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FORD TAURUS Problems with Vehicle Speed Control

 
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2005 FORD TAURUS Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2005 FORD TAURUS. These complaints & 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. You may file your own complaint for the 2005 FORD TAURUS by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (742 Complaints)
Date reported Jun 04, 2010
Location CHARLOTTE, NC
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Vehicle 2005 FORD TAURUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved Y
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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I HAVE BEEN IN THE AUTOMOBILE SERVICE INDUSTRY FOR THE PAST 40+ YEARS AS A TECHNICIAN, TECHNICIAN TRAINER, SERVICE MANAGER, AND SHOP OWNER. IN MY PRESENT CAPACITY I MANAGE A SERVICE DEPARTMENT FOR A FRANCHISE WHICH SUPPLIES USED VEHICLES TO THE SUPREME CREDIT MARKET. THE NUMBER ONE SELLING VEHICLE FOR US IS THE 2000 - 2006 FORD TAURUS. IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS I HAVE HAD TWO COMPLAINTS OF SUDDEN VEHICLE ACCELERATION FOR NO APPARENT REASONS. AFTER TEST DRIVING THE VEHICLES AND DUPLICATING THE COMPLAINTS I FOUND THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE END WHICH CONNECTS TO THE THROTTLE LINKAGE BECOMES UNABLE TO REMAIN CONNECTED TO THE THROTTLE LEVER TAB ON THE THROTTLE BODY LINKAGE DUE TO WEAR OVER TIME. WHEN IT BECOMES DISCONNECTED IT WILL CATCH ON THE THROTTLE LINKAGE TAB DURING DECELERATION AT TIMES AND CAUSE THE IDLE SPEED TO STAY ELEVATED EVEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS NOT APPLIED, THE INCREASE IN RPM CAUSES INTAKE MANIFOLD VACUUM TO DECREASE WHICH DECREASES THE POWER BRAKE BOOSTER ASSIST, THIS COUPLED WITH THE INCREASED RPM MAKES THE VEHICLE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO STOP. I AM AWARE OF ONE POSSIBLE OCCURRENCE WHICH MAY HAVE RESULTED IN AN ACCIDENT. I BELIEVE IT WOULD BE IN THE INTEREST OF A MULTITUDE OF MOTORISTS TO LOOK INTO THIS POTENTIAL SAFETY ISSUE.

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