Absolutely no reason for a transmission or torque converter to fail before 100,000 miles. And policeman pushed my car with his car off the road. Good thing there were some friendly people behind me and helped push the car off the road into a parking lot. I was coming home from work last week and looped around to get on the highway and my car started revving like I was in neutral. This car needs to have a recall issued before someone gets hurt or killed. I have read several other complaints about this problem, and I think it is more than a coincidence, ford has a serious problem. I am screwed now thanks to this stupid car that I am now stuck with.
A few hours later i got back into it to go to the store and started it up. This is my second Taurus; both required transmission rebuilds before 100K miles. Despite a few drawbacks, attractive prices have made the Taurus a good buy against much of the competition. The wheels do not move, rather, the car 'bucks' forward. I love my blue ovals.
As I took my feet off the brakes to proceed through the intersection as the light turned green, my car began to roll backwards as though it were in neutral. We did that and were given the same result. I really want to solve this to my satisfaction. Will it take someone getting hurt before something is done? All the seats are comfortable and supportive. On the 5th try the start was normal and I was able to drive home. The automatic transmission functions in an easygoing manner but may suffer a bit of hesitation when downshifting. Do you know how dangerous it is to be sitting at the side of the road along a major highway? Complaint Number: 10229644 Incident Date: May 29, 2008 Date Added to File: June 2, 2008 Description of the Complaint: While driving to faa class in the morning about 7:30.
The engine started, but we could not go into drive. Well this morning I used the car for about an hour and came home. My dealer was made aware of this and reports no recalls per my vin. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle accelerated independently. When properly equipped, sedans seat up to six occupants. It would not budge in any gear. Complaint Number: 10257661 Incident Date: January 14, 2009 Date Added to File: February 6, 2009 Description of the Complaint: In the last 30 days, I have had this happen to me at least once a day.
We got into the right lane, nearly hitting the truck we were trying to get over for. Options include leather seating surfaces and heated mirrors. When properly equipped, sedans seat up to six occupants. I looked down and was still in drive but was not moving. So the hell with that!! Had it towed to the mechanics and found out the transmission needs to be replaced. My family, for this reason, has always been a Ford family.
This is the 2nd transmission that ended the same way for this car. The shop owner also told me that there were 3 other tauruses on the lot to be repaired at the same time. The car died just as I got it over, still close to being hit by traffic whizzing by. Automatic Transmission 2006 Ford Taurus Automatic Transmission Consumer Complaints Complaint Number: 10505214 Incident Date: August 15, 2012 Date Added to File: April 1, 2013 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2006 ford taurus. How in the hell can a 2006 automatic transmission go bad. Show full review Vehicle Overview Even though Ford launched its new Five Hundred sedan for 2005, the automaker's midsize Taurus continues into the 2006 model year with a simplified lineup and a single V-6 choice.
I depressed the brakes further, but the engine revved higher to maintain speed and I went thru the red light! I released the accelerator and the car continued to maintain speed. It will take the government intervening to tell them to issue a recall. Your organization needs to investigate this before someone is killed or injured perhaps this is already the case. I never thought this would happen to me. I love my Ford, and cannot say that I won't buy another, but Ford is really sticking it to their customers by turning a blind eye to a problem with one of their bread-and-butter products. Complaint Number: 10341297 Incident Date: June 28, 2010 Date Added to File: July 3, 2010 Description of the Complaint: I was driving down interstate 1-96 in michigan. This car isn't even paid off yet! For this type of failure to be so prevalent in these cars at such low mileage is really a black eye for Ford Motor Company.
I have not done anything yet but I understand that this could be costly. The 2006 ford taurus se I was driving failed to accelerate. Get access to our 2006 Ford Taurus repair information right now, online. Everyone in this city has a relative that works for Ford, knows someone who works for Ford, or works for Ford themselves. The customer relationship person I talked to told me to have it towed to a Ford dealership for further diagnosis. I was told that after this issue is taken care of the cars are usually good for 200,000+ miles.
I will never purchase a Ford Taurus again for myself, or my future family as long as I shall live. Trans fluid not burned and no previous problems with the drive train. And there were no warning signs leading up to the failure. Driving Impressions The Taurus sedan is satisfying in most respects, but it doesn't stand above the midsize pack, which includes the league-leading Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. While passing a semi-truck, we were going 70 mph.
He said he had seen other ford taurus's with similar problems. The car only has 65,000 miles on it. I finally pulled to the side and shut off the engine. Under the Hood Only a single 3. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the throttle body would need to be replaced. We only have 3 payments left and want to keep the car but I am extremely tired of repair bills! Aaa had it towed to a nearby shop in south lansing.