Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
05111510016806Dtcs p0760 and p0763-4f50n transaxle-vehicles built before 3/15/2005. this may be due to a shorted transaxle internal harness, caused by a sharp edge on the inside of the side cover casting. *sc10/11/2005
1755102/01/200410008117Air bag system warning light on with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) b1884. *mj07/22/2004
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
04251212/27/200410014264No crank - battery discharged on 3.0l 4v engine. *tt04/29/2005
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - STARTER ASSEMBLY
065501/01/200610019913Flex fuel - long crank/hard start. *tt05/10/2006

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
01/30/2013106200
 On the morning of january 30, 2013; i was driving to work approximately at 8 am and noticed my car became difficult to stop. it appeared to be accelerating when i was not touching the gas and had to apply excessive force on the brake to allow the car to stop. immediately upon releasing the brake pedal the car would quickly accelerate to 15-20 mph. this continued on and off for my entire 15 mile commute to the office. stepping heavily on the gas pedal seemed to stop the problem (seemed as if the pedal was stuck down). placing the car into neutral was the only sure way to stop the acceleration. on january 31, 2013; the same problem occurred again. however, this time it happened at higher speeds. i was driving at 65 mph without having to touch the gas as if the cruise control was set to 65. however, the cruise was off. again...heavily pressing the gas pedal stopped the acceleration. again, placing the car into neutral was the only sure way to stop the problem. both mornings were foggy/rainy and very humid. the problem is intermittent, but i believe ford needs to immediately correct this issue with recalls as a person who is less comfortable driving or just not very calm could definitely have an accident if they panic.
01/30/2013106200
 On the morning of january 30, 2013; i was driving to work approximately at 8 am and noticed my car became difficult to stop. it appeared to be accelerating when i was not touching the gas and had to apply excessive force on the brake to allow the car to stop. immediately upon releasing the brake pedal the car would quickly accelerate to 15-20 mph. this continued on and off for my entire 15 mile commute to the office. stepping heavily on the gas pedal seemed to stop the problem (seemed as if the pedal was stuck down). placing the car into neutral was the only sure way to stop the acceleration. on january 31, 2013; the same problem occurred again. however, this time it happened at higher speeds. i was driving at 65 mph without having to touch the gas as if the cruise control was set to 65. however, the cruise was off. again...heavily pressing the gas pedal stopped the acceleration. again, placing the car into neutral was the only sure way to stop the problem. both mornings were foggy/rainy and very humid. the problem is intermittent, but i believe ford needs to immediately correct this issue with recalls as a person who is less comfortable driving or just not very calm could definitely have an accident if they panic.
01/30/2013106200
 On the morning of january 30, 2013; i was driving to work approximately at 8 am and noticed my car became difficult to stop. it appeared to be accelerating when i was not touching the gas and had to apply excessive force on the brake to allow the car to stop. immediately upon releasing the brake pedal the car would quickly accelerate to 15-20 mph. this continued on and off for my entire 15 mile commute to the office. stepping heavily on the gas pedal seemed to stop the problem (seemed as if the pedal was stuck down). placing the car into neutral was the only sure way to stop the acceleration. on january 31, 2013; the same problem occurred again. however, this time it happened at higher speeds. i was driving at 65 mph without having to touch the gas as if the cruise control was set to 65. however, the cruise was off. again...heavily pressing the gas pedal stopped the acceleration. again, placing the car into neutral was the only sure way to stop the problem. both mornings were foggy/rainy and very humid. the problem is intermittent, but i believe ford needs to immediately correct this issue with recalls as a person who is less comfortable driving or just not very calm could definitely have an accident if they panic.
01/30/2013106200
 On the morning of january 30, 2013; i was driving to work approximately at 8 am and noticed my car became difficult to stop. it appeared to be accelerating when i was not touching the gas and had to apply excessive force on the brake to allow the car to stop. immediately upon releasing the brake pedal the car would quickly accelerate to 15-20 mph. this continued on and off for my entire 15 mile commute to the office. stepping heavily on the gas pedal seemed to stop the problem (seemed as if the pedal was stuck down). placing the car into neutral was the only sure way to stop the acceleration. on january 31, 2013; the same problem occurred again. however, this time it happened at higher speeds. i was driving at 65 mph without having to touch the gas as if the cruise control was set to 65. however, the cruise was off. again...heavily pressing the gas pedal stopped the acceleration. again, placing the car into neutral was the only sure way to stop the problem. both mornings were foggy/rainy and very humid. the problem is intermittent, but i believe ford needs to immediately correct this issue with recalls as a person who is less comfortable driving or just not very calm could definitely have an accident if they panic.
