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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 21, 2012
Location FREMONT, NE
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Vehicle 2005 FORD TAURUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Bi-Fuel
Occurences 5
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Not Specified
All Complaints

I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK GOING 25 MPH WHEN MY CAR QUICKLY ACCELERATED. I IMMEDIATELY STEPPED ON THE BRAKE AS THE CAR CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE TO 45 MPH. AT THIS TIME I STARTED TO BRAKE AS HARD AS I COULD AND GOT THE CAR STOPPED AS I PULLED OVER TO THE CURB. I SHIFTED THE CAR INTO PARK AND THE ENGINE WAS REALLY RACING VIOLENTLY. I JABBED THE GAS PEDAL AND THE ENGINE SLOWED TO IDLE SPEED. I DROVE HOME WITH NO FURTHER PROBLEM. THREE DAYS LATER THIS SAME THING HAPPENED. THIS TIME I CHECKED TO SEE IF THE CRUISE CONTROL WAS ON. IT WAS NOT.!! THIS SAME THING HAPPENED 3 MORE TIMES WITHIN A FEW DAYS. I THEN TOLD MY BOYFRIEND ABOUT THIS. HE WAS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS AND TOLD ME NOT TO DRIVE THE CAR UNTIL HE LOOKED AT IT. HE LOOKED AT THE CAR RIGHT AWAY AND FOUND THE THROTTLE CABLE AND CRUISE CONTROL CABLE FREE OF ANY RESTRICTION. HE THEN DISCONNECTED THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE. HE CALLED THE LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP THE NEXT DAY AND TOLD THEM ABOUT THIS. THEY SAID THEY HAD NOT HEARD ABOUT THIS PROBLEM AND WOULD NOT DO ANYTHING (AT THEIR EXPENSE) TO FIX THIS. I HAVE NOT HAD THIS PROBLEM OCCUR SINCE THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE WAS DISCONNECTED!!!!! I AM SUBMITTING THIS COMPLAINT TO YOU BECAUSE I SAW ON THE NEWS THAT OTHER PEOPLE, WITH THIS SAME CAR, ARE HAVING THIS SAME PROBLEM. I AM ALSO EXTREMELY CONCERNED BECAUSE IT TOOK EVERY THING I HAD TO STOP MY CAR AND THAT, IN THE WRONG LOCATION, I COULD VERY EASILY HAVE KILLED SOMEONE OR MYSELF!!!! I BELIEVE THIS TO BE A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM!!! I STRONGLY SUSPECT THAT THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM OR COMPUTER THAT CONTROLS THE CRUISE CONTROL.

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