I put the car in drive and the car surges but then wont move. July 19, 2011 Transmission Total Failure With No Advance Warning. No Warning, No Codes From Snap-on Scanner, No Check Engine Light And To Top It All Off My Wife Was Pulling Across Three Lanes Of Oncoming Traffic When The Transaxle Just Let Go. Dec 22, 2010 The Contact Owns A 2004 ford taurus. The Contact Stated That The Failure Was The Second Occurrence And The Vehicle Had Been Taken To The Dealer Several Times For Repairs. Was able to stop the vehicle before it rolled completely into the highway.
Dealer Replaced Automatic Transmission Assembly And Other power Train-related Components. Automatic Transmission 2004 Ford Taurus Automatic Transmission Consumer Complaints Complaint Number: 10652727 Incident Date: September 15, 2004 Date Added to File: November 5, 2014 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2004 ford taurus. I Was Informed That The Transmission Would Have To Be Removed, As The Malfunction Was Due To A Failure Of Either The Torque Converter, The Transmission, Or Possibly Both. I Was Lucky, My Incident Happened Close To Home. Had My 16 Year Old Daughter Been Driving This, I Am Certain It Would Have Resulted In An Accident With Dire Consequences. But, read the others and note the results. Once they get stuck it can act like a dead transmission when all it needs is several transfusions using the process above.
The Dealer Says There Is Zero Line Pressure And The Pump Shaft And Torque Converter Needs To Be Replaced. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the transmission seized without warning. So I shifted to low to finally get it go. On another occasion, while cossing a railroad track the vehicle would not accelerate and the transmission neutraled out and the vehicle would not move. I presume a fatality will have to occur before ford will address this pandemic transmission failure problem.
I Have Also Discussed With Anyone Who I Note To Have A taurus During The Years 2003-2005 And All Of Them Have Had To Have Transmissions Replaced Because They Suddenly Went Out. The Engine Runs Fine, But The Transmission Will Not Engage In Any Gear. As he attempted to accelerate, the vehicle would not respond despite several attempts. Well, I re-learned my lesson! It was getting close to 80,000 miles. I was informed that the transmission would have to be removed, as the malfunction was due to a failure of either the torque converter, the transmission, or possibly both. That is why ford only covers them under a 36,000 mile warranty unless you pay an extra 2500 for the extended warranty. It is like it is like the car is stuck in neutral.
I have been in a Ford family for 65 years I think I need a change I do not want to start with my Ford Ranger factory problem I gave iy away. Also the check transmission light comes on. Car Only Had A Slight Vibration At 45-60mph On Acceleration For About Two Weeks Before This Happened. There were no malfunctions detected in the electronic components. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.
Took it to some stranger, he couldn't figure it out. Seems the problem occurs between 60,000 and 90to 100 thousand miles. Most of the time it works fine, so I believe it is probably one of two sensors, the one that controls the transmission or the speed sensor, which I am in the process of checking. No dashboard warning lights came on nor was there any unusual auto noises. Complaint Number: 10336185 Incident Date: June 11, 2010 Date Added to File: June 14, 2010 Description of the Complaint: My transmission failed while on the highway in rush hour traffic.
I checked the fluid and everything's good there. The vehicle was repaired a second time at the contact's expense. The contact disengaged the overdrive as the vehicle resumed normal operation until the failure recurred. Vehicle was purchased on 20050508. The last time we did a rebuilt.
Did this after replacing all three broken engine-Tranny mounts. Read And Review The Many Complaints ford Is Getting Posted On Transmissions All Over The Internet. She Stopped The Car And Tried The Other Gears With No Result. Let's make them shape up our we will all be shipping out! It is long and sometimes tedious, depending on how bad the old fluid got. Took it to my regular mechanic 3 times, can't figure it out. Complaint Number: 10351218 Incident Date: August 19, 2009 Date Added to File: August 23, 2010 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2004 ford taurus.
Could it be the linkage gear stripped maybe. It has started pulsing slightly while at freeway speeds. On another occasion, while cossing a railroad track the vehicle would not accelerate and the transmission neutraled out and the vehicle would not move. Now they have to drop the trans, replace all broken pieces, replace torque converter, replace pump, and charge for 4-5 hours of labor. I have seen all of the other complaints about these transmissions. The Failure Recurred And The Vehicle Was Taken Back To The Dealer. If America is to become a power in industry again, we all need to take a stand against the continuing efforts of our major manufacturers to push out inferior products.