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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 (734 Complaints)
Date reported Mar 12, 2012
Location WATERFORD, MI
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Vehicle 2005 FORD TAURUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS, I HAVE HAD MULTIPLE ISSUES WITH MY TAURUS NOT WANTING TO SLOW DOWN. I WOULD BE DRIVING, AND RELEASE THE GAS PEDAL, EITHER TO COME TO A STOP OR ENTER A SLOWER SPEED AREA, AND IT WOULD JUST KEEP ACCELERATING. THE FIRST TIME, I WAS DRIVING BACK TO WORK ON LUNCH, AND WAS GOING APPROX 45 MILES AN HOUR. SUDDENLY, IT KEPT ACCELERATING AND I WAS GOING ALMOST 60! I TRIED TO PRESS ON THE BRAKE, AND IT DIDN'T WORK. MY CAR JUST KEPT GOING. COMING TO A STOP LIGHT, I HAD TO POUND ON THE BRAKES, AND HOLD THEM DOWN EXTREMELY HARD - WHILE MY CAR WAS FIGHTING ME TO KEEP GOING. I PULLED ONTO A SIDE STREET, AND BROUGHT MY CAR TO A STOP, AND PUT IT IN PARK - AND IT STILL KEPT TRYING TO ACCELERATE! IT WENT UP TO OVER 4 RPM!. I HAD TO STOMP ON MY GAS, AS IF I WAS REVVING MY ENGINE AND IT UNFROZE AND WENT BACK TO NORMAL. I DROVE BACK TO WORK THINKING I WAS GOING TO DIE!!! I WAS TERRIBLY AFRAID TO DRIVE MY CAR, BUT IT WAS MY ONLY WAY TO GO TO AND FROM WORK. I'M JUST THANKFUL MICHIGAN HAD A VERY MILD WINTER, BECAUSE IF THIS HAPPENED ON THE SNOWY ROADS, I DON'T KNOW IF I WOULD HAVE BEEN OK. THE NEXT TIMES IT HAPPENED, I SHIFTED MY CAR INTO NEUTRAL WHILE DRIVING, AND SLAMMED ON MY GAS TO UNSTICK THE PROBLEM, BUT I AM EXTREMELY SCARED THAT THIS WONT ALWAYS WORK! I BROUGHT IT TO A MECHANIC, WHO TOLD ME IT WAS MOST LIKELY A THROTTLE ISSUE - THEN TALKED TO A WORKER AT THE FORD DEALERSHIP BY MY WORK AT A NETWORKING EVENT. UNFORTUNATELY, I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO SAVE UP MONEY TO GET IT FIXED, BUT I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO YET. MY CAR IS FAIRLY NEWER (NOT A 1995) AND I SHOULDN'T BE SCARED TO DEATH TO DRIVE MY CAR!

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