01/30/2013106200
 On the morning of january 30, 2013; i was driving to work approximately at 8 am and noticed my car became difficult to stop. it appeared to be accelerating when i was not touching the gas and had to apply excessive force on the brake to allow the car to stop. immediately upon releasing the brake pedal the car would quickly accelerate to 15-20 mph. this continued on and off for my entire 15 mile commute to the office. stepping heavily on the gas pedal seemed to stop the problem (seemed as if the pedal was stuck down). placing the car into neutral was the only sure way to stop the acceleration. on january 31, 2013; the same problem occurred again. however, this time it happened at higher speeds. i was driving at 65 mph without having to touch the gas as if the cruise control was set to 65. however, the cruise was off. again...heavily pressing the gas pedal stopped the acceleration. again, placing the car into neutral was the only sure way to stop the problem. both mornings were foggy/rainy and very humid. the problem is intermittent, but i believe ford needs to immediately correct this issue with recalls as a person who is less comfortable driving or just not very calm could definitely have an accident if they panic.
05/31/2012115000
 This is the 3rd time this has happened to me- and each experience is as frightening as the last. i was driving approximately 15 miles an hour and the engine revved and the car sped up without my pressing the gas- i did not have my foot on the gas pedal. i reached the light, put the car in park, at which time the engine accelerated higher and higher. i turned the car off and when i turned it back on the engine continued to rev higher and higher. after turning it off again, i decided it would be ok to make it through the intersection, at which point the car sped up to 45 mph without my pressing the gas at all- in fact, i had to press the brake pedal several times to try and slow down and avoid hitting another vehicle in front of me. i finally had to pull over and turn the car off for several minutes before turning it back on- and then it was fine. it is terrifying to feel such loss of control and feel like i could not slow down. please recall this issue- it is a danger to anyone on the road.
05/31/2012115000
 This is the 3rd time this has happened to me- and each experience is as frightening as the last. i was driving approximately 15 miles an hour and the engine revved and the car sped up without my pressing the gas- i did not have my foot on the gas pedal. i reached the light, put the car in park, at which time the engine accelerated higher and higher. i turned the car off and when i turned it back on the engine continued to rev higher and higher. after turning it off again, i decided it would be ok to make it through the intersection, at which point the car sped up to 45 mph without my pressing the gas at all- in fact, i had to press the brake pedal several times to try and slow down and avoid hitting another vehicle in front of me. i finally had to pull over and turn the car off for several minutes before turning it back on- and then it was fine. it is terrifying to feel such loss of control and feel like i could not slow down. please recall this issue- it is a danger to anyone on the road.
05/31/2012115000
 This is the 3rd time this has happened to me- and each experience is as frightening as the last. i was driving approximately 15 miles an hour and the engine revved and the car sped up without my pressing the gas- i did not have my foot on the gas pedal. i reached the light, put the car in park, at which time the engine accelerated higher and higher. i turned the car off and when i turned it back on the engine continued to rev higher and higher. after turning it off again, i decided it would be ok to make it through the intersection, at which point the car sped up to 45 mph without my pressing the gas at all- in fact, i had to press the brake pedal several times to try and slow down and avoid hitting another vehicle in front of me. i finally had to pull over and turn the car off for several minutes before turning it back on- and then it was fine. it is terrifying to feel such loss of control and feel like i could not slow down. please recall this issue- it is a danger to anyone on the road.
05/31/2012115000
 This is the 3rd time this has happened to me- and each experience is as frightening as the last. i was driving approximately 15 miles an hour and the engine revved and the car sped up without my pressing the gas- i did not have my foot on the gas pedal. i reached the light, put the car in park, at which time the engine accelerated higher and higher. i turned the car off and when i turned it back on the engine continued to rev higher and higher. after turning it off again, i decided it would be ok to make it through the intersection, at which point the car sped up to 45 mph without my pressing the gas at all- in fact, i had to press the brake pedal several times to try and slow down and avoid hitting another vehicle in front of me. i finally had to pull over and turn the car off for several minutes before turning it back on- and then it was fine. it is terrifying to feel such loss of control and feel like i could not slow down. please recall this issue- it is a danger to anyone on the road.
