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2006 Ford Taurus 4-DR. w/SAB

3
Recalls
309
Complaints

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Complaints
Recalls

309 Complaints

for 2006 FORD TAURUS
03/13/2021
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/12/2021
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

THE THROTTLE STICKS OPEN AND THE ENGINE REVS HIGH MAKING IT HARD TO SLOW DOWN AND STOP. THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE IS HOLDING THE THROTTLE OPEN BECAUSE OF A FAULTY ATTACHMENT TO THE THROTTLE CONTROL. THIS IS A KNOWN AND WIDE PROBLEM. PEOPLE ARE BANDAGING THE PROBLEM WITH BACK YARD FIXES THAT CAN CAUSE ACCIDENTS. NOT FIRST TIME.

01/17/2021
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING,AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 01/14/2021
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53UX6A******
Summary

PERIODICALLY THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG OFF LIGHT COMES ON. ALSO, PASSENGER SIDE DOOR AJAR ON DASHBOARD ON ALL THE TIME WHICH MAKES DOME LIGHT STAY ON AND DRAIN BATTERY.

11/07/2020
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/02/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U36A******
Summary

PROBLEM WITH WINDOWS GOING BACK UP I REPLACED THE MAIN SWITCH FOR ALL WINDOWS BUT STILL DID NOT WORK TOOK AGAIN TO ELECTRICIAN AND THEY SAID IT WAS THE MAIN FUSE BOX UNDER DRIVERS SEAT THAT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED .

10/12/2020
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/12/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56UX6A******
Summary

VEHICLE QUICKLY ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN WHEN OPERATING WHILE IN MOTION

08/05/2020
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 01/14/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U26A******
Summary

IN COLD WEATHER THE DOOR LATCHES FREEZE AND WILL NOT LATCH THIS IS THE SECOND 2006 FORD TAURUS I HAVE OWNED THAT HAS DONE THIS. HAS HAPPENED NUMEROUS TIMES ATLEAST 20

01/14/2019
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/14/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP5:UO6A******
Summary

VEHICLE ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN WITHOUT TOUCHING GAS IT INCREASES TO 40-60 MPH HIGH RPM IN NEUTRAL OR PARK WHILE DRIVING IT INCREASES SPEED ON ITS OWN. NEARLY REAR ENDED ANOTHER CAR AT LIGHT TODAY AS I TOOK FOOT OFF BRAKE IT JUMPED TO 20 MPH CAR HAS 68,000 MILES WELL MAINTAINED

10/24/2018
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/22/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING OVER 45MPH THE ACCELERATOR STICKS. THIS HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES . IT ACCELERATED ON ITS OWN WHILE I WAS TRYING TO PARK AT WORK.

07/18/2018
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/18/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 2006 FORD T******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING ON A 2-LANE HIGHWAY WITH A RELATIVELY STEEP DOWNHILL GRADE. I NOTICED THAT THE CAR WAS ACCELERATING EVEN THOUGH I WAS NOT PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR. I THOUGHT AT FIRST THAT IT WAS JUST ACCELERATION DUE TO GRAVITY, BUT I QUICKLY REALIZED THAT THE THROTTLE MUST BE OPEN SINCE I WAS QUICKLY ACCELERATING TO SPEEDS ABOVE 65MPH, AND THE BRAKES WERE NOT AS EFFECTIVE AS THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN IF THE ACCELERATION WERE DUE ONLY TO THE HILL. I SAW A PLACE UP AHEAD TO PULL OVER, BUT I HAD TO PRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL VERY HARD IN ORDER TO SLOW DOWN AND STOP. I PUT THE CAR IN PARK VERY QUICKLY AND TURNED IT OFF SINCE THE ENGINE WAS RACING. THERE WAS A GREAT DEAL OF SMOKE COMING FROM MY FRONT BRAKES, WHICH WAS VERY DISCONCERTING. I LOOKED UNDER THE HOOD AND FOUND THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE HAD COME UNFASTENED AND HAD CAUSED THE THROTTLE TO STICK OPEN. THIS SEEMS VERY DANGEROUS AND I FEEL FORTUNATE THAT THIS DID NOT CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.

05/31/2018
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/01/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING AT UNKNOWN SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT DISCONNECTED THE SPEED CONTROL CABLE. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS CONTACTED AND DEALER STATED COTACT WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR IT BECAUSE IT WAS OUT OF WARRANTY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY AND REFERRED THE CONTACT TO NHTSA. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 133,000. *TT

05/08/2018
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 05/03/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U36A******
Summary

WHILE I WAS DRIVING THE CAR THE THROTTLE CABLE GOT STUCK WITH THE CRUISE CABLE AND THE RPM RAISED TO 5000 AND DOESN'T COME DOWN. I SWITCHED THE GEARS BACK TO 1ST AND BROUGHT IT TO SLOW DOWN. LUCKILY THERE WERE NOT MUCH TRAFFIC OTHERWISE THIS COULD HAVE CAUSED A VERY BAD ACCIDENT. I REPORTED THIS ISSUE TO FORD AND THEY INITIALLY DIDN'T TAKE IT SERIOUS. BUT AFTER I PUT IN WRITING TO BOB ALLEN FORD IN OVERLAND PARK THEY MENTIONED THAT A SERVICE MANAGER WILL CALL TO DISCUSS THIS ISSUE FURTHER. I ASKED THEM IF THERE ARE ANY RECALLS AND THEY ASKED FOR THE VIN NUMBER AND THEY SAID THERE ARE NONE. HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=Z1U1FGABDW4

03/14/2018
Components: TIRES
Incident Date: 06/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS EQUIPPED WITH HANKOOK OPTIMO H727 TIRES, SIZE: 215/60R16 (NA). WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE STEEL BELTS PUNCTURED THE SIDE OF THE FRONT DRIVER'S TIRE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRILL SHOCK TOWER MOUNT WAS MISALIGNED. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE MADE A HOWLING SOUND WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS. DUE TO THE FAILURE, THE TIRE WAS REPLACED ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION. BALISE MOTOR SALES IN SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THE SHOCK TOWER MOUNT NEEDED TO BE DRILLED IN ORDER TO PERFORM A FOUR WHEEL ALIGNMENT TO PREVENT PREMATURE WEAR OF THE TIRES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND RECOMMENDED THAT THE CONTACT REPLACE THE STRUTS. THE VIN AND DOT NUMBER WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 31,000.

01/30/2018
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/25/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53U46A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, WHILE DRIVING, THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY ACCELERATED. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, IT ACCELERATED WITHOUT WARNING. ALSO, THE CRUISE CONTROL FAILED TO OPERATE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE GEAR SHIFTER WAS PLACED IN NEUTRAL AND THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED IN ORDER TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND THE CONTACT WAS ADVISED TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 116,000.

01/20/2018
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/17/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

CRUISE CONTROL STOPPED WORKING & THEN A COUPLE WEEKS LATER WHILE DRIVING UP A HILL THE ACCELERATOR TOOK OFF BY ITSELF LIKE THE CRUISE CONTROL WAS ON, WHEN I TOOK MY FOOT OFF THE GAS PEDAL THE CAR CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE. IN A PANIC I SHIFTED THE CAR INTO NEUTRAL & THE ENGINE REV'D UP TO OVER 4000 RPM IT THEN QUIT ACCERATING BY ITSELF. 3 DAYS LATER IT DOES IT AGAIN, ACCELERATED ON ITS OWN WITH MY FOOT OFF THE GAS PEDAL. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. LUCKILY FOR ME THERE WAS NO CAR IN FRONT OF ME. DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO DIE IN ORDER FOR A RECALL TO BE ORDERED?????

12/18/2017
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 11/15/2017
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U76A******
Summary

FORD MOTOR COMPANY SOLD MY VEHICLE WITH A LIFE-THREATENING DESIGN DEFECT IN THE BRAKING SYSTEM. THIS DESIGN DEFECT COMPRISES A PLASTIC COVER OVER THE STAINLESS STEEL HYDRAULIC BRAKE LINES WHERE THOSE LINES PASS FROM THE FRONT OF THE CAR TO ITS REAR BENEATH THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR. THE OSTENSIBLE PURPOSE OF THE PLASTIC COVER IS UNKNOWN TO ME, BUT ITS ACTUAL FUNCTION IS TWOFOLD. FIRST, IT TRAPS MOISTURE AND ROAD SALT TO CAUSE RAPID CORROSION OF THE STAINLESS STEEL BRAKE LINES, WHICH CORROSION EVENTUALLY CAUSES THE LINES TO RUST COMPLETELY THROUGH, CAUSING ONE OR BOTH LINES TO BURST UPON APPLICATION OF THE BRAKES, RESULTING IN SUDDEN AND COMPLETE BRAKE FAILURE. SECOND, THE PLASTIC COVER HIDES THAT CORROSION FROM VIEW SO THAT CAREFUL VISUAL INSPECTION DOES NOT REVEAL THE CORROSION PROBLEM. ACCORDING TO THE KNOWLEDGEABLE MECHANIC WHO REPAIRED MY BRAKES AND WHO HAS EXPERIENCE WITH THIS PROBLEM, THE DESIGN DEFECT APPLIES TO BOTH FORD TAURUS AND FORD FOCUS MODELS. THAT MECHANIC HAS IN THE PAST URGED FORD TO RECALL THESE CARS BUT FORD HAS TO DATE REFUSED TO DO SO. PRESUMABLY THE DESIGN DEFECT OCCURS ALSO IN THE MERCURY SABLE WHICH IS MERCURY'S TWIN TO THE FORD TAURUS. THIS DESIGN DEFECT CAUSE MY BRAKES TO FAIL SUDDENLY AND COMPLETELY, CAUSING ME TO HIT ANOTHER CAR. FORTUNATELY THE DAMAGE RESULTED IN NO PERSONAL INJURIES, BUT IT CAUSE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE TO MY CAR AND PRESUMABLY COMPARABLE DAMAGE TO THE OTHER CAR. BUT IF THE BRAKE FAILURE HAD OCCURRED AS I WAS APPROACHING A STOP SIGN OR STOP LIGHT, OR IF I HAD BEEN BRAKING FOR A PEDESTRIAN, IT COULD HAVE RESULTED IN PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. I AM ATTACHING THREE PHOTO FILES, ONE TAKEN AT THE REPAIR SHOP WHERE I HAD THE BRAKE REPAIR DONE, THE SECOND A MARKED-UP COPY OF THE SAME PHOTO, THE THIRD A ZOOMED-IN PORTION OF THE FIRST PHOTO SHOWING THE SITE OF THE BRAKE LINE RUPTURE.

10/15/2017
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/14/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U26A******
Summary

2/15/17- WHILE COASTING UP-HILL WITH FOOT NOT ON THE GAS, CAR ACCELERATED TO OVER 4,000 RPM ALL BY ITSELF, BRAKING WAS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. I PARKED, TURNED CAR OFF, TURNED IT BACK ON AND EVEN WHILE PARKED IT REVVED BACK UP TO OVER 4,000 RPM. TOOK IT TO FIRESTONE ON 2/16/17- THEY REPLACED THE IAC (IDLE AIR CONTROL) VALVE. 3/3/17- WHILE IDLING AT RED LIGHT WITH FOOT NOT ON THE GAS, CAR ACCELERATED/ REVVED UP TO OVER 4,000 RPM ALL BY ITSELF. HAD TO PRESS ON BRAKE VERY HARD AND TURN CAR OFF. TURNED IT BACK ON AND IT WAS NO LONGER ACCELERATING. 3/4/14 TOOK IT TO A DIFFERENT FIRESTONE. THEY ADJUSTED CRUISE CONTROL CABLE. 9/3/17- WHILE IDLING ON A BRIDGE WITH FOOT NOT ON THE GAS, CAR ACCELERATED/ REVVED UP TO OVER 3,000 RPM ALL BY ITSELF. BRAKING WAS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT AND HAD TO TURN CAR OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC. TURNED IT BACK ON AND IT WAS NO LONGER ACCELERATING BY ITSELF. 9/4/17 TOOK IT TO FIRESTONE. THEY ORDERED A NEW IAC VALVE AND REPLACED IT ON 9/7/17. 10/14/17- WHILE IDLING IN TRAFFIC WITH FOOT VERY LIGHT ON BRAKE, CAR ACCELERATED/ REVVED UP TO OVER 4,000 RPM ALL BY ITSELF. HAD TO QUICKLY TURN CAR OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC TO STOP IT. TURNED CAR BACK ON AND IT WAS NO LONGER ACCELERATING ON ITS OWN. THE CONSUMER STATED ANOTHER FAILURE OCCURRED ON 10/28/2017*JS

08/22/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/22/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

AROUND 6PM I WAS DRIVING DOWN A RESIDENTIAL STREET (25 MILES SPEED), IN MOTION, ALL OF A SUDDEN THE CAR JUST TURNED OFF. LUCKILY I WAS ABLE TO STEER TO THE SHOULDER. I NOTICED ALL DASHBOARD LIGHTS ON, MY GAS PEDAL WAS NOT WORKING, BUT THE A/C WAS STILL WORKING AND THE RADIO. SO I KNOW IT WASNT MY 1 YEAR OLD BATTERY. I WAITED FOR 30 SECONDS AND TURNED THE KEY AND IT RESTARTED AGAIN. MY FIANCE, OUR 4 CHILDREN AND I WERE IN THE CAR AT THE TIME. 70% OF MY DRIVING IS FREEWAY..THIS IS OUR ONLY CAR AND IM DEATHLY AFRAID OF THIS HAPPENING WHILE IM ON FREEWAY. I BELIEVE THE ENGINE IS FAULTY ON THIS YEAR/MODEL/MAKE.

08/10/2017
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 08/08/2017
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING EASTBOUND, ON A CITY STREET, APPROACHING THE INTERSECTION WITH A STOP SIGN. WHEN I PRESSED ON THE BRAKES, IT DIDN'T SLOW DOWN. IN FACT, THE CAR WAS GOING FASTER. SO I PUT THE CAR IN PARK, HOPING TO SLOW IT DOWN, BUT IT DIDN'T WORK. THEN I JUMPED THE CURB, HOPING THAT WOULD SLOW THE CAR DOWN, BUT IT DIDN'T WORK. I TRIED TO AVOID HITTING A TRUCK THAT WAS GOING NORTHBOUND ON THE CROSS ROAD, BUT I COULDN'T AVOID IS SO I HIT THE TRUCK.

06/30/2017
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/27/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56UX6A******
Summary

MY CAR, SINCE 130K MILES ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN...WHEN I PUT IN NEUTRAL AND HIT GAS IT REVS TO 5 AND THEN NORMALIZES. # DAYS AGO IT DID IT 5X WITHIN 10 MINUTES. CURRENTLY HAS 140K MILES. I HAD IT SDERVICED AND THE FORD DEALER OFFERED NO SOLUTIONS AND WERENT AWARE OF THIS TYPE OF PROBLEM

06/08/2017
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 06/07/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53U16A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS APPLIED BUT FAILED TO RESPOND AND THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE, BUT DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

05/03/2017
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Incident Date: 03/20/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

2006 FORD TAURUS. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO AFTERMARKET FRONT BRAKE PADS RECALL NOTICE. *SMD *JS

04/13/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/12/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U96A******
Summary

VEHICLE WAS DRIVING NORMALLY WITHOUT ANY INDICATION OF AN ISSUE PRIOR. AFTER A STOP AT A LIGHT, CAR PROCEEDED TO DISENGAGE TRANSMISSION AND WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. ENGINE REVS BUT ZERO MOVEMENT. HAD TO HAVE IT TOWED TO DEALER.

04/03/2017
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/01/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53UX6A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHEN THE CONTACT'S FOOT WAS RELEASED FROM THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, THE VEHICLE IDLED ABNORMALLY. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WITHOUT WARNING. THE DEALER COULD NOT REPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 165,000.

02/22/2017
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/22/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56UX6A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE GAUGES ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL FLICKERED, THE VEHICLE DECELERATED, AND THE DOOR LOCKS STARTED TO CLICK. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED, BUT THE TECHNICIAN COULD NOT FIND A FAILURE. IN ADDITION, WHILE DRIVING, THE RIGHT TURN SIGNAL FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 119,000.

01/25/2017
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/07/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U86A******
Summary

ACCELERATOR STICKS. CAR FAILED TO DE-ACCELERATE SEVERAL TIMES. ONCE, COMING TO STOP SIGN AND ENGINE KEPT RACING. OCCASIONALLY GOING DOWN HIGHWAY AND WANTED TO SLOW DOWN, BUT ACCELERATOR WAS STUCK. CAN BARELY STOP THE CAR WITH BRAKES. REASON: THE REASON IS WELL DOCUMENTED. THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE BECOMES DISCONNECTED AND TRAPS THE ACCELERATOR CABLE (THROTTLE) SO IT CAN'T MOVE. NHTSA HAS INVESTIGATED THIS AND NEGLIGENTLY FAILED THE PUBLIC. THERE IS A VERY GOOD YOUTUBE.COM VIDEO SHOWING THE PROBLEM EXACTLY! MY CAR IS THE EXACT PROBLEM, AND ALL ANYONE HAS TO DO IS GOOGLE "2006 FORD TAURUS ACCELERATOR STICKS' TO SEE HOW FREQUENTLY IT HAPPENS. I HAVE WIRED THE CABLES TOGETHER MYSELF, BUT THIS IS NOT A PERMANENT SOLUTION. IT DOES SHOW THAT FORD COULD EASILY RESOLVE THIS. AND, YES, IN A USA TODAY ARTICLE FROM 2013 I SEE THERE HAVE BEEN INJURIES, AND MAYBE DEATHS FROM THIS. NOTE: MINE IS NOT RELATED TO ANY ELECTRONIC THROTTLE, OR ELECTRICAL ISSUE. IT IS PURELY MECHANICAL - PART DEFECT. I CAN SEND PICTURES OF CABLES, BUT YOU CAN JUST WATCH THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=Z1U1FGABDW4 I WILL BE MAKING A CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY, COMPLETE WITH EXTENSIVE DOCUMENTED REFERENCES TO THIS PROBLEM. I BELIEVE IT IS GROSS NEGLIGENCE THAT THE NHTSA HAS KNOWN ABOUT THIS AND DONE NOTHING. FORD HAS KNOWN, AND ISSUED A TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN (TSB) RECOMMENDING THROTTLE BODY REPLACEMENT - AT CUSTOMER EXPENSE. OBVIOUSLY YOU ARE BOTH WAITING FOR ENOUGH DEATHS OR OLDER CARS GOING OUT OF SERVICE BEFORE DOING ANYTHING. I GUESS I NEED TO GET 60 MINUTES AND USA TODAY TO LOOK INTO THIS, AGAIN. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE REALLY LOOKING INTO THIS! ONE MORE LINK DISCUSSING THE PROBLEM: HTTP://WWW.FORDFORUMSONLINE.COM/THREADS/2006-TAURUS-CAR-ACCELERATED-BY-IT-SELF.1167/

01/13/2017
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 01/12/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

SUDDEN EXCELERATION WITHOUT USING THE GAS PEDAL , ENGINE PULLING RPM AND REVVING, SUCH AS WHEN IN PARK. DRIVING VEHICLE AND IT BEGAN TO ACCELERATE ON IT'S OWN., HARD STOPPING WHICH PUT MYSELF AND OTHER DRIVERS IN A DANGEROUS POSITION ON THE HIGHWAY. THE VEHICLE IS A 2006 FORD TAURUS SE AND HAS 84,000 ORIGINAL MILES.

11/04/2016
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/04/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U26A******
Summary

CAR SELF ACCELERATES FOR NO REASON. IT HAPPENED FOUR TIMES TODAY DURING A 10 MINUTE DRIVE. IT HAPPENS WHILE CAR IS MOVING AND AT LOW SPEED, APPROXIMATELY 25 MILES PER HOUR.11\4. *TR

08/31/2016
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 04/17/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53UX6A******
Summary

BRAKE LINE TO REAR BRAKES FAILED DUE TO RUST. ALL (ALL) BRAKE FLUID LEAKED OUT. THE SERVICE BRAKES WERE TOTALLY INOPERABLE. A LARGE OIL SPOT ON THE CONCRETE DRIVEWAY WAS THE ONLY WARNING.. NO LOW FLUID LIGHT IS INSTALLED. THIS VEHICLE IS NON-ABS. MUCH TO MY SURPRISE, THIS IS A SINGLE RESERVOIR SYSTEM. IS THIS A SAFETY ISSUE? MILEAGE 103,000. IT PICKED THE BEST POSSIBLE TIME TO FAIL. REPORTED TO FORD.

08/12/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/10/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53UX6A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED TO 40 MPH ON ITS OWN AND WHILE THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS APPLIED. WHEN THE CONTACT PLACED THE GEAR SHIFTER INTO THE NEUTRAL POSITION, THE RPMS INCREASED FROM 200,000 TO 300,000. THE IGNITION WAS SHUT OFF AND THE GEAR SHIFTER WAS PLACED INTO PARK. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED, THE RPMS INCREASED TO 300,000. THE IGNITION WAS SHUT OFF A THIRD TIME AND RESTARTED, AND THE RPMS INCREASED TO 100,000. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 118,320.

08/03/2016
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 08/01/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

CAR HESITATES DURING OPERATION USUALLY WHILE DRIVING IN THE CITY AND HAS EVEN STOPPED RUNNING COMPLETELY BUT WILL RESTART BY IGNITION. THE HESITATION STILL HAPPENS BUT THE STOPPING HASN'T HAPPENED RECENTLY.

08/03/2016
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/24/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U16A******
Summary

ON THE AFTERNOON OF SUNDAY, JULY 24TH, 2016, OUR 2006 FORD TAURUS BEGAN ACCELERATING OUT OF CONTROL ON ITS OWN ACCORD WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE STREET IN WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS. WE TRIED TO BRAKE THE CAR, BUT WERE NOT ABLE TO COMPETE AGAINST THE RAPID ACCELERATION. WE ENDED UP PUTTING IT IN NEUTRAL, AND THEN IN PARK, AND BRING IT TO A STOP (ALBEIT IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY STREET) WHERE IT WAS STILL REACHING UPWARDS OF 4,500 RPMS. VERY DISCONCERTING. AS WE COULD NOT DRIVE ANY FURTHER LIKE THIS, WE SHUT IT OFF, GOT OUT, AND CALLED AAA FOR A TOW, WHICH ARRIVED ALMOST TWO HOURS LATER AFTER WE SAT IN THE HOT AFTERNOON SUN AND WERE DIVERTING TRAFFIC AROUND OUR DISABLED VEHICLE. BEING THAT WE WERE TRAVELING WITH TWO OTHER GUESTS AND THE TOW TRUCK COULD ONLY ACCOMMODATE 2 PEOPLE MAX FOR THE TRIP BACK TO RHODE ISLAND (OVER 40 MILES AWAY), THE DRIVER TRIED TO DIAGNOSE AND FIX THE PROBLEM ON THE SPOT. HE LOOKED UNDER THE HOOD AND SHOWED US THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE HAD BECOME UNCLIPPED AND FALLEN OFF. HE THEN LUBED IT UP, REATTACHED IT, AND HAD US DO A COUPLE OF TESTS TO SEE IF IT WAS WORKING PROPERLY. THANKFULLY IT WAS, AND WE SLOWLY AND CAUTIOUSLY WERE ABLE TO DRIVE HOME. AFTER DOING SOME RESEARCH, WE BECAME AWARE THAT THIS WAS AND IS A KNOWN ISSUE WITH OUR YEAR, MAKE, AND MODEL OF CAR, AND THAT AN INVESTIGATION HAD BEEN OPENED INTO IT. WE ARE ALSO AWARE THAT, AT THAT TIME, FORD HAD LAUNCHED A "CUSTOMER SATISFACTION CAMPAIGN" TO FIX OR REPLACE DEFECTIVE CRUISE CONTROL CABLES. WHILE WE WERE ABLE TO DRIVE THE CAR HOME THAT DAY, WE ARE NOT THRILLED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS ISSUE HAPPENING AGAIN AND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THIS ISSUE FIXED BY FORD. I HAVE SPOKEN TO THREE SEPARATE PEOPLE AT FORD AT THIS POINT, AND ALL HAVE REFUSED TO HAVE THIS PROBLEM TAKEN CARE OF BY FORD FOR US.

06/28/2016
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/25/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53U56A******
Summary

WHEN DRIVING THE GAS PEDAL STICKS TO THE FLOOR OF THE CAR, THE CRUISE CONTROL COMES ON, AND THE CAR WILL JUST TAKE OFF. IT STILL STAYS STUCK WHEN YOU TURN THE CAR OFF. YOU HAVE TO PUT THE CAR IN PARK AND PUSH ON THE GAS PEDAL UNTIL IT STOPS. THIS HAPPENED ON 6/25/16 AND NUMEROUS TIMES SINCE.

05/05/2016
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/05/2016
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U66A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE PARKED AND UNOCCUPIED, THE VEHICLE BECAME ENGULFED IN FLAMES UNDERNEATH THE HOOD. THE CONTACT EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE WITH A GARDEN HOSE. A FIRE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE REMAINED AT THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 180,000.

04/22/2016
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 04/22/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U06A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED WITHOUT WARNING. THE BRAKES FAILED TO RESPOND WHEN THE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE STOPPED UPON TURNING OFF THE IGNITION. THE CONTACT NOTIFIED THE MANUFACTURER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000. UPDATED 06/14/16*LJ

04/14/2016
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/20/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56UX6A******
Summary

CAR IN MOTION AT HIGHWAY SPEED. ACCELERATOR STICKS AFTER TAKING FOOT OFF. ON HIGHWAY AND STREET. CRUISE CONTROL IS OFF. MUST PUT CAR IN NEUTRAL, PULL OFF ROAD, RESTART CAR.

04/11/2016
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/21/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U36A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 50 MPH, THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY ACCELERATED. THE CONTACT MERGED TO THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD WHEN SUDDENLY THE ENGINE RPMS REVVED. THE FAILURE HAD RECURRED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS REPAIRED, HOWEVER THE DETAILS OF THE REPAIR COULD NOT BE PROVIDED AND THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 173,000.

03/31/2016
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/31/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO ACCELERATE WITHOUT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BEING DEPRESSED. THERE WERE NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. ADDITIONALLY, THE RPMS ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL PEAKED TO 400. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 120,000.

03/23/2016
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/21/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U66A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL ENGAGED, THE VEHICLE INDEPENDENTLY ACCELERATED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO BE STOPPED AND A LOUD ABNORMAL NOISE WAS HEARD. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 125,000.

03/09/2016
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/08/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U16A******
Summary

CAR ACCELERATED WITH BRAKES APPLIED,THIS CORRECTED ITSELF THEN REPEATED 3 MORE TIMES. TOOK CAR TO MY MECHANIC DISCOVERED CRUISE CONTROL ARM DETACHED AND WAS GETTING CAUGHT IN THROTTLE. TOOK CAR TO DEALER. THEY WILL EXAMINE ON 3/10/16.CALLED FORD SPOKE WITH JEFFREY IN CUSTOMER SERVICE NO RECALL GAVE VIN# AND REPORTED ISSUE. DISCOVERED THIS ISSUE HAS HAPPENED TO MANY OTHERS WITH TAURUS VEHICLES. VERY DANGEROUS AND SCARY ISSUE. THE PART IS PLASTIC AND EITHER WEARS OR BAD DESIGN BECAUSE IT COMES FREE FROM THE MOUNT AND GETS CAUGHT IN THE THROTTLE WHEN DRIVING. YOU DON'T KNOW UNTIL YOU TRY TO STOP. CAR WANTS TO KEEP GOING AND RPM GAUGE SHOWS THROTTLE BEING APPLIED WITH FOOT OFF ACCELERATOR AND ON BRAKE.PUSHING THE GAS PEDAL RAPIDLY DISLODGE'S CRUISE CONTROL ARM BUT IT GETS STUCK AGAIN RANDOMLY. MECHANIC SNAPPED PIECE BACK IN PLACE BUT IT DISLODGED AGAIN ONCE GAS PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.

02/03/2016
Components: TIRES
Incident Date: 01/01/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP56U56A******
Summary

ON JAN. 10 2014 I PURCHASED 2 NEW TIRES FROM LES SWAB HERE IN OROVILLE CA. IN OCT. 2015 I NOTICED A WOBBLE IN MY STEERING, TOOK THE CAR BACK TO WHERE I PURCHASED THE TIRES AND ASK THEM TO ROTATE THE TIRES AND CHECK FOR DEFECTS. WAS TOLD TIRES WERE OK BUT THE PROBLEM PERSISTED, WENT TO A LOCAL REPAIR SHOP AND WAS TOLD I HAD A TIRE BAD TIRE SEPARATION, WENT BACK TO LES SWAB AND THEY REPLACED THE DEFECTIVE TIRE. TODAY THE LOCAL REPAIR SHOP ADVISED ME I HAD ANOTHER TIRE SEPARATION AND WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. IT IS EVIDENT TO ME THEY ARE SELLING DEFECTIVE TIRES THAT SHOULD BE RECALLED BEFORE SOMEONE GETS KILLED.

01/18/2016
Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/16/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U36A******
Summary

THROTTLE STICKS AND VEHICLE ACCELERATES UNCONTROLLABLY AND UNPREDICTABLY. I BELIEVE THIS IS PART OF AN INVESTIGATION THAT DATES TO 2012. THE CRUISE CONTROL HAS AN ARM THAT CONNECTS TO THE THROTTLE-BODY. THAT ARM POPS OFF FROM TIME-TO-TIME. WHEN IT BECOMES DISCONNECTED, THE ARM WEDGES BETWEEN THE PIVOT POINT AND THE THROTTLE BODY, CAUSING THE THROTTLE TO STICK OR ACCELERATE.

01/17/2016
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 01/17/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U46A******
Summary

THE GAS PEDAL GETS STUCK EITHER WHEN DRIVING VERY SLOW OR AFTER I COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC WHEN THIS HAPPENED CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS. AFTER I PUT THE CAR IN PARK I TRIED ON THE GAS PEDAL AGAIN AND IT WORKED BUT IT KEEPS HAPPENING DAILY WITH THE GAS PEDAL GETTING STUCK EVEN WHEN I PRESS WITH A LOT OF PRESSURE.

01/05/2016
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/01/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53UX6A******
Summary

SO NOW WHEN I TRY TO REVERSE MY CAR DOESN'T MOVE AND IF I HIT THE GAS THE ENGINE JUST RAMS UP AND MAKES A LOUD NOISE.I HAVE GOT STUCK SO MANY TIMES TO THE POINT WHERE I CAN'T MOVE...ALSO MY HEADLIGHTS AND HIGH BEAMS LOOK THE SAME THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE AND YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHEN THE HIGH BEAMS ARE ON THE LIGHT IN THE CAR DOESN'T COME ON..MY A/C A AND HEATER ONLY WORKS ON HIGH.I CAN'T GET ON THE FREEWAY THE GAGES GO UP TO 4 AND GO DOWN WHEN I'M GOING 65.WHEN IM ON THE REGULAR STREET THEY STILL GO UP HIGHT AND I CAN BE GOING LESS THAN 45.

