2008 FORD TAURUS VIN: 1FAHP24W08G111214

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Damage
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VIN 1FAHP24W08G111214 Decoding Ford Vin Decoder

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0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

FORD

Manufacturer Name

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, USA

Model

Taurus

Model Year

2008

Plant City

CHICAGO

Series

SEL

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

ILLINOIS

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

FWD/Front-Wheel Drive

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3500.0

Displacement (CI)

213.58310433156

Displacement (L)

3.5

Engine Power (kW)

196.1191

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

263

Other Engine Info

Duratec

Engine Manufacturer

Ford

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2008 FORD TAURUS Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
11.3%

2008 FORD TAURUS Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1FAHP24W08G111214

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 24, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10747027
Consumer Location: WESTLAKE, OH
VIN: 1FAHP24W08G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT UPON STARTING THE VEHICLE, THE VEHICLE BEGUN TO MAKE AN ABNORMAL NOISE WHEN ACCELERATING FROM A COMPLETED STOP AS NUMEROUS INDICATORS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE SPEEDOMETER WAS NO LONGER WORKING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WERE 13 ERROR CODES, HOWEVER; THE TECHNICIAN WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED AND THE FAILURE WAS NOT ABLE TO BE DUPLICATED AT THAT TIME EITHER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 31,000.

Components: STEERING

June 16, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10616818
Consumer Location: ALTUS, OK
VIN: 1FAHP24W08G****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN TURNING TO THE RIGHT AT CITY AND HIGHWAY SPEEDS THE STEERING WHEEL IS EXTREMELY HARD TO TURN TO THE RIGHT. ONCE THE STEERING WHEEL IS TURNED TO NEGOTIATE AN APPROXIMATE 45 DEGREE TURN, THE STEERING WHEEL WANTS TO TURN INDEPENDENTLY FARTHER TO THE RIGHT. THE STEERING IS UNSTABLE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. *JS

Components: STEERING

July 12, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10617033
Consumer Location: ALTUS, OK
VIN: 1FAHP24W08G****

Summary of Complaint

TRAVELLING HOME FROM MISSOURI TO OKLAHOMA WITH MY SON IN RAINY CONDITIONS I NOTICED THAT THE STEERING ON MY TAURUS WAS TIGHT AND DIFFICULT TO STEER TO THE RIGHT. THE CAR BECAME DIFFICULT TO STEER AND IT FELT LIKE THE POWER STEERING HAD BEEN LOST. WITHOUT WARNING THE CAR VEERED TO THE RIGHT AND BECAME UNSAFE. I SLOWED TO ABOUT 45 MPH AND WAS ABLE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE CAR. THIS IS A SAFETY PROBLEM THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED BY FORD. FROM WHAT I'VE READ, THIS STEERING PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE COMMON TO THIS YEAR TAURUS. THE COST OF REPAIRS, FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN, AVERAGES ABOVE $1,000. WHAT, IF ANYTHING, IS BEING DONE TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM. I DID READ OF ONE REPORT THAT OCCURRED WHILE THE CAR WAS UNDER WARRANTY. THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL ITEM BECAUSE IT IS DEFINITELY A SAFETY ISSUE! *JS

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

September 16, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10359636
Consumer Location: SUN CITY, CA
VIN: 1FAHP24W08G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT WAS TRAVELING IN REVERSE 2 MPH WHEN THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED FOR THE FAILURE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 15,000. UPDATED 12/30/10*LJ UPDATED 01/04/11*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED IN REVERSE. UPDATED 01/10/11 THE CONSUMER STATED THE BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS HAVE QUESTIONABLE. UPDATED 04/06/11

