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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 Jul 17, 2012
Location HILLSBORO, OR
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Vehicle 2005 FORD TAURUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Bi-Fuel
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

WHILE DRIVING THE THROTTLE SEEMED TO BE LESS RESPONSIVE THAN NORMAL AND THE ENGINE IDLED AT ABOUT 4000 RPM. THE CAR WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO STOP AND WANTED TO PUSH THROUGH THE BRAKES. WE HAD TO SHIFT INTO NEUTRAL TO SIT OUT A RED LIGHT AS THE ENGINE REVVED. THIS HAS HAPPENED THREE TIMES SO FAR. I'M NOT SURE OF THE FIRST TIME, THE SECOND WAS LAST YEAR AND THE LATEST WAS JUST TODAY. EACH TIME WE OPENED THE HOOD AND FOUND THAT THE CONTROL CABLE THAT CONNECTS THE THROTTLE BODY TO THE CRUISE CONTROL UNIT WAS DISCONNECTED. ON THE LATEST OCCURRENCE THE CAR HAD BEEN DRIVING FINE, SHE MADE A DOWNHILL STOP AT A STOP SIGN, MADE A RIGHT TURN AND AS SHE WAS ACCELERATING THE CAR LURCHED AND WANTED TO TAKE OFF. FOR THE MOST PART THE BRAKES WERE ABLE TO CONTROL THE CAR BUT AT A STOP LIGHT SHE HAD TO SHIFT INTO NEUTRAL TO REMAIN STATIONARY. AFTER SOME AMOUNT OF FIDDLING WITH THE GAS PEDDLE IT SEEMED TO COME UNSTUCK AND WORKED FOR A SHORT TIME AFTER WHICH IT BEHAVED STUCK AGAIN. OPENING THE HOOD SHE SAW THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE HAD COME DISCONNECTED AGAIN. ON THE SECOND OCCURRENCE OF THE CABLE DETACHING OUR TODDLER HAD BEEN PLAYING IN THE DRIVERS SEAT WHILE THE CAR WAS PARKED AND TRYING TO PUSH THE GAS PEDDLE WITH HER HANDS. MY BEST GUESS WAS THAT SHE HAD PULLED UP ON THE PEDDLE INSTEAD OF DOWN. TO CONFIRM MY SUSPICION I MADE SURE EVERYTHING WAS CONNECTED AND PULLED UP ON THE PEDDLE WITH MY FOOT, AS SOON AS I GAVE THE CAR GAS THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE CAME DISCONNECTED AGAIN. IT SEEMED REPEATABLE. I'M NOT SURE WHY PULLING ON THE PEDDLE MESSES THINGS UP OR HOW THAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED WHILE AN ADULT WAS ACTUALLY DRIVING, BUT I SUPPOSE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE. FOR THE FIRST OCCURRENCE I DON'T HAVE DETAILS BUT MY GIRLFRIEND, WHO OWNS THE CAR, SAID THAT IT HAD HAPPENED BEFORE WHEN IT HAPPENED THE SECOND TIME. SHE SUGGESTED THAT I LOOK AT THE CONNECTION AT THE THROTTLE BODY.

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