05/31/2012115000
 This is the 3rd time this has happened to me- and each experience is as frightening as the last. i was driving approximately 15 miles an hour and the engine revved and the car sped up without my pressing the gas- i did not have my foot on the gas pedal. i reached the light, put the car in park, at which time the engine accelerated higher and higher. i turned the car off and when i turned it back on the engine continued to rev higher and higher. after turning it off again, i decided it would be ok to make it through the intersection, at which point the car sped up to 45 mph without my pressing the gas at all- in fact, i had to press the brake pedal several times to try and slow down and avoid hitting another vehicle in front of me. i finally had to pull over and turn the car off for several minutes before turning it back on- and then it was fine. it is terrifying to feel such loss of control and feel like i could not slow down. please recall this issue- it is a danger to anyone on the road.
02/07/201256103
 While pulling into a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and jumped over a raised curb, smashing into the wall of the u.s. post office in depere, wi. the airbags deployed and there was $2100 in damage to the vehicle. the damage has since been repaired. on march 13th 2012, i was notified by a friend that there was a probe into the ford taurus having this issue. i have notified ford motor company and the vehicle is currently at broadway ford in green bay, wi awaiting an answer as to what caused the sudden acceleration.
02/07/201256103
 While pulling into a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and jumped over a raised curb, smashing into the wall of the u.s. post office in depere, wi. the airbags deployed and there was $2100 in damage to the vehicle. the damage has since been repaired. on march 13th 2012, i was notified by a friend that there was a probe into the ford taurus having this issue. i have notified ford motor company and the vehicle is currently at broadway ford in green bay, wi awaiting an answer as to what caused the sudden acceleration.
02/07/201256103
 While pulling into a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and jumped over a raised curb, smashing into the wall of the u.s. post office in depere, wi. the airbags deployed and there was $2100 in damage to the vehicle. the damage has since been repaired. on march 13th 2012, i was notified by a friend that there was a probe into the ford taurus having this issue. i have notified ford motor company and the vehicle is currently at broadway ford in green bay, wi awaiting an answer as to what caused the sudden acceleration.
02/07/201256103
 While pulling into a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and jumped over a raised curb, smashing into the wall of the u.s. post office in depere, wi. the airbags deployed and there was $2100 in damage to the vehicle. the damage has since been repaired. on march 13th 2012, i was notified by a friend that there was a probe into the ford taurus having this issue. i have notified ford motor company and the vehicle is currently at broadway ford in green bay, wi awaiting an answer as to what caused the sudden acceleration.
02/07/201256103
 While pulling into a parking space, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and jumped over a raised curb, smashing into the wall of the u.s. post office in depere, wi. the airbags deployed and there was $2100 in damage to the vehicle. the damage has since been repaired. on march 13th 2012, i was notified by a friend that there was a probe into the ford taurus having this issue. i have notified ford motor company and the vehicle is currently at broadway ford in green bay, wi awaiting an answer as to what caused the sudden acceleration.
07/01/2011
 I first notice that the cruise control had stop working after that a little while later i would be driving along and the car would pick up speed on its own i would press the brake but that wouldn't slow it down so i hit the gas petal and finally the speed would drop. i feel so unsafe what if this is to happen on a rainy or icy day i could hurt myself or someone else what can i do thats not going to be costly?
07/01/2011
 I first notice that the cruise control had stop working after that a little while later i would be driving along and the car would pick up speed on its own i would press the brake but that wouldn't slow it down so i hit the gas petal and finally the speed would drop. i feel so unsafe what if this is to happen on a rainy or icy day i could hurt myself or someone else what can i do thats not going to be costly?
07/01/2011
 I first notice that the cruise control had stop working after that a little while later i would be driving along and the car would pick up speed on its own i would press the brake but that wouldn't slow it down so i hit the gas petal and finally the speed would drop. i feel so unsafe what if this is to happen on a rainy or icy day i could hurt myself or someone else what can i do thats not going to be costly?
07/01/2011
 I first notice that the cruise control had stop working after that a little while later i would be driving along and the car would pick up speed on its own i would press the brake but that wouldn't slow it down so i hit the gas petal and finally the speed would drop. i feel so unsafe what if this is to happen on a rainy or icy day i could hurt myself or someone else what can i do thats not going to be costly?
07/01/2011
 I first notice that the cruise control had stop working after that a little while later i would be driving along and the car would pick up speed on its own i would press the brake but that wouldn't slow it down so i hit the gas petal and finally the speed would drop. i feel so unsafe what if this is to happen on a rainy or icy day i could hurt myself or someone else what can i do thats not going to be costly?
