was heard coming from underneath the vehicle. The contact independently inspected the vehicle and noticed that there was steering fluid on the rack and pinion housing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 48,000.

- Dewitt, MI, USA

problem #5

Jul 122016


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Taurus. While driving unknown speeds, the traction control, low tire pressure, and check steering warning lights illuminated and the power steering stopped working. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle and went off road. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The dealer stated that the steering column motor might need to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Spring City, TN, USA

problem #4

Feb 252016


  • 103,000 miles
Hard steering wheel when is turning.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

problem #3

Feb 092016


  • 62,930 miles


02/09/2016. I was stationary at a stop light. I lost all electrical power.I lost all power steering functions. The dashboard message said to put the transmission in park. These instructions would have immediately damaged the transmission. You can restart the push button start in neutral only by using the brake pedal first. Had I been in any type of traffic, a rear end collision could have occurred. The car was inspected at a Ford dealer today ( 02/11/2016). The remedy was to change a rfa module related to the key fobs. The theory is this : no key recognition means the computer is telling the car to shut down. The Ford dealer can't explain while the problem is intermittent : ( I drive with the same key fobs at all times). This is probably not the solution. This is the second report filed on the same vehicle. The date of last report was 07/31/2011. NHTSA id number 10416408. The solution last time was replacement of the throttle body assembly. It is pretty obvious the solutions do not match. So basically, Ford has no answer.

- Tinley Park, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 062013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 37,900 miles
Two days before the incident, the steering on the car started making a noise when the steering wheel was being turned, similar to something rubbing. We visually checked and saw nothing hung up under the car. The system on this car is an electric power steering, so there was no fluid to check either. Other than the noise, the steering seemed normal except for with the steering wheel centered, there felt like the steering wheel was in a small detent. It would take just a little extra amount of pressure initially to turn the wheel. However on the 6th, I went to back the car out of the garage and the steering wheel would not turn, literally not turn with me pulling as hard as I could. After about a minute of no luck, I pulled the car straight back into the garage. At this point the steering started working somewhat, I would turn the steering wheel for what should have been a hard turn and the tire was only moving, maybe a 1/6th of a "normal". after another minute or so, it started acting like it did initially, normal turn with the noise. If the no turn or 1/6ish of a turn incidents what have occurred on a road, there would have been and accident, unquestionably. There were 4 adults who all witnessed this incident. I had the car towed to the nearest dealer on the 8th. I contacted Ford and the response was pretty much parts break, pay to fix it.

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #1

Dec 292010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
2010 Ford Taurus sho has a problem with the transmission not being in first gear after a stop. One to two second hesitation and then clunks into gear and I am able to take off. This happens approximately twice a month. The dealer has not been able to duplicate. The car also has an issue with breaking and steering. Three instances have occurred where the car pulls hard to the right upon a hard stop. Dealer was not able to duplicate. Hence no fix. All occurred before 3000 miles.

- Grosse Pointe , MI, USA

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