12/28/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/18/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53UX6A******
Summary

RECENTLY WHILE I WAS DRIVING MY CRUISE CONTROL COMPLETELY STOPPED WORKING. TWO DAYS AFTER THAT I WAS SLOWING FOR A RED LIGHT AND I NOTICED THAT MY CAR WAS REVVING UP IN GEARS AS I WAS SLOWING DOWN. I WAS BARELY ABLE TO GET MY CAR TO STOP AND I SHUT IT DOWN TO PREVENT ACCIDENT. AFTER THE RED LIGHT WAS OVER I STARTED UP MY CAR AND SHIFTED INTO DRIVE. THAT IS WHEN I NOTICED MY CAR ACCELERATING ON ITS OWN. WITHOUT PRESSING MY FOOT ON THE GAS PEDAL MY CAR WAS ABLE TO ACCELERATE UP TO ABOUT 45 MILES PER HOUR. THIS CAR IS UNSAFE AND AFTER SOME RESEARCH I HAVE FOUND OUT THAT THERE WERE 14 ISSUES LIKE THIS REPORTED AND OTHERS THAT WERE NOT REPORTED (FOR INSTANCE THIS HAPPENED TO MY SISTER'S 2005 FORD TAURUS AND SHE HAD TO REPAIR IT OUT OF HER OWN POCKET). I WANTED TO PROVIDE THIS REPORT BECAUSE FORD IS REFUSING TO HELP WITH THIS ISSUE DESPITE THIS BEING A CLEAR SAFETY ISSUE. THIS ISSUE HAPPENS WHILE THE CAR IS STATIONARY AND WHILE MOVING.

12/16/2015
Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/01/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

EXCESSIVE ACCELERATION WHEN IN MOTION WITH HIGH RPMS WHEN IN PARK ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS OVER 6 MONTHS, IN THE SHOP 3 TIMES W/O RESOLUTION. FORD MOTOR COMPANY WAS NOTIFIED. THE CAR WILL MAINTAIN 80MPH WITHOUT TOUCHING THE ACCELERATOR, IS DIFFICULT TO STOP, AND WILL ACCELERATE TO GREATER THAN 50 MPH FROM STOP WITHOUT TOUCHING ACCELERATOR PEDAL. IT'S A DEATH TRAP. I CAN DONATE CAR TO YOU IF YOU WANT IT.

11/17/2015
Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/21/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE FLEX PIPE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS THEN TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS WHERE THE TECHNICIAN INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE FLEX PIPE WAS FRACTURED AND REPLACED WITH A MODIFIED STEEL PIPE. THE TECHNICIAN ALSO STATED THAT THE STEEL PIPE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED WITH A FLEX PIPE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER WHERE THE TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE REPAIR WAS PERFORMED PROPERLY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 87,000.

10/26/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 04/04/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U46A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THERE WAS A SHORT CIRCUIT WITHIN THE RADIO, WHICH CAUSED THE SPEEDOMETER AND THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS TO FAIL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE MECHANIC WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE FOR THE AIR BAG HOWEVER, THE MECHANIC REPLACED THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND RADIO. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95,000.

10/05/2015
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 09/29/2015
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAP53V06A1******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH UP A HILL, ANOTHER VEHICLE IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION SLID DOWN THE HILL AND CRASHED HEAD ON INTO THE FRONT OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED HEAD INJURIES AND CHEST PAINS FROM THE STEERING WHEEL. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE FRONT PASSENGER SUSTAINED SEVERAL INJURIES. BOTH REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN IMPOUND LOT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 124,000. UPDATED 12/30/15*LJ *JS

09/24/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/23/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

WHEN GETTING IN CAR VEHICLE ACCELERATES BY ITSELF, CAN GO TO 50 MPH WITHOUT TOUCHING GAS PETAL. EVEN WHEN BRAKING RMP IS OVER 2,000. VERY SCARY, AT DEALERSHIP NOW TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING ON. AFTER REVIEWING OTHERS COMPLAINTS THIS SEEMS LIKE A RECALL IS NEEDED FOR FORD BEFORE IT KILLS SOMEONE.

08/19/2015
Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAEFP56U26******
Summary

THE VEHICLE ACCELERATES BY ITSELF. I MUST KEEP MY FOOT ON THE BRAKES TO KEEP IT SLOWED DOWN. IT OFTEN ACCELERATES UP TO 45 MPH WITH NO APPLICATION OF GAS BY ME.

08/18/2015
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,VISIBILITY/WIPER
Incident Date: 03/06/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

I WAS ON THE EXPRESSWAY THE CAR REDUCED SPEED, UNTIL IT STOPPED WHICH ALMOST MADE SOMEONE RUN INTO THE BACK OF ME. THE WINDSHIELD BLADES DO NOT FUNCTION, THE INTERIOR LIGHTS WILL NOT COME ON ALL THE TIME. IVE TAKEN MY CAR TO SEVERAL SHOPS THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO TELL ME WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE VEHICLE STATING THE PROBLEM DOES NOT SHOW UP ON THE DIAGNOSTIC MACHINE. I AM TO THE POINT OF BEING AFRAID OF DRIVING MY CAR, I NEVER KNOW WHEN OR IF IT WILL FUNCTION PROPERLY.

08/06/2015
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/13/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS A LEAK OF TRANSMISSION FLUID FROM UNDER THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS A TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK AND WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS TURNED OFF THE FLUID LEAKED INTO THE MOTOR. THE MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANS-AXLE VENT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED ALONG WITH A 90 DEGREE VENT STEM SMALL HOSE WITH CLAMPS. THE 90 DEGREE VENT STEM PREMATURELY FRACTURED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 140,000.

08/06/2015
Components: SUSPENSION
Incident Date: 07/16/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U36A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH, A LOUD NOISE EMITTED AND THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO VEER TO THE LEFT. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO INFORMED THAT THE FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE STRUT FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 210,000. UPDATED 09/09/15*LJ *CN

07/10/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/03/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE I WAS DRIVING MY VEHICLE ACCELERATED TO ALMOST 50 MPH WITHOUT ME TOUCHING THE GAS PEDAL IN AT ALL. WHEN I TRIED TO BREAK, MY BREAKS DID WORK BUT NOT COMPLETELY. THERE HAVE BEEN MULTIPLE OCCASIONS WHEN MY VEHICLE HAS LOST ALL POWER AND COMPLETELY SHUT OFF, EVERY TIME BEING AT AN EXTREMELY BUSY INTERSECTION. MY CRUISE CONTROL HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED AND THE ISSUE STILL OCCURS. WHEN I TURN MY CAR ON NOW, IT GOES UP TO 4,000 RPMS BY ITSELF IN PARK. HUGE SAFETY ISSUE.

07/09/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/07/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U96A******
Summary

SPONTANEOUS ACCELERATION INCREASE AND RPM'S INCREASE CAUSING CAR TO INCREASE SPEED. WHILE DRIVING IN TRAFFIC, I HAD COME TO A STOP AND NOTICED MY RPM'S WAS STAYING AT THE 2000 (#2) RANGE AND WHEN I RELEASED THE BRAKE THE CAR TOOK OFF ALMOST HITTING THE CAR IN FRONT. I THEN NOTICED THE CAR INCREASED ACCELERATION ON ITS OWN. ON A BACK ROAD I DROVE FOR MILES WITHOUT TOUCHING THE GAS. VERY, VERY DANGEROUS!!!!!!

07/07/2015
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/07/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

DRIVING ON A FREEWAY AT 70MPH WHEN I LET OFF THE THROTTLE BUT THE CAR CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE. CAME TO A STOP LIGHT AFTER EXITING FREEWAY AND HAD TO SLAM ON BREAKS TO COME TO A FULL STOP BECAUSE THE VEHICLE THROTTLE WOULD NOT STOP ACCELERATING. CHECKED FOR A RUG OR ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE STUCK UNDER THE GAS PEDAL AND NOTHING WAS THERE. ONCE I ARRIVED AT THE DESTINATION I PUT VEHICLE IN PARK AND THE ENGINE REVED UP TO 4000 RPM. OPENED HOOD AND THROTTLE WAS NOT STUCK BUT AFTER I MOVED THE THROTTLEBODY TO REV THE ENGINE IT RETURNED BACK TO A NORMAL IDLE SPEED. THIS IS FREAKING DANGEROUS. DONT BUY THIS PIECE OF CRAP CAR.

05/26/2015
Components: STEERING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 05/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U06A******
Summary

WHEN TURNING STEERING WHEEL, AT TIMES AN OBJECT CAN BE HEARD ROLLING AROUND IN STEERING WHEEL. ALSO, MILEAGE LIGHT IS NOT LIGHTED. IT CAN ONLY BE SEEN AT NIGHT WHEN DARK OUT. THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR THE LAST 2 TO 3 YEARS. I TOOK VEHICLE TO A ST. CLOUD, MN FORD DEALER ON MAY 22, 2015, TO SEE IF THE PROBLEM MAY BE PART OF THE RECENT AIRBAG RECALL. DEALER ADVISED THAT THERE IS NO RECALL ON VEHICLE AND THE PROBLEM MAY BE UNRELATED TO RECALL. *TR

04/30/2015
Components: STEERING,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 02/27/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53266A******
Summary

APPROXIMATELY 2-3 MONTHS AGO, I BEGIN HEARING A WHINNING SOUND COMING FROM MY 2006 TAURUS AFTER I STARTED THE CAR AND BEGIN TO DRIVE. THE SOUND INTENSIFIED WHENEVER I TURNED THE STEERING WHEEL EITHER TO THE RIGHT OR LEFT. I BELIEVE THERE IN A PROBLEM WITH THE STEERING AND I FEEL THE STEERING SYSTEM IS SOON TO GO OUT BECAUSE THIS NOISE IS GETTING LOUDER. ALSO, DURING COLD WEATHER THIS PAST WINTER, THE DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR WOULD NOT CLOSE. ON ONE OCCASION, I HAD TO HOLD THE DOOR AND DRIVE. THIS PROBLEM IS VERY UNSAFE FOR ANY DRIVER. I CONTACTED A MECHANIC REGARDING THE LOUD NOISE WHEN TURNING AND HE SAID IT SOUNDS LIKE THE POWER STEERING PUMP IS GOING OUT AND POSSIBLY VERY SOON. *TR

03/22/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/22/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING AT 20-25 MPH AND WHEN I TOOK MY FOOT OFF THE GAS PREPARING TO STOP THE CAR BEGAN ACCELERATING ON ITS OWN TO NEAR 40 MPH. IN AN EFFORT TO STOP I HAD TO PRESS VERY FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE WHICH THEN CAUSED THE RPM TO GO TO 4000. I HAD TO PUT IT IN NEUTRAL TO TURN THE CAR OFF. *TR

03/10/2015
Components: AIR BAGS,UNKNOWN OR OTHER,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 03/05/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U46A******
Summary

AIR BAG LIGHT ON DRIVERS SIDE HAS BEEN ACTIVATED FOR ABOUT A YEAR HAS BEEN CHECKED BY A ASE GARAGE. THEY COULDN'T FIND A FAULT CODE. CARS IS SURGING AT DIFFERENT SPEEDS DURING NORMAL OPERATION. I HAVE HAD TO PUT CAR IN NEUTRAL TO KICK IT DOWN TO NORMAL SPEED THEN BACK IN TO DRIVE MODE WHILE MOVING IN TRAFFIC.SOME TIMES IT SLAMS THE TRANSMISSION. THE CRUISE CONTROL HAS NOT WORKED FOR OVER A YEAR. ASE TECH SAYS THE CONNECTION IS WORN AND FAULTY. ASE TECH SAYS HE COULD NOT GET ANY FAULT CODES FOR THE SURGING IN SPEED AFTER LETTING IT RUN FOR OVER 45 MIN.AND TEST DRIVING THE CAR. ASE TECH BELIEVES THE PROBLEM IS IN THE PCM. *TR

03/03/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/03/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK. THE ACCELERATOR KEPT STICKING. I RODE THE BRAKE THE LAST 4 MILES HOME DRIVING IN TOWN. I WOULD COME TO A COMPLETE STOP AT A LIGHT AND ALL I HAD TO DO GO ACCELERATE WAS TO TAKE MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE. THIS DID NOT STOP UNTIL I GOT HOME AND STOPPED THE CAR. RPM'S GOT UP TO 3000. I SEE THAT THIS ISSUE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION BUT SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT IT NOW. *TR

02/10/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/08/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

CAR WAS ACCELERATING SPONTANEOUSLY, APPEARS THAT THE ACCELERATOR WAS STICKING AT THE THROTTLE BODY DUE TO DEFECTIVE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE THAT DISLODGED AND GOT STUCK INTO ACCELERATOR MECHANISM. CAR WAS ACCELERATING ON FREEWAY AT 70 MPH AND CLIMBING, PULLING ON GAS PEDAL WITH FOOT OF NO BENEFIT. ULTIMATELY HAD TO TURN OFF KEYS AFTER HEADING TO OFF RAMP. NICKNAMED CAR "[XXX]" AFTER THIS FRIGHTENING INCIDENT. NOTICED MULTIPLE REPORTS OF SAME PROBLEM ON WEB WITH BRIEF SEARCH. CALLED FORD CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SPOKE WITH THREE REPRESENTATIVES. WONDERING IF THERE IS A RECALL. THEY WERE CLEAR TO INDICATE " NOT OUR PROBLEM" AS CAR IS "OUT OF WARRANTY". INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

12/22/2014
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 12/20/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U16A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH AND THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS RELEASED, THE ENGINE RPMS INCREASED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT SHIFTED THE VEHICLE IN NEUTRAL AND THE RPMS INCREASED OVER 4000. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95,000.

12/11/2014
Components: AIR BAGS,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/04/2014
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP55283A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO DEPRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE CRASHED INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES REPORTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,800.

12/03/2014
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 11/03/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56UX6A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG BRACKET FRACTURED AND NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE AIR BAG CLIPS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BUT THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000. ## VIN PASSED ## 2006 FORD TAURUS ## MAILED OUT 01/13/15*LJ UPDATED 2/9/15*CN UPDATED 9/7/2017*CN

12/01/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53U06A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 10 MPH, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED WITHOUT WARNING. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. ONCE THE ENGINE WAS RESTARTED, THE VEHICLE OPERATED NORMALLY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT A SUBSTANCE WAS SPRAYED ON THE THROTTLE, WHICH STOPPED THE ACCELERATION FOR TWO YEARS. WHEN THE FAILURE RECURRED, THE VEHICLE VIBRATED VIOLENTLY AS IT ACCELERATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 62,000.

11/29/2014
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 12/17/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U46A******
Summary

LAST YEAR IN 2013-2014 WHEN WEATHER DROPPED BELOW 30 DEGREES THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR WOULD NOT LOCK AND I HAD TO DRIVE TO MY JOB HOLDING DOOR SHUT. MY SISTER HAS SAME VEHICLE AND IT HAPPENS TO HER 2006 FORD TAURUS TOO. THIS VEHICLE IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE. *TR

11/24/2014
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 11/24/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56UX6A******
Summary

I'VE OWNED MY CAR FOR THE LAST 6 YEARS AND AFTER A HARD RAIN OR A CONSTANT RAIN, THE PASSENGER FRONT FLOOR GETS SOAKING WET WITH WATER AND I HAVE TO USE TOWELS AND THEN RUN THE HEATER ON THE FLOOR FOR A COUPLE HOURS TO GET IT DRY. VERY ANNOYING. THANKFULLY I HAVEN'T HAD ANY ELECTRICAL ISSUES RELATED TO THIS PROBLEM. *TR

10/30/2014
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 08/01/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U56A******
Summary

RECENTLY STARTED NOTICING A WHITE POWDERY SUBSTANCE COMING OUT OF THE AREA BEHIND THE AIRBAG HOUSING AND RUNNING DOWN THE BACK OF THE STEERING WHEEL HOUSING ON BOTH SIDES. WITH ALL THE NEW DATA COMING OUT REGARDING AIR BAG FAILURES, I AM VERY CONCERNED FOR MY SAFETY WHILE DRIVING THIS CAR. IT SHOULD BE HANDLED/REPAIRED BY FORD AT THEIR EXPENSE. THEY KNOW THEY HAVE AN ISSUE WITH BAD AIRBAGS AND THEIR CUSTOMER'S SAFETY SHOULD BE PARAMOUNT! *TR

10/26/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/14/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

FOR THE PAST YEAR OUR CAR HAS HAD MOMENTS OF SUDDEN ACCELERATION WITHOUT EXPLANATION. INITIALLY, TURNING THE CAR OFF AND THEN RESTARTING IT WOULD SOLVE THE PROBLEM. AS OF JUNE OF THIS YEAR, SUCH WAS NOT THE CASE. WE STOPPED AND TURNED THE CAR OFF, BUT WHEN RESTARTED IT IMMEDIATELY ACCELERATED AGAIN (WITHOUT ANY PRESSURE TO THE GAS PEDAL). OUR MECHANIC HAS LOOKED AT THE CAR TWICE AND HAS NOT IDENTIFIED ANYTHING SPECIFIC. HE HAS MADE SEPARATE REPAIRS HOPING THIS WOULD SOLVE THE PROBLEM, BUT AS OF TODAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014, IT HAS HAPPENED AGAIN. LIKE IN JUNE, TURNING THE CAR OFF AND RESTARTING IT HAS NOT SOLVED THE PROBLEM. IT IS VERY DANGEROUS AND WE ARE QUITE CONCERNED, HOPING FOR SUGGESTIONS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. *TR

10/09/2014
Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER
Incident Date: 10/08/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY HUSBAND WAS DRIVING MY 2006 FORD TAURUS TO WORK ONE CRISP FALL MORNING, WHEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN HE HEARD A LOUD SOUND THAT HE AT FIRST THOUGHT TO BE A GUNSHOT. WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS THAT THE REAR WINDOW GLASS HAD SHATTERED ALL ON ITS OWN. AFTER FURTHER INSPECTION HE NOTICED THAT ONE OF THE LITTLE BLACK HEATERS THAT ARE CONNECTED TO THE GLASS TO WORK THE REAR DEFOGGER COILS WAS MELTED TO A PIECE OF GLASS. WE ARE INCLINED TO BELIEVE THAT THE REAR DEFOGGER MECHANISM FAILED TO AUTO SHUT OFF AFTER THE WINDOW DEFOGGED AND OVER HEATED WHICH IN TURN OVER HEATED THE COLD GLASS (IT WAS CHILLY ON THIS MORNING) AND CAUSED IT TO SHATTER. WE ARE JUST THANKFUL THAT NO ONE WAS SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT AT THE TIME THIS OCCURRED AND WAS INJURED BY THE SHATTERED GLASS. *TR

09/27/2014
Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 09/19/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U06A******
Summary

THE THROTTLE OPENED SO THAT THE CAR WOULD PICK UP SPEED WITHOUT MY FOOT BEING ON THE ACCELERATOR. THEN WHEN I STOPPED THE ENGINE KEPT ACCELERATING, SO I PUT IT INTO NEUTRAL AND IT WAS AT ABOUT 4,000 RPM. I TOOK MY CAR TO A GARAGE AND THEY CLEANED THE THROTTLE AND IT WAS IDLING NORMALLY. SINCE THEN IT HAS CONTINUED TO HAPPEN INTERMITTENTLY. *TR

09/09/2014
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 09/09/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U16A******
Summary

I SUDDENLY FOUND THAT MY BRAKES WERE NOT WORKING PROPERLY WHEN I WAS GOING AROUND 50 MPH. TOOK IT TO THE MECHANIC AND HE TOLD ME THAT I NEEDED TO REPLACE THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER AND THE BRAKE BOOSTER. HE TOLD ME THAT HE SEES THIS PROBLEM MORE WITH FORDS. WHEN I GOOGLED A REVIEW OF THE FORD TAURUS 2006, THE VERY FIRST CONSUMER FEEDBACK THAT SHOWED UP STATED THAT HE NEEDED THE REPLACE THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER RIGHT AFTER HE GOT IT. I BET FORD KNOWS ABOUT THIS PROBLEM. IT IS SO SCARY TO FIND YOURSELF ON THE HIGHWAY WITHOUT PROPER WORKING BRAKES. *TR

09/04/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/02/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED UNINTENDED ACCELERATION CAUSING THE DRIVER TO LOSE CONTROL AND DRIVE ONTO THE SIDEWALK. AFTER TURNING THE ENGINE OFF AND BACK ON THE VEHICLE OPERATED AS NORMAL. THE CONTACT INDICATED THAT THE FAILURE HAD OCCURRED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 76,000.

09/02/2014
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/24/2014
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH, THE ENGINE STALLED AS THE CHECK ENGINE AND THE OIL WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT MANEUVER TO SHOULDER OF THE ROAD AND AS THE CONTACT INSPECTED THE VEHICLE, IT IMMEDIATELY IGNITED INTO FLAMES FROM UNDER THE PASSENGER SIDE HOOD. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE AND THE ENTIRE VEHICLE WAS BURNED. A POLICE/FIRE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 158,000.

08/25/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/21/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53U06A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE IDLING AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT, THE ENGINE REVVED AND THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, BUT THE RESULTS WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 73,000.

08/05/2014
Components: VISIBILITY,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 12/12/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: WVWTH63B21E******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WATER WAS LEAKING FROM THE PASSENGER SIDE WINDOW ONTO THE FLOORMAT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 96,000.

07/30/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/29/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

2006 FORD TAURUS. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO VEHICLE ACCELERATION ISSUES. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED HE EXPERIENCED THREE TERRIFYING INCIDENTS, IN WHICH THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED. HE CAME VERY CLOSE TO RUNNING OVER PEDESTRIANS, EACH TIME THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED. AFTER, PAYING HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS, TO REPLACE THE AIR CONTROL VALVE, WHICH WASN'T THE PROBLEM, IT WAS FINALLY DETERMINED THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE WAS CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO SUDDENLY ACCELERATE. *JB

07/30/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/30/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56UX6A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY WHEN THE ENGINE STARTED TO RACE, AND I HAD TO DRIVE TWENTY MILES TO THE MECHANIC'S GARAGE, BARELY BEING ABLE TO STOP THE CAR AND NEARLY MISSING BEING IN 3 ACCIDENTS. HAD TO DRIVE WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND HAD TO USE EMERGENCY BRAKE TO STOP IT AT THE END. WHEN I PUT IT IN PARK, IT SOUNDED LIKE THE ENGINE WOULD EXPLODE, IT WAS RACING SO FAST. MECHANIC SAW A CRUISE CONTROL CABLE DETACHED, AND RECONNECTED IT, AND "PLAYED" WITH THE THROTTLE AND WAS FINALLY ABLE TO BRING IT DOWN TO NORMAL LEVEL. I CHECKED AT THIS SITE TO SEE IF THERE WAS A RECALL, BUT DID NOT SEE ONE, BUT MANY COMPLAINTS OF THIS PROBLEM. *TR

07/22/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 07/15/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

CAR HAS UNINTENDED ACCELERATION. CAR IS VERY DANGEROUS TO DRIVE. HAVE HAD TO TAKE CAR AWAY FROM MY DAUGHTER. LOCAL FORD DEALERS KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THIS ISSUE. THERE ARE ARTICLE ONLINE REGARDING THIS ISSUE. I AM AT A LOSS OF WHAT TO DO WITH THIS CAR. WILL ACCEL. UP TO 70MPH AND IS NOT STOPPABLE. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

07/21/2014
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 01/15/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U16A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THE DRIVER SIDE WHEEL WELL WAS CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 77,000. UPDATED 08/28/14*LJ UPDATED 09/17/2014 *JS

07/21/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/16/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U06A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING THROUGH DOWNTOWN WHEN I NOTICED INCREASES ACCELERATION AND TROUBLE WITH STOPPING. WHEN I PUT MY CAR IN PARK, IT WOULD REV UP TO 2500 PM. I WOULD STOMP ON ACCELERATOR AND IT BROUGHT IT DOWN TO NORMAL BELOW 1000 RPM IN PARK. THANKFULLY I AVOIDED HAVING 3 ACCIDENTS. I WAS ABOUT TO CALL FOR A TRUCK BUT DID NOT. I MANAGED TO DRIVE MY CAR BACK TO WORK. MY CO-WORKER LOOKED AT IT AND SAW THE THROTTLE WAS STICKING AND CRUISE CONTROL CABLE CAME OFF. HE WAS ABLE TO REATTACH IT AND FIX THE THROTTLE. A WEEK AFTER HE FIXED IT I STARTED TO HAVE SOME ACCELERATION ISSUES BUT MINOR AND TODAY IT FINALLY GOT WORSE. I LOOKED ON HERE TO SEE IF OTHER PEOPLE HAVING THE SAME ISSUE AND YES I DID FIND A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH SAME ISSUES. I DO AGREE WITH A LOT OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL. I CAN'T AFFORD TO GET IT FIXED BY A PROFESSIONAL OR A NEW CAR. *TR

07/20/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/04/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U06A******
Summary

ABOUT A YEAR AGO OUR TAURUS STARTED TO EXPERIENCE SUDDEN ACCELERATIONS. IT WOULD GO FROM 40 TO 70 WITH YOUR FOOT OFF THE GAS. HAD TO PULL OVER, PUT IN NEUTRAL, AND STOMP ON GAS PEDDLE. THIS HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES WITH THE LAST OCCURRENCE JULY 15, 2014. MECHANICS CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT. CAR IS TOO DANGEROUS TO OPERATE. THIS NEEDS TO BE RECALLED. *TR

07/19/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/02/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U26A******
Summary

WHEN DRIVING, THE CAR SUDDENLY ACCELERATES TO HIGH SPEED, CAUSING ME TO CONSTANTLY PUT THE BRAKES ON. THE CAR ACCELERATES WITHOUT STEPPING ON THE GAS. THIS HAS CONTINUED TO HAPPEN. THE CAR WAS LOOKED AT BY A DEALER ON 10/2013 AND THEY COULD NOT FIGURE OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. THIS HAPPENS PERIODICALLY ONE TO SEVERAL TIMES PER MONTH. WHEN THIS SUDDEN ACCELERATION HAPPENS, I AM FORCED TO PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL AND THEN TURN THE CAR OFF. THIS HAS BEEN AN EXTREMELY FRIGHTENING SITUATION BECAUSE IT OCCURS IN HEAVY TRAFFIC AREAS AND ON THE HIGHWAY. *TR

06/24/2014
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 06/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

THE VEHICLE AT AROUND 40 MPH WILL ACCELERATE ON ITS OWN REACHING SPEED OF 60-70 MPH NEEDING CONSTANT BRAKING TO MAINTAIN THE SPEED LIMIT OF 45 MPH. UPON START UP IT HAS A HIGH IDLE TAKING 3-4 MINUTES TO COME DOWN BELOW 2 RPMS. *TR

06/24/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/13/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U66A******
Summary

MY SON WAS DRIVING THE CAR, STOPPED AT A STOP SIGN THEN WHEN HE PRESSED THE GAS PEDAL TO GO ON THE CAR WOULDN'T MOVE. IT SEEMED THE CAR WAS IN NEUTRAL BUT IT WAS STILL IN DRIVE. THE TRANSMISSION SIMPLY FAILED WITHOUT WARNING, NOISE, LEAKS, ANYTHING. HE WAS LEFT STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD/TRAFFIC WITH A CAR THAT WOULDN'T MOVE. *TR

06/12/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/12/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U26A******
Summary

THE CAR SUDDENLY BEGAN TO ACCELERATE AND WAS DIFFICULT TO STOP. I PUT IT IN NEUTRAL AFTER I GOT TO A PLACE WHERE I COULD PARK. THE ENGINE ACCELERATED TO 3000 RPM AND I TURNED OFF THE IGNITION. I ATTEMPTED TO START THE CAR AGAIN AND ENGINE AGAIN ROSE TO 3000 RPM. I CHECKED TO SEE THAT THE ACCELERATOR WAS NOT STUCK TO THE FLOORBOARD. THEN STARTED THE ENGINE AGAIN. AGAIN IT REVVED TO OVER 3000 RPM SO I PRESSED THE GAS PEDAL AND THEN THE IDLE RETURNED TO NORMAL. ONCE I GOT ON THE FREEWAY TO RETURN HOME THE CRUISE CONTROL WOULD NOT ENGAGE. I CALLED THE FORD DEALERSHIP AND THEY STATED THEY WERE NOT AWARE OF ANY RECALLS ON 2006 FORD TAURUS FOR ACCELERATION PROBLEMS. *TR

06/10/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/05/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THERE WAS A SUDDEN INCREASE IN ENGINE RPMS AND THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED SEVERAL TIMES IN AN ATTEMPT TO RELEASE THE PEDAL, BUT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP. THE CONTACT STATED THAT IN ORDER TO STOP THE VEHICLE, THE TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL. THE PROBLEM RECURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 148,000.

