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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 Mar 12, 2012
Location ANKENY, IA
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
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INITIALLY THE CRUISE CONTROL ON THE CAR WAS INTERMITTENT ON AND OFF FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. HOWEVER ON THE DATE OF THE INCIDENT WHILE ON THE EXIT RAMP EXITING THE INTERSTATE THE CAR RPM DID NOT DECREASE BELOW APPROXIMATELY 2500 RPM AFTER LETTING OFF OF THE ACCELERATOR AND DEPRESSING THE BRAKE. TO GET THE CAR TO STOP THE BRAKE HAD TO BE HELD DOWN AS HARD AS POSSIBLE. WHEN THE BRAKE WAS RELEASED THE CAR TOOK OFF AT A FAST RATE OF SPEED. IT ACTED AS IF THE CRUISE CONTROL WAS ACTIVE, BUT PRESSING THE CRUISE OFF OR THE BRAKE WOULD NOT TURN IT OFF. WHEN THE CAR WAS PLACED INTO PARK THE RPM WENT TO APPROXIMATELY 3500 RPM. FURTHER EXAMINATION IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT WAS DONE. AFTER REMOVING THE THROTTLE BODY SHIELD THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE WAS DETACHED FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE THROTTLE BODY. TO FIX THIS THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE WAS REATTACHED TO THE THROTTLE BODY AND SECURED IN PLACE WITH TWO TIE STRAPS. THE RUNAWAY CAR BEHAVIOR HAS NOT HAPPENED SINCE.

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