definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,326 miles

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2012 Ford Taurus steering problems

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2012 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

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

problem #1

Jul 012014

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 18,652 miles
I was driving on I279 around 6:15am on july1, 2014. My speed was approximately 60mph. All of a sudden a message appeared on the screen saying there was a power steering system failure. At that point I immediately lost all power to the steering wheel. It was very difficult to maintain a straight course and fortunately I didn't have very far to go until I could pull over and stop. This is very dangerous. Shortly thereafter the advance traction control symbol appeared on the screen also.

- Allison Park, PA, USA

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