06/10/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/09/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

SUDDEN ACCELERATION MANY TIMES AT RANDOM (I COULD NOT REMEMBER THE FIRST DATE OF THE INCIDENT SO I PUT THE MOST RECENT INCIDENT DATE, WHICH IS TODAY 6/9/14): FORD TAURUS 2006 ACCELERATES ON IT'S OWN AT RANDOM TIMES WHILE DRIVING. RPM WILL GO OVER 3,000 AND CONTINUES. I HAVE PUT MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AS I DRIVE BUT THE CAR STILL PUSHES AS I DO AND ACCELERATES. ONCE I PUT IT IN PARK, IT ACCELERATES OVER 3,000 RPM GOING UP TO 5,000 RPM AND NOT STOPPING UNTIL I TURN OFF THE CAR. THEN WHEN I TURN ON THE CAR AGAIN IT WILL GO UP TO 4,000 RPM. IT ONLY WOULD TAKE ONCE OR TWICE FOR IT TO TURN ON NORMALLY WITHOUT ANY SUDDEN ACCELERATION. BUT TODAY, AFTER ANOTHER INCIDENT OF SUDDEN ACCELERATION AS I WAS GOING ABOUT 27 MPH, EVEN WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE THE CAR REVVED ON IT'S OWN AND IT BEGAN ACCELERATING. I PUT IT IN PARK FAST AND TURNED OFF THE CAR; BUT, EVERY TIME I TURNED IT ON, THE CAR STILL WOULDN'T STOP ACCELERATING. I HAD TO TOW THE CAR TO MY MECHANIC AND IT'S STILL BOGGLING US WHAT COULD BE WRONG WITH THE CAR, WE MIGHT END UP REPLACING THE WHOLE COMPUTER SYSTEM. THIS HAS HAPPENED MANY TIMES ALREADY. I HAVE TAKEN THE CAR TO THE MECHANIC MANY TIMES FOR THIS INCIDENT AND THEY HAVE DONE WHAT THEY COULD BUT THE PROBLEM NEVER SEEMS TO GET FIXED. *TR

06/02/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/29/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

INSTANT ACCELERATION WHILE DRIVING APPROX.; 40 MPH HAD TO SHIFT TO NEUTRAL AFTER STEPPING ON ACCELERATOR SEVERAL TIMES ENGINE RETURNED TO NORMAL IDLE. *TR

05/22/2014
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 11/11/2013
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, HE BECAME UNCONSCIOUS AND CRASHED INTO A CHAIN LINKED FENCE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED A COMPRESSION FRACTURE AND SPINE INJURIES WHICH REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED OF THE INCIDENT. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

05/19/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 09/02/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I WAS DRIVING ABOUT 25MPH WITH MY LITTLE BROTHER AND SISTER IN THE CAR AND I FELT IT START TO GO FASTER. IT KEPT ON ACCELERATING AND WOULDN'T STOP. WHEN I GOT TO A STOP SIGN AND WAS PRESSING ON THE BREAK THE RPM SHOT UP. EVEN WHEN I PUT IT IN PARK IT KEPT ON ACCELERATING. I TOOK IT TO A MECHANIC, BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS WRONG. IT HAS DONE THIS MANY OF TIMES, ONCE WHERE I ALMOST HIT SOMEONE BECAUSE OF IT. I'M AFRAID IT WILL KEEP DOING IT. *JS

04/21/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 04/19/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U06A******
Summary

MY WIFE WAS DRIVING OUR 2006 FORD TAURUS AND SUDDENLY THE CAR STARTED ACCELERATING OUT OF CONTROL. SHE WAS ABLE TO SLOW THE CAR DOWN BY BRAKING FIRMLY AND EVENTUALLY THE CAR STOPPED DOING IT. WE DID NOT DRIVE IT THE NEXT DAY. TWO DAYS LATER, I WAS DRIVING AND BRAKING FOR A RED LIGHT WHEN THE CAR AGGRESSIVELY ACCELERATED AGAIN. ONLY BY SLAMMING ON THE BRAKES DID I AVOID HITTING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. I PUT THE CAR IN PARK AND TURNED IT OFF AND ON AGAIN, BUT THE ENGINE WAS STILL RACING OUT OF CONTROL. I TURNED THE CAR OFF AND ON AGAIN AND PRESSED THE ACCELERATOR QUICKLY UP AND DOWN AND THIS STOPPED THE ENGINE FROM RACING. SINCE THAT TIME, THE CAR HAS ACCELERATED MORE GENTLY (WITHOUT ANY PRESSURE ON THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL) TWICE, BOTH AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. BOTH TIMES, MASHING THE ACCELERATOR SEEMED TO TEMPORARILY RELIEVE THE SYMPTOMS. I AM GOING TO CALL FORD, ALTHOUGH I DOUBT THEY WILL DO ANYTHING FOR ME. *TR

04/16/2014
Components: AIR BAGS,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 04/16/2014
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Summary

MY HUSBAND WAS JUST INVOLVED IN A COLLISION TODAY IN OUR 2006 FORD TAURUS. HE NOTICED A VEHICLE STOPPING IN FRONT OF HIM SO HE BEGAN TO HIT THE BRAKE. AS HE COASTED ON HIS BRAKES TOWARDS THE STOP VEHICLE IN FRONT OF HIM, THE CAR BEGAN TO AUTOMATICALLY ACCELERATE CAUSING HIM TO REAR-END THE OTHER DRIVER. WE'RE PRETTY SURE THE CAR IS TOTALED. PLUS, THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. *TT

04/13/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 04/13/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U16A******
Summary

I WAS HEADING HOME IN A 35 MILES AN HR ZONE, WHEN SUDDENLY, MY GAS PEDAL FLATTENED FROM UNDER MY FEET AND MY CAR STARTED GOING FASTER. I TRIED BREAKING, BUT THE CAR KEPT LUNGING FORWARD EVEN THOUGH I WAS ON THE BREAKS, THE RPM ALSO REVVED UP TO ABOUT 3000 EVEN THOUGH I WAS STILL BREAKING. I PULLED OFF THE ROAD AND PUT IT IN PARK AND IT STILL SOUNDED AS IF I WAS GASSING IT, SO I SHUT IT OFF AND WAITED, THEN STARTED IT AGAIN, IT REVVED, THEN THE RPM DROPPED SUDDENLY AND WAS BACK TO NORMAL. *JS

04/11/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53UX6A******
Summary

INTERMITTENTLY THROTTLE WILL KEEP RISING AND THE CAR WILL NOT STOP UNLESS SHIFTED TO NEUTRAL AND ACCELERATION PEDAL PUSHED TO DISLODGE STUCK THROTTLE. BRAKES WILL NOT STOP THROTTLE FROM RISING UNLESS STEPS ABOVE FOLLOWED. FIRST TIME THIS OCCURRED, I HAD TO FIGHT THE ACCELERATION WITH THE BRAKES CAUSING MY ENGINE TO SMELL LIKE BURNT RUBBER UNTIL I FIGURED OUT THE TRICK OF TAPING THE ACCELERATION PEDAL WHEN IN NEUTRAL. *JS

04/08/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/07/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I WAS DRIVING TO WORK AND NOTICED THAT MY CAR WAS REVVING AT THE STOP LIGHT EVEN THOUGH MY FOOT WAS ON THE BREAK. WHEN I TOOK OFF, I PUMPED THE GAS PEDAL A FEW TIMES AND IT WENT BACK TO NORMAL. I DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF IT. HOWEVER, I PICKED UP MY CARPOOL RIDER AND STARTED MY DRIVE DOWN THE HIGHWAY AT 60MPH. I ATTEMPTED TO SLOW DOWN AFTER ABOUT TEN MINUTES AND I NOTICED MY CAR WAS SOUNDED AS IF IT WAS REVVING UP HIGHER THAN I WAS PRESSING THE GAS MEDAL. I SLOWED DOWN TO 45MPH AND TOOK MY FOOT OFF THE GAS PEDAL AND NOTICED THAT MY CAR SPED BACK UP TO 60MPH ON ITS OWN. I PRESSED ON THE GAS PEDAL TO SEE IF I COULD AGAIN GET IT TO DISLODGE, BUT THAT DID NOT WORK. I PUMPED IT SEVERAL TIMES, LIFTED THE PEDAL TO SEE IF THAT WOULD HELP BUT NOTHING WOULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO SLOW DOWN. AS I WAS ON AN OPEN HIGHWAY, I STAYED IN THE CENTER LANE AND KEPT TRYIN TO SLOW DOWN. I ONLY WORKED TO PUMP MY BRAKES AND THEN SLOWED DOWN WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKES. I EXITED THE FREEWAY AND CONTINUED TO BRAKE. I STOPPED A FEW CARLINKS AWAY FROM ANYONE AND THE CAR WAS STILL REVVING VERY HIGH. I PUT THE CAR IN PARK AND TURNED IT OFF. I STARTED IT AGAIN AND IT REVVED IMMEDIATELY, IT PULLED FORWARD AS SOON AS IT WAS IN DRIVE AND I KEPT MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. I STAYED IN THE LESS TRAVELED LANE FAR AWAY FROM OTHER CARS, THEN COASTED WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. HOWEVER, MY CAR BARELY STOPPED....MY BRAKES WERE SHOT. I CALLED A TOW TRUCK AND GAVE TWO MESSAGES TO THE DEALERSHIP THAT IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY REV AND PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN EVERYONE KNOWS THEY SHOULD NOT PUT THE CAR IN DRIVE WITHOUT THEIR FOOT ON THE BRAKE. HUGE SAFETY ISSUE, BRAKES WERE SMOKING AND ARE COMPLETELY GONE. *TR

03/28/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/28/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING WITH MY 2 YEAR OLD GRANDSON WHEN MY CAR STARTED TO ACCELERATE TO A HIGHER SPEED. I HAD TO KEEP MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE TO MAINTAIN THE SPEED. I PULLED OVER IN A PARKING LOT AND HAD A DIFFICULT TIME STOPPING THE CAR BECAUSE THE ENGINE WAS ACCELERATING WHILE STOPPING. I MANAGED TO PUT THE CAR IN PARK AND MY RPMS WERE UP TO 4000. I TURNED THE CAR OFF AND RESTARTED AGAIN AND THE RPMS JUMPED BACK UP TO 4000. I NOTICED THAT THIS WAS INVESTIGATED WITH THIS CAR BUT NO RECALLS WERE ISSUED YET MANY REPORTS. I HAD MY ONLY GRANDSON WITH ME. I COULD NOT IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF I COULD NOT STOP. THIS MAKES ME WONDER IF SOMEONE HAS TO GET KILLED BEFORE THIS FIXED. *TR

03/17/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/27/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56UX6A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED WITHOUT ANY WARNINGS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN WAS NOT ABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 69,800 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 70,007.

03/13/2014
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 11/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

VEHICLE HAS FAILING CAMSHAFT SYNCHRONIZER CHIRPING FROM ENGINE FAILURE BEGAN AT 30,000-32,000 MILES FORD REFUSES TO HONOR EMISSIONS/EXTENDED DEFECT WARRANTY ON PART IF PART FAILS, IT DRIVES THE OIL PUMP, WHICH WILL RESULT IN A SUDDEN LOSS OF ENGINE POWER, AND WILL REQUIRE COMPLETE ENGINE REPLACEMENT. VEHICLE HAS LOWER END OF MILEAGE FOR ITS AGE, LONG AND THOROUGH MAINTENANCE HISTORY CONTACTED FORD, THEY HAD NO INTEREST IN PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TOTAL VEHICLE MILEAGE AS OF 3/13/2014 IS ~49,000 MILES WILL BE TAKING LEGAL ACTION. *TR

03/11/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53UX6A******
Summary

I HAVE HAD ISSUES WITH MY SUDDEN ACCELERATION, STICKING ACCELERATOR PEDAL SINCE MY CRUISE CONTROL STOPPED FUNCTIONING. I PULL OVER OR PLACE MY CAR INTO NEUTRAL TO GET THE ACCELERATION TO STOP. I HAVE SEEN MANY OTHER COMPLAINTS AND FEEL A RECALL IS ADVISABLE FOR THIS ISSUE BEFORE INJURY OCCURS. *TR

02/27/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 02/26/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U66A******
Summary

THE GAS PEDAL PERIODICALLY STICKS BETWEEN 35-40 MPH IN MY 2006 FORD TAURUS. THIS CAUSES THE ENGINE RPM'S TO INCREASE. I AM ABLE TO SLOW THE CAR BY PRESSING THE BRAKES. I CAN ALSO STOP THE ENGINES RACING BY TAPPING THE PEDAL AGAIN ABRUPTLY. *TR

02/13/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/07/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

I PURCHASE THIS CAR ON 11/2013; I HAVE ONLY DRIVEN THE CAR FOR 3 MONTHS. SINCE THEN, ON 2/7/14; AS I WAS DRIVING ALONG A MAJOR HIGHWAY I NOTICED MY CAR ENGINE WAS RACING A LITTLE HIGHER THAN NORMAL. I THOUGHT THE GAS PEDAL WAS STICKING BECAUSE TWO DAYS PRIOR TO THIS I FELT THE GAS PEDAL KICKED BACK SEVERAL TIMES. I REMOVED MY FOOT FROM THE PEDAL AND NOTICE THE CAR WAS DRIVING AND THE RPM WAS GOING HIGHER. I PRESS THE BRAKES TO SLOW THE CAR DOWN AND GET INTO MY RIGHT LANE, WHERE I PARKED THE CAR ON AN AUTOZONE LOT. I CALLED TRIPLE AAA FOR A TOW AND WHEN THEY ARRIVED I WAS INFORMED TO ACCELERATE THE GAS WHICH MADE THE CAR ENGINE SETTLED AT A NORMAL RPM; THEREFORE, I WAS ABLE TO CONTINUE ON MY JOURNEY. ON MY WAY BACK HOME, I TOOK THE PARKWAY AND THE CAR STARTED ACCELERATING AGAIN. THIS TIME, I COARSE THE CAR TO AN ACCELERATING LANE, SHUT OFF THE ENGINE; TURNED THE ENGINE BACK ON AND HIT THE GAS TILL THE ENGINE SETTLED. SINCE THEN I AM AFRAID TO TAKE ANY HIGHWAYS; I ONLY DRIVE LOCAL. SHOULD I TAKE THE CAR IN FOR A RE-CALL? *TR

01/10/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 12/24/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

CAR AUTO ACCELERATING WHILE DRIVING WITHOUT GAS PEDAL PRESS. HAD TO BRAKE VERY HARD TO STOP THE CAR. IN PARK POSITION, ENGINE DIRECTLY RAN TO 3000RPM. IN DRIVE POSITION, THE ENGINE SPEED 400RPM HIGHER THAN USUAL. SENT MY CAR TO 2 DIFF WORKSHOPS. NO VACUUM LEAK, NO DTC. CHANGED IAC VALVE. YET STILL NOT FIX THE ISSUE. PROBLEM HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES RECENTLY. FAULT CAN BE RECOVERED IF DRIVE LONG TIME IN LOW DRIVE. *TR

12/16/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 12/13/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53296A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING APPROX 45 MPH AND WENT TO DECELERATE. I NOTICED THE CAR NOT SLOWING DOWN AND THE TAC WAS AT 1800 RPM. I HIT THE BRAKES HARDER AND WAS READY TO PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL BUT DID NOT. I COULD HEAR THE BRAKES WORKING HARDER. THE RPMS STILL AT 1800 AS I TURNED INTO WORK. I HEARD A POP AND THE MOTOR RPMS DROPPED TO JUST UNDER 1000 RPMS. ON MY WAY BACK HOME THE CRUISE CONTROL SEEMED TO WORK PROPERLY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF NO ACCELERATION OR HOLDING SPEED. THE CRUISE CONTROL WOULD NOT ENGAGE. ON 12/16/13, I LOOKED AT THE THROTTLE ASSY AND NOTICED A CABLE HAD COME UNCLIPPED. I REATTACHED THE CABLE AND I TRIED THE CRUISE CONTROL, IT ENGAGED. ANYONE NOT FAMILIAR WITH AN AUTOMOBILE WOULD HAVE HAD AN ACCIDENT WITH INJURY OR WORSE. PLEASE INVESTIGATE THIS ISSUE. THANK YOU. *TR

11/23/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 11/18/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56UX6A******
Summary

ON NOVEMBER 18, 2013, MY NIECE WAS DRIVING MY 2006 FORD TAURUS SEL THAT WAS JUST PURCHASED ON JUNE 25, 2013 AND EXPERIENCED WHAT APPEARED TO BE SOME SORT OF MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION WITH THE ACCELERATOR. AFTER DRIVING ON I-64, SHE WAS SLOWING DOWN TO GET OFF THE EXIT, BUT THE CAR WAS SPEEDING BACK UP REACHING ALMOST 80MPH. THE BRAKES HELPED TO SLOW THE CAR DOWN, BUT NOT COMPLETELY STOPPING. ONCE IT DID COME TO A COMPLETE STOP AT THE RED LIGHT, SHE PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL AND IT CAUSED THE CAR REV UP EVEN MORE, LIKE SHE WAS PRESSING THE GAS PEDAL AND BRAKES AT THE SAME TIME. AFTER LETTING THE CAR SIT FOR ABOUT AN HOUR, SHE TRIED DRIVING AGAIN, AND IT REPEATED THE SAME PROCESS. THE DEALERSHIP (CROSSROADS FORD IN PRINCE GEORGE, VA) WAS CALLED THAT I PURCHASED THE CAR FROM AND MY NIECE SPOKE WITH A SERVICE ADVISOR. THE ADVISOR INFORMED MY NIECE THAT THERE IS NO RECALL ON THE VEHICLE AND I WOULD HAVE TO PAY A MINIMUM OF $107 JUST FOR THEM TO LOOK AT IT SEE WHAT WAS WRONG AS THE POWER TRAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE I PURCHASED DOES NOT COVER THIS ISSUE. MY NIECE ALSO INFORMED ME THAT NO ONE SHE SPOKE WITH WAS SYMPATHETIC OR EMPATHETICALLY TO HER WELL-BEING, NEVER ASKED IF SHE WAS OKAY AND DID NOT OFFER ANY ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS OR EVEN A COURTESY REVIEW SINCE I'VE ONLY HAD THE CAR FOR ROUGHLY 6 MONTHS. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION THAT IS SURE TO CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH IF NOT ADDRESSED IMMEDIATELY. I HAVE FILED A COMPLAINT WITH FORD CORPORATION AS WELL AS REPORTED THIS DATABASE FINDING TO CROSSROADS FORD TO ADDRESS THIS GROWING ISSUE. *TR

11/01/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/18/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

IN A 70MPH ZONE I NUDGED THE GAS PEDAL TO SPEED-UP SLIGHTLY AND THE ENGINE WOULD NOT STOP SPEEDING-UP REACHING A SPEED 85MPH WHILE I AM FRANTICALLY WORKING THE BRAKE IN AN EFFORT TO SLOW IT DOWN. AT THAT POINT I WAS TERRIFIED AS I WAS APPROACHING A CAR SOME-WAYS AHEAD OF ME, THEN I JUST SAT ON THE BRAKE AND WAS READY TO SLAM IT INTO NEUTRAL WHEN THE BRAKE STARTED RESPONDING AND I HAD TO RIDE THE BRAKE INTO THE NEAREST GAS STATION. BEING A SUNDAY I HAD TO CALL A TOW TRUCK TO GET MY CAR HOME UNTIL THE NEXT DAY FOR THE TOW TO GET US TO THE FORD DEALER. NOW ON SEPT 21, IT HAPPENED AGAIN, IN TOWN, LUCKILY NEAR A GARAGE. THIS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED BEFORE INJURY OR DEATHS OCCUR. *TR

09/05/2013
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 09/04/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53U66A******
Summary

TL-THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 5 MPH, THE PASSENGER AND DRIVER AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY WHEN THE FRONT BUMPER OF ANOTHER VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE CONTACTS FRONT BUMPER CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO SPIN AND CRASH INTO A ROCK STRUCTURE. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED EYE INJURIES. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 66,000. ST

09/03/2013
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 09/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

WITHOUT WARNING, THERE WAS EXTREMELY DIFFICULTY IN STOPPING THE VEHICLE. FORTUNATELY, WE WERE ABLE TO LIMP HOME WHERE, SUSPECTING A CALIPER OR WHEEL CYLINDER LEAK, NONE WAS FOUND. ON CLOSER INSPECTION, AN EXTREME LEAK OF BRAKE FLUID WAS OBSERVED COMING FROM THE METAL BRAKE LINES LEADING TO THE REAR BRAKES. THESE LINES WERE FOUND TO BE EXTREMELY CORRODED. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IN MY 50 PLUS YEARS OF WORKING ON CARS I HAVE NEVER, EVER SEEN SUCH DAMAGE TO SUCH A KEY COMPONENT FOR A VEHICLE. *JB

09/03/2013
Components: SEAT BELTS
Incident Date: 05/17/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

STOP TO GET GAS AT A GAS STATION NEAR MY WORK AND MY SEAT BELT WOULDN'T RELEASE SEAT BELT BUCKLE. PANICKED, FELT TRAPPED AFTER MANY ATTEMPTS. CUT MY WAY OUT WITH SCISSORS FROM GLOVE BOX.

08/02/2013
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U16A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING TO WORK AND THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED OUT OF CONTROL. I TRIED STOPPING THE CAR, I PUT IT INTO PARK, AND EVEN WHILE IN PARK IT WAS STILL REVVING UP TO 4 OR 5 THOUSAND RPMS. I RE-STARTED THE CAR HOPING THIS WOULD "RE-SET" THE VEHICLE. NO SUCH LUCK. AS FOR NOW, THE VEHICLE'S GAS PEDAL IS EITHER STUCK, OR SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE. EITHER WAY, THE SITUATION, IN MY OPINION, IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. MY BRAKES BEGAN TO SMOKE BEFORE I COULD GET THE VEHICLE HOME AND WAIT FOR MY HUSBAND TO HELP ME FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO NEXT. *TR

07/24/2013
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/23/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

I PURCHASED A 2006 FORD TAURUS ON JUNE 24TH, 2012. THE TAURUS WAS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND IT RAN WONDERFULLY, FOR THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF OWNERSHIP. HOWEVER, IN NOVEMBER OF 2012, THE CAR BEGAN RANDOMLY SHUTTING OFF, SOMETIMES WHILE I WAS DRIVING. IT WOULD HAPPEN SPORADICALLY AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A PROBLEM THAT COULD BE FIXED. HOWEVER, AFTER TAKING IT TO A FORD DEALERSHIP ON TWO DIFFERENT OCCASIONS, NO MECHANIC IS ABLE TO FIGURE OUT THE PROBLEM. THE REASON BEING THAT SINCE IT HAPPENS SPORADICALLY, NO ONE CAN DUPLICATE IT NOR IS THERE ANY SAVED CENSOR ABNORMALITIES. I HAVE REPLACED THE FUEL PUMP, HOPING THAT WOULD FIX THE PROBLEM. HOWEVER, IT HAS NOT. SOMETIMES IT WILL HAPPEN UP TO SIX TIMES IN ONE DAY WHILE I'M GOING AS FAST AS 50 M.P.H. I REFUSE TO DRIVE ON THE HIGHWAY BECAUSE I FEAR FOR MY LIFE SINCE THE CAR SHUTS OFF WITHOUT WARNING. SOMETIMES THE CAR WILL TURN BACK ON AND OTHER TIMES, I WILL HAVE TO TURN THE ENGINE OFF AND RE-TURN ON THE CAR. THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM AND A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE. I AM NOW STUCK WITH A CAR THAT DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY AND IS A DANGER TO MY WELL-BEING EACH TIME I GET BEHIND THE WHEEL. I DO NOT BLAME THE DEALERSHIP FOR SELLING ME THE CAR; HOWEVER, I DO BLAME THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY FOR THIS VERY SERIOUS AND VERY FAULTY PROBLEM. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS AS A FORMAL COMPLAINT AGAINST THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY AND I URGE YOU TO TAKE THIS ISSUE SERIOUSLY, FOR MY SAFETY AS WELL AS OTHER FORD TAURUS OWNERS. *TR

06/05/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

AFTER EXITING THE FREEWAY AND ATTEMPTING TO SLOW DOWN, THE CAR BECAME DIFFICULT TO CONTROL AND HITTING THE BRAKES SLOWED IT DOWN BUT WAS NOT STOPPING. WITH A RED LIGHT AHEAD I PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL, TO SLOW DOWN BUT THE ENGINE BEGIN TO REV, I WAS ABLE TO PULL INTO A PARKING LOT WHERE I PUT THE CAR IN PARK. ONCE THE CAR WAS PUT IN PARK, THE THROTTLE KEPT GOING AND THE RPM ACCELERATED TO JUST UNDER 4000. I SHUT THE CAR OFF AND CALLED MY HUSBAND, WHEN HE ARRIVED HE TOOK A LOOK UNDER THE HOOD AND SAID THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE HAD COME UNDONE AND WAS CAUGHT UP ON THE THROTTLE. I HAD MY TWO GIRLS WITH ME AT THE TIME, 4&2. AFTER DOING SOME RESEARCH I DISCOVERED THIS IS A PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR. I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS NOT A RECALL, I GUESS BECAUSE THERE HASN'T BEEN ANY FATALITIES ITS NOT A BIG DEAL. THIS IS A MAJOR ISSUE THAT NEEDS ATTENTION FAST, I HOPE IM WRONG BUT I THINK ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT. *TR

05/28/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/23/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

DRIVING THE CAR ON A COUNTY HIGHWAY IN TEXAS, LET OFF BRAKE TO SLOW DOWN WHILE APPROACHING INTERSECTION, CAR SPED UP BUT WE AVOIDED ACCIDENT BY PULLING OFF ROAD. FRIEND CAME AND WE OBSERVED THAT WHILE IN PARK WITH NOBODY IN CAR, THE CAR'S ENGINE WOULD ACCELERATE TO OVER 4,000 RPM, DECLINE TO JUST BELOW 3,000 RPMS, THEN ACCELERATE AGAIN TO OVER 4,000. TOWED TO DEALER, WAS TOLD IT WAS A DIRTY THROTTLE, WHICH HAD JUST BEEN CLEANED A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO. *TR

05/14/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/07/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53UX6A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED WITHOUT THE CONTACT APPLYING PRESSURE TO THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO STOP VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS, WHO STATED THAT THERE WERE TWO SENSORS THAT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 124,000. *TR

04/24/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U06A******
Summary

PURCHASED THE CAR IN LATE AUGUST 2012. SHORTLY AFTER PURCHASE CAR WOULD REV HIGH ON COLD STARTS, WHEN PLACED INTO GEAR CAR SOMETIMES WOULD DIE. THIS WAS NOT A CONSISTENT PROBLEM AND DIFFICULT TO DESCRIBE AND IDENTIFY THE ISSUE. BY THE END OF DECEMBER 2012 THE PROBLEM BECAME CONSISTENT ON EACH COLD START. TOOK CAR INTO FIRESTONE. FIRESTONE REPLACED IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE AND CLEANED FUEL SYSTEM. FIRST ATTEMPT TO REPLACE AIR CONTROL VALVE FAILED WHEN THEY BELIEVED THE NEW PART WAS DEFECTIVE. REPLACED NEW ONE WITH ANOTHER NEW ONE AND THE CAR STARTED FINE FOR ABOUT A MONTH AND WENT BACK TO INCONSISTENT START UPS. TOOK CAR BACK TO FIRESTONE. THEY AGAIN REPLACED AIR CONTROL VALVE AND THE PROBLEM STILL WAS PRESENT AND I WAS TOLD TO TAKE TO THE DEALERSHIP. TOOK TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP, THEY STATED THE MOST RECENT AIR CONTROL VALVE PLACED BY FIRESTONE WAS DEFECTIVE AND THEY REPLACED AIR CONTROL VALVE WITH FORD EXCLUSIVE PART. PICKED CAR UP AND UPON LEAVING THE CAR SUDDENLY ACCELERATED ON ITS OWN. I TURNED THE CAR AROUND AND HAD THEM LOOK AT IT AGAIN. THEY COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM OR DETERMINE WHAT CAUSED THE SUDDEN ACCELERATION. TWO WEEKS LATER THE PROBLEM APPEARED AGAIN WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY. I WOULD LIFT MY FOOT OFF THE GAS AND THE CAR WOULD ACCELERATE TO 60MPH BEFORE I APPLIED THE BRAKE TO SLOW IT DOWN. TO KEEP A CONSISTENT SPEED I WOULD HAVE TO "RIDE THE BRAKE". I INTERNET SEARCHED THE PROBLEM AND CAME ACROSS AN ARTICLE DESCRIBING THE EXACT PROBLEM I WAS HAVING AND THAT IT WAS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR 2005-06 FORD TAURUS FOR SUDDEN ACCELERATION MOST LIKELY DUE TO CRUISE CONTROL CABLE CATCHING ON THE THROTTLE. TOLD FORD DEALERSHIP WHAT I DISCOVERED, TOOK THE CAR IN AND THEY IDENTIFIED THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE WAS IN FACT CATCHING ON THE THROTTLE. *TR

04/05/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/15/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL ON (AT 72 MPH). WHEN I EXITED THE INTERSTATE AT THE EXIT RAMP, THE CAR HAD DIFFICULTY STOPPING. I HAD TO PRESS THE BRAKES REALLY HARD TO GET THE VEHICLE TO STOP AND AT FIRST THOUGHT IT WAS A BRAKING ISSUE. I HAD TO DRIVE THROUGH 3 TRAFFIC LIGHTS TO GET TO THE CLOSEST PARKING LOT TO STOP AND EACH TIME I HAD A VERY DIFFICULT TIME GETTING THE CAR TO STOP AND IT WOULD "JACK RABBIT" START AND I DIDN'T HAVE TO HIT THE ACCELERATOR BETWEEN LIGHTS (CAR WOULD GO 35 MPH OR SO). I PULLED INTO THE PARKING LOT AND PUT THE CAR IN PARK, WHEN I DID, THE ENGINE REVVED OPEN AND WENT UP THE 3500-4000 RPM BEFORE I COULD SHUT IT OFF. I WAITED FOR MY BROTHER TO COME CHECK THE CAR. HE HOOKED UP THE CAR TO A COMPUTER TO CHECK FOR ANY ISSUES AND THERE WEREN'T ANY THAT CAME UP ON THE COMPUTER. HE HAD ME START THE CAR AND IT WAS RUNNING IN THE NORMAL RPM RANGE. I HAVEN'T HAD ANY ISSUES SINCE AND HAVEN'T HAD THE CAR CHECKED OUT SINCE IT WAS BEHAVING NORMALLY. I READ ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION ON THE VEHICLE FROM 2012 AND NOTICED THAT THE REPORTS I READ WERE VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT HAPPENED TO ME. I HADN'T TRIED TO USE CRUISE CONTROL AGAIN UNTIL TODAY AND DISCOVERED THAT MY CRUISE CONTROL ISN'T WORKING. THE "CRUISE" LIGHT COMES ON, BUT WHEN I TRY TO SET THE CRUISE CONTROL, IT WON'T SET AT ALL. I TRIED TURNING IT OFF AND ON 3 TIMES TO GET IT TO SET AND IT DIDN'T WORK. I AM PLANNING ON INSPECTING THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO PREVENT FURTHER ISSUES, BUT I WANTED THE NHTSA TO BE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. *TR

04/01/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 80,000. UPDATED 5/7/13 *CN THE CONSUMER STATED THE IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE AND THE CAMSHAFT WERE ALSO REPLACED. UPDATED 06/10/2013 *JS

03/22/2013
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/19/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U16A******
Summary

WHEN DRIVING THE CAR EVEN AT SPEEDS OF 45 MILES PER HOUR IT DIES. NO LIGHTS FOR FLASHERS NO POWER STEERING NO POWER BRAKES. IT DOES START BACK UP BUT IN THE MEAN TIME I AM IN MOVING TRAFFIC. I HAVE HAD IT IN THE SHOP ALL WEEK THEY HAVE EXECUTED MANY TESTS AND CANNOT FIND THE PROBLEM. THE LAST TIME THIS HAPPENED I HAD MY 3 YR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER IN THE CAR AND I BELIEVE THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS AND COULD CAUSE A REAR END COLLISION. *TR

03/20/2013
Components: STEERING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/18/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

NOTICEABLE VARIATIONS IN SPEED WITH NO DIRECT CONNECTION TO GAS PEDAL/BRAKES. THIS STARTED WITHIN THE LAST FEW WEEKS AND I AM FEARFUL THAT I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STOP WHEN NEEDED. ALSO, THE STEERING WHEEL HAS A RATTLE NOW AND THE STEERING SEEMS "OFF". *TR

03/16/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/15/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ON MY WAY TO WORK I WAS TRYING TO REDUCE MY SPEED BUT NOTICED I COULDN'T BECAUSE IT WAS AS IF I STILL HAD MY FOOT ON THE GAS PEDAL, AND MY CAR WAS NOT SLOWING DOWN. IT HAPPENED ON TWO DIFFERENT OCCASIONS THAT MORNING, WHEN I LEFT WORK IT WAS WORSE THE GAS PEDAL WAS ALMOST STUCK AND WAS STILL GAINING SPEED EVEN WITH ME APPLYING THE BRAKE, I ALMOST HIT SEVERAL PEOPLE BEFORE I WAS ABLE TO GET TO MY DESTINATION AND SHUT THE CAR OFF. AS A MOTHER I WAS THANKFUL MY CHILDREN WERE NOT IN THE CAR AT THE TIMES THIS OCCURRED, BUT IT SCARED ME TO DEATH AND AM LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. THIS ISSUE IS PUTTING PEOPLE'S LIVES IN DANGER AND SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IMMEDIATELY. I CONTACTED THE USED CAR DEALERSHIP WHERE I PURCHASED THE CAR(WALDORF FORD & DODGE USED CAR CENTER) AND SPOKE TO A SERVICE MANAGER NAMED DREW. I EXPLAINED TO HIM THE ISSUE AND WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY, AND HE SAID THERE WOULD BE A CHARGE OF $116.00 JUST TO LOOK AT THE CAR AT THE DEALERSHIP, HE NEVER TOLD ME THERE WAS ANY KIND OF INVESTIGATION REGARDING THIS ISSUE AND ACTED AS IF HE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THIS "RECALL IN PROCESS" . *TR

03/10/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/15/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56UX6A******
Summary

GAS PEDAL STICKS WHEN STARTING CAR. VERY STIFF UNTIL YOU TAP SEVERAL TIMES. SEEMS TO BE GETTING PROGRESSIVELY WORSE. *TR

03/08/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/07/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U06A******
Summary

WHILE DRIVE DOWN THE STREET APPROX 25MPH THE ENGINE STARTED TO REV UP AND THE CAR ACCELERATED. EVEN WHEN I TRIED TO BRAKE THE CAR WANTED TO CONTINUE TO DRIVE. I TRIED STOMPING ON THE GAS PEDAL, BUT IF DIDN'T HAVE ANY AFFECT. I PULLED OFF THE ROAD SHUT OFF THE CAR AND RESTARTED THE PROBLEM DID NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. *TR

03/04/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U76A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL BUT THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE. AFTER PLACING THE GEAR IN NEUTRAL, THE RPM READING INCREASED. THE CONTACT SHUTDOWN THEN RESTARTED THE VEHICLE AND WAS ABLE TO DRIVE WITHOUT FAILURE. THE CONTACT INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND NOTICED THAT THE THROTTLE CABLE SEIZED CAUSING THE ACCELERATION. THE FAILURE OCCURRED THREE DIFFERENT TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS. THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WOULD HAVE TO BE CLEANED. AFTER THE REPAIR THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE CONTACT DEPRESSED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WHICH STOPPED THE SUDDEN ACCELERATION. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 55,100.