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

January 21, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10301812
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: 1FAHP24W08G****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS ENTERING I 70 EAST IN COLUMBUS OHIO OFF THE JAMES ROAD EXIT, WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MERGE INTO THE OUTSIDE LANE. I SPED UP TO ADJUST MY SPEED, AS A VEHICLE WAS IN THE SAME LANE. WHEN I ACCELERATED, THE CAR AUTOMATICALLY TOOK OVER AND SUDDENLY ACCELERATED AND REVVED UP HIGH AND FAST. MY FIRST REACTION WAS TO HIT THE BRAKES, I DID, BUT THE BRAKES WOULD NOT DEPRESS OR BRAKE. I WAS TRYING TO THINK OF EVERYTHING TO DO AND MONITOR THE CARS AROUND ME, AS WELL. I TRIED HOLDING DOWN THE BRAKES HARD AND TAKING OFF WHILE THE CAR WENT FLYING BY TWO EXITS, I KNEW I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO EXIT BECAUSE I COULDN'T STOP. I CONTINUED WITH TRYING TO LOCATE THE FLASHER AND THINKING ABOUT HITTING THE EMERGENCY BRAKE BUT, I DIDN'T BECAUSE I WAS UNSURE WHETHER IT WOULD COME TO A QUICK STOP. I KEPT PUSHING DOWN AND UP ON THE BRAKE PEDAL. SUDDENLY, THE REVVING BEGAN TO SETTLE DOWN (A FAST DOWNWARD REVVING SOUND) AND I WAS ABLE TO BRAKE THE CAR. I WAS UNSURE WHETHER TO PULL OVER SO I DECIDED TO CONTINUE TO MY DESTINATION WHICH WAS ONLY 3 EXITS AWAY. I PARKED AND LOOKED AT THE CAR AND ESPECIALLY THE AREA NEAR MY FEET, THERE WAS NOTHING INTERFERING WITH THE BRAKES OR THE ACCELERATOR. I PANICKED ALL THE WAY HOME, NOT KNOWING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN SO I STAYED OFF THE FREEWAY, BELIEVING THE FREEWAY SPEED WOULD CAUSE A SIMILAR ISSUE. AS SOON AS I GOT HOME, I RESEARCHED THE ISSUE AND FOUND SOME SIMILAR INSTANCES WITH THE SAME MAKE AND MODEL. I WILL CALL THE DEALER TOMORROW. I HAD A PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH THE TRANSMISSION STOPPING ON THE FREEWAY AND DISENGAGING WHILE DRIVING AND WHEN I STOPPED. WHEN I WOULD PULL OVER AND SWITCH THE GEARS, THE CAR WOULD MAKE A LOUD DROPPING SOUND. AND IT WOULD BE DIFFICULTY TO SWITCH GEARS. THE CAR SHIFTS AT TIMES AND KICKS BACK. THE DEALER REPLACED A SENSOR BUT, IT HAS NOT RESOLVED THE ISSUE COMPLETELY. I'VE TAKEN IT BACK AND THEY FOUND NOTHING. I HOPE THEY WILL FIND SOMETHING, AS I AM AFRAID TO DRIVE THIS CAR AFTER TONIGHTS EXPERIENCE. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

February 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404900
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAHP25W38G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE SWAYED. THERE WERE NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE RACK AND PINION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11364758
Consumer Location: FRANKSTON, TX
VIN: 1FAHP25W28G****

Summary of Complaint

THIS HAS HAPPENED ABOUT 3 TIMES IN THE LAST 2 YRS BUT WHILE SITTING AT A LIGHT MY CAR SUDDENLY WENT FORWARD. IT DIDN'T GO.TO FAR. MAYBE A FT OR 2 BUT WAS ENOUGH TO SCARE ME. MY FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE. IT WILL ALSO GET STUCK IN GEARS AND LOSE POWER ON THE ROAD. NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON AS OF NOW. ONE LIGHT DID COME ON TODAY WHILE SITTING AT A LIGHT AND WITHOUT NOTICE MY CAR WOULD NOT GO. IT WAS THE POWER THROTTLE/TRANSMISSION LIGHT. I TURNED THE CAR OFF AND THEN BACK ON AND IT DROVE FINE ALL THE WAY HOME. IT DID JERK ONCE. THE GEAR SHIFTING AND LOSS OF POWER HAPPENS WHEN I AM DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11339837
Consumer Location: WATERVILLE, ME
VIN: 1FAHP24W58G****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR LOOSES POWER. THE RPM GO UP BUT SPEEDOMETER DOESN'T MOVE. DASH SHOWS DASHES. WHEN YOU STOP AND CUT THE CAR OFF AND TURN IT BACK ON IT SLAMS INTO GEAR. AFTER WAITING A FEW MINUTES THE CAR DRIVES FINE

Components: ENGINE

July 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11331838
Consumer Location: FRENCH SETTLEMENT, LA
VIN: 1FAHP254186****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING 55 MPH WITH A TRUCK CLOSE BEHIND, WHEN IT JUST DIED. I HAD NO POWER STEERING, BRAKES, ETC. I WAS SCARED TO DEATH THINKING I WAS GOING TO BE HIT BY THE TRUCK BEHIND ME. I WAS IN A CURVE, AND THANKFULLY THERE WAS A STORE. IT TOOK ALL MY STRENGTH TO TURN THE CAR IN, AND SOMEHOW I WAS ABLE TO COME TO A STOP. I HAD NO WARNING, NO LIGHT CAME ON AND MY SON CAME TO SEE WHAT WAS WRONG. HE SAID IT WAS OVERHEATING. WE HAD IT TOWED HOME AND WHEN HE CHECKED IT THE OIL WAS CREAMY , WHITISH. HE HAD NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT. WE RESEARCHED IT, AND FOUND NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE CYCLONE ENGINE FAILURE DUE TO THE WATER PUMP FAILING, WHICH IS INSIDE THE ENGINE ALONG WITH THE TIMING CHAIN!!! I WAS SHOCKED! WATER PUMPS GO BAD, EVERYONE KNOWS THAT. WHY WOULD ANY COMPANY PUT A WATER PUMP INSIDE THE MOTOR?!?! I NEVER WOULD HAVE BOUGHT IT IF I HAD KNOWN BECAUSE IT IS JUST WRONG. THEN I FOUND OUT FORD HAD BEEN USING THAT ENGINE FOR OVER 10 YEARS, EVEN WITH ALL THE COMPLAINTS AND I WONDER HOW MANY ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES AND DEATHS HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY THIS. I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED!!!! WHY IS THERE NO RECALL? I CAN'T AFFORD TO HAVE A NEW ENGINE PUT IN, I'M 63 AND DISABLED. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I AM GOING TO DO. WITH ALL THE CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURES DUE TO THIS, I AM SHOCKED THAT FORD HAS NOT HELPED US OUT. THEY MUST HAVE A LOT OF LAWSUITS. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN, I AM SICK ABOUT IT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11326590
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAHP24W18G****

