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FORD TAURUS - 2013 FORD TAURUS Problems & Complaints

 
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by Ford Motor Company

There are 146 complaints filed for the 2013 FORD TAURUS

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2013 FORD TAURUS. These 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. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2013 FORD TAURUS, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (1) Engine And Engine Cooling (2) Fuel System Gasoline (1) Steering (32) Vehicle Speed Control (12)
Electrical System (21) Equipment (1) Power Train (20) Structure (7) Visibility (1)
Electronic Stability Control (4) Exterior Lighting (5) Seat Belts (3) Suspension (5) Visibility Wiper (3)
Engine (25) Fuel Propulsion System (37) Service Brakes (5) Unknown Or Other (7) Wheels (2)

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POWER TRAIN

10/5/2017 - ANTIOCH, IL
VEHICLE STALLS AND HIGH SPEEDS AND GOES INTO "LIMP MODE" WHERE VEHICLE LOSES ALL POWER AND ACCELERATION. VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY BEGINS TO DECELERATE IN TRAFFIC CAUSING A VERY DANGEROUS AND HAZARDOUS SITUATION FOR THE DRIVER AND OTHER VEHICLES. THIS HAS NOW HAPPENED 8 TIMES IN MY TAURUS 5 OF WHICH WAS IN THE INTERSTATE IN EXCESS OF 70MPH.

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STEERING

9/26/2017 - PHOENIX, AZ
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE POWER STEERING FAILURE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND AN ALARM SOUNDED WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED. WHENEVER THE VEHICLE HAD TO BE TURNED, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO MANEUVER. THE POWER STEERING ASSIST FAILED INTERMITTENTLY. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO BELL FORD (2401 W BELL RD, PHOENIX, AZ 85023; 602-457-2144 OR 602-866-1776) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE STEERING GEAR FAILED AND CAUSED THE POWER STEERING TO FAIL. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE STEERING GEAR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A CERTIFIED MECHANIC WHO REPROGRAMMED THE STEERING, WHICH REPAIRED THE POWER STEERING ASSIST; HOWEVER, THE WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE RECENTLY RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V340000 (STEERING) DESPITE THE FAILURE BEING SIMILAR TO THE RECALL FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER PROVIDED CASE NUMBER: CAS131982. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 88,000.

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SEAT BELTS

9/21/2017 - SAUGUS, MA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SEAT BELT WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED ON A DAILY BASIS EVER SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED IN MAY OF 2017. THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT BUCKLE FAILED AND NEEDED REPLACEMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS INVALID. THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 84,000.

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STEERING

9/17/2017 - NEW BRITAIN, CT
ON JUNE 9, 2015 I HAD A POWER STEERING ASSIST FAULT WHICH SHUT MY STEERING DOWN ON I-81. THIS WAS REPLACED AS FAULTY AT EXPENSE OF OVER $2,000.00. ON SEPT. 16, 2017 AFTER 21,335 MILES THE POWER STEERING ASSIST FAULT HAPPENED AGAIN, WHILE DRIVING ON LOCAL CITY ROADS. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THERE IS NO RECALL FOR MY MODEL YEAR AND VIN YET THERE ARE RECALLS FOR OTHER FORDS USING THE SAME ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING ASSIST LATER AND NEWER MODELS. ALSO ON THIS EPISODE OF 9/16/17 THE STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM FAULT CAME ON AS A FAILURE MESSAGE.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

9/17/2017 - NEW BRITAIN, CT
ON JUNE 9, 2015 I HAD A POWER STEERING ASSIST FAULT WHICH SHUT MY STEERING DOWN ON I-81. THIS WAS REPLACED AS FAULTY AT EXPENSE OF OVER $2,000.00. ON SEPT. 16, 2017 AFTER 21,335 MILES THE POWER STEERING ASSIST FAULT HAPPENED AGAIN, WHILE DRIVING ON LOCAL CITY ROADS. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THERE IS NO RECALL FOR MY MODEL YEAR AND VIN YET THERE ARE RECALLS FOR OTHER FORDS USING THE SAME ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING ASSIST LATER AND NEWER MODELS. ALSO ON THIS EPISODE OF 9/16/17 THE STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM FAULT CAME ON AS A FAILURE MESSAGE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/15/2017 - CENTRAL ISLIP, NY
CAR RADIO/SYNC SYSTEM MALFUNCTION. RADIO WILL NOT SHUT OFF AT ALL. THE SCREEN IS BLACK AS IF IT'S OFF BUT THE RADIO STILL PLAYS! CAR IS DEFINITELY TURNED OFF, NOT IN AUX PARK SETTING EITHER... TRIED TO RESTART CAR TWICE AND IT DIDN'T REBOOT SYSTEM. I SAT THERE FOR 15 MINUTES WITH CAR DOOR OPENED BARELY UNTIL RADIO SHUT OFF ITSELF. SPOKE TO FORD REP AND WAS TOLD "NO TSB REPORT EXISTS."

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POWER TRAIN

9/13/2017 - NEW HAVEN, IN
WHILE DRIVING THE "WRENCH" SYMBOLS DISPLAYS AND IMMEDIATELY THE CAR JERKS AND LOSES ALL MOMENTUM. THE CAR IMMEDIATELY SLOWS DOWN AND IT ALLOWS ME TO COAST TO AN AREA TO PARK. AFTER A FEW MINUTES, I CAN START THE CAR AND DRIVE OFF. THIS ISSUE OCCURS RANDOMLY. MECHANICS READ THE COMPUTER DIAGNOSTICS AND CANNOT FIND AN ISSUE.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

9/11/2017 - SMYRNA, TN
FUEL PUMP MODULE MALFUNCTIONING CAUSING VEHICLE NOT TO START

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ENGINE

9/6/2017 - OAKLAND PARK, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WHILE DRIVING, THE ENGINE STALLED AND LOST POWER. THE POWER TRAIN FAULT LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AUTO ZONE WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS FAULTY. THE CONTACT CALLED AUTONATION FORD FORT LAUDERDALE LOCATED AT 1333 N FEDERAL HWY, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33304 WHERE THE DEALER STATED THAT THERE WOULD BE A FEE FOR DIAGNOSTICS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT PART OF THE RECALL AND DID NOT OFFER ANY FURTHER ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,963.

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POWER TRAIN

9/6/2017 - OAKLAND PARK, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WHILE DRIVING, THE ENGINE STALLED AND LOST POWER. THE POWER TRAIN FAULT LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AUTO ZONE WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS FAULTY. THE CONTACT CALLED AUTONATION FORD FORT LAUDERDALE LOCATED AT 1333 N FEDERAL HWY, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33304 WHERE THE DEALER STATED THAT THERE WOULD BE A FEE FOR DIAGNOSTICS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT PART OF THE RECALL AND DID NOT OFFER ANY FURTHER ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,963.

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