03/04/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE RPM INCREASED EXCESSIVELY AND THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS BUT THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE REPLICATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 76,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE 78,000. *TR

03/03/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/02/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U16A******
Summary

AS I WAS COMING UP THE HILL NEAR MY APARTMENT AT 30 MPH ON SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013, MY VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED AS I REACHED THE TOP OF THE HILL. I IMMEDIATELY BEGAN TO BRAKE BUT THE CAR WAS STILL PUSHING FORWARD. I WAS ABLE TO PARK, BUT THE CAR WAS STILL TRYING TO MOVE FORWARD. I APPLIED THE EMERGENCY BREAK. SUDDENLY, MY RPMS SHOT UP TO AROUND 6000. I CUT THE CAR OFF. WHEN I TURNED IT ON THIRTY MINUTES LATER (STILL IN PARK), THE RPMS SHOT UP AGAIN. I CHECKED THIS MORNING AND IT WAS NO LONGER DOING THIS, BUT I AM HESITANT TO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THIS CAR RIGHT NOW. *TR

02/25/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/15/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U16A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE ENGINE RPMS INCREASED EXCESSIVELY AND THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT HAD TO DEPRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL WITH EXTREME FORCE AND SHIFT INTO NEUTRAL IN ORDER TO REGAIN CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO HAVE A DIAGNOSTIC PERFORMED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 105,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 105,593. UPDATED 04/30/13*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WOULD ACCELERATE AT ANY GIVEN TIME. SOMETIMES, WHEN PUTTING THE VEHICLE IN PARK OR NEUTRAL, THE ENGINE WOULD RETURN TO NORMAL.

02/13/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/13/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING AND MY ACCELERATOR GOT STUCK. I WAS ONLY GOING 10 MPH BUT IT KEPT GOING WHEN I HIT THE BRAKES. I PLACED THE CAR IN PARK AND ABOUT AN HOUR LATER I TRIED TO DRIVE HOME. IT HAPPENED LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES LATER. THE ENGINE REVVED UP, THE ACCELERATOR WAS TO THE FLOOR. I HIT THE BRAKES, THE EMERGENCY BRAKE, AND PUT THE CAR IN PARK AND CUT OFF THE CAR. THE ACCELERATOR WAS VISIBLY TO THE FLOOR. I WAS TERRIFIED BUT THANKFUL I NEVER MADE IT ON THE HIGHWAY. *TR

02/12/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/03/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I BOUGHT A FORD TAURUS ON DECEMBER 3 GOT IT HOME AND PUT IT IN PARK AND IT WAS LIKE THE ACCELERATOR WAS STUCK. HAVE HAD IT IN SHOP NUMEROUS TIMES. IT DOES THIS GOING DOWN THE ROAD AT TIMES AND IS UNPREDICTABLE. IT IS VERY HARD TO APPLY THE BRAKE TO STOP IT AND I HAVE TO ROMP ON THE GAS AND THEN HIT THE BRAKES. MY CRUISE CONTROL IN MY CARE DOES NOT WORK AND HAVE READ THAT IT MAYBE PART OF THE PROBLEM. *TR

01/26/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/25/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U26A******
Summary

LAST FALL I WAS DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE ABOUT 45 MILES. WHEN I REACHED THE CITY I WAS VISITING I GOT OFF INTERSTATE AND CAME TO RED LIGHT. VEHICLE ENGINE STARTED REVVING. I HAD TO KEEP FOOT ON BRAKE TO PREVENT REARENDING CAR IN FRONT OF ME. MY CAR CONTINUED TO DO THIS WHILE IN TRAFFIC. I GOT HOME OK AND DIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM AGAIN UNTIL I DROVE IT ON THE INTERSTATE AGAIN. THE PROBLEM SEEMED TO STOP FOR A MONTH OR TWO UNTIL MY HUSBAND WAS DRIVING IN DECEMBER 2012 AND HE TRIED TO USE THE CRUISE CONTROL AND IT WOULD NOT WORK. WHEN WE GOT TO THE CITY OFF THE INTERSTATE THE CAR BEGAN THE ACCELERATION AGAIN WHILE IN BUMPER TO BUMPER TRAFFIC. IT HAPPENED ONCE AGAIN TO ME TWO WEEKS AGO AND LAST WEEK THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT HAS COME ON. THE CAR SEEMS TO DRIVE OK UNTIL WE DRIVE IT AT INTERSTATE SPEEDS FOR A PERIOD OF TIME AND THEN SLOW DOWN. I AM AFRAID THIS IS GOING TO CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. *TR

01/15/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/26/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

2006 FORD TAURUS. CONSUMER REQUESTS REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRANSMISSION FAILURE IN VEHICLE. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED THE TORQUE CONVERTER WAS REPLACED. *JB UPDATED 02/19/13

01/07/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/06/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U16A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 30 MPH, THE VEHICLE ERRONEOUSLY ACCELERATED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO DECELERATE BY SHIFTING INTO NEUTRAL. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE FAILURE RECURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A PROBLEM WITH THE ON-BOARD COMPUTER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 144,000.

01/06/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/14/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U06A******
Summary

BEGINNING A FEW MONTHS AGO (NOVEMBER 2012), MY 2006 FORD TAURUS HAS HAD A COUPLE TIMES WHEN THE VEHICLE WILL ACCELERATE WITHOUT PUSHING ON THE GAS PEDAL. THESE FEW INCIDENTS HAVE CORRESPONDED WITH MY CRUISE CONTROL STOPPING TO WORK. I NOTICE THEM AT LOWER SPEEDS, BUT I CANNOT RULE OUT THE SAME ISSUE AT HIGHER SPEEDS BECAUSE BRAKING IS HARDER AT THESE SPEEDS. THE LAST INCIDENT WAS DECEMBER 31, 2012 AT 9:32 PM. THE VEHICLE WAS TRAVELING AT 25 MPH. I NOTICED IT WAS HARD TO STOP AND THE RPM'S WERE NOT SLOWING DOWN WHEN I BROKE. I THEN HAD TO PULL OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND PUT THE VEHICLE IN PARK. AT THAT MOMENT THE RPMS INCREASED TO 4,000 AND I TURNED THE CAR OFF. I STARTED THE CAR AGAIN IN PARK AND IT DID THE SAME THING. THE THIRD RESTART, IT BEGAN TO INCREASE, BUT WHEN I PUMPED THE PEDAL THE INCREASE STOPPED AND IT RETURNED TO NORMAL IDLE RPM. UPON SEARCHING GOOGLE FOR THIS ISSUE, I SAW MULTIPLE REPORTS ON THE NHTSA'S INVESTIGATION IN MARCH 2012. AS A RESULT, I AM SUBMITTING THIS CLAIM. THE DESCRIPTIONS RESULTING IN THIS INVESTIGATION SOUNDED EXACTLY LIKE MY ISSUE. *TR

01/03/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT HAD TO APPLY INTENSE PRESSURE TO THE BRAKES IN ORDER TO STOP THE VEHICLE FROM ACCELERATING ANY FURTHER. THE FAILURE RECURRED SPORADICALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS BUT THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE REPLICATED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 105,000.

12/26/2012
Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER
Incident Date: 05/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT DURING PRECIPITATION, WATER WOULD LEAK INTO THE VEHICLE THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD, CAUSING THE HEATER AND AIR CONDITIONING MOTOR TO SHORTEN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THE WINDSHIELD FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 128,000.

11/20/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE BREAKING THE VEHICLE ERRONEOUSLY ACCELERATED. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO BE SLOWED BY USING EXCESSIVE BRAKING FORCE. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO BE DRIVEN TO PRIVATE MECHANIC WHO IN TURN TOOK IT TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THE ACCELERATOR HAD FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 205,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 210,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

10/17/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/14/2012
Crash: Yes
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

TRAVELING AT ABOUT 30 MPH ON A DRIZZLY ROAD MY 06 FORD TAURUS SE BRAKES WERE APPLIED AND THE TAURUS SLOWED DOWN A LITTLE BUT THEN HYDROPLANED/SLID INTO THE REAR OF A GRAND PRIX. AIRBAGS DEPLOYED AS THE TAURUS HIT THE GRAND PRIX. TAURUS ENGINE WAS STILL ON AND THE DRIVER MOVED IT TO THE SIDE OF ROAD AND SHUT OFF. AFTER LEAVING TAURUS FOR A MINUTE TO CHECK FOR CONDITION OF OTHER GRAND PRIX DRIVER, TAURUS DRIVER RETURNED TO TAURUS TO SEE RIGHT REAR SEAT ON FIRE. THE TIRES WERE A YEAR OLD AND THE BRAKES HAD RECENTLY BEEN MAINTAINED BY A LOCAL FORD DEALER. ABOUT 1/4 TANK OF FUEL WAS IN THE TAURUS. THIS MODEL YEAR TAURUS IS A POPULAR USED CAR. *TR

10/15/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/13/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U16A******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HIS SON WAS TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 20-30 MPH WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BECAME STUCK IN OPEN THROTTLE. THE DRIVER WAS ABLE TO STOP THE VEHICLE BY DEPRESSING ON THE BRAKES EXTREMELY HARD. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INSPECTED BY A DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN CONTACTED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE APPROXIMATELY 65,000. UPDATED 11/29/12 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED THE CABLE BECAME DETACHED FROM THE ACCELERATOR. UPDATED 11/29/12

10/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/12/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

I CAME TO A LIGHT AND AS I TRIED TO BRAKE THE ENGINE REVVED TO 4000 RPM. I COULD BARELY STOP AT THE LIGHT. AT FIRST I WAS CONFUSED AND THOUGHT MY BRAKES WERE BAD, BUT WHEN I LET THE BRAKE GO, THE CAR LURCHED FORWARD AND WHEN I CAME AROUND THE CORNER I LET MY FOOT OFF THE ACCELERATOR AND IT TOOK OFF ON ITS OWN, AS I GOT TO 30 MPH, I STARTED TO BRAKE AND THE ENGINE WENT TO 5000 RPM. I TRIED MY HARDEST TO BRAKE AND THE CAR WOULDN'T COMPLETELY STOP. THE ENGINE REVVED EVEN HIGHER AND I TURNED OFF THE CAR AS I ALMOST HIT A CURB AT A TURN AND ENDED UP BLOCKING A HOSPITAL ENTRANCE. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE. *TR

10/09/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/07/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BECAME STUCK WHILE IT WAS DEPRESSED CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO SUDDENLY ACCELERATE AND THE CRUISE CONTROL TO FAIL. THE FAILURE RECURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO HAVE A DIAGNOSTIC PERFORMED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 67,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 68,000.

10/07/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/03/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD TAURUS SEL 12V, I WAS DRIVING WHEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN, ALL OF THE LIGHTS ON THE DASHBOARD (LIKE ABS, BRAKE LIGHT,) LIGHTED UP LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE AND THEN I LOST ALL POWER TO THE ENGINE. I HIT THE GAS PEDAL SEVERAL TIMES WITH NO RESPONSE BUT IN ABOUT 5-8 SECONDS LATER, THE CAR STARTED UP BY ITSELF WITH AN ABRUPT AND VIOLENT JERK FORWARD. IT WAS ALMOST AS IF I TURNED THE KEY IN THE IGNITION TO THE OFF POSITION AND THEN QUICKLY BACK ON .. WHILE I WAS SITTING AT A RED LIGHT, I NOTICED A WHOLE LOT OF WEIRD STUFF GOING ON. THE HEADLIGHTS WERE DIMMING IN AND OUT, THE LIGHT ON THE RADIO (THAT GREEN LIGHT THAT LIGHTS UP THE CONTROLS) WAS ALSO DIMMING IN AND OUT, AND THE ODOMETER NEEDLE WAS JUMPING UP AND DOWN BETWEEN 0MPH AND 5MPH, THE RADIO WOULD MAKE A NOISE LIKE IT WAS SHORTING OUT THIS WAS DUE TO CAR ABOUT TO SHUT OFF SUDDENLY, THE CAR SHUT OFF WITH ALL THE DASHBOARD LIGHTS LIGHTING UP AGAIN AND THEN QUICKLY SHUT OFF. I REPLACED THE BATTERY, CLEANED ALL BATTERIES TERMINAL AND ALL GROUNDS IN CAR CHASSIS ANY SUGGESTIONS, THANKS, *TR

10/06/2012
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 10/05/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

PRESSED ON BRAKE PEDAL AND BRAKE PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR VERY LITTLE BRAKING EFFECT LEFT. *TR

10/03/2012
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 10/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53U16A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING ON MY WAY TO WORK, AFTER BEING STOP AT A STOP SIGN MY CAR BEGAN TO ACCELERATE ITSELF. WHEN I LEFT SIGN MY AUTOMATIC REVVED UP TO ABOUT 30-35 MPH WHEN I ATTEMPTED TO SLOW DOWN MY ENGINE FELT AS IF IT WAS FIGHTING AGAINST ME. WHEN I REACHED THE PARKING LOT THE CAR SPED UP AS IF SOMEONE GUNNED IT. WHEN I PULLED INTO A PARKING SPOT AND PLACED THE CAR IN PARK MY RPM'S BEGAN TO HIT UP TO 4 AND 5 (X 1000) . *TR

09/24/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/24/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED WITHOUT ANY WARNINGS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 73,000.

09/17/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/09/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56UX6A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH, THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND HE HAD TO COAST THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR A MECHANIC FOR INSPECTION OR REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

09/07/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/08/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

DURING THE LAST YEAR, I HAVE EXPERIENCED MY CAR SPEEDING UP ON IT'S OWN. IT FEELS LIKE SOMETHING IS PUSHING ON THE ACCELERATOR. MY RPMS WILL GO PAST 3. I HAVE TO BRAKE HARD TO KEEP FROM CRASHING. THESE EVENTS ARE HAPPENING MORE OFTEN, WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF WARNING. IT IS VERY SCARY AND DANGEROUS. PLEASE INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE CAUSES. *TR

08/29/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/14/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING AND OUT OF NO WHERE THE GAS PEDAL GOT STUCK AND I HAD TO PUT IT IN NEUTRAL AND PUMP THE GAS TO GET IT TO STOP REVVING. WHEN I PUT IT IN NEUTRAL THE RPM'S GO TO 4,000-5,000. THIS HAS HAPPENED ON MANY OCCASIONS AND SEEMS TO BE WORSE WHEN IT IS WET OUTSIDE. *TR

08/28/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/23/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK ONE DAY AND NOTICED THE CAR WASN'T RUNNING RIGHT, I COULD TELL THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG. I NOTICED WHEN I WOULD USE MY BRAKE THE CAR ACTED LIKE IT DIDN'T WANT TO SLOW DOWN OR STOP AND ONCE I LEFT OFF THE BRAKE THE CAR ACCELERATED BY ITSELF SO I BEGAN TO CHECK THE CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE OFF BUT THEN REALIZED MY HUSBAND TRIED TO USE THE CRUISE CONTROL A FEW MONTHS EARLIER AND COULDN'T GET IT TO WORK. SO I SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL AND THE ENGINE WENT UP PAST 4000 RPM'S SO I QUICKLY SHIFTED BACK INTO DRIVE. ONCE I FINALLY GOT IT HOME AND PUT IT IN PARK THE ENGINE WENT UP PAST 4000 RPM'S AGAIN SO I QUICKLY SHUT OFF THE ENGINE. MY HUSBAND EXAMINED THE ENGINE AND ASSUMED THE PROBLEM WAS AN IDLING SENSOR SO WE PURCHASED ONE AT A LOCAL AUTO PARTS STORE. HE CHANGED THE PART BUT THIS DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM SO WE HAVE NOW PARKED THE CAR UNTIL WE CAN FIND OUT WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT. *TR

08/15/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/08/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL ACTIVATED, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS ENGAGED REPEATEDLY AND THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE. THE ENGINE WAS TURNED OFF UPON REACHING A STOP SIGN HOWEVER THE FAILURE RECURRED AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED THE DEALER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE MALFUNCTION WHOM STATED THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE WHO DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED ON ANY RECALLS. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98,000.

08/14/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/06/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ON MAY 6, 2012, WHILE DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, I COULD FEEL MY 2006 FORD TAURUS SE ACCELERATING DESPITE MY FOOT NOT PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR, NOR THE CRUISE CONTROL BEING ENGAGED. AS I PRESSED THE BRAKES, THE CAR CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE, WITH RPM REACHING 3000 TO 4000. AFTER EXITING THE HIGHWAY AND PLACING THE VEHICLE IN PARK, THE ENGINE CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE. IN ORDER TO STOP THIS RAPID ACCELERATION IN RPM, I TURNED OFF THE ENGINE. UPON RESTARTING, THE ENGINE IMMEDIATELY REVVED TO OVER 3000 RPM. IF I SHIFTED THE VEHICLE INTO NEUTRAL, THE ENGINE WOULD REV TO 4000 RPM THEN DROP DOWN TO 1000 RPM. THIS SUDDEN, RAPID, ACCELERATION CONTINUED TO RANDOMLY OCCUR AS I DROVE TO MY DESTINATION. I TOOK MY VEHICLE TO A FORD DEALER FOR REPAIRS, AS I WAS NOT NEAR MY PLACE OF RESIDENCE. THEY REPLACED THE IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE. HOWEVER, AS I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK ON AUGUST 12,2012, AT A SPEED BETWEEN 35-40 MPH, MY TAURUS BEGAN TO ACCELERATE AGAIN ON ITS OWN. I IMMEDIATELY SHIFTED THE CAR INTO NEUTRAL AND THE RPM WENT TO 4000 AND DROPPED DOWN TO 1000. I THEN SHIFTED THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE DRIVE POSITION, AND THE ENGINE IDLED FINE THE REST OF MY TRIP HOME. THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE THE RAPID ACCELERATION IS SIMILAR TO WHEN USING THE CRUISE CONTROL. IF THE CRUISE CONTROL IS TURNED ON AND YOU DECIDE TO "COAST", THE ENGINE SLOWS DOWN. BUT WHEN YOU PRESS THE "RESUME" BUTTON ON THE CRUISE CONTROL, YOU CAN FEEL THE ENGINE PULL AND THE CAR BEGIN ACCELERATING. THIS IS WHAT IT FELT LIKE WHILE DRIVING. HOWEVER, I HAD NOT BEEN USING THE CRUISE CONTROL IN EITHER OF THE AFOREMENTIONED SITUATIONS. MY MOTHER, MY NEWBORN DAUGHTER, MYSELF OR OTHER MOTORISTS COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED DURING THIS UNCONTROLLED INCREASED ACCELERATION. *TR

08/08/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/05/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

SET SPEED CONTROL AND WENT TO SHUT IT OFF THE EXIT HIGHWAY AND IT WOULD NOT SLOW DOWN CRUISE BECAME STUCK EVEN THOU THE UNIT WAS SHUT OFF AND THE LIGHT INDICATING CRUISE WAS ACTIVE SHUT OFF THIS TOOK PLACE 4 TIMES THAT DAY. *TR

08/08/2012
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 08/08/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

THEIR IS A PRESSURE PAD IN THE PASSENGER SEAT TO EITHER ALLOW OR NOT ALLOW THE AIRBAG TO BE ACTIVE AND THIS IS NOT WORKING THE AIR BAG IS ACTIVE ALL THE TIME THE SEAT CAN BE EMPTY AND THE AIRBAG LIGHT WILL ONLY BRIEFLY LIGHT UP WHEN STARTING CAR BUT GO OFF RIGHT AWAY INDICATING THE AIRBAG IS ACTIVE I HAD MY NIECE IN THAT SEAT AND IT DID NOT DEACTIVATE AND SHE IS 45 POUNDS IF YOU DO NOT PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THIS YOU WILL NOT KNOW YOU HAVE A ISSUE WHEN YOUR SEAT IS EMPTY THE AIRBAG OFF LIGHT IN THE RADIO CLUSTER SHOULD LIGHT UP AND WHEN A PERSON HEAVY ENUF TO ACTIVATE THE AIR BAG SITS DOWN THE LIGHT SHOULD GO OFF. *TR

08/03/2012
Components: SEAT BELTS
Incident Date: 07/30/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY FAILED. THE IN ADDITION, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATING THAT THE AIR BAG WAS DEACTIVATED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION WHERE THEY STATED THAT THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND PROVIDED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 59,900. UPDATED 09/06/12*LJ

07/27/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE CATALYTIC CONVERTOR FELL OFF OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC WHO INSPECTED THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF FAILURE; HOWEVER NO FURTHER ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 63,000. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 58,531. UPDATED 09/05/12*LJ UPDATED 09/10/2012 *JS

07/27/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/25/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U36A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD AND ACCELERATED CONSTANTLY. THE BRAKE WAS DEPRESSED, BUT THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE. THE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ALSO ILLUMINATED AT ALL TIMES PRIOR TO THE FAILURE. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

07/16/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

WHILE MERGING ON THE HIGHWAY, THE ENGINE STARTED TO REV, AND SPEED DROPPED. WE HAD TO PULL TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO AVOID ON COMING TRAFFIC TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT. *TR

07/06/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/05/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD TAURUS SE HAS A PROBLEM ACCELERATING UNEXPECTEDLY. I CAN FEEL THE GAS PEDAL DEPRESS AND THE CAR ACCELERATES UNEXPECTEDLY. THE FIRST TIME THIS HAPPENED I WAS PULLING AWAY FROM A STOP SIGN AND THEN SLOWING DOWN TO TURN INTO A PARKING LOT. THE CAR WAS STILL TRYING TO ACCELERATE AND I HAD TO PRESS HARDER ON THE BRAKE TO SLOW DOWN. I THEN SHIFTED TO NEUTRAL AND TAPPED THE GAS PEDAL. THE CAR IDLED BACK DOWN FROM ALMOST 3000 RPM TO AROUND 1000, AS IT SHOULD BE. IT THEN ACCELERATED UNEXPECTEDLY 2 MORE TIMES ON MY WAY HOME THAT EVENING. MY CRUISE CONTROL NO LONGER WORKS EITHER. I CAN TURN IT ON AND SET THE CRUISE. THE LIGHT EVEN WORKS ON THE DASH SAYING THE CRUISE IS SET. BUT, THE CAR JUST DECELERATES WHEN I LET OFF THE GAS PEDAL AND THE CRUISE TURNS OFF AFTER IT SLOWS DOWN 5-7 MPH FROM WHERE IT WAS SET. I'M REALLY GLAD THAT IT WASN'T ONE OF MY TEENAGE DRIVERS IN THE DRIVERS SEAT WHEN THIS HAPPENED. I WILL NOT LET THEM DRIVE THE CAR AGAIN UNTIL IT'S FIXED. I'M SURE FORD WILL DO THE RIGHT THING AND FIX THE ISSUE. I'M CALLING THE LOCAL DEALERSHIP TONIGHT. *TR

07/04/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

5 MINUTES INTO A TRIP THROUGH TOWN I NOTICED THAT IT WAS EXTREMELY HARD TO USE MY BRAKES, I HAD TO FORCE THEM DOWN AND HOLD THE BRAKE PEDAL HARD. WHEN THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN AND I RELEASED THE BRAKES MY CAR SHOT FORWARD WITHOUT MY FOOT ON THE GAS PEDAL. ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATER ON THE FREEWAY I REALIZED MY CRUISE CONTROL WASN'T WORKING. *JS

07/02/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE CRUISE CONTROL ON MY FORD TAURUS STOPPED WORKING APPROXIMATELY A YEAR AGO (THOUGH IT COULD BE LONGER) AND SINCE THAT TIME MY CAR WILL PERIODICALLY SPEED UP ON ITS OWN! IT OCCURRED AGAIN THIS MORNING IN RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC!!! LUCKILY, I TAPPED THE ACCELERATOR SEVERAL TIMES AND MANAGED TO GET IT UNSTUCK BUT THIS IS DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE RECALLED AND REPAIRED IMMEDIATELY BEFORE SOMEONE GETS SERIOUSLY INJURED OR (HEAVEN FORBID) KILLED. *JS

06/04/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 10/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

VEHICLE ACCELERATES BY ITSELF WHILE DRIVING AND HARD TO BRAKE, NEED TO TAP THE GAS PEDAL, NEUTRAL IN ORDER TO STOP THE VEHICLE.. ALSO VEHICLE SHUTS DOWN BY ITSELF WHILE DRIVING AROUND 40 MPH HARD TO CONTROL VEHICLE... SCARE TO DRIVE VEHICLE SPECIALLY WITH MY KIDS.... *TR

05/26/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/24/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

AFTER STOPPING FOR A TRAFFIC LIGHT I TRIED TO PROCEED AND, AFTER REACHING ROUGHLY 25 MILES PER HOUR, FORWARD PROGRESS STOPPED AND THE ENGINE REVVED FREELY. THE TRANSMISSION HAD COMPLETELY FAILED WITH NO ABILITY TO MOVE THE CAR. LUCKILY I WAS AT A LOW SPEED AND COULD SAFELY GET OUT OF THE WAY OF UNSUSPECTING TRAFFIC. THIS IS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR. IF THIS HAPPENED AT HIGHWAY SPEED, OR ANY OTHER NUMBER OF DANGEROUS DRIVING INSTANCES, THE OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE WOULD MOST DEFINITELY BE PLACED IN A SITUATION WHERE INJURY OR EVEN DEATH WERE POSSIBLE. FORD NEEDS TO ACKNOWLEDGE TO PROBLEM AND OFFER TO REIMBURSE (FULLY OR PARTIALLY) THEIR CUSTOMERS. THERE IS A DEFINITE ELEMENT OF SAFETY TO THIS FAILURE. *TR

05/25/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/11/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 20 MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE MECHANIC ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE TORQUE CONVERTER WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

05/25/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/16/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U36A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 40 MPH WHEN THE VEHICLE BEGIN TO ABNORMALLY ACCELERATE TO 65 MPH. THE CONTACT SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL AND THE RPMS INCREASED TO 4000. HE THEN DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL AND AS THE VEHICLE DECELERATED, THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO SHIFT BACK INTO DRIVE. THE FAILURE RECURRED SEVEN TIMES WITHIN ONE MILE. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS BUT HAD NOT RECEIVED A RESPONSE BACK AS TO THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 106,000.

05/21/2012
Components: AIR BAGS,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/30/2011
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U66A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS ENGAGED WITHOUT ANY RESPONSE. THE VEHICLE UNEXPECTEDLY INCREASED ACCELERATION UP TO 40 MPH. THE VEHICLE THEN CRASHED INTO A CEMENT WALL. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED TWO BROKEN LEGS, THIRTEEN BROKEN RIBS AND ALSO SUFFERED FROM OTHER INTERNAL INJURIES. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED AND TOWED TO A STORAGE FACILITY. THERE WAS CURRENTLY AN OPEN INVESTIGATION ASSOCIATED WITH NHTSA ACTION NUMBER PE12005 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL: CABLES). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000. UPDATED 07/05/12*LJ UPDATED 07/10/12

05/16/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/25/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

INTERMITTENT THROTTLE PROBLEMS. ON THE FREEWAY, HAVE HAD THE CRUISE CONTROL ON AND IT DOESN'T WORK, OFF AND IT CONTINUES TO HOLD IT'S CURRENT SPEED. ON CITY STREETS, IDLES AT HIGH RATE, AND WHEN BREAK RELEASED THE CAR INCREASES SPEED (I.E. WENT FROM 0 TO 45MPH WITHOUT PRESSING GAS PEDDLE). I HAVE TO PRESS BREAK OFTEN TO REMAIN IN SPEED LIMIT. I AM AFRAID THE BREAKS WILL WEAR OUT TOO QUICKLY WITH THIS PROBLEM. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE, BUT BECAUSE THE CAR IS OUT OF WARRANTY, FORD DEALERSHIP WILL NOT REPAIR THE CAR WITHOUT CHARGING FOR A DIAGNOSTIC AND THEN PARTS AND LABOR. THIS IS A DEFECT THAT IS APPARENTLY HAPPENING TO MANY OTHER VEHICLES AND SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY TREATED AS A RECALL BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT!