02/18/2010100000
 My car accererated starting at 30 mph and kept climbing. i got it stopped with much effort in the middle of the road. when i restarted it, the engine raced uncontrolably. it was checked by my boyfriend (a auto service service manager for 20 years) and found the cruise cable was loose but holding the accererator. he disconnected the cable to the side and drove it ok. then the cable slide back into place and it did it again. it you check the chat rooms you will find that many people have had the same problem!!!. the cost of repair has kept me from getting it repaired and the dealers refuse to even goodwill repair it, knowing that it was a common problem. i am afraid to drive the car, but it is the only vehicle i have.
09/12/201155000
 On several ocassions, vehicle was trying to surge forward while at a stop sign. engine was reving very high; had to press down really hard on the brakes to prevent vehicle from surging forward. took it to ford dealer (bankston ford, fort worth tx) who said that the 'diagnosis of cruise control not working and purchase of a new cruise control cable.'. i paid $190.00' to the repair, but it still seems to occur sporadically.
02/18/2010100000
 My car accererated starting at 30 mph and kept climbing. i got it stopped with much effort in the middle of the road. when i restarted it, the engine raced uncontrolably. it was checked by my boyfriend (a auto service service manager for 20 years) and found the cruise cable was loose but holding the accererator. he disconnected the cable to the side and drove it ok. then the cable slide back into place and it did it again. it you check the chat rooms you will find that many people have had the same problem!!!. the cost of repair has kept me from getting it repaired and the dealers refuse to even goodwill repair it, knowing that it was a common problem. i am afraid to drive the car, but it is the only vehicle i have.
09/12/201155000
 On several ocassions, vehicle was trying to surge forward while at a stop sign. engine was reving very high; had to press down really hard on the brakes to prevent vehicle from surging forward. took it to ford dealer (bankston ford, fort worth tx) who said that the 'diagnosis of cruise control not working and purchase of a new cruise control cable.'. i paid $190.00' to the repair, but it still seems to occur sporadically.
02/18/2010100000
 My car accererated starting at 30 mph and kept climbing. i got it stopped with much effort in the middle of the road. when i restarted it, the engine raced uncontrolably. it was checked by my boyfriend (a auto service service manager for 20 years) and found the cruise cable was loose but holding the accererator. he disconnected the cable to the side and drove it ok. then the cable slide back into place and it did it again. it you check the chat rooms you will find that many people have had the same problem!!!. the cost of repair has kept me from getting it repaired and the dealers refuse to even goodwill repair it, knowing that it was a common problem. i am afraid to drive the car, but it is the only vehicle i have.
09/12/201155000
 On several ocassions, vehicle was trying to surge forward while at a stop sign. engine was reving very high; had to press down really hard on the brakes to prevent vehicle from surging forward. took it to ford dealer (bankston ford, fort worth tx) who said that the 'diagnosis of cruise control not working and purchase of a new cruise control cable.'. i paid $190.00' to the repair, but it still seems to occur sporadically.
02/18/2010100000
 My car accererated starting at 30 mph and kept climbing. i got it stopped with much effort in the middle of the road. when i restarted it, the engine raced uncontrolably. it was checked by my boyfriend (a auto service service manager for 20 years) and found the cruise cable was loose but holding the accererator. he disconnected the cable to the side and drove it ok. then the cable slide back into place and it did it again. it you check the chat rooms you will find that many people have had the same problem!!!. the cost of repair has kept me from getting it repaired and the dealers refuse to even goodwill repair it, knowing that it was a common problem. i am afraid to drive the car, but it is the only vehicle i have.
09/12/201155000
 On several ocassions, vehicle was trying to surge forward while at a stop sign. engine was reving very high; had to press down really hard on the brakes to prevent vehicle from surging forward. took it to ford dealer (bankston ford, fort worth tx) who said that the 'diagnosis of cruise control not working and purchase of a new cruise control cable.'. i paid $190.00' to the repair, but it still seems to occur sporadically.
02/18/2010100000
 My car accererated starting at 30 mph and kept climbing. i got it stopped with much effort in the middle of the road. when i restarted it, the engine raced uncontrolably. it was checked by my boyfriend (a auto service service manager for 20 years) and found the cruise cable was loose but holding the accererator. he disconnected the cable to the side and drove it ok. then the cable slide back into place and it did it again. it you check the chat rooms you will find that many people have had the same problem!!!. the cost of repair has kept me from getting it repaired and the dealers refuse to even goodwill repair it, knowing that it was a common problem. i am afraid to drive the car, but it is the only vehicle i have.
09/12/201155000
 On several ocassions, vehicle was trying to surge forward while at a stop sign. engine was reving very high; had to press down really hard on the brakes to prevent vehicle from surging forward. took it to ford dealer (bankston ford, fort worth tx) who said that the 'diagnosis of cruise control not working and purchase of a new cruise control cable.'. i paid $190.00' to the repair, but it still seems to occur sporadically.
