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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 Jul 03, 2015
Location SAN ANDREAS, CA
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Vehicle 2005 FORD TAURUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 0
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

I WAS DRIVING ON A COUNTRY ROAD WITH CURVES AND HILLS. MY CAR BEGAN RACING AHEAD, EVEN THOUGH I WASN'T PRESSING HARDER ON THE ACCELERATOR. I TOOK MY FOOT OFF THE ACCELERATOR AND IT SURGED UPHILL, I BRAKED BUT THE ENGINE PULLED HARD SPEEDING UP EVEN FASTER. I WAS IN DRIVE, BUT SHIFTED TO 1 (LOW). THERE WAS NO WHERE TO PULL OVER, I MANAGED TO MAKE IT HOME AND CALL MY MECHANIC. HE REPLACED THE IGNITION COIL AND THE PROBLEM WENT AWAY UNTIL JUNE 26TH (WHILE I WAS AWAY FROM HOME ON A LONG DISTANCE TRIP). THERE WOULD BE ACCELERATION AND WHEN THE FLOOR MAT WAS PULLED AWAY AND THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS PUSHED UP FROM UNDERNEATH WITH THE FOOT, THE PROBLEM WOULD GO AWAY. THIS WAS INTERMITTENT BETWEEN JUNE 26 - JULY 1. ON JULY 2ND, WE WERE IN SAN FRANCISCO IN BUMPER TO BUMPER TRAFFIC, WHEN THE CAR WOULD PULL AHEAD, PRESSING HARD ON THE BRAKE I COULD BARELY KEEP THE CAR FROM HITTING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. FINALLY, I MANAGED TO PULL OVER AND PARK. WHEN I TURNED THE ENGINE OFF AND BACK ON AGAIN, IT NO LONGER REVVED UP (3,000 - 4,200 RPM). WE DROVE FOR 45 MINUTES, THEN THE SAME PROBLEM STARTED AGAIN. WE PULLED OVER AND GOT A TOW TO A MECHANIC. THE MECHANIC CHECKED EVERYTHING (INCLUDING THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE, ACCELERATOR CABLE, AND THROTTLE) HE FOUND INTERMITTENT PROBLEMS WITH (I THINK, IT WAS A LONG SCARY DAY YESTERDAY AND THE CAR IS AT THE MECHANICS WITH THE PAPERWORK) THE THROTTLE (NOT THROTTLE CABLE). I HAD HIM REPLACE THE THROTTLE AND HALFWAY HOME FROM SAN FRANCISCO, IT BEGAN REVVING AND RACING AHEAD, BRAKES WERE APPLIED, BUT WE COULD SMELL THE BRAKE PADS BURNING, WE WERE ABLE TO PULL OFF SAFELY WITHOUT INCIDENT. AFTER ALLOWING THE CAR TO REST FOR ALMOST 2 HOURS, IT WAS STILL REVVING BETWEEN 3,000-4,200 RPM'S, WITH AN INTERMITTENT "THUMP" LURCH. I'M AFRAID TO DRIVE IT, I FEEL LIKE MY LIFE IS IN DANGER IN THIS CAR. EAGE LISTED ABOVE IS APPROXIMA

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