Seems to have happened to many other owners that the transmission goes into neutral. This transmission unit includes a transmission case, valve body, tail shaft and housing, torque converter automatic only , and all internal lubricated parts. The car had to be towed to my home. What made the motor mounts go bad? While pulling out of a grocery store parking lot at an unknown speed, the transmission suddenly stopped functioning properly. Used to like Fords but now I'm done. When exiting the freeway the vehicle lurched forward and increased in speed. Again, no hint of any transmission problems until today.
Interior Depending on the model, buyers can seat either six people, with a folding center storage console in front, or five passengers with front buckets. The transmissions drive and reverse were in neutral. Show full review Vehicle Overview Fords midsize sedan and wagon earned major styling changes for 2000, with a more conservative look than the 1996 1999 generation. It was purchased at auction a week before I bought it. Sales rose by nearly 4 percent in 2000 to an impressive 382,035 units. While pulling out of a grocery store parking lot at an unknown speed, the transmission suddenly stopped functioning properly. The Taurus is the biggest piece of crap car.
Luckily I was able to coast to the side of the road avoiding an accident, but that was not an easy task. Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. It only has 45,000 miles on it. We brought it in on 02-18-02 and were told there is not a problem and that this is normal. The baltimore police department use to have Taurus as police cars until the transmission failure problems and the contract for Taurus was redone to use crown victorious this was done to prevent a lawsuit. After about 2 months of driving it replaced the idle pulley, coolant container, belt and engine coil pack in this time period , I just got off the Expressway on my way home and as i tried to pass a car I accelerated and all i heard was the engine revving and the car rolling.
It currently has only 55,000 miles. Complaint Number: 10339113 Incident Date: June 13, 2010 Date Added to File: June 19, 2010 Description of the Complaint: I was driving down a four lane freeway and was passing someone in the left lane when suddenly my car just revved up and lost all acceleration. Why has there been no recall? The Mobil 1 fully synthetic is a good choice. The owner had to turn the engine off in order to come to a stop. Transmission fluid will state clearly on the back what models it is compatible with ford,chev,dodge, ect Full synthetic universal fluids are also available, they are made to meet the requirements of all automatic transmissions but w … ill cost more then the regular stuff. The failure mileage was 103,000 and the current mileage was the same.
Exterior Aerodynamic teardrop-shaped headlights and large taillights are the major styling cues on the four-door Taurus sedan, which rides a 108. Driver attempted to stop vehicle, and was run over. After having the car towed to the mechanic, I was told the transmission needed to be replaced. Complaint Number: 10402431 Incident Date: April 18, 2011 Date Added to File: May 23, 2011 Description of the Complaint: Premature transmission failure on 2002 ford taurus. The failure mileage was 103,000 and the current mileage was the same. Both engines mate with a four-speed-automatic transmission.
A pilot car driver stopped and loaned me her satellite phone for me to call the tow company. I checked online for people who had the same problem and I found many complaints about this issue and how much of a problem it was for people who were not as fortunate as me who have come close to life threatening incidents. The contact stated that the transmission failed, causing her to lose power while driving 53 mph. That one write-off has saved me thousands catalytic converter, passenger side skirt, antenna, wheels, front clip and now the passenger door. The vehicle has not been repaired. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act foia , 5 u.
Got it towed to Aamco and they said it needed a total rebuild of the transmission. I think there's other problems with it as well. We brought it back on 02-25-04 and told them that it had a hard up shift into second and when shifting from park to drive and drive to reverse etc. Transmission failed again at 80,000 miles. All four doors contain map pockets, and the trunk holds 17 cubic feet of cargo. She was admitted to the hospital where she stayed for several months I had no way of getting back and forth. A call was made to the consumer line at ford, 1-800-392-3673, and they registered the complaint and said there was nothing they could do to correct or assist with the problem.
No warning signs or anything. I checked online for people who had the same problem and I found many complaints about this issue and how much of a problem it was for people who were not as fortunate as me who have come close to life threatening incidents. This car has been in my shop for over 3 years because we can't afford to get it repaired. The vehicle had been serviced according to the suggestions. We started to notice its leaking transmisson fluid. Fluid was low, but there, added more with no improvement.
The alarm would sound when no one was near the vehicle and the vehicle could not be started unless the alarm was reset. Any help would be appreciated. In addition to the name change, improvements in the lubrication of the gearset and capacity upgrades were made. I check it anytime I have the hood open. My car is still broke down because I am a single mom and can't afford to fix it, which is a shame because me and my girls loved my little car.