really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
165,500 miles

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problem #2

Jun 202018

Taurus X

  • 269,000 miles
Steering suddenly becomes very difficult like the power steering failed. It intermittently has power assist and the fluid level is good. I was told this a well known problem that is more common in the 2008 model. Diagnosis indicated the rack and pinion and/or gearbox is bad. It's a very dangerous situation when it suddenly cannot be controlled. The first time, I was at an intersection making a left turn going 15 mph when I was completing the turn, the steering wheel became extremely difficult to straighten out direction of travel forcing me brake hard to prevent going into head-on traffic until I could force the wheel back. Now, it has limited intermittent power assist going through the full steering range.

- Fairmont, MN, USA

problem #1

Nov 302013

Taurus X 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
Suddenly wouldn't turn to the right when stopped, got increasing difficult from stopped position. The faster the vehicle would go the more the steering would loosen up. Makes intersections very dangerous and impossible to maneuver. Pulled shoulder muscle trying to steer out of the intersection.

- Houston, TX, USA