09/12/201155000
 On several ocassions, vehicle was trying to surge forward while at a stop sign. engine was reving very high; had to press down really hard on the brakes to prevent vehicle from surging forward. took it to ford dealer (bankston ford, fort worth tx) who said that the 'diagnosis of cruise control not working and purchase of a new cruise control cable.'. i paid $190.00' to the repair, but it still seems to occur sporadically.
11/15/201189000
 I attempted to start my car, the engine will not turn over, there is a clicking noise under the dash, and all the interior, exterior and dash lights flash
11/15/201189000
 I attempted to start my car, the engine will not turn over, there is a clicking noise under the dash, and all the interior, exterior and dash lights flash
11/15/201189000
 I attempted to start my car, the engine will not turn over, there is a clicking noise under the dash, and all the interior, exterior and dash lights flash
11/15/201189000
 I attempted to start my car, the engine will not turn over, there is a clicking noise under the dash, and all the interior, exterior and dash lights flash
11/27/2011132400
 Stopped at light, car started to rev rpm's. could not hold on breaks enough to stop moving. went through red light around two cars as speed reached about 70mph. both feet on breaks, could smell them burning, got to side of road and slammed into park and turned car off. wow, the scariest thing i have ever experienced. if there was heavy traffic someone would have been killed, no doubt in my mind .happened on thruway two weeks earlier, only lasted a minute, thought the mat was stuck, it was not. called ford and they could not help as there is no recall. took it to ford dealer, they disconnect crusie cable. don't know if this was really the problem, just got it back. i am very fearful to drive it, because you never know when it will do it again. please someone make ford wake up about this problem before someone is killed. i wouldn't feel right trading it in, for fear of someone else getting killed.
11/27/2011132400
 Stopped at light, car started to rev rpm's. could not hold on breaks enough to stop moving. went through red light around two cars as speed reached about 70mph. both feet on breaks, could smell them burning, got to side of road and slammed into park and turned car off. wow, the scariest thing i have ever experienced. if there was heavy traffic someone would have been killed, no doubt in my mind .happened on thruway two weeks earlier, only lasted a minute, thought the mat was stuck, it was not. called ford and they could not help as there is no recall. took it to ford dealer, they disconnect crusie cable. don't know if this was really the problem, just got it back. i am very fearful to drive it, because you never know when it will do it again. please someone make ford wake up about this problem before someone is killed. i wouldn't feel right trading it in, for fear of someone else getting killed.
05/09/2011750001
 I have a 2005 ford taurus. whenever there is moderate to heavy rainfall, water leaks into the passenger side under the dash, soaking the floor and the blower motor will not work. while driving the windshield fogs over and i cannot get the blower to turn on, causing visibility issues while driving on the road. this is happening to a lot of people, this should be investigated and a recall issued. *tr
11/27/2011132400
 Stopped at light, car started to rev rpm's. could not hold on breaks enough to stop moving. went through red light around two cars as speed reached about 70mph. both feet on breaks, could smell them burning, got to side of road and slammed into park and turned car off. wow, the scariest thing i have ever experienced. if there was heavy traffic someone would have been killed, no doubt in my mind .happened on thruway two weeks earlier, only lasted a minute, thought the mat was stuck, it was not. called ford and they could not help as there is no recall. took it to ford dealer, they disconnect crusie cable. don't know if this was really the problem, just got it back. i am very fearful to drive it, because you never know when it will do it again. please someone make ford wake up about this problem before someone is killed. i wouldn't feel right trading it in, for fear of someone else getting killed.
05/09/2011750001
 I have a 2005 ford taurus. whenever there is moderate to heavy rainfall, water leaks into the passenger side under the dash, soaking the floor and the blower motor will not work. while driving the windshield fogs over and i cannot get the blower to turn on, causing visibility issues while driving on the road. this is happening to a lot of people, this should be investigated and a recall issued. *tr
11/27/2011132400
 Stopped at light, car started to rev rpm's. could not hold on breaks enough to stop moving. went through red light around two cars as speed reached about 70mph. both feet on breaks, could smell them burning, got to side of road and slammed into park and turned car off. wow, the scariest thing i have ever experienced. if there was heavy traffic someone would have been killed, no doubt in my mind .happened on thruway two weeks earlier, only lasted a minute, thought the mat was stuck, it was not. called ford and they could not help as there is no recall. took it to ford dealer, they disconnect crusie cable. don't know if this was really the problem, just got it back. i am very fearful to drive it, because you never know when it will do it again. please someone make ford wake up about this problem before someone is killed. i wouldn't feel right trading it in, for fear of someone else getting killed.
