really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,798 miles

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2011 Ford Taurus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Ford Taurus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Mar 252011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 5,092 miles


2011 Ford Taurus stalls out at high speeds or low speeds, anytime foot is not on accelerator pedal, and once even while backing up. Ford service says that it's because of a defective electronic throttle body, which doesn't set idle speed high enough. Technical service bulletin 10-21-6 for codes P 2111 and P 2112 was issued about this. It started Mar 25, 2011, at 5, 092 miles, and was repaired at 5,354 miles. It's occurred five times since (on Mar 29, 2011, and June 10, 2011). This has nearly caused a rear-end collision. It's not safe. Ford service replaced defective part, yet problem persists. My vehicle gives no warning, until I have no power when I depress the gas. The dash lights up "shift to park." If I'm lucky, I can get off the road to re-start, but twice I couldn't and car was nearly rear-ended. Two different dealerships have evaluated this problem with no success. One found fluctuating idle speeds, and I've noticed the rpms are changing when I don't think they should be. Cafe standards to save gas will result in people dying to save the environment. These idle speeds must be set higher! the low idle speeds do not work, and the government should quit dictating engineering to car companies to save the environment, without any regard to people's lives.

- Delmont, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 142011


  • 6,000 miles
This car after six months of age it started to shut itself off for no apparent reason. Driving along, ignition just turns off, a light says shift to park. The dealer can not figure out what is wrong with it. The car has did this five times and dealer put a device on it to record this "if it does it again". very safe to be the test dummy for a car that stalls on the highway. This car is a push button start model. Ford Motor Company refuses to do admit anything is wrong with it.

- Quincy, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 062011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 3,116 miles
Was on the way to a local town about 15 miles from home, when my 2011 Ford Taurus just cut off. Light came on to press brake pedal to start car. Put car in neutral pressed button and car started back up. Didn't have anymore trouble so far.

- Greenwood, SC, USA

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