05/15/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/17/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U06A******
Summary

ON OR ABOUT 04/17/2012 AND ON 05/14/2012 I WAS DRIVING MY 2006 FORD TAURUS AND SUDDENLY THE VEHICLE ACCELERATION SEEMED TO HAVE STUCK IN ACCELERATED STATE CAUSING THE CAR TO SUDDENLY GO FASTER THAT THE APPROX 30 MPH THAT I WAS DRIVING. THIS HAPPENED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CAR'S ENGINE SEEMED TO BE REVVING AND I HAD TO APPLY THE BRAKES WITH SOME FORCE TO STOP THE CAR. THE FIRST TIME I WAS ABLE TO STOP AT THE RED LIGHT WITH THE BRAKE PEDAL DEPRESSED HARD, EVEN AFTER COMING TO A STOP AS THE CAR STILL WANTED TO GO. ONCE THE LIGHT CHANGED TO GREEN I DROVE FORWARD AND BEGAN TAPPING THE GAS/BRAKE MULTIPLE TIMES IN SOME HOPE TO STOP THE UNWANTED ACCELERATION. FINALLY THE CAR RETURNED BACK TO NORMAL. YESTERDAY THE EXACT THING HAPPENED AGAIN. I WAS GOING ABOUT 30 MPH ON A TOWN STREET WHEN FOR NO KNOWN REASON TO ME THE ENGINE REVVED UP AND THE ACCELERATION CAUSED THE TAURUS TO WANT TO SPEED FURTHER. I TURNED OFF A NEARBY SIDE STREET, DEPRESSING THE BRAKES HARD TO STOP. I SHUT OFF THE CAR AFTER I PULLED OVER. SHORTLY THEREAFTER I STARTED THE TAURUS AGAIN BUT THE ACCELERATION WAS STILL GOING. I BEGAN TAPPING THE GAS/BRAKES AND THEN THE CAR WENT BACK TO NORMAL. I AM WORRIED AS THIS APPEARS TO BE A DANGEROUS SITUATION AS SUDDEN AND UNWANTED RANDOM ACCELERATION OF MY 2006 FORD TAURUS COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT, INJURIES OR DEATH. PLEASE HELP! *TR *JS

05/07/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/31/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE USED AND IMMEDIATELY HAD EPISODES OF THE ACCELERATOR STICKING. HAPPENS ON NEARLY EVERY TRIP WITH THIS VEHICLE AND HAPPENS 4-5 TIME ON A 20 MILE TRIP. WORSE EPISODES OF STUCK ACCELERATOR WITH RAPID ACCELERATION AS IN FREEWAY ENTRANCE RAMPS. THE BRAKES CAN OVERRIDE THE STUCK ACCELERATOR, BUT IT IS FRIGHTENING WHEN IT HAPPENS IN TOWN. AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF DEALING WITH THIS ISSUE AND NOT FINDING A CAUSE, WE HAVE LEARNED TO STOP THE STICKING BY PUNCHING THE ACCELERATOR HARD ONCE OR TWICE AT A POINT IN THE ROAD WHERE MORE FORWARD ACCELERATION WILL NOT BE A SAFETY ISSUE. WE HAVE HAD THIS ISSUE SO MUCH AND ARE SO FAMILIAR WITH IT, I SOMETIMES USE IT AS A CRUISE CONTROL FEATURE WHILE ON THE FREEWAY, BUT IT IS NOT AS RELIABLE AND IS NOT AS STEADY AS THE TRUE SPEED CONTROL DEVICE. THIS ISSUE IS DANGEROUS FOR THE INEXPERIENCE DRIVER AND SHOULD BE ADDRESSED QUICKLY. I AM AWARE OF A NATIONAL STUDY OF THIS VERY PROBLEM. PLEASE LET US KNOW THE OUTCOME. *TR

05/06/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/14/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56UX6A******
Summary

THIS VEHICLE HAS A MIND OF IT'S OWN. IT ACCELERATES AT A HIGH RPM AND WILL NOT STOP. WE HAVE HAD MANY "NEAR MISSES" RUNNING RED LIGHTS AND FAILING TO STOP WHEN NECESSARY. THE DEALER HAS ATTEMPTED TO FIX IT A COUPLE OF TIMES AND TOLD US THAT THE PROBLEM IS COMMON WITH THE 2006 MODEL TAURUS. AFTER SEVERAL INCIDENTS, THE DEALER WILL NOT COVER THE COST OF REPAIR AS THERE ARE NO RECALLS FOR THIS MODEL TO DATE. I AM NOT SURE WHERE TO GO FROM HERE OR IF THERE IS A WAY TO DISABLE THE CRUISE CONTROL ALTOGETHER. THE ONLY WAY TO STOP THE VEHICLE IS TO APPLY HEAVY BRAKE PRESSURE, SHIFT TO NEUTRAL AND SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE. SOMETIMES THIS WILL CORRECT THE PROBLEM AND OTHER TIMES IT WILL NOT. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE NHTSA IS INVESTIGATING THESE VEHICLES FOR THIS PROBLEM. I DO HOPE THEY MOVE QUICKLY ON THIS BEFORE ANYTHING SERIOUS HAPPENS IF IT HAS NOT ALREADY. *TR

05/03/2012
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/19/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U66A******
Summary

LAST SUMMER, MY CAR STARTED TO ACCELERATE AT STOP SIGNS/LIGHTS. I WOULD BE BRAKING AT A LIGHT AND THE ENGINE WOULD SUDDENLY START SURGING AND I WOULD HAVE TO HEAVILY HOLD MY BRAKES TO KEEP FROM ACCELERATING INTO THE CAR AHEAD OF ME OR PEOPLE WALKING ACROSS THE STREET. WHEN I WAS DRIVING, MY SPEED WOULD SOMETIMES ACCELERATE AND I WOULD NOT BE PRESSING ON THE GAS PEDAL. THESE PROBLEMS WOULD ONLY HAPPEN EVERY ONCE AND AWHILE SO I DID NOT TAKE MY CAR IN FOR TWO MONTHS. I ALSO NOTICED THAT MY CRUISE CONTROL WOULD NOT WORK. THE LIGHT WOULD COME ON WHEN I TURNED IT ON, BUT MY CAR WOULD NOT STAY AT THE SPEED I SELECTED. IT WOULD JUST DECELERATE IN CRUISE CONTROL. WHEN I TOOK MY CAR IN TO HAVE IT LOOKED AT, THEY INFORMED ME THAT I HAD A FAULTY CRUISE CONTROL CABLE THAT WAS NOT FITTING PROPERLY ON MY CAR. IT WOULD CATCH ON THE THROTTLE LEVER CAUSING MY CAR TO SURGE. I HAD TO PAY $293.92 TO HAVE THIS FIXED, WHEN IT SEEMED LIKE A FAULTY SAFETY ISSUE THAT THE COMPANY SHOULD HAVE RECALLED/PAID FOR! MY FRIEND RECENTLY SENT ME THIS ARTICLE: HTTP://BOTTOMLINE.MSNBC.MSN.COM/_NEWS/2012/03/12/10657814-FORD-PROBE-WIDENS-COULD-COVER-19-MILLION-CARS IT SEEMS OTHER PEOPLE ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM AND THIS ITEM NEEDS TO BE FIXED/RECALLED. I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY NEARLY $300 FOR A FAULTY PART! *TR

04/30/2012
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/28/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U46A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH, THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED AND THE VEHICLE DID NOT RESPOND TO THE BRAKES BEING ENGAGED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO FINALLY STOP THE VEHICLE AFTER REPEATED PRESSURE WAS APPLIED TO THE BRAKES. THE VEHICLE WAS THEN SHUT OFF. UPON RESTART, THE CONTACT WAS ABLE DRIVE THE VEHICLE AS NORMAL. THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 178,000. ... UPDATED 08/15/12 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AGAIN AFTER THE DEALER MADE REPAIRS. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO REPAIR VEHICLE. UPDATED 08/16/2012 *JS

04/15/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U56A******
Summary

THE ACCELERATOR STICKS. SOME TIMES ACTUALLY ACCELERATES. VERY HARD TO STOP WITH BRAKES. THIS HAS OCCURRED SEVERAL TIMES. I COULD USUALLY UNSTICK THE ACCELERATOR BY PRESSING DOWN MORE ON THE ACCELERATOR AND LETTING UP. THE PROBLEM GOT WORSE AND THE FREQUENCY OF OCCURRENCE INCREASED. THIS BECAME A VERY FRIGHTENING SITUATION. THEREFORE, I HAVE HAD WORK DONE AT DOWNTOWN FORD IN LOUISVILLE. THEY REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY. THIS WORK WAS DONE THIS PAST WEEK AND SO FAR I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ANY FURTHER TROUBLE. *TR

04/09/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/09/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

SUDDEN ACCELERATION PROBLEM WITH MY 2006 FORD TAURUS HAS STARTED AGAIN...I FIRST REPORTED THIS TO NHTSA ABOUT A MONTH AGO..THIS TIME AROUND, IT BEGINS INTERMITTENTLY ON START UP, AND SOMETIMES WHILE DRIVING...THIS PROBLEM BEGAN WHEN MY CRUISE CONTROL STOPPED WORKING. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS CONDITION...IT HAPPENED THREE TIMES TO MY WIFE ABOUT 2 HOURS AGO, AND SHE HAD TO PRESS VERY HARD ON THE BRAKES TO GET IT TO STOP AT A STOPLIGHT THE ACCELERATION PROBLEMS BEGAN OVER A YEAR AGO AND HAPPENED ON AND OFF SINCE THEN....WE HAVE GONE THROUGH A PERIOD OF SEVERAL MONTHS WITHOUT A PROBLEM..BUT THIS TIME IT IS MUCH WORSE, THE ACCELERATION IS MORE SEVERE.. *TR

04/09/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/04/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS AND WHILE STOPPED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER AND AN INDEPENDENT REPAIR SHOP, BUT THEY WERE UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

04/09/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/08/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53U26A******
Summary

WHEN THE CAR ISN'T BEING DRIVEN BUT IS ON SOMETIMES THE GAS REVS UP BY ITSELF AND ENGINE JUST KEEPS RUNNING AND THE RPM RUNS UP, THE GAS ALSO ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN AND THE PEDAL STICKS. *TR

04/05/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 03/31/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

AFTER TAKING A RIGHT TURN, THE VEHICLE BEGAN ACCELERATING ON ITS OWN. I HAD TO FULLY APPLY THE BRAKE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL. IT WAS TERRIFYING. MY WHOLE BODY SHOOK. I THOUGHT I WOULD HIT SOMETHING BECAUSE I DID NOT THINK THAT I COULD STOP THE CAR. EVEN WHILE PUSHING THE BRAKE PEDAL ALL THE WAY DOWN AND SHIFTING INTO D I COULD NOT KEEP THE CAR UNDER 40 MPH. THE ENGINE KEPT REVVING AND THE CAR KEPT GAINING SPEED. LUCKILY, THE ONLY LIGHT I HAD WAS GREEN. I PULLED INTO A PARKING LOT AND SLOWED THE VEHICLE DOWN TO A STOP BY APPLYING ALL MY FORCE TO THE BRAKE. I SHIFTED INTO PARK HOPING THAT WOULD KEEP THE VEHICLE FROM MOVING. IT CAUSED A LOUD SOUND THAT SOUNDED LIKE AN EXPLOSION AND STARTLED EVERYONE IN THE PARKING LOT. STILL NOT SURE WHAT TO DO, I TURNED THE IGNITION OFF. A PARKING SPOT OPENED UP SO I TURNED ON THE IGNITION, THAT CAUSED AN EVEN LOUDER EXPLOSIVE SOUND. I WAS STILL TERRIFIED BUT I HAD TO ACT - SO I FORCED THE BRAKE PEDAL DOWN AS HARD AS I COULD AND SHIFTED TO D AND WAS ABLE TO NAVIGATE INTO THE PARKING SPOT. I PUT THE VEHICLE IN PARK AGAIN AND AGAIN IT CAUSED A LOUD EXPLOSIVE SOUND. BY NOW I WAS A SPECTACLE IN THE PARKING LOT BUT I WAS JUST THANKFUL THAT I WAS ALIVE AND THAT NO ONE WAS HURT. I LOOKED DOWN AT THE GAS PEDAL AND NOTICED THAT IT WAS FULLY DEPRESSED AND LOOSE. I PULLED THE PEDAL UP BUT THERE WAS NO TENSION TO HOLD IT UP AND IT DROPPED BACK ALL THE WAY DOWN. I DROVE THE VEHICLE BACK HOME, IN MUCH THE SAME WAY - TRANSMISSION IN D, APPLYING A LOT OF FORCE TO THE BRAKE AND HOPING THAT I WOULD NOT HAVE TO STOP SUDDENLY OR GET PULLED OVER FOR SPEEDING SINCE I COULD NOT GET THE VEHICLE SLOWER THAN 40 MPH EVEN WHILE PUSHING ON THE BRAKE AS HARD AS I COULD THE WHOLE TRIP. AND WHEN I PARKED THE CAR AT HOME, IT MADE THE SAME LOUD SOUND AND I ALSO HEARD TICKING NOISES COMING FROM UNDER THE HOOD. I AM STILL SHAKEN UP BY THE INCIDENT.

04/04/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE ATTEMPTED TO ACTIVATE THE CRUISE CONTROL BUT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESPOND. THE CRUISE CONTROL FAILED INTERMITTENTLY AND WOULD INADVERTENTLY ACTIVATE INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE THROTTLE WOULD BECOME STUCK AND THE RPMS INCREASED TO 6,000. THE DRIVER DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL BUT THE BRAKES WERE HESITANT TO RESPOND. THE DRIVER PLACED THE GEAR SHIFTER IN NEUTRAL IN ORDER TO SLOW THE VEHICLE DOWN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC. THE TECHNICIAN STATED THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED AND THE THROTTLE BODY WOULD HAVE TO BE CLEANED. THERE WAS AN INVESTIGATION UNDER NHTSA ACTION NUMBER: PE12005 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES) THAT MAY BE RELATED TO THE FAILURE . THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,000. UPDATED 04/25/12 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED THE RPM'S WENT BETWEEN 5,000 AND 6,000 MOST OF THE TIME. THE PROBLEM WOULD HAPPEN ON AN INTERMITTENT BASIS. UPDATED 04/30/12

04/02/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/02/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U06A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL FAILED TO DEPRESS TO THE FLOOR PROPERLY, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO LUNGE FORWARD ABNORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 118,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 124,000 .

03/29/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/28/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U16A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 30 MPH WHEN THE VEHICLE ABNORMALLY ACCELERATED. THE CONTACT HAD TO REPEATEDLY DEPRESS ON THE BRAKES IN ORDER FOR THE VEHICLE TO DECELERATE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 206,858. *JS

03/24/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/24/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

WAS DRIVING MY 2006 FORD TAURUS OUT OF A PARKING LOT INTO A BUSY 4 LANE ROAD WITH A 45 MPH SPEED LIMIT. UPON BRAKING RIGHT BEFORE THE SIDEWALK TO WAIT FOR TRAFFIC THE VEHICLE SPED UP AS IF IT A MIND OF ITS OWN. I HIT THE BRAKES BUT VEHICLE DID NOT WANT TO STOP. THE VEHICLE ENTERED THE STREET. LUCKILY THERE WAS JUST ENOUGH DISTANCE SO THE ONCOMING VEHICLE DIDN'T HIT ME. HAD THE OTHER VEHICLE BEEN MOVING FASTER OR BEEN CLOSER AN ACCIDENT COULD HAVE OCCURRED. *TR

03/23/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/09/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH AND ATTEMPTING TO UTILIZE THE CRUISE CONTROL BUT THE FEATURE WOULD NOT ACTIVATE. THE VEHICLE THEN ABNORMALLY ACCELERATED AS THE ENGINE RPMS RAPIDLY INCREASED. THE CONTACT HAD TO USE EXTREME FORCE ON THE BRAKES IN ORDER FOR THE VEHICLE TO STOP. AFTER PARKING THE VEHICLE, THE ENGINE CONTINUED TO RACE. THE VEHICLE WAS LATER TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE DISCONNECTED THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE. THE FAILURE RECURRED ONE WEEK LATER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO THEN REPAIRED THE VEHICLE BY REPLACING THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 72,740. UPDATED 5/21/12 *BF

03/22/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U46A******
Summary

EXITED THE INTERSTATE AFTER USING CRUISE CONTROL. APPROXIMATELY 20-25 MILES AFTER EXITING I APPLIED PRESSURE TO THE BRAKES TO SLOW DOWN DUE TO TRAFFIC. RPM REVVED UP AND CAR SEEMED TO BE FIGHTING ME - IT WANTED TO GO FASTER BUT I WANTED TO SLOW DOWN. I WAS APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES FROM MY HOME AND BASICALLY WAS APPLYING PRESSURE TO THE BRAKES OFF AND ON. I STOPPED IN A SCHOOL ZONE FOR BUS TRAFFIC AND ALMOST COULD NOT GET STOPPED. THEN WHEN RELEASING THE BRAKE THE CAR JUMPED UP IN SPEED AND WAS HARD TO CONTROL. I DID EVENTUALLY MAKE IT TO MY HOME AND TURNED INTO MY DRIVE AT A VERY HIGH SPEED. I DID GET STOPPED, PLACED CAR IN PARK BUT ENGINE STILL REVVED VERY VERY LOUDLY. I TURNED THE CAR OFF. A MECHANIC SHOWED ME A HOSE THAT HAD COME LOOSE AND HE PUT IT BACK ON. I ONLY DROVE CAR APPROXIMATELY 5-6 MILE TRIPS FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. AGAIN ON 3-21-2012 WHILE ATTEMPTING TO VISIT SOMEONE 1.5 HOURS AWAY THE SAME THING OCCURRED AGAIN. I STOPPED AT THE NEAREST GAS STATION AND FELT LIKE THE CAR WAS GOING TO JUMP THROUGH THE WALL. IT WAS VERY SCARY AND I LOOKED UNDER THE HOOD TO FIND THE HOSE HAD POPPED OFF AGAIN. I DID GET IT BACK ON AFTER A FEW MINUTES AND ABANDONED TRIP AND DROVE HOME. BEFORE REACHING HOME REPEAT OF THE INCIDENT. MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER CALLED THE FORD DEALER WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED AND THE RESPONSE WAS I COULD BRING IT FOR A SERVICE CALL AND FEE BUT THEY COULD NOT OFFER ANY FIX FOR THIS PROBLEM. MY SIGNIFICANT OTHER ALSO ASKED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF DRIVING THE VEHICLE AND THEIR RESPONSE WAS THEY HAD A WRECKER SERVICE. I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO FROM HERE, PLEASE ADVISE. I WORK FOR THE STATE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT SYSTEM AND COULD POSSIBLY TRAVEL AT ANY GIVEN TIME. I READ THE RECENT ARTICLES AND THE PICTURES ARE EXACTLY WHAT WAS SHOWN UNDER THE HOOD OF MY CARE. THANK YOU. *TR

03/21/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U36A******
Summary

WHILE TRAVELING ON THE INTERSTATE, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO ACCELERATE EVEN WHILE THE BRAKE WAS APPLIED. WE WERE TRAVELING ABOUT 80MPH WHILE THE BRAKE WAS BEING APPLIED. AT THE NEXT EXIT, I PULLED OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD BUT IT WAS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO GET MY CAR TO STOP AS THE RPM WERE INCREASING AS THE VEHICLE WAS STILL ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS PUT IN PARK AND THE IGNITION WAS SHUT OFF. AFTER ABOUT 5 MIN, THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED AND SEEMED TO BE FINE. AS SOON AS THE ACCELERATED WAS PRESSED AGAIN HOWEVER, THE SAME THING HAPPENED AGAIN. IT WAS THEN TOWED TO A FORD DEALER WHERE THE ACCELERATOR CABLE WAS REPLACED.

03/20/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,SEAT BELTS,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD TAURUS. CONSUMER STATES IDLE, ACCELERATION ISSUES AND PROBLEM WITH SEAT BELT *TGW THE CONSUMER STATED AFTER MANY REPAIRS, THE MECHANICS WERE NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM. THE CONSUMER ALSO STATED THE SEAT BELT TENSIONERS LOCKED UP WHICH MADE THE SEAT BELTS INOPERABLE. *JB

03/20/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/27/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U06A******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING, THE ACCELERATOR BECAME STUCK WHICH ALMOST CAUSED AN ACCIDENT. IT HAS OCCURRED NUMEROUS TIMES SINCE THE FIRST DATE PLUS IT HAS OCCURRED AT DIFFERENT SPEEDS. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DEAL WITH IT, BY PLACING THE AUTO IN NEUTRAL AND HITTING THE GAS PEDAL A FEW TIMES WHICH CAUSES THE RPM'S TO DECREASE TO NORMAL. I DON'T KNOW WHICH AUTO COMPONENT IS CAUSING THIS PROBLEM, BUT I RECENTLY READ IN THE PAPER THAT IT MIGHT BE A FAULTY CRUISE CONTROL CABLE.

03/19/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/02/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U46A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH, THE VEHICLE INCREASED ACCELERATION AND PROCEEDED THROUGH AN INTERSECTION HAPHAZARDLY. THE VEHICLE EVENTUALLY REDUCED SPEED AFTER APPLYING THE BRAKE PEDAL FORCEFULLY NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. THE FAILURE OCCURRED SEVERAL TIMES. ALSO, ON A SEPARATE OCCASION WHEN DRIVING WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL ACTIVATED, THE CRUISE CONTROL SUDDENLY BECAME INOPERATIVE. AFTER THE CRUISE CONTROL MALFUNCTION THE UNINTENDED ACCELERATION NO LONGER PERSISTED. THERE WAS CURRENTLY AN OPEN INVESTIGATION ASSOCIATED WITH NHTSA ACTION NUMBER PE12005 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000. UPDATED 04/26/12*LJ UPDATED 04/30/12

03/18/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING ,THE GAS PEDAL STICKS, I TRY TO PUT ON THE BRAKES THE CAR JUST KEEPS GOING UNTIL I PRESS THE BRAKES HARD. I PRESS THE PEDAL REAL SHARP AND IT MAY IDLE DOWN. *TR

03/16/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN THE ENGINE RPMS AND THE VEHICLE JERKED FORWARD. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BECAME STUCK AND SHE HAD TO TAP THE PEDAL TO RELEASE IT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER, BUT THEY COULD NOT DUPLICATE OR DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. . UPDATED 04/26/12*LJ UPDATED 04/3012

03/16/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/16/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U06A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WOULD INTERMITTENTLY BECOME STUCK WHILE DRIVING AT 30 MPH OR HIGHER. THE FAILURE OCCURRED OVER A PERIOD OF A YEAR AND A HALF. THERE WOULD BE A HIGH RATE OF ENGINE RPMS AND THE VEHICLE WOULD CONTINUE TO ACCELERATE WHEN THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED. THE CONTACT HAD TO APPLY REPEATED PRESSURE TO THE BRAKE PEDAL TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AND THEY WERE UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 34,000.

03/15/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/08/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

MANY TIMES WHILE DRIVING ONLY (NOT PARKED WITH MOTOR RUNNING), THE ACCELERATOR BECOMES STUCK/JAMMED AND MUST BE TAPPED SEVERAL TIMES TO UNSTICK WHAT SEEMS TO BE A GHOST-DRIVEN PEDAL. THE VEHICLE WILL SOMETIMES UNSTICK WHILE MOVING, BUT I HAVE BEEN SCARED TO THE POINT OF STOPPING THE VEHICLE SINCE IT WON'T UNSTICK AND PUT IT INTO PARK AND HIT THE GAS AGAIN. THIS DOES UNSTICK THE GAS PEDAL. *TR

03/15/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/22/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53UX6A******
Summary

WHEN DRIVING, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT DECELERATE WHEN PRESSURE WAS TAKEN OFF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. THIS TYPICALLY OCCURRED AROUND 55 MPH. IT FELT AS IF THE CRUISE CONTROL WAS ON, BUT IT WAS NOT. WHEN THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT DECELERATE ON ITS OWN, I WOULD APPLY THE BRAKE TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. WHEN I WOULD STOP, THE ENGINE WAS REMAIN AT APPROXIMATELY 2,000 RPMS. THIS PROBLEM WAS INTERMITTENTLY, BUT DID OCCUR APPROXIMATE 10 TIMES OVER THE COURSE OF A WEEK (UNTIL THE PROBLEM WAS CORRECTED AT A MECHANIC SHOP). FURTHERMORE, THE CRUISE CONTROL NO LONGER WORKED. A CERTIFIED MECHANIC FOUND THAT THE WIRE HAD BROKEN/DETACHED WITHIN THE CRUISE CONTROL/THROTTLE ASSEMBLY. THIS WIRE WAS THE REASON WHY THE CRUISE CONTROL NO LONGER WORKED AND WHY THE THROTTLE WAS GETTING "STUCK." THE ENTIRE CRUISE CONTROL ASSEMBLY HAD TO BE REPLACED. THIS FIXED THE PROBLEM. *TR

03/14/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/14/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BECAME JAMMED AND CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO ABNORMALLY ACCELERATE. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO DECELERATE BUT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT STOP. THE CONTACT HAD TO SHIFT INTO NEUTRAL AND RESTART THE VEHICLE. ONCE STARTED, THE ENGINE WOULD RACE AND THE RPM'S WOULD INCREASE EXCESSIVELY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THEY ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE NEEDED TO BE DISCONNECTED. THE VEHICLE WAS DISCONNECTED REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND THEY OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 80,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

03/14/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/17/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U16A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE, ALTHOUGH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS NOT DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HE WAS ABLE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE BY SHIFTING TO NEUTRAL AND ENGAGING THE BRAKES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE CABLE WAS FRACTURED AND THE THROTTLE BODY AND CABLE ASSEMBLY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 126,981 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 150,000. ..UPDATED 04/16/12 *BF ACCORDING TO THE REPAIR INVOICE, THE CABLE WAS BROKEN. THE DEALER REPLACED THE CABLE AND THROTTLE BODY. UPDATED 05/17/12

03/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/03/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

RECURRING - INTERMITTENT SPEED CONTROL PROBLEM FROM 2008 TO PRESENT (3/1/12). ENGINE UNINTENTIONALLY ACCELERATES WHEN THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN OVER A BUMP OR DEPRESSION IN THE ROAD, ESPECIALLY WHEN DRIVEN OVER A RAILROAD TRACK CROSSING. ONCE IT STARTS TO ACCELERATE OUT OF CONTROL, APPLYING THE BREAK WILL ONLY HAVE A SLIGHT EFFECT FOR AS LONG AS PRESSURE IS PUT ON IT, ONCE I REMOVE MY FOOT FROM THE BREAK, THE ENGINE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCELERATE DESPITE THE FACT THAT NO PRESSURE IS BEING PLACED ON THE GAS PEDAL; HOWEVER HITTING THE GAS PEDAL (DOWN TO THE FLOOR) SEVERAL TIMES CORRECTS THE PROBLEM. ENGINE ALSO UNINTENTIONALLY ACCELERATES WHEN THE BREAK IS APPLIED ABRUPTLY. THE ONLY WAY TO CONTROL THE CAR ONCE THIS HAPPENS IS TO APPLY INTENSE FIRM PRESSURE ON THE BREAK AND THEN QUICKLY PLACING THE CAR INTO PARK. THE ENGINE WILL STILL CONTINUE TO RACE IN THE PARKED POSITION; HOWEVER HITTING THE GAS PEDAL SEVERAL TIMES SEEMS TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. I DID PREVIOUSLY ATTEMPT TO ADJUST THE CRUISE CONTROL BUTTONS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM; HOWEVER THAT HAD NO EFFECT. FLOOR MATS WHERE NO WHERE NEAR EITHER PEDAL. THIS PROBLEM HAS OCCURRED MORE THAN A DOZEN TIMES OVER THE PAST 4 YEARS. I DID TAKE IT TO THE MECHANIC SEVERAL TIMES WHEN IT FIRST HAPPENED, HOWEVER THE MECHANIC COULD NOT DETECT THE PROBLEM AND EXPLAINED THAT THEY COULD NOT DIAGNOSE THE ISSUE UNLESS IT HAPPENED WHILE THEY WERE INSPECTING IT OR TEST DRIVING IT. *TR

03/13/2012
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 11/30/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53UX6A******
Summary

THE CHECK BATTERY LIGHT WOULD COME ON WHILE JUST TRAVELING DOWN THE ROAD. THIS OCCURS JUST A RANDOM TIME AND IN ANY KIND OF WEATHER. I HAD A LOCAL INSPECTION STATION LOOK AT AND FOUND THAT THE BATTERY WAS BAD. THEY REPLACED THE BATTERY AND THE PROBLEM STILL OCCURS. AFTER A SHORT WHILE THE LIGHT WILL GO OFF. I HAVE NOT HAD ANY PROBLEM STARTING THE VEHICLE. I JUST CONTINUES TO HAPPEN AND WONDER IF SOMETHING THAT NEEDS LOOKED INTO FURTHER. *TR

03/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/27/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53UX6A******
Summary

I HAD PURCHASED THE VEHICLE IN NOV OF 2010 AND THE SPEED CONTROL ISSUE BEGAN IN JULY OF 2011. THE ENGINE RPM WOULD GO UP AROUND 4 OR 5 WHILE COMING TO A STOP OR SLOWING. AT TIMES THIS MADE IT HARD TO SLOW DOWN. I WOULD HAVE TO SHIFT OUT OF DRIVE TO GET SLOWED OR STOPPED. NOTICED THAT THE SPEED CONTROL DID NOT WORK DURING THIS TIME PERIOD. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO MY LOCAL INSPECTION STATION AND THEY FIXED THE PROBLEM WITH A ZIP TIE. NOT TO SURE IF THAT WOULD WORK. IT DID CORRECT THE PROBLEM. *TR

03/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

ON JAN. 10, 2012 I WAS COMING TO A STOP AT A CROSS WALK WITH A FOLLOW TO A STOP LIGHT. IT WAS AT THAT TIME THAT THE CAR ACCELERATED SO FAST I HAD TO PUT THE BRAKES ON, THAT WAS NOT GOING TO STOP THE CAR, SO I PUT IT IN NEUTRAL AND HIT THE GAS PEDAL WITH MY FOOT, THAT STOP THE CAR FROM ACCELERATING. I ALMOST HIT A PERSON IN THE CROSS WALK AND THEN I WOULD HAVE GONE IN TO THE INTERSECTION. THIS WAS ONE OF MANY INCIDENT'S MY SELF AND MY FAMILY, (HUSBAND, AND SON) HAD WITH THIS CAR. I CALLED FORD CORP OFFICE AND ASKED IF THERE WERE ANY RECALLS ON THIS PROBLEM OF COURSE THEY SAID NO. I TOLD THEM ON THE FORD FORM WEBSITE, OTHERS WERE HAVING THE SAME ISSUE. STILL FORD SAID THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO, THAT NO RECALLS WERE OUT THERE. I SAID DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO DIE TO GET A RECALL. STILL NO REAL ANSWER FROM THEM. SO, I HAD TO GO TO (3) DIFFERENT MECHANICS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS WRONG. THE FORD DEALER IN GREENFIELD, MA DISCONNECTED MY CRUISE CONTROL, THEY SAID THAT IT WAS LATCHING ON TO THE THROTTLE, THAT WAS THE PROBLEM. THIS TO ME IS A FORD RECALL ISSUE. I PLAN ON ADDRESSING THIS WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OFFICE. *TR

03/13/2012
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/02/2010
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AT APPROXIMATELY 80MPH WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL ON WHEN I DECIDED TO EXIT THE HIGHWAY TO GO TO A GAS STATION. AT THE TIME THE LIGHT WAS GREEN SO I MAINTAINED SPEED BUT SLOWED GRADUALLY. THE LIGHT TURNED YELLOW AND I TRIED TO SPEED UP A LITTLE BIT. THE LIGHT QUICKLY TURNED RED. I SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES HARD AS I POSSIBLY COULD BUT THE VEHICLE DIDN'T SEEM TO SLOW AND THE ENGINE RPM REMAINED STEADY. I MANAGED TO SLOW THE VEHICLE TO AROUND 35MPH BEFORE HAVING TO TAKE AN EVASIVE MANEUVER INTO A BUSY INTERSECTION THROUGH A RED LIGHT. I STRUCK ONE CAR AND IT SPUN ME AROUND HITTING ANOTHER CAR. *TR

03/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/02/2011
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U36A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE THROTTLE STUCK AND HE CRASHED INTO A DITCH AS A RESULT. THE CONTACT SUFFERED INJURIES DURING THE CRASH. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT WAS NOT EXAMINED TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF FAILURE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD AND WOULD NOT STOP PRIOR TO THE CRASH. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 80,000. UPDATED 05/09/12 *BF THE CONTACT'S WIFE PULLED UP TO THE BACK DOOR OF HER HOME AND EXITED HER VEHICLE. UPON REENTERING THE VEHICLE A FEW MINUTES LATER, THE VEHICLE REVERSED A FEW FEET. THEN SHIFTING INTO DRIVE AND PUT HER FOOT ON ACCELERATOR THE CAR IMMEDIATELY SURGED FORWARD, RESULTING IN THE CAR LANDING IN A DITCH. SHE SUFFERED SOME MINOR BRUISING OF HER LEG. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT NOT EXAMINED TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 75,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 80,000. UPDATED 06/06/12 *JS

03/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/08/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U16A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH AND APPROACHING AN OFF RAMP, THE VEHICLE COULD NOT BE STOPPED. AFTER DEPRESSING THE BRAKES TO NO AVAIL, THE CONTACT TURNED THE IGNITION OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THEY ADVISED HER THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE COULD HAVE BEEN THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE WAS DISCONNECTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 130,000. UPDATED 6/4/12 *CN

03/13/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

REGARDING ACTION #PE12005.SUDDEN ACCELERATION, MY 2006 FORD TAURUS HAD SEVERAL INSTANCES OF ACCELERATION, BEGINNING JULY 14 & 15TH 2011, AND ENDING APPROXIMATELY SEPTEMBER 2011...I KNOW THE BEGINNING DATES ARE ACCURATE, BECAUSE ONE OF THESE DATES IS A FAMILY BIRTHDAY, AND IT HAPPENED FIRST ON THAT BIRTHDAY.. THIS USUALLY HAPPENED WHEN I WAS DECELERATING, SUCH AS AT STOP LIGHTS..IT REQUIRED HARD, HEAVY PRESSURE ON THE BRAKES TO KEEP THE VEHICLE STOPPED UNTIL I COULD PULL OVER AND PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL I WOULD GUESS THE NUMBER OF INSTANCES TO BE 6-8 TIMES THIS SOMEHOW SEEMED RELATED TO MY CRUISE CONTROL..MY CRUISE STOPPED WORKING ON JUNE 14 2011, THEN THE INCIDENTS OF ACCELERATION STARTED ALMOST IMMEDIATELY..I WAS USUALLY DRIVING A DAILY STRETCH OF ROAD AT 45 MPH WHEN THE INSTANCES OF ACCELERATION OCCURRED. WHEN THE ACCELERATIONS HAPPENED, I PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, RIDING THE BRAKES HARD UNTIL I WAS SLOWED, THEN I SLIPPED THE TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL AND WOULD DEPRESS THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL FAST AND RELEASE..THIS USUALLY CAUSED THE ACCELERATION TO STOP...OCCASIONALLY I HAD TO SHUT THE ENGINE OFF TO GET THIS TO CEASE.. AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS, THIS ALL STOPPED, AND HAS NOT HAPPENED AGAIN IN SEVERAL MONTHS...MY CRUISE CONTROL NO LONGER WORKS.. *TR

03/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/05/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U06A******
Summary

CAR WILL ACCELERATE ON ITS OWN AT MANY DIFFERENT SPEEDS, EVEN THOSE OVER 55. BREAKING WILL ONLY SLOW AND NOT STOP ACCELERATION. YOU CAN SMELL THE BRAKES BURNING IF YOU TRY TO STOP THE CAR DURING THESE PERIODS BY ONLY PRESSING THE BRAKE. THE ONLY WAY TO STOP IT IS TO SHIFT INTO NEUTRAL AND LET THE MOTOR RACE UP AND THEN IT WILL RESET THE THROTTLE. IT HAPPENS ON A REGULAR BASIS. *TR

03/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/12/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U46A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN DEPRESSING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, THE PEDAL WOULD STICK AND THE CONTACT WOULD HAVE TO PUMP THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL NUMEROUS TO DISLODGE THE PEDAL. THE VEHICLE WOULD RAPIDLY ACCELERATE WHEN THE FAILURE WOULD OCCUR. THE CONTACT WOULD SHIFT INTO NEUTRAL AND SHUT THE VEHICLE OFF IN ORDER TO STOP THE FAILURE. ONCE RESTARTED, THE VEHICLE WOULD RESUME NORMAL OPERATION. THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE BUT DENIED ANY ASSISTANCE WITH REPAIRS TO THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 74,000.

03/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/17/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

CRUISE CONTROL CABLE MAY BECAME DETACHED AND HELD THE THROTTLE OPEN. *TR

03/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/04/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U76A******
Summary

THE THROTTLE HAS STUCK SEVERAL TIMES. IT'S MOST NOTICEABLE AROUND 40 MPH AFTER TAKING MY FOOT OFF OF THE ACCELERATOR AND APPLYING THE BRAKE. I'VE HAD TO PUT IT IN NEUTRAL WHEN THIS HAPPENS, AT WHICH POINT, THE RPMS RACE UP OVER 5,000. BY REVVING THE ENGINE A COUPLE OF TIMES, THE RPMS WOULD COME DOWN TO IDLE. THEN I COULD PUT IT BACK IN DRIVE. THIS PROBLEM OCCURS EVERY SEVERAL THOUSAND MILES OR SO, SO IT'S DIFFICULT FOR A MECHANIC TO ASSESS. I'VE TAKEN IT TO THREE DIFFERENT MECHANICS. I BELIEVE ALL OF THEM LUBRICATED THE THROTTLE AND/OR MADE MINOR ADJUSTMENTS. THE LAST TIME THIS HAPPENED WAS OVER 30K MILES AGO. IT'S WORTH NOTING THAT MY CRUISE CONTROL HAS ALSO MALFUNCTIONED SEVERAL TIMES SINCE I'VE OWNED THE CAR. I BOUGHT IT WHEN IT HAD 28K ON IT. I CURRENTLY HAS ABOUT 90K MILES. THE MOST DANGEROUS SITUATION WAS WHEN I WAS DRIVING WITH MY FAMILY DOWN NEWFOUND GAP RD. IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATL PARK. COMING DOWN THE 7% GRADE, THE BRAKE PEDAL HARDENED, MAKING IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO STOP. WE HAD TO STOP FREQUENTLY, USING STREAM WATER TO COOL THE RIMS WHILE COASTING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN IN NEUTRAL. A RECALL NEEDS TO BE ISSUED FOR THIS CAR. *TR

03/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1SAFP53U86A******
Summary

THE CAR HAS INTERMITTENT HIGH IDLE MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO SLOW DOWN AND STOP. IT ALSO LURCHES FORWARD ONCE FOOT IS OFF THE BRAKE. I HAVE BEEN IN SEVERAL NEAR ACCIDENTS BECAUSE OF HIGH IDLE PROBLEM. REPLACED PVC, REPLACED IAC, CLEANED THROTTLE BODY, WITH NO GOOD RESULTS. *TR

03/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS SE. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 40 MPH WHEN THE VEHICLE ABNORMALLY ACCELERATED UNTIL THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 121,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 132,000.

03/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/11/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ENGINE RPM INCREASED EXCESSIVELY AT A STOP SIGN, CAR WOULD NOT SLOW DOWN I HAD TO TURN THE CAR OFF TWICE TO GET IT TO STOP REVVING. *TR

03/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/03/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

THE CAR ACCELERATES WITHOUT ANY CONTACT WITH THE GAS PEDAL. THIS OCCURS WHILE DRIVING WHICH MAKES STOPPING MORE DIFFICULT (I HAVE NEVER NOTICED IT OCCUR WHILE IN PARK). I DID TAKE IT TO A MECHANIC WHO LOOKED THE CAR OVER; HE DIDN'T FIND ANYTHING OBVIOUSLY WRONG, BUT GUESSED IT WAS THE CRUISE CONTROL AND DISCONNECTED IT. THIS DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM AT ALL, AS IT STILL ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN. WHEN IT HAPPENS I KEEP TAPPING ON THE GAS PEDAL UNTIL IT STOPS ACCELERATING, WHICH IS EFFECTIVE. IT IS VERY UNSAFE - IT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SO LONG I INSTINCTIVELY KEEP MY EYE ON THE TACHOMETER TO CATCH THE ACCELERATION AS SOON AS IT STARTS. *TR

03/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/30/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE CAR STARTED IDLING VERY HIGH AND SEEMED TO WANT TO ACCELERATE WHILE MY FOOT WAS PRESSING FIRMING ON THE BRAKE. I SHIFTED THE CAR INTO NEUTRAL AND THE ENGINE SEEMED TO KEEP REVVING. AFTER THIS INCIDENT, THE SAME DAY, I NOTICED THE CRUISE DIDN'T WORK ANY LONGER. STILL TO THIS DAY, AT TIMES THE CAR WILL TRY TO ACCELERATE WITHOUT PUSHING ON THE GAS SEEMS VERY DANGEROUS! *TR

03/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53UX6A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS AT A STOP WITH THE BRAKE DEPRESSED, THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE AND LUNGE FORWARD WITHOUT WARNING. IN ADDITION, THE RPMS INCREASED TO 7,000 ABNORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL AND RETURNED TO NORMAL FUNCTION. THE FAILURE WAS EXPERIENCED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 83,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 89,000.

03/12/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/08/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

I WAS SITTING AT A RED LIGHT. I HAD MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE YET THE CAR BEGAN TO JUMP AND MOVE FORWARD WHILE MY FOOT ENGAGED THE BRAKE PEDAL. *TR

02/28/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

CPSC#I1220409A. 2006 FORD TAURUS. CONSUMER STATED WHINE COASTING UP HILL AND APPROACHING HER LEFT TURN THE CAR BEGAN TO ACCELERATE. *LN THE CONSUMER STATED SHE MADE THE TURN APPLYING A GOOD AMOUNT FORCE TO THE BRAKE. HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED ANYWAY. THE VEHICLE WOULD ACCELERATED EVEN WITHOUT HER FOOT ON THE BRAKE. SHE FINALLY MANEUVERED THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD,PLACE BOTH FEET ON THE BRAKE PEDAL WITH A GREAT DEAL OF FORCE, PLACED THE VEHICLE IN PARK, AND ENGAGED THE EMERGENCY BRAKE. THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO ACCELERATED TO 3000 RPM'S WHILE IDLING. SHE TURNED OFF THE ENGINE AND WHEN SHE RESTARTED THE VEHICLE ON FOUR SEPARATE OCCASIONS IT CONTINUED TO EXHIBIT THE SAME PROBLEM. *JB

02/16/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY 2006 FORD TAURUS HAS STARTED TO ACCELERATE ITSELF. IT IS HAPPENING MORE OFTEN.THIS IS QUITE SCARY. IS THERE A RECALL REGARDING THIS OR WILL THERE BE ONE? AND IF NOT THEN DOES IT HAVE TO COME TO TO WHAT TOYOTA WENT THROUGH FOR FORD TO ISSUE A RECALL? *TR

01/25/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/17/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U16A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING MY CAR TO DROP MY KIDS OFF AT SCHOOL AND DAYCARE WHEN I NOTICED IT WAS RUNNING AT AN EXTREMELY HIGH RPM (5000). I HAD TO DRIVE WITH BOTH FEET ON THE BRAKE PEDAL TO KEEP THE SPEED AT A REASONABLE LIMIT. ONCE I GOT TO THE FIRST SCHOOL, I PARKED AND SHUT IT OFF THINKING MAYBE THAT WOULD HELP. WHEN I STARTED IT BACK UP, THE ENGINE RPM IMMEDIATELY SHOT BACK UP TO 5000 AND CLIMBING. THE ENGINE WAS MAKING SUCH A LOUD AND VIBRATORY NOISE THAT I SHUT IT OFF AGAIN AND CALLED MY HUSBAND AND HE CAME OVER AND TRADED VEHICLES WITH ME. SAME THING WHEN STARTED IT; IT IMMEDIATELY STARTED REVVING AND HE PUT IT INTO DRIVE AND THERE WAS LOUD THUD AS IF THE ENGINE HAD HIT THE GROUND. HE LET OFF THE GAS AND IT STARTED PULLING ITSELF. (NOW FROM MY HUSBAND'S EXPERIENCE) HE TOOK IT ON THE INTERSTATE TO SEE HOW HIGH THE SPEED WOULD GET BEFORE IT TOPPED OUT. EVENTUALLY HE HAD TO START APPLYING THE BRAKES AT 93 MPH. FOR WHATEVER REASON, HE WONDERED IF THE CRUISE CONTROL WOULD BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN A SAFE SPEED AND HE WOULDN'T HAVE TO RIDE THE BRAKES AT 65-70 MPH. WHEN HIT THE CRUISE CONTROL IT DIDN'T WORK (HE REALIZED HE WAS RIDING THE BRAKES) SO HE HIT THE BRAKE AS FIRMLY AS HE COULD TO GET IT DOWN TO A SLOWER SPEED TO INVOKE THE CRUISE CONTROL. ONCE HE GOT DOWN TO ABOUT 50-60 MPH HE HIT THE CRUISE AGAIN AND IT CAME ON BUT THE CAR WAS STILL SLOWLY ACCELERATING. HE HIT THE BRAKES TO TURN THE CRUISE OFF AND FELT THE GAS PEDAL POP UP AND HIT HIM ON THE SIDE OF THE RIGHT FOOT AND THEN THE CAR STARTED SLOWING DOWN. WE STILL HAVE TO DRIVE IT (HE DOES BECAUSE I?M TERRIFIED TO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL) AND IT DOES THE SAME THING. NOW HE JUST TAPS THE GAS PEDAL UNTIL RELEASES AND TRIES NOT TO PRESS THE GAS PEDAL TO DEEP. *TR

01/11/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ENGINE KEEP RACING AND CAR TRIES TO GO WHILE BRAKING. *TR

12/21/2011
Components: SUSPENSION
Incident Date: 12/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP55U03G******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 25 MPH IN AN EXTENDED DRIVEWAY WHEN THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE COIL SPRING FRACTURED AND SHREDDED THE INNER SIDE OF THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE TIRE. THE DEALER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE WHO ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS FOR THE FAILURE AND OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS FOR THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 116,000.

12/01/2011
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 12/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD TAURUS. I USED TO LIVE IN TEXAS AND MOVED TO BUFFALO AREA THIS SUMMER. THIS MORNING WHEN I DROVE MY CAR OUT OF THE PARKING LOT AND ONTO THE STREET ROAD, THE DRIVER DOOR SUDDENLY OPENED BY ITSELF. THEN I WAS TRYING TO CLOSE THE DOOR WHILE I WAS TRYING BUT ALL FAILED. THEN I HAD TO PULL MY CAR IN THE NEARBY PARKING SPACE AND STOPPED THE CAR. EVENTUALLY AFTER TRYING QUITE A FEW TIMES, I COULD CLOSE THE DOOR. THIS MORNING WAS PRETTY COLD AND BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURE. AFTER THIS INCIDENT, I CHECKED WITH SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS. QUITE A FEW PEOPLE WHO DRIVE FORD TAURUS HAVE EXPERIENCED EXACTLY THE SAME ISSUE WITH THE DRIVER DOOR BEFORE. FURTHER I DID SOME RESEARCH ON INTERNET AND FOUND MANY COMPLAINTS ON THE DOOR CLOSING ISSUE OF FORD TAURUS DURING COLD WINTER. *TR

11/12/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/08/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

UNINTENTIONAL AND NEARLY UNCONTROLLABLE ACCELERATION. *TR

10/31/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/27/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ABS CONTROL MODULE WAS IDENTIFIED AT THE FORD DEALERSHIP SHOP AS BAD AND NEEDING REPLACEMENT. $1,284 COST FOR REPLACEMENT WITH 33,785 ORIGINAL MILES. WITHOUT THE ABS CONTROL MODULE ABS BRAKES ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION. *TR

10/04/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

STARTED WITH JUST ABS AND "CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM" LIGHT COMING ON. ESCALATED TO SHUTTING THE CAR TOTALLY OFF WHILE DRIVING FREEWAY SPEEDS. PART OF THE DRIVING WAS AT NIGHT AND THE LIGHTS TURNED OFF ALSO MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO PULL OVER AND THANKFULLY NO ONE WAS BEHIND ME WHEN IT HAPPENED. TOOK IT TO FORD DEALER IN YAKIMA AND THEY SAID THEY COULD NOT GET IT TO DO THAT, EVEN THOUGH IT DID IT 3 TIMES ENROUTE AND ALSO WHEN I LEFT. TELL ME WHAT THIS IS SO I CAN GET IT FIXED! MAKES THE CAR BASICALLY UNDRIVABLEAND DANGEROUS TO PASSENGERS AND OTHER CARS ON THE ROAD. *TR

10/03/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/03/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U76A******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING THE CAR LOSES POWER AND YOU HAVE TO COAST TO A SAFE PLACE TO STOP. AFTER A FEW MINUTES IT STARTS BACK UP AND RUNS FINE. THIS HAS HAPPENED 6 TIMES. 2 DEALERSHIPS, 2 REPLACED FUEL PUMPS AND MODULES, 1 REPLACED PROCESSOR AND BATTERY LATER ITS STILL DOING THE SAME THING! NOW THE FORD DEALERSHIP SAYS THEY CAN'T GO ANYFURTHER WITH THE VEHICLE BECAUSE THEY CAN'T DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. I AM GUESSING THE HUNDREDS OF OTHER 2006 TAURUS DRIVERS WHO HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE SAME PROBLEM WASN'T ENOUGH FOR FORD TO DO A RECALL. BUT I AM TELLING YOU IF MY HUSBAND WHO DRIVES THE VEHICLE DIES BECAUSE OF THIS FORD WILL HAVE BIGGER PROBLEMS BECAUSE I WILL SUE! *TR

08/30/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 08/28/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53U96A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD EXHIBIT A LOUD NOISE WHEN STARTING. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE WOULD ALSO STALL SPORADICALLY AND WITHOUT WARNING, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED AND THE HEADLIGHTS WOULD CONTINUOUSLY DEACTIVATE. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 117,340.

08/20/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 08/04/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND MY ANTI THEFT LIGHT CAME ON. WHEN THIS LIGHT CAME ON IT FELT LIKE THE CAR WAS SHIFTING GEARS. DOESN'T SEEM TO COME ON WHEN THE CAR IS COLD BUT AFTER IT HAS RAN FOR ABOUT TEN MINUTES. I WENT TO TOWN AND BACK WHICH IS A TEN MINUTE DRIVE AND IT CAME ON 12 TIMES. I BROUGHT IT TO A FORD DEALERSHIP AND THEY THOUGHT IT WAS MY KEY EVEN THOUGH IT WAS DOING IT WITH MY HUSBANDS KEY ALSO. THEY GAVE US A NEW KEY AND PROGRAMED IT. WITHIN ABOUT TWO MINUTES OF LEAVING THE DEALER SHIP MY ANTI THEFT LIGHT CAME BACK ON. I WON'T DRIVE THE CAR BECAUSE I'M AFRAID THAT IT IS JUST GOING TO DIE. MY HUSBAND TOOK THE CAR TODAY TO WORK AND ON HIS WAY HOME ALL THE LIGHTS ON THE DASH STARTED FLASHING AND THEN THE CAR JUST QUIT. HE WAS ABLE TO GET IT STARTED AGAIN AND DROVE IT HOME IT IS NOW PARKED UNTIL WE CAN GET IT INTO A GARAGE AND FIGURE THIS OUT. I HAVE LOOKED ON LINE AND IT SEEMS TO ME THIS IS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE TAURUS. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THEIR IS A RECALL AND IF YOU MIGHT KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON. THE DEALER SHIP THAT I TALKED TO TODAY SAID IT SOUNDS LIKE IT MIGHT BE A CENSER THAT ISN'T WORKING CORRECTLY. THE FORD DEALER SHIP THAT I BROUGHT THIS TO ALREADY HAS KNOW IDEA WHAT MIGHT BE GOING ON. HOPEFULLY THE NEXT DEALER SHIP DOES.

08/09/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 08/31/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SPORADICALLY STALL WITHOUT WARNING. WHEN THE VEHICLE STALLED, THE SPEEDOMETER WOULD FLUCTUATE BACK AND FORTH. AT TIMES, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESTART. THE DEALER MADE TEN ATTEMPTS TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE BUT TO NO AVAIL. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. NO REPAIRS WERE PERFORMED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 98,900 AND THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,485.

08/01/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1D4GP25353B******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD TAURUS AND WITHIN THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS IT WILL DIE WHILE SITTING AT A REDLIGHT. I HAVE TO TURN OFF THE IGNITION AND RESTART THE CAR AND THAT USUALLY SOLVES THE PROBLEM. THIS HAS HAPPENED ABOUT 6 TIMES IN THE PAST 2 MONTHS. TODAY, HOWEVER, IT STALLED AT A REDLIGHT AND I RESTARTED BUT AS I CONTINUED DRIVING, THE RPM WOULD DROP RAPIDLY WHEN I HIT THE BREAKS AND IT ACTED LIKE IT WOULD DIE. I CONTINUED DRIVING AND WAS GOING ABOUT 45 MILES AN HOUR AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN ALL THE ODOMETERS DROPPED TO ZERO AND EVERYTHING ON THE DASHBOARD WENT OUT. I PUSHED THE GAS PEDAL AND THEN EVERYTHING CAME BACK ON. VERY STRANGE AND NOW I'M WORRIED THE CAR MIGHT DIE WHEN I'M ACTUALLY DRIVING AND NOT SITTING AT A REDLIGHT. *KB

07/29/2011
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/08/2011
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U46A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SMOKE WHEN IT WAS TURNED ON. THE OIL, BATTERY, ENGINE WARNING LIGHT WOULD ILLUMINATE ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND THE VEHICLE WOULD MAKE A LOUD NOISE. THE DEALER WAS NOTIFIED, BUT DID NOT ASSIST THE CONTACT WITH THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE WAS NOT REMEDIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED.

07/25/2011
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 07/19/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THE AIR BAG INDICATOR LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND WAS TOLD THE CLOCK SPRING ASSEMBLY FAILED. THE CONTACT FEELS THIS IS SAFETY ISSUE BECAUSE THE AIR BAG WOULD NOT HAVE DEPLOYED IN AN CRASH. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 53,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 53,464. UPDATED 08/31/11 *BF UPDATED 10/31/11

07/23/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/22/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I CURRENTLY OWN A 2006 FORD TAURUS WITH APPROXIMATELY 91,000 MILES. RECENTLY, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO ACCELERATE ON IT'S OWN AS IF THE GAS PEDAL IS STUCK. THE PROBLEM BEGAN AFTER THE VEHICLE'S CRUISE CONTROL STOPPED WORKING. THE PROBLEM WITH SELF ACCELERATION IS OCCURRING DAILY AT THIS POINT. "STOMPING" THE ACCELERATOR IS THE ONLY REMEDY TO THE PROBLEM DURING DRIVING CONDITIONS. THE VEHICLE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCELERATE TO HIGH SPEEDS UNTIL THE ACCELERATOR IS REPEATEDLY PUSHED. *TR

06/24/2011
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 09/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U66A******
Summary

TL*HE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING AT ANY SPEED, THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SUDDENLY STALL WITHOUT WARNING. THE DEALER INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND ADVISED THE CONTACT TO HAVE THE COMPUTER UPGRADED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN NOTIFIED. NO ADDITIONAL REPAIRS WERE PERFORMED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 14,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 38,000.

06/22/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53246A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

06/20/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/19/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U76A******
Summary

FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, MY CAR HAS BEEN ACCELLERATING ON ITS OWN. I WILL NOT HAVE MY FOOT ON THE ACCELLERATOR AND THE CAR WILL SPEED UP. RPMS SHOOT UP TO 4 OR 5. THIS HAS HAPPENED INTERMITTENTLY. PUMPING THE ACCELLERATOR IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE CAR UNDER CONTROL. WHILE COMING HOME FROM VACATION YESTERDAY, I TRIED TO STOP AT A STOP LIGHT AND COULDN'T STOP. THANKFULLY, AN ACCIDENT WAS AVOIDED AS NOTHING WAS CROSSING THE INTERSECTION. IT WAS A VERY SCARY RIDE HOME, AND I AM THANKFUL MY FAMILY DIDN'T GET KILLED BY THIS OBVIOUS DEFECT IN THIS CAR. I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY A RECALL HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED. IS IT GOING TO TAKE SEVERAL DEATHS BEFORE SOMETHING IS DONE? *TT

06/02/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/21/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U06A******
Summary

DURING A TEN MILE COMMUTE TO WORK THE AUTO UNEXPECTEDLY ACCELERATED TO 45 MPH. WHEN BRAKES WERE APPLIED AND SPEED REDUCED TO 25 MPH THE AUTO WOULD AGAIN ACCELERATE WITH FOOT OF PEDAL. WHEN THE TRANSMISSION WAS SHIFTED TO PARK RPM WENT TO 6000. AFTER SHUTTING DOWN AND RESTARTING PROBLEM WENT AWAY. THIS PROBLEM HAPPENED THREE TIMES IN A FOUR WEEK PERIOD.

05/27/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/28/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AS THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED AND THE BRAKE WAS APPLIED, THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD INDEPENDENTLY. THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE AND THE VEHICLE WOULD COME TO A STOP AFTER FIRMLY APPLYING THE BRAKES. THE UNEXPECTED FAILURE RECURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS AND THEY INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE FAILURE WAS RELATED TO THE THROTTLE BODY AND SPEED CONTROL CABLES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000.

05/25/2011
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/24/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS MY CAR HAS SHUT OFF WHILE DRIVING. EVERYTHING ELECTRICAL SHUTS OFF AND THE CAR ITSELF TURNS OFF. BASICALLY THE CAR IS ELECTRICALLY DEAD. I HAVE LITERALLY HAD TO PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL, SO IT WILL CONTINUE TO COAST TO LESSEN THE CHANCE OF BEING REAR ENDED, SWITCH THE IGNITION TO OFF AND PRAY THAT THE CAR TURNS BACK ON WHEN I SWITCH THE IGNITION BACK ON. IN MOST INSTANCES THIS HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL BUT ON ONE OCCASION I WAS FORCED TO PULL OFF THE HIGHWAY AND COAST TO A COMPLETE STOP. THE INTERMITTENT NATURE OF THIS PROBLEM MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO DIAGNOSE. I HAVE CHECKED THE BATTERY CONNECTIONS AND THE GROUND WIRE AND ALL SEEM TO BE SECURE AND TIGHT WITH NO "PLAY" THAT I CAN DETERMINE. I DON'T BELIEVE IT IS THE BATTERY OR THE CAR WOULDN'T START TO BEGIN WITH. *TR

05/18/2011
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/11/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THE AIR BAG LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND WAS TOLD THAT THE PAD LAMP HAD FAILED. THE CONTACT WAS TOLD NHTSA RECALL CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 06V119000(ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL) WAS RELATED; HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN, BUT THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 107,000.

04/28/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 09/18/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U26A******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING, THE LIGHTS ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL FLASHED AND ALL POWER IN THE VEHICLE SHUT OFF SUDDENLY. THE VEHICLE COMPLETELY SHUT OFF AT LEAST FOUR TIMES. SOMETIMES THE VEHICLE WOULD RESTART AND OTHER TIMES IT HAD TO BE TOWED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE A FUEL PUMP WAS REPLACED. THE FAILURE CONTINUED; THE DEALERS WERE UNABLE TO FIND THE CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM OR TO PROVIDE A REMEDY; THE VEHICLE WAS ALSO TAKEN TO A REPAIR SHOP WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE PROBLEM WAS UNABLE TO BE REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 70,000. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 65,000.

04/26/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/26/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH WHEN THE VEHICLE ABNORMALLY ACCELERATED. THE FAILURE RECURRED FOUR TIMES INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THE TECHNICIANS STATED THAT THERE WAS A MALFUNCTION IN THE CRUISING SYSTEM. THE CRUISING SYSTEM WAS REPLACED. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 36,000.

03/11/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/23/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53476A******
Summary

MY HUSBAND WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD IN OUR 2006 FORD TAURUS AND IT SUDDENLY WITHOUT WARNING CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP ON THE HIGHWAY AND HAD TO BE MANUALLY PUSHED OFF THE HIGHWAY. THIS WAS VERY DANGEROUS. WE HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO A GARAGE NEARBY AND THE OWNER SAID "THE TRANSMISSION IS COMPLETELY SHOT". WE HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED AGAIN TO PRECISION TRANSMISSION IN WHITEVILLE, NC. THEY NOTIFIED US THAT THE TORQUE CONVERTER IN THIS TAURUS IS DEFECTIVE. THE SHOP OWNER ALSO TOLD ME THAT THERE WERE 3 OTHER TAURUSES ON THE LOT TO BE REPAIRED AT THE SAME TIME. THE SHOP OWNER KNEW EXACTLY WHAT WAS WRONG WITH OUR CAR BEFORE THEY EVEN LOOKED AT IT BECAUSE SHE SAID THAT THE METAL USED IN THE TORQUE CONVERTERS IN SEVERAL YEARS OF TAURUS MAKING WAS DEFECTIVE. WE OWN 2 FORD TAURUSES, THE OTHER ONE IS A 2007. WE DO NOT WANT OUR OTHER CAR TO JUST STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD BECAUSE IT IS VERY VERY DANGEROUS. THE SHOP OWNER INFORMED ME THAT THE 2007 TAURUSES WILL PROBABLY HAVE THE SAME FATE AS THE 2006. FORD MOTOR COMPANY SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE BECAUSE THIS IS DEADLY. IT COST US $825 FOR THE TORQUE CONVERTER AND TOWING. *TR

03/05/2011
Components: VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 01/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

SINCE I BOUGHT THIS CAR THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS HAVE BEEN A PROBLEM IN VERY HARD RAINS OR HEAVY SNOWSTORMS. THEY DRIVERS SIDE WINDSHIELD WIPER WOULD CATCH ONTO THE OTHER ONE AND GET SNAGGED. I WOULD HAVE TO PULL OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND UNTANGLE THEM AND SOMETIMES DRIVE REAL SLOW BENDING OVER TO LOOK OUT OF THE PASSENGERS SIDE WINDOW. THIS WOULD HAPPEN OFF AND ON DURING HARD RAINS OR HEAVY SNOWSTORMS. THIS YEAR WAS THE WORST. IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY WHEN WE HAD A HEAVY SNOWSTORM THE DRIVER SIDE WINDSHIELD WIPER WOULD STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CYCLE AND SIT RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF THE WINDSHIELD. I ONCE AGAIN HAD TO DRIVE IN PERIL. THIS APRIL (29TH), WE HAD ANOTHER HEAVY SNOWSTORM AND THE DRIVERS SIDE WIPER FROZE AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CYCLE, THEN IT WOULD SLAM ALL THE WAY OVER ONTO THE DRIVERS SIDE VIEW MIRROR AND GET STUCK THERE. I DROVE TO THE FORD DEALER AND THEY TIGHTENED SOME SCREW ON MY WIPER AND SAID IT WAS FIXED. THE SAME THING HAPPENED THE NEXT WEEK (MARCH 4TH), IN A HEAVY RAIN. I HAD TO PULL OFF THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AGAIN AND UN-SNAG THE WIPER FROM THE SIDE-VIEW MIRROR. EVERY TIME THIS HAPPENED I WAS IN REAL PERIL OF HAVING AN ACCIDENT. I COULDN'T SEE THE ROAD AND WAS JUST LUCKY THAT I DID NOT HAVE AN ACCIDENT EACH TIME THE WIPERS STOPPED WORKING PROPERLY. I ONCE AGAIN WENT DIRECTLY TO MY FORD DEALER AND THEY DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM AS A STRIPPED WINDOW WIPER TRANSMISSION. THEY SAID THE PROBLEM WAS NOT COVERED IN MY EXTENDED WARRANTY. I WAS SHOCKED SINCE I WAS TOLD THAT MY EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERED EVERYTHING ON THE CAR. I HAD TO PAY $89.50 FOR A DIAGNOSTIC THEN $241.98 FOR PARTS AND LABOR. I RESEARCHED PROBLEMS WITH 2006 FORD TAURUS SEDANS AND FOUND THAT THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR HAD A RECALL. I LET MY FORD DEALER KNOW THIS AND TOLD ME THAT IT WAS NOT THE TRANSMISSION THAT WAS BAD NOT THE MOTOR. IT SEEMS THAT WINDOW WIPER DESIGN IS FAULTY WHETHER ITS THE MOTOR OR TRANSMISSION.

02/25/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/25/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U16A******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD TAURUS ACCELERATES WHEN I LET MY FOOT OFF THE GAS PEDAL CAR STARTS TO ACCELERATE ON ITS OWN, EVEN WHEN THE CAR IS IN PARK THE RPM'S SHOOT UP. TO MAKE IT STOP I TAP THE GAS PEDAL WHILE IT'S ACCELERATING AND BECOMES UNSTUCK THIS DOES NOT ALWAYS WORK.

12/21/2010
Components: AIR BAGS,SEAT BELTS
Incident Date: 12/15/2010
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT HAD TO SWERVE TO AVOID A CRASH AFTER BEING CUT OFF AND LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AT 35 MPH; THE VEHICLE CRASHED INTO A GUARD RAIL WITH GREAT FORCE. THE VEHICLE SLIDE ACROSS AND HIT ANOTHER GUARD RAIL. THE SEAT BELTS DID NOT LOCK AND THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THE CONTACT'S HEAD HIT THE WINDSHIELD AND THEIR CHEST HIT THE STEERING WHEEL AS A RESULT. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHO STATED THAT THE RELAY MAY HAVE BEEN THE CAUSE OF THE NON-DEPLOYMENT BUT COULD NOT EXPLAIN THE SEAT BELT FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE APPROXIMATELY 113,000.

12/06/2010
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 10/04/2010
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

2006 FORD TAURUS, WHILE EXITING THE TURNPIKE EASTBOUND DROVE OFF LEFT SIDE OF ROADWAY AND STRUCK A SIGN. BF (OHIO TRAFFIC CRASH REPORT # 10-0568-91)*JB UPDATED 12/10/10 *BF

11/21/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U06A******
Summary

2006 FORD TAURUS SHUTS OFF AT STOP LIGHTS AND HAS ROUGH IDLE. IT ALSO LURCHES FORWARD REPEATEDLY WHILE THE BRAKE PEDDLE IS APPLIED AT INTERSECTION. AS IF IT IS REVVING TRYING NOT TO DIE. IT IS WORSE WHEN IT HAS BEEN DRIVEN FOR A WHILE OR UNDER ADDED LOAD OF A/C. THIS IS DANGEROUS AS MY WIFE AND KIDS ARE IN A CAR THAT CREEPS INTO INTERSECTION OR DIES ALL TOGETHER CAUSING THEM TO BE STUCK AT AN INTERSECTION WITH CARS APPROACHING BEHIND THEM BECAUSE THEY NOW HAVE A GREEN LIGHT. IT STARTS BACK UP AND THEY ARE ABLE TO DRIVE OFF BUT THIS KEEPS HAPPENING. THE CAR HAS NO CODES OF INDICATION OF A PROBLEMS AFTERWARDS OTHER THAN ROUGH IDLING. *TR

10/24/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/20/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD TAURUS AND WITHOUT ANY KIND OF WARNING OR SIGNS, MY CAR STOPPED ON ME COMPLETELY DURING RUSH HOUR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY. 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. THIS COULD HAVE RESULTED IN A MORE SERIOUS ACCIDENT IF I WOULD HAVE ROLLED BACK INTO THE CAR BEHIND ME. OR IF THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN EAGER AND HAD ACCELERATED BEHIND ME OR STANDING BEHIND THE CAR. *TR

09/26/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 09/25/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE VEHICLE ACCELERATES TO DANGEROUS SPEEDS WITHOUT MY HITTING THE GAS AND WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED THE RPM SHOWS IT HAS RISEN VERY HIGH AND IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO GET THE VEHICLE TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. IT APPEARS THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE AS IT WAS TWISTED AND AS SOON AS IT IS UNTWISTED THE CRUISE CONTROL BEGINS TO WORK CORRECTLY AND THE VEHICLE STOPS ACCELERATING ON ITS OWN. HOWEVER, IT DOES IT AGAIN WITHIN A FEW DAYS. THIS HAS HAPPENED THREE TIMES IN TWO WEEKS. IT IS VERY DANGEROUS AND COULD EASILY GET SOMEONE INJURED OR WORSE. I SEE ON SEVERAL WEBSITES THAT I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS MODEL WHO IS HAVING THIS ISSUE. THIS IS AN ISSUE WITH THE DESIGN OR INSTALLATION, NOT ANYTHING THAT WE HAVE DONE TO THE VEHICLE AS NO AFTERMARKET ADJUSTMENTS OR CHANGES HAVE OCCURRED ONLY ROUTINE MAINTENANCE. *TR

09/17/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/17/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U96A******
Summary

I BOUGHT A 2006 FORD TAURUS IN DECEMBER 2009. AFTER HAVING THE VEHICLE FOR A FEW MONTHS, THE GAS PEDAL BEGAN TO STICK. A FEW TIMES GOING AROUND 35-40MPH,THE PEDAL WOULD STICK KEEPING THE CAR ACCELERATING. THINKING IT WAS JUST MY IMAGINATION, DIDN'T THINK TOO MUCH ABOUT IT. THEN, WHILE ACCELERATING, THE PEDAL STUCK AND CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE. I APPLIED THE BRAKES TO THE TOP OF THE HILL I WAS ON, AND PUT THE CAR IN PARK AND TURNED THE CAR OFF. AFTER STARTING THE CAR AGAIN, THE RPMS WERE STILL RACING AND PEDAL WAS STILL STUCK. HAD TO HAVE THE CAR TOWED BACK TO THE DEALER FOR REPAIR. DEALER REPLACED SOME KIND OF COIL AND CABLE TO THE CRUISE CONTROL. *TR

09/03/2010
Components: TIRES
Incident Date: 08/19/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAD PURCHASED A SET OF BFGOODRICH PREMIUM TOURING TIRES FROM COSTCO. I HAVE HAD BLOWOUTS IN 4 OF 6 TIRES, ALL WITH AROUND 45-55000 MILES ON THEM. THE SIDEWALL HAD CRACKS THAT WENT FROM THE TREAD DOWN ACROSS THE SIDEWALL. I HAVE ONLY HAD 1 BLOWOUT SINCE I STARTED DRIVING SINCE 1978. BESIDES THESE TIRES. I PUT 70000 MILES ON THE ORIGINAL TIRES WITHOUT PROBLEMS. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW THIS MANY TIRES HAVE BLOWN. BY THE WAY, THE 2 TIRES THAT DID NOT BLOW OUT HAD CRACKS FORMING ON THE SIDEWALL BY THE TREAD AS WELL. (THE REASON I HAD 6 IS BECAUSE 2 WERE REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY) THE "TIRES PLUS" STORE I WENT TO DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THE TIRES WERE DOING WHAT THEY WERE DOING, BUT HE DID SAY THAT IT WAS NOT NORMAL. I JUST WANT TO HELP PREVENT ACCIDENT OR INJURY TO OTHERS. IT MAY JUST BE THE TIRE SIZE THAT IS AFFECTED. THE TIRES WERE NOT OLD, THE TIRES PLUS MANAGER CHECKED THAT FIRST WHEN HE SAW THE TIRE. I HAVE A SET THAT WERE PLACED ON MY 1991 FORD TEMPO AND THEY ARE NOT SHOWING THE SAME CRACKING. I ONLY HAVE ABOUT 30000 MILES ON THEM RIGHT NOW. 3 OF THE 4 BLOWOUTS WERE ON THE FRONT AND ONE ON THE PASSENGER REAR. *TR

08/29/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/27/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

2006 FORD TAURUS - WHILE DRIVING 30-40MPH, THE CAR BEGAN TO ACCELERATE WITHOUT ANY PRESSURE ON THE GAS PEDAL. WHEN ATTEMPTING TO STOP THE CAR, THE BRAKES WERE PUSHED TO THE MAXIMUM AND THE CAR STOPPED HALF WAY INTO THE INTERSECTION. AFTER CONTINUING THROUGH THE RED LIGHT, I PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL AND THE RPM CONTINUED TO 4000-5000 UNTIL I SHUT THE POWER OFF. WHEN I RESTARTED THE CAR, THE RPM IMMEDIATELY CONTINUED BACK TO 5000. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION THAT I HAVE READ NUMEROUS REPORTS AND COMPLAINTS. THE REMEDY IS SHIFTING INTO NEUTRAL AND COMING TO A STOP--OR TAPPING THE ACCELERATOR WITH THE FOOT AND SAYING A PRAYER. THERE IS NO KNOWN RECALL AVAILABLE AND THIS IS A FREQUENT COMPLAINT. THERE NEEDS TO BE SOMETHING DONE ABOUT THIS BEFORE IT BECOMES FATAL. IT APPEARS TO BE AN ISSUE WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL THAT IS COMMON TO MANY 2006 FORD TAURUS MODELS--EVEN IF THE DRIVER NEVER USES THE CRUISE CONTROL, THE COIL MAY HOLD THE ACCELERATOR DOWN. THIS CAN RESULT IN PROLONGED STOPPING TIMES AND DISTANCES, ACCIDENTS, UNEXPECTED ACCELERATION, AND HEATING UP BRAKES TO THE POINT OF A FIRE. I URGE ANY READER DRIVING A TAURUS -- PARTICULARLY THE 2006 MODEL--TO TAKE ACTION. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT FIXES ITSELF AND WILL ABSOLUTELY RESULT IN FUTURE FATALITIES IF NOT ADDRESSED. *TR

08/24/2010
Components: TIRES
Incident Date: 08/24/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

S10 APPROPRIATE HANDLING-LETTER FROM REGARDING A COMPLAINT ABOUT CONTINENTAL TIRES *TGW 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONSUMER STATED AS THE VEHICLE SAT IN HIS GARAGE, A HIGHLY VISIBLE BULGE WAS NOTICED ON THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE. *JB

08/06/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/28/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

FORD MOTOR COMPANY 2006 FORD TAURUS SE 3.0 LITRE ENGINE. THE LOCATION OF THE OIL FILTER IS DIRECTLY ABOVE THE STARTER AND STARTER SOLENOID ASSEMBLY. THIS VERY POOR DESIGN CAN LEAD TO THE FAILURE AND POSSIBLE FIRE IN THIS VEHICLE. I ASKED FORD'S OWN AUTHORIZED SERVICERS IN THE DENVER MARKET AND THEY AGREED TO THIS AS A FACT. YET, AS AN OWNER OF SAID MODEL-THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING TO INFORM THE PUBLIC OR RECALL OR REMEDY THIS. PLEASE CHECK INTO THIS AS I BELIEVE IT IS A VERY COMMON DESIGN FAILURE AND POTENTIALLY VERY PROBLEMATIC. *TR

07/03/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/28/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U76A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING DOWN INTERSTATE 1-96 IN MICHIGAN. WHILE PASSING A SEMI-TRUCK, WE WERE GOING 70 MPH. THE 2006 FORD TAURUS SE I WAS DRIVING FAILED TO ACCELERATE. I LAID ON THE GAS PEDAL, BUT IT ACTED LIKE THE CAR WAS STUCK IN NEUTRAL. THE ENGINE ROARED, AND THE RPM'S SOARED TO OVER 6,000. WE WERE JUST COASTING TO A STOP, AND WERE NEARLY REAR ENDED FROM BEHIND. WE GOT INTO THE RIGHT LANE, NEARLY HITTING THE TRUCK WE WERE TRYING TO GET OVER FOR. IT TOOK EVERYTHING I COULD DO TO GET THE CAR OVER INTO THE RIGHT LANE. THE CAR DIED JUST AS I GOT IT OVER, STILL CLOSE TO BEING HIT BY TRAFFIC WHIZZING BY. I TURNED IT OFF AND THEN RESTARTED. THE ENGINE STARTED, BUT WE COULD NOT GO INTO DRIVE. AAA HAD IT TOWED TO A NEARBY SHOP IN SOUTH LANSING. THEY TOLD ME THE NEXT DAY THAT THE TRANSMISSION HAD BEEN "SHOT". THE TRANNY FLUID WAS BURNED BADLY. THEY SAID I NEEDED IT TOTALLY REPLACED AT A COST OF NEARLY $4,000. I HAD NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS BEFORE THIS WITH THE CAR. AND THERE WERE NO WARNING SIGNS LEADING UP TO THE FAILURE. THE MECHANIC SAID IT WAS A "SUDDEN FAILURE" OF THE TRANSMISSION. HE SAID HE HAD SEEN OTHER FORD TAURUS'S WITH SIMILAR PROBLEMS. THE CAR ONLY HAS 65,000 MILES ON IT. I CALLED FORD AND WAS TOLD TO HAVE IT TOWED TO A DEALERSHIP. WE DID THAT AND WERE GIVEN THE SAME RESULT. I AM COMPLAINING BECAUSE I FEEL FORD NEEDS TO ISSUE A RECALL. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF STORIES LIKE THIS ONLINE REGARDING THE TRANSMISSION IN THE 05, 06 TAURUS. WILL IT TAKE SOMEONE GETTING HURT BEFORE SOMETHING IS DONE? I FEEL I AM VERY LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. I DO NOT FEEL SAFE DRIVING A FORD ANYMORE. A RECALL SHOULD BE MADE SO PEOPLE ARE AWARE THIS COULD HAPPEN. I NEVER EVEN KNEW THERE WERE ISSUES WITH THESE TRANSMISSION/TORQUE CONVERTERS UNTIL I DID SOME RESEARCH ONLINE. YOUR ORGANIZATION NEEDS TO INVESTIGATE THIS BEFORE SOMEONE IS KILLED OR INJURED (PERHAPS THIS IS ALREADY THE CASE). I WILL NOT REST UNTIL THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN RESOLVED AND I KNOW THESE BAD TRANSMISSIONS ARE OFF THE ROAD! *TR

06/23/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/14/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED SHORTLY AFTER PURCHASING THE USED VEHICLE, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE DEALER AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS RESET. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED ONCE MORE AND THE DEALER DISENGAGED THE CHECK ENGINE FUSE. THE DEALER ALSO RECOMMENDED REPLACING TWO SPARK PLUGS THAT WERE CONTAMINATED BY WATER. THE CONTACT DECLINED, SHE WANTED TO HAVE A PROPER DIAGNOSTIC TEST PERFORMED ON THE VEHICLE BUT THE DEALER WOULD NOT ALLOW IT. THE CONTACT WAS CONCERNED THAT IF THERE WAS AN ENGINE FAILURE IN THE FUTURE, SHE WOULD NOT RECEIVE ANY WARNING DUE TO THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT FUSE BEING DEACTIVATED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 69,000 AND THE CURRENT WAS UNKNOWN.

06/16/2010
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 06/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53U06A******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD TAURUS THAT IS LEAKING WATER INTO THE FRONT PASSENGER FLOOR. I NOTICE THAT THERE ARE MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS OF THIS NATURE. WHEN TAKING THE CAR TO BRIGHTON FORD DEALER (TOM HOLZER); THEY REFUSED TO EVEN ATTEMPT TO REPAIR. THIS SHOULD BE FIXED AT THE MANUFACTURER'S EXPENSE. FIRST NOTICED THIS PROBLEM IN JUNE 2009 AND IT LEAKS EVERY TIME IT RAINS. *TR

06/15/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/10/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U46A******
Summary

THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE FAILURE OF MY 2006 FORD TAURUS JUST DRIVING NORMAL AND AFTER AWHILE THE PEDAL WOULD GET STOCK AND KEEP THE SPEED PLUS GO TO ABOUT 60 TO 65 MPH. FROM SPEED OF 45 TO 55 BEING DROVE. IT HAS HAPPENED MORE THEN 20 TIMES IN THE PAST MONTH I 'M IN FEAR THAT I'M REALLY ENDANGERING MYSELF OTHERS ON THE HIGHWAYS AND ON THE ROADS PERIOD. SO FAR IT HARD TO STOP THE CAR WITH THE BREAKS WHEN THIS HAPPENING BECAUSE THE GAS IS STILL FEEDING TO THE MOTOR. I TOOK IT TO FORD DEALER AFTER I TOOK IT TO ANOTHER SHOP AND THEY COULD FIND THE PROBLEM SO I DECIDED TO TAKE IT TO A FORD DEALER AND FOUND THAT WHEN TEST DROVE IT DID THE SAME WITH THEM, THEY TOO AND CLEAN THE THROTTLE BODY AND DISCONNECTED THE CRUISE CONTROL SAYING THAT'S WHERE THE MALFUNCTION CAME FROM. THEY ALSO BUT IN A NEW SPRING BEHIND THE PEDAL. WITH THAT BEING DONE IT STILL DID NOT FIX THE ISSUE. THEY MADE IT CLEAR THAT THEY ARE NOT SURE WHAT'S HAPPENING I DON'T UNDERSTAND BECAUSE WE NEVER USES THE CRUISE CONTROL IN THE 4 YEARS THAT I HAVE HAD IT. THE OLD PARTS IS NOT AVAILABLE. *TR

06/14/2010
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/04/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

AT LEAST 15 TIMES MY 2006 FORD TAURUS HAS SHUT OFF ON ME AND MY WIFE WHILE DRIVING. WHEN IT SHUTS OFF ALL THE WARNING LIGHTS COME ON AND WE HAVE TO PUT THE VEHICLE IN PARK IT STARTS UP AGAIN. IT HAPPENS MOSTLY IN THE SUMMER WHEN THE A/C IS ON. WE HAVE HAD IT CHECKED BUT NOTHING IS EVER FOUND. THIS HAS ALMOST CAUSED US TO BE IN A FEW ACCIDENTS. *TR

06/03/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/15/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO I WAS DRIVING ON THE I-10 ABOUT 60MPH AND I NOTICED THAT MY CAR WAS PICKING UP SPEED. I REMOVED MY FOOT FROM THE ACCELERATOR AND THE CAR WAS GOING FASTER AND FASTER. I TAPED THE ACCELERATOR AND IT WENT BACK TO NORMAL. TWO MONTHS LATER IT DID IT AGAIN. I BROUGHT IT IN TO MY MECHANIC AND HE COULD FIND ANYTHING WRONG. WHILE DRIVING HOME FROM THE MECHANIC, I WAS DRIVING ABOUT 45MPH AND IT DID THE SAME THING. THIS TIME I COULD NOT STOP THE PROBLEM SO I PULLED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND TURNED THE CAR OFF. I WAITED A FEW MOMENTS AND STARTED THE CAR AND DROVE HOME WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS. ONE MONTH LATER, WHILE DRIVING 30MPH IT HAPPENED AGAIN. THEN TWO MORE TIMES AFTER THAT. EACH TIME I HAD TO TURN THE CAR OFF, WAIT A FEW MOMENTS BEFORE RESTARTING. NOW IT'S BACK IN THE SHOP. THE MECHANIC SAID THAT THEY COULD NOT FIND ANY PROBLEMS, BUT THEY'RE STILL CHECKING OTHER AREAS. WHY HAS FORD NOT RECALLED THE 2006 FORD TAURUS FOR THIS PROBLEM? DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO BE KILLED FIRST? *TR

05/25/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/22/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD TAURUS SEL THAT WAS ACCELERATING BY ITSELF THE RPMS WENT UP TO 4,000 BY ITSELF AND MY FOOT WASN'T ON THE GAS PEDAL AT ALL . I WAS TRYING TO STOP WITH THE BRAKES AND SHIFT UP TO NEUTRAL WITH THE MOTOR ON AND THE RPM'S @ 4000. I TURNED OFF THE VEHICLE AND THE PROBLEM WAS GONE. THIS IS THE SECOND. *TR

05/18/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/18/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53446A******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD TAURUS THAT WAS ACCELERATING BUY IT SELF THE RPMS WENT UP TO 4 BUY ITS SELF MY FOOT WASN'T ON THE PEDAL AT ALL WAS TRYING TO GET IT TO STOP WITH THE BRAKE AND PUT IT IN PARK WITH THE MOTOR RIMMED UP LIKE I EASE FEEDING IT GAS. I WAS JUST DRIVING HOME NOTHING DIFFERENT , I SLOWED DOWN TO TAKE MY EXIT WHEN I NOTICE THAT THE CAR WAS HAVING ISSUE IN SLOWING DOWN AT THAT TIME I TOOK MY FOOT OF THE GAS TO SEE IF THE CAR WOULD LOW DOWN AND IT DIDN'T THE SPEED HAND WENT UP TO 40 MPH BEFORE I TRIED TO SLOW IT DOWN, THE GAS WAS STILL FEEDING INTO THE MOTOR LIKE MY FOOT WAS ON THE GAS AND IT WASN'T. THE PROBLEM HAS NOT YET BEEN CORRECTED I'M TRYING TO HAVE THE CAR PICKED UP TO BE CARRIED TO THE SHOP CAUSE I'M AFRAID TO DRIVE IT. *TR

04/28/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/21/2010
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U46A******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE MAKING A SHARP TURN WITH HER FOOT ON THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY SURGED FORWARD AND CRASHED INTO A WALL. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH PRIOR TO THE FAILURE. THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE WAS DAMAGED BUT THERE WERE NO INJURIES. WHEN THE FAILURE PREVIOUSLY OCCURRED, AN AUTHORIZED DEALER STATED THAT THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE VEHICLE; ALTHOUGH, THEY DID NOT INSPECT IT. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 40,570.

03/24/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/11/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U36A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING TO WORK ABOUT TO PULL IN TO MY OFFICE PARKING LOT. I PULLED MY FOOT OFF OF THE ACCELERATOR SO THAT COAST INTO THE PARKING LOT WHEN I NOTICED THE CAR INCREASING IN SPEED INSTEAD OF SLOWING DOWN. I HAD TO BRAKE HARD JUST TO KEEP THE CAR UNDER CONTROL, BUT IT WAS GOING MUCH FASTER THAN IT SHOULD IN A PARKING LOT. AS I TRIED TO PARK, THE RPMS INCREASED TO DANGEROUS LEVELS. I PUT THE CAR INTO PARK AND THE RPMS WERE STILL VERY VERY HIGH. I THEN SHUT THE CAR OFF. I FELT SCARED AND GRATEFUL THAT I DID NOT HAVE AN ACCIDENT. THE SAME MORNING, I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER - THINKING I MIGHT HAVE TO TOW IT, BUT IT STARTED AND THE RPMS SEEMED OKAY. I GOT HALFWAY TO THE DEALER AND IT BEGAN TO DO IT AGAIN AS I WAS DRIVING DOWN AN OPEN ROAD. I DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT I TAPPED THE ACCELERATOR AND THE RPMS RETURNED TO NORMAL. I DESCRIBED ALL OF THIS TO THE DEALER. THEY WORKED ON IT AND COULD NOT FIND THE PROBLEM. IT ACTED UP FOR THEM ALSO. I PICKED THE CAR UP THAT AFTERNOON WITH NO OTHER SOLUTION OTHER THAN TO TAP THE ACCELERATOR TO GET IT TO STOP. STUPIDLY, I DROVE IT FOR WEEKS THIS WAY BEFORE I FOUND MY OWN SOLUTION. MY CRUISE CONTROL ALSO STOPPED WORKING. THE PROBLEM IS MECHANICAL, I HAD MY WIFE PUSH THE GAS WHILE THE CAR WAS IN PARK SO THAT I COULD SEE WHAT WAS ACTUALLY MOVING UNDER THE HOOD OF THE CAR. I FOUND SOME LITTLE CONTROL DEVICE (FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD) THAT WAS STICKING. A BALL AND JOINT ON THE DEVICE WOULD GET DISCONNECTED FROM THE ACTION HAPPENING WHEN YOU PRESS THE GAS AND CAUSE THE RMPS TO SPIKE. I SIMPLY SECURED THE BALL AND JOINT CONNECTION WITH WIRE FISHING LEADER FROM MY TACKLE BOX. NO PROBLEMS IN ALMOST 1 YEAR. I DIDN'T THINK MORE OF IT UNTIL ALL OF THE NEWS ABOUT TOYOTA. NOT SURE ABOUT THE DATE. - ABOUT 1 YEAR AGO.

02/04/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 05/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD TAURUS ACCELERATES SPEED INTERMITTENTLY ON ITS OWN. I MADE A PREVIOUS COMPLAINT APPROXIMATE DATE OF FIRST INCIDENT WAS GIVEN. I DO NOT HAVE THAT INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE TO MYSELF NOW. *TR

01/26/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/26/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U76A******
Summary

I JUST PURCHASED (1/23/2010) A USED 2006 FORD TAURUS SE, 3.0L VEHICLE WITH 62,800 MILES. AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE THE CRUISE CONTROL DID NOT WORK (WOULD NOT ENGAGE) AND I WAS TOLD BY THE DEALER (PHILLIPSBURG/STATELINE HYUNDAI) THEY WOULD HAVE ME RETURN TO REPAIR IT AS SOON AS THE PARTS ARRIVED. AT APPROXIMATELY 6:00 PM ON 1/26/2010), I WAS DRIVING THE VEHICLE AT 35 MPH ON AIRPORT ROAD/SOUTH WHEN I NOTICED THE LIGHT AHEAD TURNED YELLOW. I RELEASED THE ACCELERATOR AND THE CAR CONTINUED TO MAINTAIN SPEED. (I HAD NOT TURNED ON THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THERE WERE NO INDICATIONS IT WAS ON). I THEN STEPPED ON THE BRAKE AND TO MY AMAZEMENT THE CAR ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE. I DEPRESSED THE BRAKES FURTHER, BUT THE ENGINE REVVED HIGHER TO MAINTAIN SPEED AND I WENT THRU THE RED LIGHT! ATTEMPTING TO STOP THE CAR, AS ANOTHER TRAFFIC LIGHT WITH STOPPED CARS WAS IMMEDIATELY AHEAD, I HAD TO SWERVE TO THE RIGHT TURN LANE AND WENT THRU ANOTHER RED LIGHT BARELY AVOIDING CROSSING TRAFFIC. NOT THINKING TO TURN OFF THE IGNITION, I DEPRESSED THE PARKING BRAKE, CONTINUED TO HIT THE MAIN BRAKES AND THE CAR BEGAN TO SLOW (SPEED) ALTHOUGH THE ENGINE REVVED UNCONTROLLABLY. I FINALLY PULLED TO THE SIDE AND SHUT OFF THE ENGINE. I ATTEMPTED TO RESTART THE CAR AND DURING 4 SUCCESSIVE TRIES IT IMMEDIATELY REVVED TO OVER 4,000 RPM. ON THE 5TH TRY THE START WAS NORMAL AND I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE HOME. I AM TAKING THE CAR TO THE DEALER TOMORROW MORNING TO HAVE THE PROBLEM DIAGNOSED AND CORRECTED IMMEDIATELY! THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A DISASTER FOR BOTH MYSELF, MY CAR AND THOSE INNOCENT PEDESTRIANS/FELLOW DRIVERS ON THE ROAD AT THE TIME. *TR

01/11/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 01/10/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. HE STATED THAT IN EXTREMELY COLD TEMPERATURES THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT START. THE THEFT LIGHT WOULD ILLUMINATE WHENEVER THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED BY THE DEALER AND THERE WERE NO RECALLS. NO REPAIRS WERE MADE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 125,000.

12/12/2009
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/11/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING HOME ON THE HIGHWAY WHEN MY ACCELERATOR BECAME STUCK HALFWAY DOWN. IT WOULD NOT STICK IF I TAPPED IT, BUT RE-STICK AGAIN. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER THEY SAID THAT THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE HAD BECOME BOUND AROUND THE ACCELERATOR CAUSING IT TO STICK. FIRST INCIDENT WAS OCTOBER 2007, NOW IN DECEMBER 2009 AGAIN. I WAS CHARGED ROUGHLY 100 TO DETACH THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLING. FORD AGREED (RELUCTANTLY) TO REPAIR THE CABLE SO MY CRUISE WOULD WORK. ROUGHLY 50,000 MILES LATER MY ACCELERATOR BECAME STUCK AGAIN. THIS TIME IT WOULD NOT UNSTICK - TAPPING THE PEDAL ONLY MADE ACCELERATION STRONGER. BRAKES BARELY WORKED STOMPED TO THE FLOOR. REPEATED ACCELERATOR PEDAL STICKING IN OPEN POSITION IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND UNACCEPTABLE. CAR IS OUT OF WARRANTY AND I AM AGAIN STUCK WITH THE BILL - LUCKY I DID NOT CRASH. COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE IF IT BEGAN TO STICK WHILE ACCELERATING HARD. JUST ALL OF A SUDDEN THIS HAPPENED - BOTH TIMES. ONE SECOND THE GAS PEDAL WORKS FINE, THEN BAM, ITS STUCK. ONCE STOPPED I PLACED THE CAR INTO PARK AND IT REVVED UP TO 4000 RPM. WOULD NOT RE-START WITH ACCELERATOR DOWN. HAD TO TOW TO UNHELPFUL AND UNCONCERNED DEALER - WILL NEVER OWN A FORD AGAIN. I WILL TELL EVERYONE I KNOW ABOUT THIS HORRIBLE DEFECT. NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE! *TR DUPLICATE TO 10207016

12/04/2009
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 11/02/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U25A******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH ON NORMAL ROAD CONDITIONS. THE "AIR BAG "WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED UNTIL THE ENGINE WAS TURNED OFF. IN ADDITION THE HORN WAS INOPERATIVE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE FAILURE WAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE CLOCK SPRING. THERE IS A MASSIVE BACK ORDER ON THE REQUIRED REPAIR PART. THE CONTACT WAS PLACED ON A WAITING LIST. THE EARLIEST AVAILABILITY FOR THE PART WAS FEBRUARY 2010. THERE WERE CONCERNS OF THE SAFETY RISKS INVOLVED AND THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE REPAIR PART. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 39,000. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 40,000.

12/02/2009
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 11/30/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHEN THERE IS A HEAVY RAIN. WATER BUILDS UP ON THE FLOOR BOARDS OF THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. RESEARCHING THIS ONLINE I NOTICE THAT THERE ARE MANY OTHERS WITH SIMILAR PROBLEMS WHICH LEADS ME TO BELIEVE THAT THIS SIS A DEFECT RATHER THAN A ONE TIME THING. THE CAUSE OF THE LEAK SEEMS TO BE IN THE ENGINEERING OF THE IN-CABIN FILTER AND CROWL. *TR

12/01/2009
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/30/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U46A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO ACCELERATE WITHOUT INTENTION. SHE HAD TO TURN OFF THE ENGINE TO STOP THE VEHICLE. SHE CONTACTED THE DEALER, AND A TECHNICIAN SPECULATED THAT THE THROTTLE BECAME STUCK. SHE WAS THEN ADVISED TO BRING THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN INSPECTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 83,000.

09/21/2009
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 09/20/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

I HEARD SOUNDS LIKE MY BRAKES WERE SCRAPING, SO I THOUGHT MAYBE I NEEDED NEW BRAKE PADS. UPON TAKING THE WHEEL OFF, I DISCOVERED THE BRAKE HOUSING WAS BROKEN. A PART OF THE CASTING WAS MISSING, APPARENTLY BROKEN OFF. THE LOWER PIN THAT ALLOWS THE PADS TO SLIDE WAS STUCK. THE HOUSING IS SLIGHTLY BENT NOT ALLOWING THE PIN TO SLIDE FREELY. *TR

09/01/2009
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 08/08/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHEN EVER IT RAINED, WATER ACCUMULATED IN THE FLOOR ON THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THE FAILURE, REPLACED THE COWL PANEL AND RAIN HAT. THE REPAIR WAS UNSUCCESSFUL AND WATER WAS ON THE FLOOR AGAIN AFTER IT RAINED. THE DEALER STATED THAT A WATER STAIN CAME FROM THE AIR CONDITIONER. THEY ALSO STATED THAT THEY NEEDED TO REPLACE THE DASHBOARD, THE PAD ON THE WIRE FALL AND RE-SEAL ITEMS AROUND THE HEATER BOX. THE CONTACT STATED THAT DUE TO THE MANUFACTURERS DEFECT, THE REPAIR WOULD NOT REMEDY THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THEY WOULD NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OF THE REPAIR COSTS. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 75,100.