05/09/2011750001
 I have a 2005 ford taurus. whenever there is moderate to heavy rainfall, water leaks into the passenger side under the dash, soaking the floor and the blower motor will not work. while driving the windshield fogs over and i cannot get the blower to turn on, causing visibility issues while driving on the road. this is happening to a lot of people, this should be investigated and a recall issued. *tr
11/27/2011132400
 Stopped at light, car started to rev rpm's. could not hold on breaks enough to stop moving. went through red light around two cars as speed reached about 70mph. both feet on breaks, could smell them burning, got to side of road and slammed into park and turned car off. wow, the scariest thing i have ever experienced. if there was heavy traffic someone would have been killed, no doubt in my mind .happened on thruway two weeks earlier, only lasted a minute, thought the mat was stuck, it was not. called ford and they could not help as there is no recall. took it to ford dealer, they disconnect crusie cable. don't know if this was really the problem, just got it back. i am very fearful to drive it, because you never know when it will do it again. please someone make ford wake up about this problem before someone is killed. i wouldn't feel right trading it in, for fear of someone else getting killed.
05/09/2011750001
 I have a 2005 ford taurus. whenever there is moderate to heavy rainfall, water leaks into the passenger side under the dash, soaking the floor and the blower motor will not work. while driving the windshield fogs over and i cannot get the blower to turn on, causing visibility issues while driving on the road. this is happening to a lot of people, this should be investigated and a recall issued. *tr
05/09/2011750001
 I have a 2005 ford taurus. whenever there is moderate to heavy rainfall, water leaks into the passenger side under the dash, soaking the floor and the blower motor will not work. while driving the windshield fogs over and i cannot get the blower to turn on, causing visibility issues while driving on the road. this is happening to a lot of people, this should be investigated and a recall issued. *tr
05/09/201175000
 I have a 2005 ford taurus. whenever there is moderate to heavy rainfall, water leaks into the passenger side under the dash, soaking the floor and the blower motor will not work. while driving the windshield fogs over and i cannot get the blower to turn on, causing visibility issues while driving on the road. this is happening to a lot of people, this should be investigated and a recall issued.
07/15/201185000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford taurus. the contact stated that after experiencing problem with the windshield wipers, she realized that smoked was being emitted from under the wipers. also, she mentioned that all the warning lamps illuminated and had a hard time bringing the vehicle to a complete stop before the engine exploded and flames engulfed the vehicle. no injuries were reported and the fire the department was contacted. the vehicle was declared destroyed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 85,000. pm
07/15/201185000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford taurus. the contact stated that after experiencing problem with the windshield wipers, she realized that smoked was being emitted from under the wipers. also, she mentioned that all the warning lamps illuminated and had a hard time bringing the vehicle to a complete stop before the engine exploded and flames engulfed the vehicle. no injuries were reported and the fire the department was contacted. the vehicle was declared destroyed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 85,000. pm
07/15/201185000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford taurus. the contact stated that after experiencing problem with the windshield wipers, she realized that smoked was being emitted from under the wipers. also, she mentioned that all the warning lamps illuminated and had a hard time bringing the vehicle to a complete stop before the engine exploded and flames engulfed the vehicle. no injuries were reported and the fire the department was contacted. the vehicle was declared destroyed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 85,000. pm
07/15/201185000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford taurus. the contact stated that after experiencing problem with the windshield wipers, she realized that smoked was being emitted from under the wipers. also, she mentioned that all the warning lamps illuminated and had a hard time bringing the vehicle to a complete stop before the engine exploded and flames engulfed the vehicle. no injuries were reported and the fire the department was contacted. the vehicle was declared destroyed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 85,000. pm
07/15/201185000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 ford taurus. the contact stated that after experiencing problem with the windshield wipers, she realized that smoked was being emitted from under the wipers. also, she mentioned that all the warning lamps illuminated and had a hard time bringing the vehicle to a complete stop before the engine exploded and flames engulfed the vehicle. no injuries were reported and the fire the department was contacted. the vehicle was declared destroyed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 85,000. pm
05/13/2011102000
 While driving down an interstate at approximately 65 mph, the electrical system in my 2005 ford taurus shut off. all of the gauges went dead. the car did not stall, but i slowly started decelerating the car. five seconds later, the system suddenly restarted like nothing had happened. i called the local ford dealer where the car was purchased and they stated that if they can't reproduce the incident, there's nothing they can do about it. the car has approximately 102,000 miles on it.
