hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,417 miles

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2012 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

May 222016


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Taurus. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle lost power. In addition, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The check engine and electronic throttle control warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Madison, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 162015


  • 86,250 miles
My 2012 Ford Taurus sho was brought into jones West Ford in reno, Nevada. It was at jones West for a power steering recall. While on the interstate back home the adaptive cruise control, faulted and caused a warning to appear, as well as a collision avoidance fault. At the dealership in fallon, the service advisor informed me that the acc module was faulty and needed to be replaced. Fallon completed the work but on a quality assurance ride to ensure the module was working correctly, the technicians found that the vehicle was making steering inputs without the driver turning the steering wheel. The technicians returned to the dealer to diagnose what had caused the steering inputs. They traced the problem back to the ABS control module and pump, and ordered a brand new one. They ordered the ABS module around the 23rd of November 2015, but due to stocking problems the part did not arrive until around the 24th of December. I was not offered a rental vehicle by the dealership, an apology from Ford for the inconvenience. After the dealership finally received the part and installed it, the technicians ran into a problem with the PCM accepting the new module, a new problem arose; the instrument panel cluster would operate normally for a time and then the lights would dim, and then completely turn off. When the vehicle was hooked up to the obdii system, it even shut the diagnostic equipment down as well. The technicians at fallon auto mall realized they did not know how to fix the problem and called a field office technician in denver for advice. He advised the technicians and service manager to check a few different components on the vehicle but, as of today the vehicle is still not drivable and the technicians still do not understand what is happening with the vehicle and even mentioned that the acc module is still not working properly.

- Fallon, NV, USA

problem #1

Jun 202013


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Taurus. While driving at various speeds, the traction assist warning indicator illuminated continuously. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it diagnosed that the steering wheel rotation sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph, the vehicle independently accelerated without warning. The brake pedal was depressed in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000.

- Merrit Island , FL, USA

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