really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,179 miles

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problem #12

Jul 092020


  • 170,000 miles
As I'm driving down the road my 2007 Ford Taurus has started to accelerate on it's own. On July 9 this incident occurred and I was involved in a car accident hitting a tree. When I start my car it will rev up to 2 RPM and I have to push the gas to bring it back down. My mechanic has changed the O2 sensor and several other things. I believe this issue is fairly common but needs to be addressed. I have to ride my breaks to even stay stationary at a stop light because my car will accelerate up to 20 mph in a matter of thirty seconds. I got lucky that my children weren't with me at the time I crashed I was also lucky that I haven't read ended anyone. Now I am sitting with a very unsafe care and stuck please help me fix the issue.

- Greensburg, IN, USA

problem #11

Feb 042015


  • 55,000 miles
Rounded a curve and when I went to accelerate the transmission had broke and there was no drive power. Ford mechanic described as 'catastrophic' transmission failure. Did not slip or show any signs of deterioration prior to failure.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #10

Nov 182014


  • 102,471 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Taurus. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle would not accelerate. The independent mechanic stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,471.

- Hebron, IN, USA

problem #9

Aug 062014


  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, there was a sudden increase in engine rpms as the vehicle began to roll backwards. The contact mentioned that the engine stalled numerous times while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to a certified mechanic, who inspected the vehicle and determine that the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 124,000.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #8

Dec 102012


  • 75,000 miles
Vehicle suddenly lost power to the wheels in the middle of heavy rush hour traffic, though the vehicle was still on. After coasting into a parking lot, I tried to move the car both forward and backward and it just wouldn't go. There was no noise to indicate something had broken. After taking it to the transmission shop, I found out from the owner that the torque converter was at fault and that they saw this all the time on this generation of Ford Taurus around 60,000 to 90,000 miles driven. It cost about $3,000 to repair but luckily won't happen again because a few after market auto parts manufacturers have realized this issue exists and have made strengthened torque converters. If transmission shops have noticed this is an issue and parts manufacturers have noticed this is enough of an issue to make a profit from, then this is something Ford needs to rectify. The torque converter failing at 75,000 miles is alone unacceptable and potentially quite dangerous, though I was lucky. Please investigate.

- Keizer, OR, USA

problem #7

May 052014

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
Since my 2007 Ford Taurus hit the 100K mile mark, everything started failing. First it was a simple cam sensor, then radiator (X2) throttle body, (X4 each winter for 4 years in a row would just fail. Ended up replacing with an after market brand. Haven't had a problem since) now recently, with in the last 6 months, all suspension (struts, sway links, ball joints) all failed. Replaced rears once, fronts are still a problem on second new pair. Going on third pair just with in 2 months of each replacement, the struts just fail. Tried several brand. Kyb, and gabriel. All failed after only 2 to 3 months of replacing. Plus tie rods, and ends are bad. Already stuck in a good $3000 just to keep this car drivable. Wondering if it`S even worth fixing anymore at this point. Mechanics can`T explain why all of the sudden, the car`S eating struts in such short time. Nothing appears to be damaged under body. And I purposely avoid pot hole ridden side roads, and rail road crossings when I can. So it`S not like I`M being rough on the car. Never had so many problems with my 2001 Ford Taurus. Should have just kept it. :(

- Clyman, WI, USA

problem #6

Apr 142014

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 109,245 miles
It is shameful that Ford Motor Company and you are already aware of this problem with the transmissions and torque converter on the 2006 and the 2007 Ford tauruses. I reported my husband's 2006 Ford Taurus transmission problem to you in 2011. We delivered our son's 2007 Ford Taurus to the transmission repair shop today. Again the transmission repairman told us the same exact thing - that the torque converter and transmissions are defective in those year models and more year models in the Ford Taurus. He knows there should be a recall from 1996 til now on the Ford Taurus defective transmission. The car comes to a complete stop anywhere and it will not go forward or backward(my husband's car did this). We delivered our son's when we noticed at about 45 miles per hour the car jumps just like my husbands 2006 Ford Taurus did just before it stopped suddenly in the road. Your failure to fix this problem is negligence and Ford Motor Company is responsible for this. How many people have to die to fix this problem? it is very dangerous and fixable.

- Elizabethtown, NC, USA

problem #5

Apr 232013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 34,782 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while inspecting the vehicle, the transmission dip stick was not sealed properly, allowing transmission fluid to spill through the filler tube. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 34,782.

- Savanna, IL, USA

problem #4

Aug 152012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 58,500 miles
"check transmission" has come up three times on display over the past 2 months. I am not sure of the dates of the first 2 incidents but each time I found transmission fluid underneath the car as I drove away. I also found fluid on the engine block after the second incident. I took it to a local mechanic after the second incident, and they said my transmission was starting to go but they could not be specific on when this would happen. The last incident happened last week, and I decided to take it to the local Ford dealership. They spent time looking at my car and found the problem to be the torque converter! again, I was also told that there was no telling when the transmission will fail.

- Boone, IA, USA

problem #3

Jul 152012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 85,245 miles
While returning to lubbock, tx from carrollton, tx with the cruise control on the engine began racing but the car slowed down. Applied brake to turn off cruise control and coasted off the highway. The temperature was about 105 degrees outside and was 20 miles away from nearest town. Was stranded until tow truck could make it out there. Car would not engage in any gear. Shop determined that torque converter failed. Car has never towed anything.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 152012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Car accelerated when braking approaching intersection. Throttle appeared stuck. Had to "gun through intersection", race into plaza parking lot on other side and park irregularly shutting engine off. Tried restarting five minutes later, same problem so left parked and called for ride. Next morning called our mechanic three miles away and he said to "bring in slowly with caution so as to not accelerate into something, otherwise call for tow". did as told and an electronic sensor was replaced. Heard recently about the problems being investigated with similar symptoms on '06 Taurus' due to possible cruise cable failure" our cruise stopped working last year-use only on long trips and so noticed at christmas going 300 miles hwy to relatives. Coincidence" anyway, was on way home today and accelerator again raced and had to pull over several times in order not to hurt transmission jamming gear shift into park since holding down brake hard wasn't stopping car. Again drove it to mechanic and was picked up. Will speak with him in the morning about checking part already replaced etc. Before an accident or transmission blowup occur(was already closed when I arrived). Part replaced has only been used a month or so by me!?

- Westland, MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 092011


  • 64,900 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Taurus. The contact stated when he placed the vehicle into drive it would not move. The dealer had not been notified. The manufacturer did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 65,000 and the failure mileage was 64,900. The VIN was unavailable.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA