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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 (733 Complaints)
Date reported Jun 01, 2013
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

FIRST NOTICED THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL WAS NOT WORKING. DRIVING ON INTERSTATE AT 65 MPH AND THE CAR SUDDENLY STARTED TO ACCELERATE. I TOOK MY FOOT OFF THE ACCELERATOR AND THE CAR CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE. AT APPROXIMATELY 80 MPH I APPLIED THE BRAKES HARD AND SLOWED TO ABOUT 60 MPH. I TOOK MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE AND THE CAR CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE. AT APPROXIMATELY 80 MPH, I SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL AND THE ENGINE RPM STAYED AT 4000 RPM. I TAPPED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL A COUPLE TIMES AND RPM RETURNED TO IDLE AND VEHICLE OPERATED NORMALLY. THIS TYPE OF SUDDEN ACCELERATION INCIDENT CONTINUED TO HAPPEN ON A SPORADIC BASIS. THE ACCELERATION INCIDENT FELT VERY SIMILAR TO ACTUATING THE CRUISE CONTROL ACCEL OR RESUME CONTROL. I SUSPECTED THE ISSUE WAS IN THE CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM. I DISCONNECTED AND REMOVED THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE AND THE INCIDENT HAS NOT HAPPENED SINCE. THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE WAS PROPERLY CONNECTED BEFORE I REMOVED TO THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS NHTSA INVESTIGATION #PE12005. THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE WAS NOT DETACHED AND THEREFORE NOT KEEPING THE THROTTLE FROM CLOSING PROPERLY. MY INCIDENTS OCCURRED WHILE TRAVELING AT A CONSTANT SPEED, THE CAR WOULD SUDDENLY ACCELERATE ON IT'S OWN. I SUSPECT THERE IS A DEFECT WITHIN THE CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM AND THE ENGINE IS GETTING A SIGNAL TO ACCELERATE. APPLYING THE BRAKES DOES NOT STOP THE ACCELERATION. THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP THE CAR FROM ACCELERATING IS TO SHUT OFF THE ENGINE OR SHIFT INTO NEUTRAL AND TAP ON THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL.

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