05/13/2011102000
 While driving down an interstate at approximately 65 mph, the electrical system in my 2005 ford taurus shut off. all of the gauges went dead. the car did not stall, but i slowly started decelerating the car. five seconds later, the system suddenly restarted like nothing had happened. i called the local ford dealer where the car was purchased and they stated that if they can't reproduce the incident, there's nothing they can do about it. the car has approximately 102,000 miles on it.
05/13/2011102000
 While driving down an interstate at approximately 65 mph, the electrical system in my 2005 ford taurus shut off. all of the gauges went dead. the car did not stall, but i slowly started decelerating the car. five seconds later, the system suddenly restarted like nothing had happened. i called the local ford dealer where the car was purchased and they stated that if they can't reproduce the incident, there's nothing they can do about it. the car has approximately 102,000 miles on it.
05/13/2011102000
 While driving down an interstate at approximately 65 mph, the electrical system in my 2005 ford taurus shut off. all of the gauges went dead. the car did not stall, but i slowly started decelerating the car. five seconds later, the system suddenly restarted like nothing had happened. i called the local ford dealer where the car was purchased and they stated that if they can't reproduce the incident, there's nothing they can do about it. the car has approximately 102,000 miles on it.
02/01/2011107000
 Tl-the contact owned a 2005 ford taurus. upon starting the vehicle the contact began to smell a burning odor and noticed smoke was coming from the dashboard. the vehicle was shut off and the contact opened the hood to find everything under the hood was on fire. the police and fire department appeared on the scene to extinguish the fire. the vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent repair shop where they were in the process of diagnosing the failure. the failure and current mileages were 107,000. sm.
02/01/2011107000
 Tl-the contact owned a 2005 ford taurus. upon starting the vehicle the contact began to smell a burning odor and noticed smoke was coming from the dashboard. the vehicle was shut off and the contact opened the hood to find everything under the hood was on fire. the police and fire department appeared on the scene to extinguish the fire. the vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent repair shop where they were in the process of diagnosing the failure. the failure and current mileages were 107,000. sm.
02/01/2011107000
 Tl-the contact owned a 2005 ford taurus. upon starting the vehicle the contact began to smell a burning odor and noticed smoke was coming from the dashboard. the vehicle was shut off and the contact opened the hood to find everything under the hood was on fire. the police and fire department appeared on the scene to extinguish the fire. the vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent repair shop where they were in the process of diagnosing the failure. the failure and current mileages were 107,000. sm.
02/01/2011107000
 Tl-the contact owned a 2005 ford taurus. upon starting the vehicle the contact began to smell a burning odor and noticed smoke was coming from the dashboard. the vehicle was shut off and the contact opened the hood to find everything under the hood was on fire. the police and fire department appeared on the scene to extinguish the fire. the vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent repair shop where they were in the process of diagnosing the failure. the failure and current mileages were 107,000. sm.
01/01/201176758
 I was driving off a heavy traveled roadway, turining a exit ramp suddenly my 2005 taurus wagon suddenly accelerated without me placing my foot on the gas pedal. i had to slow the car down, putting it in neutral, hopping the car would stop. i nealy ran into the car in front of me and the car stopped. in discussing this with several family members in the family, they too expierenced the same thing with the car quickly accerating on its own. several weeks ago i attended a seminar in atlantic city, it bagan to snow and i traveled approximately 50 miles home in the ice and snow. i am surely glad that the car did not accelerate on its own at that time. a very serious safety feature. someone could have been killed.
01/01/201176758
 I was driving off a heavy traveled roadway, turining a exit ramp suddenly my 2005 taurus wagon suddenly accelerated without me placing my foot on the gas pedal. i had to slow the car down, putting it in neutral, hopping the car would stop. i nealy ran into the car in front of me and the car stopped. in discussing this with several family members in the family, they too expierenced the same thing with the car quickly accerating on its own. several weeks ago i attended a seminar in atlantic city, it bagan to snow and i traveled approximately 50 miles home in the ice and snow. i am surely glad that the car did not accelerate on its own at that time. a very serious safety feature. someone could have been killed.
01/01/201176758
 I was driving off a heavy traveled roadway, turining a exit ramp suddenly my 2005 taurus wagon suddenly accelerated without me placing my foot on the gas pedal. i had to slow the car down, putting it in neutral, hopping the car would stop. i nealy ran into the car in front of me and the car stopped. in discussing this with several family members in the family, they too expierenced the same thing with the car quickly accerating on its own. several weeks ago i attended a seminar in atlantic city, it bagan to snow and i traveled approximately 50 miles home in the ice and snow. i am surely glad that the car did not accelerate on its own at that time. a very serious safety feature. someone could have been killed.