07/16/2009
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/10/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

COWL LEAK ON 2006 FORD TAURUS WHICH ALLOWS WATER LEAK IN ON PASSENGER SIDE TO CONTACT ELECTRICAL PARTS INCLUDING HVAC BLOWER MOTOR AND RESISTOR. BLOWER CAN STOP WORKING AND IF WINDOWS ARE FOGGED OR NEED TO BE DEFROSTED IT CREATES A VERY HAZARDOUS CONDITION IMPOSSIBLE TO CORRECT. I AM TOLD BY DEALERSHIPS THIS IS VERY COMMON WITH THE TAURUS'. IF IT IS SO COMMON WHY DON'T THEY (FORD) PUBLICIZE THIS OR TELL YOU THIS BEFORE YOU BUY A TAURUS? THIS HAS BEEN REPAIRED TWICE ON MY CAR. ONCE IN FEBRUARY 2009 AND AGAIN THE RELAY FAILED IN JULY 2009. HHS *TR

07/10/2009
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 07/15/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56UX6A******
Summary

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

05/21/2009
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 05/05/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD TAURUS THAT HAS HAD WATER LEAKING INTO THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE FRONT CABIN AREA. THIS OCCURS DURING HEAVY RAIN AND ALSO ROUTINE CAR WASHES. THE CARPET IS STARTING TO SMELL AND I'M WORRIED ABOUT MOLD STARTING TO DEVELOP. IT IS ALSO BEGINNING TO CAUSE THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM TO FAIL ON OCCASION. *TR

04/09/2009
Components: TIRES
Incident Date: 04/08/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U46A******
Summary

OUR FRONT LEFT TIRE LITERALLY EXPLODED WHILE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY AT APPROXIMATELY 70 MILES PER HOUR. IT LOOKS LIKE A BOMB HAD EXPLODED INSIDE IT. WE HAVE NEVER HAD THIS HAPPEN BEFORE - THIS TYPE OF CATASTROPHIC FAILURE IN A TIRE. THE COMPANY IS CONTINENTAL AND THE TIRE SIZE IS P215.60R16 94T (FOR A MID SIZE CAR) AND ON THE LOWER SIDE IT HAS TOURING CONTACT AS. THIS IS A BRAND THAT WE HAVE NEVER PURCHASED BEFORE - IT WAS ON THE CAR WHEN PURCHASED AS A USED CAR (1 YEAR OLD). WE THANK GOD THIS DID NOT RESULT IN A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT, CONSIDERING THE SPEED AND LOCATION IT HAPPENED. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING OTHER PROBLEMS WITH THIS TIRE, WE WOULD APPRECIATE BEING ADVISED OF THIS. *TR THORNTON WEYMOUTH

03/02/2009
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 12/24/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53UX6A******
Summary

WATER LEAKS INTO PASSENGER FLOORBOARD WHEN IT RAINS. SEEMS TO BE A COMMON EVENT IN FORD TAURUS CARS. NEEDS TO BE RECALLED AND FIXED. *TR

02/18/2009
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 11/13/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U46A******
Summary

COWLING PROBLEM. AFTER RAINSTORM THE PRIOR EVENING I DISCOVERED APPROXAMATELY 1-2 INCHES ON STANDING WATER ON PASSENGER SIDE OF 2006 TAURUS. *TR

02/06/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/14/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U56A******
Summary

IN THE LAST 30 DAYS, I HAVE HAD THIS HAPPEN TO ME AT LEAST ONCE A DAY. I AM DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE, TRAVELING APPROX. 60 MPH, AND ALL OF SUDDEN MY RPMS SHOOT UP TO OVER 4000 AND MY CAR ACCELERATES BY ITSELF. THEN, WHEN MY CAR IS RUNNING IN IDLE, THE RPMS ARE OVER 5000 AND IT SOUNDS AS IF SOMEONE HAS THE ACCELERATION PUSHED TO THE FLOOR. THEN THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I AM DRIVING, INCREASING MY SPEED GRADUALLY, AND MY RPMS WILL BE STUCK AT 2000 AND MY CAR WILL NOT GO FASTER THAN 30-40 MILES PER HOUR, WHICH IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS ON THE INTERSTATE WITH HEAVY TRAFFIC. I HAVE READ SEVERAL OTHER COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS PROBLEM, AND I THINK IT IS MORE THAN A COINCIDENCE, FORD HAS A SERIOUS PROBLEM. *TR

01/12/2009
Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Incident Date: 01/11/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U76A******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE ONLY HAS ONE KEY ENTRY ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE. WHEN ANOTHER VEHICLE IS PARKED TOO CLOSELY TO THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE, HE CANNOT ENTER THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE DID NOT COME EQUIPPED WITH A KEY FOB. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT BEEN NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000.

10/16/2008
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 10/14/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U96A******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING (CAN BE AT ANY SPEED) ENGINE ACCELERATES ON ITS OWN AS IF USING THE CRUISE CONTROL. NO LIGHTS COME ON (CHECK ENGINE OR CRUISE) BRAKING DOES NOT STOP PROBLEM. TAPPING ACCELERATOR WILL STOP ACCELERATION. HAPPENS FREQUENTLY. CAR AT 53000 MILES AND NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. *TR

10/08/2008
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 08/05/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U06A******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. AFTER RAINY WEATHER, THE CONTACT NOTICED APPROXIMATELY TWO INCHES OF WATER ON THE FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE FLOOR. THE EXCESSIVE WATER CAUSED THE CARPET TO HAVE A STRONG ODOR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER, BUT WAS NOT REPAIRED DUE TO THE EXPIRED WARRANTY. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON A SEPARATE OCCASION, BUT THE VEHICLE HAS STILL NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 61,400. UPDATED 11/12/08. *LJ UPDATED 11/14/08.*JB

09/07/2008
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 09/04/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U76A******
Summary

COWL LEAK ON 2006 FORD TAURUS WHICH ALLOWS WATER LEAK IN ON PASSENGER SIDE TO CONTACT ELECTRICAL PARTS INCLUDING HVAC BLOWER MOTOR AND RESISTOR. BLOWER CAN STOP WORKING AND IF WINDOWS ARE FOGGED OR NEED TO BE DEFROSTED IT CREATES A VERY HAZARDOUS CONDITION IMPOSSIBLE TO CORRECT. I AM TOLD BY DEALERSHIPS THIS IS VERY COMMON WITH THE TAURUS'. IF IT IS SO COMMON WHY DON'T THEY (FORD) PUBLICIZE THIS OR TELL YOU THIS BEFORE YOU BUY A TAURUS? *TR

08/12/2008
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 01/03/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U36A******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR BRAKE LIGHTS WORK INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, BUT THEY COULD NOT DIAGNOSE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE; THEREFORE, THEY DID NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS. THE CONTACT WILL TAKE THE VEHICLE TO ANOTHER DEALER FOR A SECOND OPINION. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 32,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 37,000.

07/16/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/14/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE STOPPED AT A STOP SIGN, THE VEHICLE UNEXPECTEDLY ACCELERATED TO 40 MPH. THE CONTACT AUTOMATICALLY SLAMMED ON HER BRAKES AND AVOIDED CRASHING INTO ANY OTHER VEHICLES. SHE MERGED ONTO THE HIGHWAY AND REMOVED HER FOOT FROM THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, BUT THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE. THE CONTACT HAD TO DEPRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL WITH MAXIMUM FORCE IN ORDER FOR THE VEHICLE TO SLOW DOWN. AS A RESULT, THE ENGINE REVVED AND THE VEHICLE FINALLY BEGAN TO DECELERATE. SHE MANAGED TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE HOME AND PLACED THE GEAR INTO PARK. THE ENGINE REVVED FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES BEFORE GRADUALLY STOPPING. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN INSPECTED. THE CONTACT CALLED NUMEROUS DEALERS AND SHE FEELS THAT SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR A DIAGNOSTIC. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 50,000.

07/02/2008
Components: STRUCTURE,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 07/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

SEEMS MY 2006 FORD TAURUS HAS THIS COMMON CONDITION. I NOTICED THE DAMP PADDING ON THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE ONLY AFTER HEARING A SQUISHY SOUND WHEN I PRESSED DOWN ON IT WHILE ADJUSTING THE MAT. SO I PULLED THE CARPET UP AND SURE ENOUGH THE PADDING WAS WET LIKE A SPONGE. I COULD SEE WHERE THE WATER SEEMS TO COME FROM THE FIREWALL ON THE PASSENGER SIDE, NEAR THE CENTER CONSOLE. THIS PROBLEM IS VERY ANNOYING AND MAKES ME UNABLE TO CONCENTRATE ON THE DRIVING. FORD SHOULD RECALL TO FIX THIS COMMON PROBLEM FOR ALL TAURUS OWNERS. THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A FACTORY DEFECT! *TR

07/02/2008
Components: VISIBILITY,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 07/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

I HAVE A 03 TAURUS WHICH LEAKED WATER ONTO THE PASSENGER FLOOR BOARD ALSO CAUSING MY AC BLOWER MOTOR TO SHORT OUT. I COULD NOT GET FORD TO ACT EVEN THOUGH A RELATED RECALL EXISTED UNDER 03V087000. I HAVE FOUND MANY OTHERS WITH THIS PROBLEM. *TR

06/02/2008
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/29/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE DRIVING TO FAA CLASS IN THE MORNING ABOUT 7:30. MY CAR(2006 YEARS FORD TAURUS, 86,000MILES) STOPPED ON THE ROAD(104TH WESTBOUD 100YARDS FROM S.PENN AVENUE). AND POLICEMAN PUSHED MY CAR WITH HIS CAR OFF THE ROAD . I CALLED GEICO WHO THEN TOWED IT TO THE SERVICE CENTER. THE DIAGNOSIS WAS TRANSMISSION FAILURE AND THE COST WAS $3,400 TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. BUT I HAD IT TOWED TO A DIFFERENT SHOP. THEY ARE FIXING MY CAR AND REQUESTED 1800$(1YEAR WARRANTY) AND THEY SAID THIS A VERY STRANGE CASE. I'M SPENDING MONEY FOR 6MONTH FAA TRAINING FEE/HOUSING/DAUGHTERS SCHOOL AND CAMP FEE/FAMILY'S FOOD/ETC ABOUT MORE THAN 35,000$. THIS COUNTRY IS TAKING ALL OF MY MONEY. I REALLY WANT TO SOLVE THIS TO MY SATISFACTION. IF YOU CAN PLEASE CONTACT FORD ON MY BEHALF TO RECTIFY THE PROBLEM . I NEED YOUR HELP. *TR THANK YOU.

05/20/2008
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 04/22/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE FRONT AIRBAG SENSOR ON MY 2006 FORD TAURUS HAS FAILED AND IS OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE WARRANTY. THE DEALERSHIP REFUSES TO REPLACE THE FAILED SENSOR AT FORD'S COST. THE AIRBAGS HAVE NEVER DEPLOYED ON THE VEHICLE. *TR

03/04/2008
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/11/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U56A******
Summary

INCIDENT HAPPENS EVERYTIME I DRIVE MY VEHICLE. I CAN REPRODUCE THIS AT ANYTIME. WHEN I AM USING THE ACCELERATOR. I EASE OFF OF THE ACCELERATOR OR RELEASE IT COMPLETELY AND THE THE CAR GOES FASTER. THE ACCELERATOR WITH PUSH IT SELF IN. IN ORDER TO SLOW THE VEHICLE DOWN I HAVE TO PRESS THE ACCELERATOR. (I HAVE TO SPEED UP TO SLOW DOWN). ANOTHER WORK AROUND IS SHIFTING THE CAR INTO NEUTRAL THEN BRAKING. (WHEN USING THIS METHOD OF SHIFTING THE CAR TO NEUTRAL I NOTICE MY RPM LEVEL JUMP FROM 1-2 RPM TO 3-5 RPMS). PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TWO WORK AROUNDS DO NOT ALWAYS SOLVE THIS ISSUE. SOME TIMES I HAVE TO PULL OFF OF THE ROAD. *TR

02/14/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 01/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THIS IS A GOVERNMENT OWNED FLEET VEHICLE (THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT). THIS VEHICLE HAS STALLED FIVE (5) TIMES. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE FORD OF POMPANO BEACH DEALERSHIP AND THEY COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE VEHICLE. *TR

01/31/2008
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 01/01/1901
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD TAURUS WITH DEFECTED POWER STEERING PUMP. CONSUMER STATED THAT THE DEALER DECIDED TO EXTEND THE WARRANTY AND FIX THE PROBLEM FREE OF CHARGE. *KB

01/09/2008
Components: TIRES
Incident Date: 01/08/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK ON I 10 FROM CASA GRANDE, AZ TO PHOENIX, AZ, I WAS ABOUT 2 MILE FROM EXIT 164 WHEN I THOUGHT THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE BLEW OUT, BUT THERE WAS NO PULL TO THE RIGHT AND I DID NOT LOSE ANY CONTROL OF THE CAR. WHEN I GOT THE CAR TO THE SIDE I DISCOVERED THAT THE TIRE WAS STILL FULLY INFLATED, BUT ALL THE TREAD WAS GONE, YOU COULD SEE THE STEEL BANS. I FIGURE OUT THE LOUD BANGING I HEARD THAT I THOUGHT WAS A BLOW OUT WAS THE TREAD COMING OFF. IN THE PROCESS OF THE TREAD COMING OFF IT BROKE OUT MOST OF THE PLASTIC LINING IN THE WHEEL WELL, THE MOLDING ON THE LOWER PANEL OF THE PASSENGER'S SIDE AND PUT A LARGE DENT IN THE DOOR. YOU CAN SEE CLEARLY THAT THE TREAD JUST PEELED AWAY. *TR

01/03/2008
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/20/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U06A******
Summary

MY ACCELERATOR IS 'STICKING' THIS OCCURRED AFTER MY CRUISE CONTROL QUIT @ VERY LOW MILES. MY ACCELERATOR WILL SIMPLY ACT ON ITS OWN. IT OCCURS EITHER ENGAGE IN GEAR OR NOT. IT IS TOTAL UNSAFE IN THE SNOW AND ICE ENVIRONMENT I LIVE. I CANNOT DRIVE IT IN COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR FEAR I WILL WRECK OR CAUSE AN ACCIDENT! THE FACTORY WARRANTY IS JUST OFF.*CN

12/27/2007
Components: VISIBILITY,AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 08/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG INDICATOR LIGHT ILLUMINATED INTERMITTENTLY AND THE SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE MECHANIC PERFORMED A TUNE-UP; HOWEVER, THE LIGHTS REMAINED ILLUMINATED. IN ADDITION, THE DRIVER'S SIDE POWER WINDOW WOULD GO DOWN BUT WOULD NOT RISE UP. AS OF DECEMBER 27, 2007, THE DEALER HAD NOT REPAIRED THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 25,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 77,000.

10/26/2007
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/24/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U66A******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY AT FULL SPEED. I WAS NOT USING MY CRUISE CONTROL. MY GAS PEDAL WAS STUCK ACCELERATING ON ME. IT WOULD UNSTICK AND COME HIT ME IN THE FOOT, ONLY TO STICK BACK AGAIN WHILE I WAS ACCELERATING. THE VEHICLE WAS ACCELERATING WITHOUT MY ASSISTANCE UP LARGE HILLS, AND I WAS REQUIRED TO BRAKE ALMOST CONSTANTLY ON FLAT AREAS. WHEN I WAS AT A STOP LIGHT I PLACED THE CAR IN NEUTRAL TO ALLEVIATE FEARS THAT I WOULD SHOOT OUT INTO THE INTERSECTION, AND THE CAR IMMEDIATELY RACED TO OVER 4000 RPMS! I HAD TO LIGHTLY TAP ON THE PEDAL REPEATEDLY UNTIL IT FINALLY UNSTUCK AND CAME BACK TO HIT ME IN THE FOOT. YIKES. I AM THANKFUL THAT THE ACCELERATOR WAS STUCK AT A LOWER RPM AND NOT ALL THE WAY DOWN. I COULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN A HORRIBLE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT. THE NEXT DAY THE DEALER DETERMINED THAT MY CRUISE CONTROL CABLE HAD BROKEN AND BOUND AROUND THE THROTTLE BODY (THE THING THAT DRIVES THE ACCELERATOR) CAUSING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL TO STICK. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE! *TR DUPLICATE TO 10295451

10/19/2007
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/19/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53UX6A******
Summary

CAR SUDDENLY WILL NOT START. RELATIVELY NEW BATTERY, HAS NOT BEEN USED TO JUMP OTHER VEHICLES. WHEN THE KEY IS TURNED ON, THE LIGHTS AND RADIO COME ON FULL POWER, BUT THE NEEDLES IN THE GAUGE CLUSTER VIBRATE AND BUZZ AND A CLICKING SOUND CAN BE HEARD FROM THE FRONT OF THE CAR. LEFT ON SOMEONE ELSE BATTERY FOR 20 MINUTES, NOTHING HAPPENED WHEN TRYING TO START THE CAR, SO CABLES WERE PULLED OFF OTHER VEHICLE AND CLACKED TOGETHER AT SAME TIME TAURUS WAS STARTED. THE SPARK LED TO IGNITION FOR SOME REASON.

07/30/2007
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 05/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U36A******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ALL THE GAUGES ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL HAVE FAILED AND DO NOT WORK PROPERLY. HE ALSO STATED THAT THE BATTERY INDICATOR LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE HAS CAUSED THE POWER WINDOWS AND WINDSHIELD WIPERS TO STOP WORKING. THE CONTACT HAS NOT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE AND THE DEALER HAS NOT RECEIVED ANY PARTS TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 32,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000. UPDATED 02/01/08. *LJ UPDATED 02/01/08 *TR

07/15/2007
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 07/07/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U16A******
Summary

I HAD 2 INCIDENTS WERE I NEEDED TO STOP QUICKLY. THE CAR FAILED TO STOP AND JUST SKIDDED AND SLID. THE BACK TIRES LOCKED UP AND FISHTAILED. THE TIRES WERE BURNING RUBBER AND AGAIN THE CAR DID NOT STOP, JUST SLID. ONE TIME I WAS ONLY GOING 40 MPH, THE OTHER TIME 80 MPH. IN THE INCIDENT GOING 80 MPH THERE WAS A GOODYEAR, BEFORE A COMPLETE STOP NEEDED TO HAPPEN. AT THIS POINT THE CAR WAS STILL TRAVELING APPROXIMENTLY 40 MPH ,CAUSING ME TO RUN THROUGH A STOP SIGN. THANK GOODNESS NOBODY WAS COMING OTHERWISE THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A TRERRIBLE ACCIDENT. THE OTHER INCIDENT A CHILD WALKED OUT ON A RED LIGHT AND AGAIN THE CAR JUST STILL JUST SLID AND I COULD NOT STOP...HE JUMPED BACK ON THE SIDEWALK AND AGAIN EVERYONE WAS FINE. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY TOLD ME NOTHING WAS WRONG. I REFUSED TO LEAVE WITH THAT CAR, WHICH I ONLY BOUGHT 3 MONTHS AGO. I IN TURN TOOK A $3,000 LOSS BECAUSE I REFUSED TO DRIVE IT AGAIN. I BOUGHT A CHEVY AND DURING THE TEST DRIVE I WENT 80 MPH AND SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES, THERE WAS NO SLIDING OR BURNING OF RUBBER, THE CAR JUST CAME TO A STOP THE WAY IT SHOULD. *AK

02/15/2007
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 01/17/2007
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH THE CONTACT 'S VEHICLE CRASHED INTO AN EMBANKMENT, THE VEHICLE ROLLED OVER SEVERAL TIMES, AND THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THERE WERE NO PASSENGERS IN THE VEHICLE WHEN THE CRASH OCCURRED. THE CONTACT HAD PHOTOS AND A POLICE REPORT. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED IN PARIS, TN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 2000. *AK

02/14/2007
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 02/13/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U26A******
Summary

TRAVELING AT 20-25 MPH, MAKING RIGHT TURN ON WET ROAD, BRAKES LOCKED UP, CAR SLID, LET OFF BRAKE AND PRESSED BRAKE, AND BRAKES REMAINED LOCKED, SLID OUT OF LANE INTO ONCOMING LANES OF TRAFFIC. DEALER STATES NO PROBLEM WITH BRAKE SYSTEM, REAR BRAKES NEED TO BE CLEANED AND ADJUSTED WITH ONLY 26,000 MILES ON THE CAR. *JB

01/24/2007
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 12/25/2006
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

TL*- THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD TAURUS THAT WAS INVOLVED IN A CRASH, AND THE FRONTAL AIR BAGS DIDN'T DEPLOY. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AT A SPEED OF 65 MPH. AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT IT WAS RAINING AND THE VEHICLE SLID INTO THE REAR END OF ANOTHER VEHICLE AND A SECOND VEHICLE REAR ENDED THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT PRIOR TO INCIDENT THERE WEREN'T ANY WARNING LIGHTS INDICATING THAT THE AIRBAGS WERE MALFUNCTIONING. THREE PEOPLE WERE INJURED AS A RESULT OF THE CRASH. *AK

01/03/2007
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 12/21/2006
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP56U86A******
Summary

TL* - THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING ON THE ROAD HE HEARD A RELEASE OF AIR COMING FROM UNDER THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE DID NOT HAVE ANY BRAKE PRESSURE AND THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO ACCELERATE. THE CONTACT STATED VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED IN A COLLISION WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE ROAD CONDITIONS WERE WET. THERE WERE TWO INJURIES AS A RESULT OF THE CRASH.*AK UPDATED 1/29/2007 - *NM

12/28/2006
Components: VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 09/04/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U86A******
Summary

TL* - THE CONTACT STATED THAT PASSENGER'S SIDE MIRROR APPEARED TO SHOW OBJECTS FURTHER THAN IT SHOULD. THE CONTACT TOOK VEHICLE BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP, AND THEY TOLD HIM THAT THE MIRROR WAS THE STANDARD REGULATION MIRROR FOR ALL VEHICLES, AND THAT THEY COULD NOT REMOVE IT AND REPLACE WITH A REGULAR MIRROR. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE MIRROR SHOULD BE THE SAME AS THE DRIVER'S SIDE MIRROR. *AK UPDATED 1/26/2007 - *NM

11/27/2006
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/10/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U46A******
Summary

I HAVE HAD NUMEROUS INSTANCES WHERE THE CAR DOES NOT" ROLL OVER" OR START. THE LATEST PROBLEM OCCURRED ON 11/10/06. I WAS MAKING A LEFT HAND TURN AT A BUSY INTERSECTION GOING APPROXIMATELY 30 MILES PER HOUR WHEN THE CAR JUST DIED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSECTION. LUCKILY, NO ACCIDENT OCCURRED BUT THIS WAS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION AND COULD HAVE RESULTED IN INJURY OR EVEN WORSE. *JB

10/24/2006
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 10/21/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U46A******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH ON WET ROADS AND DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE BRAKES LOCK CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO SLIDE. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO THE DEALER WHO ADJUSTED THE BRAKES, HOWEVER THE PROBLEM STILL OCCURRED.

10/08/2006
Components: STEERING,SUSPENSION,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/25/2006
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U36A******
Summary

AFTER COMPLAINT TO DEALER PRIOR TO THEIR INSPECTION, AND AFTER, TIE ROD BOLT AND ROD BROKE CAUSING LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL. NO FORMAL DATE OF SERVICE WAS MADE EXCEPT INSPECTION THE DAY OF PURCHASE. THREE TIMES DRIVEN AND THIS THEN HAPPENED. *NM

08/26/2006
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 08/26/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I WANT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE VERY INTENSE NEW CAR HEADLIGHTS THAT CAUSE TOO MUCH GLARE AND BLIND ONCOMING DRIVERS AS A RESULT. ARE THEY CALLED HID LIGHTS? WHATEVER THEY ARE I FIND THEM VERY OFFENSIVE AND POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TO ONCOMING DRIVERS FACING THEIR BLASTING LIGHT. PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO GET THESE OFF THE ROAD. *JB

07/20/2006
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 07/18/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FALP52U3TA******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRONT DRIVER AIR BAG DEPLOYED AND PASSENGER AIR BAG EXPLODED WHILE THE VEHICLE BEING IMMOBILE BUT RUNNING. THE WINDSHIELD WAS FRACTURED DUE TO THE EXPLOSION OF THE PASSENGER AIR BAG. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN INSPECTED BY THE SERVICE DEALER.

04/04/2006
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/03/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAFP53U36A******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD TAURUS. WHEN STARTING THE VEHICLE, IT LUNGES FORWARD APPROXIMATELY 6 INCHES. THIS OCCURS MOST FREQUENTLY WHEN THE WEATHER IS COLD (<40 DEGREES). THIS IS A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. I TOOK MY CAR TO THE LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP AND ASKED FOR THE PROBLEM TO BE REPAIRED. I WAS TOLD THAT MOST TAURUS' HAVE THIS PROBLEM, AND THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD/WOULD DO TO CORRECT IT. *JB

01/09/2006
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/09/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FAHP53U85A******
Summary

I HAVE OWNED MY 2005 FORD TAURUS FOR 15 MONTHS. RECENTLY, DURING COLD WEATHER, THE CAR HAS LUNGED FORWARD ~6" WHEN STARTING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE MORNING. THIS HAS ONLY HAPPENED A COUPLE TIMES THUS FAR. THIS OCCURS WHILE IN PARK. THE WHEELS DO NOT MOVE, RATHER, THE CAR 'BUCKS' FORWARD. IF SOMEONE WERE WALKING IN FRONT OF THE VEHICLE WHEN THIS HAPPENED, THEY COULD BE INJURED. THIS COULD ALSO LEAD TO PERSONAL PROPERTY DAMAGE IF THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED NEAR ANOTHER OBJECT [OTHER CAR, GARAGE DOOR, ETC.]. I'VE HEARD THIS HAS HAPPENED TO OTHER, OLDER MODEL TAURUS' AS WELL [PROBABLY NEVER RESOLVED]. MY DEALER WAS MADE AWARE OF THIS AND REPORTS NO RECALLS PER MY VIN#. *JB

10/31/2005
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 09/24/2005
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1ZVFT80N265******
Summary

THIS IS A MUSTANG. THERE WAS NO CHOICE FOR MUSTANG ON YOUR VEHICLES SO I HAD TO PICK TAURUS. THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH MY FUEL TANK. I WILL NOT ACCEPT GAS. IT MAY ONLY TAKE 1/2 A TANK AND STOP AND I AM UNABLE TO FILL IT ANY FURTHER. SOMETIMES IT WON'T TAKE ANY IF I HAVE MORE THAN 1/4 WHEN I TRY TO PUT GAS IN. SOMETIMES IT WILL FILL UP. THIS IS A BRAND NEW 2006 MUSTANG AND JUST PURCHASED IN SEPTEMBER 2005. THERE WAS A FORD TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN TSB-05-15-12 ON THIS SAME EXACT PROBLEM ON THE 2005 MUSTANG BUILT AFTER 4/26/05 BUT APPARENTLY NOTHING WAS DONE ABOUT IT SINCE MY CAR WAS BUILT IN AUGUST OF 2005. I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP AND WAS TOLD FORD ISN'T MAKING ANY CORRECTIONS AT THIS TIME. *NM

09/15/2005
Components: SEATS
Incident Date: 09/11/2005
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

SUBJECT: HEAD REST CONSTRUCTION IN NEW 2006 FORD FOCUS IN OUR CIRCUMSTANCES, THE DRIVER'S SIDE HEAD REST IS ANGLED FORWARD ACUTELY SO THAT IT STRIKES ON A HORIZONTAL LINE ACROSS THE BACK OF THE HEAD. THE HEAD REST FORCES THE HEAD DOWNWARD INTO THE CHIN, AND MOST IRRITATINGLY CREATES A CONTINUING DISTRACTION TO THE DRIVER WHO FEELS AS IF SOMEONE IS CONSTANTLY PLAYING WITH THEIR HAIR. WE WERE ADVISED THAT THERE IS "NOTHING" THAT THE DEALERSHIP CAN DO TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM AS IT IS A DESIGN ISSUE GIVEN THE DEALERSHIP BY FORD MOTOR CO. HOWEVER, LOOKING AT OTHER FOCUS MODELS, CONFIRMS THAT OF THE TWO HEAD REST IN EVERY VEHICLE, ONE IS PREDOMINATELY "PUSHED FORWARD" OF THE OTHERS, AND THAT THE FORWARD ANGLES IN ALL EXAMINED HEAD REST IS DIFFERENT. WE HAVE TOLD THAT THE PROBLEM IS NOT REPAIRABLE, BUT CAN BE MODIFIED. FURTHER DISCUSSIONS WITH OUR DEALERSHIP CONSUMER AFFAIRS MANAGER HAVE BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION THAT THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM SEEN NOT JUST IN THE FOCUS, BUT IN OTHER FORD MODELS AS WELL. IT APPEARS THAT THE USUAL FIX IS TO SIMPLY SWAP HEAD REST - I WAS ALSO TOLD THAT IN SOME CASES THE HEAD REST ARE SIMPLY TURNED AROUND THE OTHER DIRECTION TO RESOLVE THE CUSTOMER COMPLAINT - OR REMOVED ALTOGETHER. ALTHOUGH WE HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED AN ACCIDENT AS A RESULT OF THIS CONCERN, MY WIFE HAS REPORTED ONE "INCIDENT" IN WHICH SHE ALMOST BACKED INTO A VEHICLE BECAUSE SHE KNEE-JERK REACTED TO REACH BACK TO MOVE AWAY "SOMETHING CRAWLING ON MY HEAD." I AM CONCERNED THAT WHAT APPEARS TO BE A DEFECT THAT CAN BE RANDOMLY WORSE ON SOME VEHICLES MORE THAN OTHERS, CREATES A DISTRACTION WHILE DRIVING THAT MAY PRECIPITATE AN ACCIDENT. FURTHER, DEALERSHIP SOLUTIONS MAY EXPOSE CONSUMERS TO SOLUTIONS THAT SOLVE THE PROBLEM, BUT DEFEAT THE PURPOSE OF THE HEAD REST AS A SAFETY DEVICE ARE YOU AWARE OF THE PROBLEM, AND IS ANY EFFORT BEING MADE TO RECALL THE DEFECTIVE HEAD REST AND REPLACE THEM WITH ERGONOMIC REPLACEMENTS? THANK YOU. *NM

3 Recalls

for 2006 FORD TAURUS
09/11/2005
CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 05V520000
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
AFTER A PERIOD OF CONTINUOUS USE ON THE HIGH SPEED SETTING, LACK OF GREASE ON THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR MAY CAUSE THE GEAR TO DISTORT OR FRACTURE DURING OPERATION RESULTING IN A LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION. INOPERATIVE WIPERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE A CRASH DUE TO IMPAIRED VISIBILITY.
Campaign Number: 05V520000
Manufacture: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Components: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Summary

ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, PASSENGER CARS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITHOUT GREASE BEING APPLIED TO THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR.

Notes

FORD RECALL NO. 05S40. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

10/04/2006
CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 06V119000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
THE PADI LAMP WILL FAIL TO ILLUMINATE AND THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP IN THE CLUSTER WILL STAY ILLUMINATED.
Campaign Number: 06V119000
Manufacture: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
Summary

CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT FOR ONE SPECIFIC FLEET CUSTOMER WERE MODIFIED FOR OPTIONAL HANDS-FREE CELLULAR PHONE OPERATING CAPABILITY. TO PROVIDE THIS FUNCTIONALITY, A SPECIAL OVERLAY WIRE HARNESS WAS INSTALLED THAT INADVERTENTLY DID NOT INCLUDE THE CIRCUITS FOR PASSENGER AIR BAG DEACTIVATION INDICATOR (PADI) LAMP FUNCTION. AS A RESULT, THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, 'OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.'

Notes

FORD RECALL NO. 06C13. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

01/04/2016
CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16E026000
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
A damaged or broken brake disc may reduce a vehicle's braking power, increasing the risk of a crash.
Campaign Number: 16E026000
Manufacture: Robert Bosch LLC
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
Summary

Bosch Brake Components LLC (Bosch) is recalling certain aftermarket replacement front brake pads, models Bosch QuietCast BC598 and BP765, Bosch Blue BE598 and BE598H, Prostop PD598 and PD765M, Duralast Gold DG598, Duralast MKD598, Stop Master ST598, UltraStop ULT598, UltraLife MX598 and MX765, BrakeBest MKD765, and Prostop Platinum PGD598. These brake pads, manufactured October 1, 2014, to October 31, 2015 are intended for use on 2001-2007 Ford Taurus, 2001-2005 Mercury Sable, 1995-1999 Ford Taurus SHO, 1995-2002 Lincoln Continental, and 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII vehicles. The brake pad shim may shift out of position causing the shim to contact the brake disc resulting in damage to the disc.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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