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FORD TAURUS Problems with Engine, 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 Aug 02, 2012
Location FORT WAYNE, IN
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

I WAS DRIVING AT 40 MPH DOWN THE ROAD WHEN TRAFFIC SLOWED DOWN. I RELEASED THE THROTTLE TO APPLY THE BRAKES AND THE ENGINE RPMS INCREASED AND THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT SLOW DOWN. I NARROWLY AVOIDED AN ACCIDENT BY APPLYING THE BRAKES AS HARD AS I COULD AND DROVE INTO A PARKING LOT BEFORE SHUTTING THE VEHICLE OFF. UPON RESTARTING THE VEHICLE, THE ENGINE RPM WAS AROUND 4,000 RPM AND WOULD NOT COME DOWN. AFTER PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL SEVERAL TIMES THE VEHICLES ENGINE RETURNED TO IDLE SPEED. UPON FURTHER INSPECTION I FOUND THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE HAD BECOME DISCONNECTED FROM THE THROTTLE BODY. I ASSUME THAT THE CABLE WAS ABLE TO WEDGE THE THROTTLE OPEN AND BECAME UNSTUCK ONCE I DEPRESSED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL SEVERAL TIMES. THE PLASTIC END ON THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE IS NOT BROKEN BUT DOES FIT LOOSELY ON THE THROTTLE BODY WHEN I RECONNECTED IT. I HAVE APPLIED A PLASTIC ZIP TIE TO THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE TO KEEP IT FROM COMING OFF AGAIN.

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