01/01/201176758
 I was driving off a heavy traveled roadway, turining a exit ramp suddenly my 2005 taurus wagon suddenly accelerated without me placing my foot on the gas pedal. i had to slow the car down, putting it in neutral, hopping the car would stop. i nealy ran into the car in front of me and the car stopped. in discussing this with several family members in the family, they too expierenced the same thing with the car quickly accerating on its own. several weeks ago i attended a seminar in atlantic city, it bagan to snow and i traveled approximately 50 miles home in the ice and snow. i am surely glad that the car did not accelerate on its own at that time. a very serious safety feature. someone could have been killed.
01/01/201176758
 I was driving off a heavy traveled roadway, turining a exit ramp suddenly my 2005 taurus wagon suddenly accelerated without me placing my foot on the gas pedal. i had to slow the car down, putting it in neutral, hopping the car would stop. i nealy ran into the car in front of me and the car stopped. in discussing this with several family members in the family, they too expierenced the same thing with the car quickly accerating on its own. several weeks ago i attended a seminar in atlantic city, it bagan to snow and i traveled approximately 50 miles home in the ice and snow. i am surely glad that the car did not accelerate on its own at that time. a very serious safety feature. someone could have been killed.
01/01/201176758
 I was driving off a heavy traveled roadway, turining a exit ramp suddenly my 2005 taurus wagon suddenly accelerated without me placing my foot on the gas pedal. i had to slow the car down, putting it in neutral, hopping the car would stop. i nealy ran into the car in front of me and the car stopped. in discussing this with several family members in the family, they too expierenced the same thing with the car quickly accerating on its own. several weeks ago i attended a seminar in atlantic city, it bagan to snow and i traveled approximately 50 miles home in the ice and snow. i am surely glad that the car did not accelerate on its own at that time. a very serious safety feature. someone could have been killed.
06/16/200845000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford taurus. the contact stated that the instrument panel indicators constantly flash. in addition, the speedometer and tachometer work intermittently, and the vehicle starts intermittently. the dealer diagnosed the vehicle and they stated that the computer needed to be replaced. the current mileage was 50,000 and failure mileage was 45,000.
09/29/20081300001
 An electrical fire started in the dashboard to the left of the steering wheel in my 2005 ford taurus car on monday september 29, 2008 at 6:30am. within 5 minutes of smelling the smoke my entire car burned to the ground. i complained to ford about this happening and they were not willing to do anything. they do not stand behind their vehicles at all. the worst part is that i still have 12 months of payments on the car and they still want their money. ford vehicles are so out of favor with the public that the insurance company is only offering me $8000.00 for the car and i paid $30,000.00 in 2005 for it. this leaves me with insufficient funds to buy another 2005 full size sedan. ford has indicated that i did not miss any recalls. i am not sure if there are others out there with similar complaints... *tr
05/15/2008600001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford taurus. whenever the contact attempts to use the cigarette lighter, she can hear the fuses popping under the dashboard of the vehicle. the contact did not notice any difference in the vehicle prior to the failure. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. the current mileage was 61,405 and failure mileage was 60,000. updated 09/10/08. *lj updated 09/11/08,*jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - BATTERY
07/28/20075000024
 Replaced battery in 2005 ford taurus. prior to this the automobile ran without problems. after having the battery replaced, the car stalled in traffic without warning. the car shifted very erratically. it stalled on me at 45 mph. very scary. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
01/26/200710003/31/2005
 I have issues with this car when the temperature falls between 20 and 35 degrees with a coating of slush or snow from 1/4 of an inch up to 5 inches. the vehicle needs to be traveling at 40 to 65 mph and usually on a straight away such as the thruway. sometimes when this car has issues i get a thump from the rear axle and the vehicle shifts very hard between 3rd and 4th gear. it's an automatic transmission.. in these weather conditions the vehicle will buck or surge and feels like the mechanical or electrical system is going to quit functioning. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
05/09/200843000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2005 ford taurus. the contact plugged an air pump into the cigarette lighter of the vehicle and the wiring underneath the dashboard caught fire. by the time the fire department arrived, the fire had extinguished itself. the vehicle has not been inspected by the dealer; therefore, he does not know the cause of the failure. currently, the engine does not start. the vin was unknown. the current and failure mileages were 43,000.