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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 Oct 19, 2014
Location CRIDERSVILLE, OH
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Vehicle 2005 FORD TAURUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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ON THE AFTERNOON OF 10/08/2014, OWNER'S SPOUSE WAS OPERATING SAID VEHICLE ON A COUNTRY ROAD. SHE HAD JUST STOPPED AT A STOP SIGN, ACCELERATED AND TURNED ONTO A STATE HIGHWAY. WHEN THE VEHICLE REACHED APPROXIMATELY 40MPH, VEHICLE BEGAN QUICKLY ACCELERATING ON IT'S OWN. CAR REACHED 80MPH. IN A PANIC, DRIVER DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO, SO SHE PRESSED ON THE BRAKES AS HARD AS SHE COULD BUT COULD ONLY GET THE VEHICLE TO SLOW TO APPROXIMATELY 40MPH. DRIVER MADE A QUICK DECISION AND TURNED INTO A DRIVEWAY, SHUT VEHICLE OFF AND PUT IT IN PARK. DRIVER CALLED HUSBAND. HUSBAND TOLD DRIVER TO TURN ON CAR. CAR REVVED UP TO APPROXIMATELY 5000RPM. HUSBAND TOLD DRIVER TO PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL AND PUNCH ON THE ACCELERATOR A COUPLE OF TIMES. THIS BROUGHT RPM BACK TO NORMAL. THIS WAS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION, AS DRIVER DIDN'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO IN THIS INSTANCE AND THERE WERE MANY OTHER VEHICLES ON THE ROAD. DRIVER JUST GOT LUCKY THAT SHE DID THE RIGHT THING. THIS HAPPENS TO THE CAR DAILY. THIS EVENING, OWNER'S SON CHECKED UNDER THE HOOD AND FOUND THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE WAS UNHOOKED DUE TO A BROKEN BRACKET. THIS EVENING, OWNER'S SPOUSE CHECKED THE INTERNET FOR POSSIBLE CAUSES. EXACT CAUSE WAS FOUND BUT COULDN'T FIND ANY RECALLS FOR THIS SPECIFIC PROBLEM. SON SAID TO UNHOOK THE CRUISE CONTROL MODULE. WILL SEE IF THIS SOLVES THE PROBLEM.

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