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FORD TAURUS - 2004 FORD TAURUS Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by Ford Motor Company

There are 366 complaints filed for the 2004 FORD TAURUS

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2004 FORD TAURUS. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2004 FORD TAURUS, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

10/21/2015 - SAN MARCOS, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 FORD TAURUS. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED AND WITH THE BRAKE PEDAL DEPRESSED, THE BRAKE LIGHTS FAILED TO ILLUMINATE WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT ABLE TO BE SHIFTED FROM THE PARK POSITION. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V106000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING). THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

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SERVICE BRAKES

9/14/2015 - CLEMSFORD , MA
THE CONTACT OWNED A 2004 FORD TAURUS. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTED INTO REVERSE, IT SUDDENLY ACCELERATED AND CRASHED INTO A TREE. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CRASH, THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY SHIFTED INTO DRIVE. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO ENGAGE THE BRAKES; HOWEVER, THEY FAILED TO RESPOND. THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE SIDESWIPED ANOTHER VEHICLE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE BEFORE CRASHING INTO AN EMBANKMENT AND TREE STUMPS. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED AND NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 52,728. UPDATED 03/24/17

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

9/14/2015 - CLEMSFORD , MA
THE CONTACT OWNED A 2004 FORD TAURUS. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTED INTO REVERSE, IT SUDDENLY ACCELERATED AND CRASHED INTO A TREE. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CRASH, THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY SHIFTED INTO DRIVE. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO ENGAGE THE BRAKES; HOWEVER, THEY FAILED TO RESPOND. THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE SIDESWIPED ANOTHER VEHICLE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE BEFORE CRASHING INTO AN EMBANKMENT AND TREE STUMPS. A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED AND NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 52,728. UPDATED 03/24/17

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

8/17/2015 - COLUMBIA, SC
ON AUGUST 5TH, WHILE DRIVING NORTH ON HWY 378 THE CAR STARTING SLOWING DOWN AS IF TO STOP, THEN IT COMPLETELY SHUT OFF. WE WERE DRIVING ABOUT 30 MPH AT THE TIME. AFTER SHUTTING OFF I CONTINUE TO TRY AND GET IT TO FIRE UP BUT IT DIDN'T UNTIL 1HR. LATER. AFTER REACHING MY DESTINATION, I WAITED 3 HRS. TO CRANK BUT, I COULDN'T. I'VE REPLACED NEW FUEL PUMP ASSEMBLY AND GAS TANK, ALONG WITH A NEW FILTER. I DID ALL THIS AND THE CAR STILL WON'T RUN. FRUSTRATED, PLEASE HELP!!!!!

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SERVICE BRAKES

7/20/2015 - JEROME, ID
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE BRAKE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V106000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 198,938.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7/20/2015 - JEROME, ID
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE BRAKE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V106000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 198,938.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

5/28/2015 - BESSEMER, AL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE FAILURE RECURRED MULTIPLE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED AND REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 10,033.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

3/11/2015 - BLUE ISLAND, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING AT 45 MPH, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED WITHOUT WARNING. THE FAILURE RECURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 208,000.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

2/4/2015 - SAN RAMON, CA
CABLES FOR THROTTLE AND CRUISE CONTROL ARE ROUTED IN SUCH A WAY THAT THEY ARE RUBBING AGAINST OTHER PARTS AND THEIR INSULATION IS WEARING OUT. I SPOTTED THIS JUST AS THE SHEATH WAS BEING BIT INTO AND HAVE REROUTED. IT IS LIKELY THAT BOTH CABLES WOULD HAVE EVENTUALLY HAVE BEEN CUT THROUGH. ADDITIONALLY, CONTRARY TO NHTSA FINDINGS THAT THERE WERE NO CRASHES DUE TO STUCK THROTTLES ON 2005-2006 TAURUS, THERE IS EVIDENCE HERE THAT THERE HAS BEEN: HTTP://WWW.TAURUSOWNERS.COM/TOPIC/3377-POSSIBLE-TAURUS-RECALL/.

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POWER TRAIN

1/30/2015 - NEW CASTLE, DE
TORQUE CONVERTER FAILED IN TRANSMISSION, WHICH LED TO TOTAL FAILURE. ON HIGHWAY AT 65 MPH WHEN VEHICLE STARTED TO SLOW WHILE DRIVING. GOT TO SHOULDER, AND HAD CAR TOWED. THIS IS COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR. FORD WILL NOT RECALL OR HELP. SPLINE IS TO THIN, AND, OUT OF SPEC. IN REGARD TO THICKNESS.

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