Both Taurus V-6s have been retuned for more power, driveability, and refinement. She took the vehicle to a local mechanic, they said there was a torn lip seal on reverse accumulator due to a defective cut on transmission channel plate. Nose-job details include a broader grille opening and larger headlamps said to produce 25 percent more light than those on the outgoing model do. Vehicle has not been examined by dealer. His life was in danger because another passenger's car almost crashed into the back of our vehicle. If you are worried about it, have your daughter smell the transmission fluid. I took the car to the dealer and concluded that the damage was caused by the o-ring seal when inspected; in addition, the dealer found damage on rear piston, torque converter, and four other parts of the vehicle.
It was a junkyard rescue, as it had a blown head gasket and dead transmission. My car has the axod type transmission. Complaint Number: 10005465 Incident Date: February 7, 2003 Date Added to File: February 7, 2003 Description of the Complaint: The car jerks and hesitates continuously. I get the same info from another well known transmission shop. Has not contacted dealer yet. It has had 2 engines and an ac compressor which was covered under warranty. A third mechanic recommended a fluid change.
Complaint Number: 10038280 Date Added to File: September 5, 2003 Description of the Complaint: While driving the driver noticed smoke coming from the rear of vehicle. The Ford dealership near her tells me that it has pressure problems with the transmission. No, I think you were lucky. Ford has a long history with faulty transmissions in the Ford Taurus. The car note will not be paid off until December '2008.
Ford refuses to reimburse me claiming the denial is due to my having the repair done by an independent trans. Complaint Number: 10172708 Incident Date: October 23, 2006 Date Added to File: November 6, 2006 Description of the Complaint: : the contact stated while turning around in the driveway, the gears would not shift. Luckily my wife and 3 children were not on the highway when this occurred! The car was running and suddenly stopped. Transmission had work done to it, and the back lock does not operate correctly. That seems possible because the dealership may have put in the wrong fluid in prepping the car for sale or perhaps changed elsewhere.
The only warning I had was the day before when fluid leaked from under the car hood. Whereas the old model used ovals even in the design of the audio controls, the new version presents a strikingly geometric and businesslike cockpit, more in keeping with its Japanese competitors. I will say the fluid color and smell appeared normal when we purchased it at 85,000 miles. It's been my daily driver ever since I've had it; from Arkansas, it's taken me to New York once and to Virginia about five times. In our three years of ownership, we never spent a dime on that car except for oil changes and a set of tires. Not only did Edmunds add 4k worth of options then complain it was too expensive, but the Taurus beats the Accord in all the areas that matter in this segment. Complaint Number: 10122341 Incident Date: May 26, 2005 Date Added to File: May 27, 2005 Description of the Complaint: The transmission in my 2000 ford taurus suddenly failed as I was leaving a business establishment and was merging into traffic of a 4 lane highway.
The accelleration occurs while coasting no brake or gas pedal engaged. I have heard this is an ongoing problem with the Ford Taurus. I feel that I will need to make a television appearance on consumer report and make the public aware of this problem. If it has a neutral smell, she is good. Climb in, and you'll notice a vastly different interior. The consumer has encountered numerous amount of problems with the vehicle. Most of their training is sales training not transmissions.
It died on me with 175,451 miles on it. As a result of the vehicle defect the consumer has lost her car insurance and is unable to purchase anymore because no other company want to risk another accident with the brakes. The vehicle was transported to a dealership, and the consumer was told a new transmission was needed. The bolt fell out and the car would not start. This should be looked into asap and then recall said item, this is a serious safety matter. While I am not surprised I am disappointed that two places were ready right away to do about 1800 to 3300 dollars of work on this car.
Two power points are also standard on all models. His life was in danger because another passenger's car almost crashed into the back of our vehicle. I've driven this vehicle 350,000 miles as of this date. Vehicle has 70,000 miles on it very premature for transmission failure. The transmission now works only in the reverse gear.
Complaint Number: 10214685 Incident Date: September 5, 2007 Date Added to File: January 14, 2008 Description of the Complaint: My 2000 ford taurus transmission is not working. Complaint Number: 10153702 Incident Date: March 25, 2006 Date Added to File: March 25, 2006 Description of the Complaint: Having trouble with shifter cable on this car, after putting car into I thought was park, the car drifted and the brakes had to be applied. In addition to safety upgrades, the Dearborn, Mich. There was no forewarning lights that came on the dash board. Three new metallic colors are available this year; three have been deleted. In fact, Ford boasts the new Taurus has the highest level of crash protection ever offered in a vehicle at this price. The mechanic did change the fluid and the filter and told me the gasket was not the original one, so I know it was changed at least once.
Complaint Number: 8005778 Incident Date: December 12, 2001 Date Added to File: March 15, 2002 Description of the Complaint: Vehicle will not come out of park. Its not very good in the snow. I got their estimate along with estimates from 2 other auto repair shops in town. Had turned into highway, and hit the median. Complaint Number: 10057287 Date Added to File: February 6, 2004 Description of the Complaint: Transmission and torque converter had to be replaced at 53k miles.