fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,128 miles

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2010 Ford Taurus transmission problems

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2010 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 052011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 6,000 miles


Car seemed to slip into neutral, gears clunked and would not move forward for a few seconds after entering an intersection upon green light. Car seemed confused as to what gear it was in as even the rear backup camera momentarily activated while rolling forward. Gear selector was in drive and not adjusted at any time during the event. Dealer inspected for all known tsb's and could find no issue. Taurus sho.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #7

Feb 072011


  • 15,127 miles
Ford Taurus 2010 limited (15127 miles on clock) - driving at 30mph the transmission warning light illuminated and about 5 seconds later the car stalled and all power lost. Had to coast to side of road and steering / brakes became very heavy. This fault is extremely dangerous as there is no warning and total loss of power. When I pulled over to the side of the road, I placed the transmission in park, and I was able to re-start the car and continue my journey without any problems. Just feel very nervous now as this is clearly a fault that others have experienced and I'm just thankful it only happended at 30 mph and I was able to pull over safely otherwise it could easily cause an accident.

- Shaker Heights, OH, USA

problem #6

Oct 102009


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving any speed from 2 to 50 mph, the vehicle would slip out of gear for a moment then slip back in. The contact called the dealer who stated that they would reprogram the ECM. The failure occurred two additional times. The contact planned to take the vehicle to the dealer to have it diagnosed. The failure mileage was approximately 5,000 and the current mileage was approximately 15,200.

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 202010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 17,000 miles


2010 Ford Taurus sho loses power and rear view camera activates when in drive. Almost caused a collision when lost power when making a turn with on coming traffic coming at me at high speed. This problem happens sporadically and the dealer says they could not duplicate it so Ford will not authorize any repairs. I was told to bring the car back when the problem becomes chronic. I consider this to be a safety issue and registered a complaint with Ford. Their response was the same as the dealer.

- Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA

problem #4

Sep 012010


  • 7,500 miles
2010 Ford Taurus stalls at highway speeds (transmission seems to shift to neutral) has occurred three times in rush hour traffic, somehow have not been crashed into. Ford has replaced at least four different parts, each time saying its fixed, then it happens again. Last week for the third time I was very narrowly missed by a semi, thank my angel for being able to coast enough to the shoulder, I cried for half hour from the panic. Never again will I drive this car on highway no matter how many parts the change. Ford is giving me the run around now on buying it back - they say they have had no other issues such as this with this model false - I have found five others on internet blogs with the exact same issue and same results. This car is a death trap and even engineers from Ford have been here to assess with no results. They should have to drive their new technology for a year before they put it out to consumers who may be harmed due to their negligence.

- Jerseyville, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 012010


  • 9,300 miles
While driving my 2010 Ford Taurus sho (at various speeds including highway speeds) the car will automatically shift into neutral and my "rearview camera" will turn on in what appears to be an attempt by the car to automatically shift into reverse (the camera is only supposed to turn on in reverse). To date, the dealer has been unable to determine the cause and thereby unable to fix the problem and Ford has indicated they are not seeing other similar issues (not sure if this is true). This is a very serious safety issue as this often occurs during acceleration and you lose all ability to accelerate (of course) if you're in neutral. Should the car somehow find a way to shift into reverse (as I said, the camera only comes on in reverse and seems to indicate to me that the car's software is trying to shift into reverse for no reason) while on the highway it could very easily result in an accident. Please be aware of this matter. I have put a specific date in the approximate incident date but this has happened many times on different dates.

- Brighton, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 072010


  • 11,300 miles
Transmission "catches" while driving at speed causing the car to hesitate. Feels as though the vehicle will stall and cause a rear end type of accident.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 282009


  • 1,800 miles
-the contact owns a 2010 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving at speeds above 50 mph the vehicle would suddenly downshift and lock into first gear. The vehicle would remain in first gear until it was shut off and restarted. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 1,800. The current mileage was approximately 4,260.

- Islip, NY, USA

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