Summary of Complaint

I DON'T KNOW THE KEYLESS ENTRY CODE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11321126
Consumer Location: PELION, SC
VIN: 1FAHP24W68G****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR LOOSES POWER. THE RPM GO UP BUT SPEEDOMETER DOESN'T MOVE. DASH SHOWS DASHES. WHEN YOU STOP AND CUT THE CAR OFF AND TURN IT BACK ON IT SLAMS INTO GEAR. AFTER WAITING A FEW MINUTES THE CAR DRIVES FINE. *TR

Components: STEERING

January 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11306326
Consumer Location: PRIOR LAKE, MN
VIN: 1FAHP25W18G****

Summary of Complaint

2008 TAURUS, BOUGHT NEW 11/7/7, 33 MILES. 11/12/13 REPAIR ' 31,682 MILES ' RACK AND PINION STEERING STARTED TO FAIL WHILE DRIVING. REPLACED FOR $889.82, NOT UNDER WARRANTY; FORD COVERED NONE OF THE COST. 1/2/20 REPAIR ' 65,691 MILES ' RACK AND PINION STEERING FAILED AGAIN IMMEDIATELY AFTER A 30-MILE DRIVE. REPLACED FOR $954.87 PLUS TAX. FORD COVERED NONE OF THE COST.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 17, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11256317
Consumer Location: BRISTOL, CT
VIN: 1FAHP27W78G****

Summary of Complaint

ON 5/20/19 I FILLED UP MY FUEL TANK AND WHEN I RETURNED HOME I SMELLED GASOLINE. I LOOKED UNDER THE VEHICLE AND NOTICED THAT FUEL WAS LEAKING FROM THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK ON TO THE GROUND. I IMMEDIATELY PUT DOWN ABSORBENT, PARKED THE VEHICLE ON A FLAT SURFACE OF MY DRIVEWAY AND PLACED A LARGE CATCH PAN UNDER THE VEHICLE WHERE THE FUEL WAS LEAKING. THE VEHICLE HAD PASSED EMISSIONS ABOUT 2 OR 3 MONTHS PRIOR THAT INCLUDES A TEST ON THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE AMOUNT THAT LEAKED OUT WAS APPROXIMATELY ONE HALF OF A LITER IN TOTAL THEN STOPPED. NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT HAS EVER COME ON AND THE FUEL LEAK ONLY HAPPENS WHEN I FILL THE TANK UNTIL THE GAS PUMP STOPS, I HAVEN'T FILLED THE TANK FULL AGAIN UNTIL YESTERDAY 9/17/19 WHEN I FILLED THE TANK FULL. AFTER THE FIRST LEAK WAS NOTICED I BROUGHT THE VEHICLE TO A MECHANIC THAT PUT THE CAR ON A LIFT AND DROPPED THE FUEL TANK PRESSURIZED IT AND COULD NOT FIND OUT WHERE THE FUEL WAS LEAKING FROM. HE INSTALLED A NEW SENDING UNIT AND FUEL PUMP GASKETS AND REINSTALLED THE FUEL TANK, FILLED THE TANK FULL AND NO LEAK WAS NOTICED. TO BE SAFE AND EASE MY MIND I DIDN'T FILL THE TANK FULL UNTIL YESTERDAY 9/17/19 WHEN I NOTED THE LEAK AGAIN. THE MECHANIC SAID HE DIDN'T NOTICE ANY PREMATURE WEAR ON THE FUEL TANK OR ANY OF THE COMPONENTS WHEN I BROUGHT IT TO HIM. I SPOKE TO ANOTHER MECHANIC TODAY AND HE SAID IT COULD POSSIBLY BE A FAULTY EMISSIONS VALVE THAT IS LOCATED ON TOP OF THE TANK. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT ON 9/20/19 TO HAVE THE VEHICLE CHECKED OUT AGAIN. I AM CHECKING HERE TO SEE IF OTHERS HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUE AND IF A RECALL WAS EVER AVAILABLE AND IF NOT TOO ADD THIS TO COMPLAINTS.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 26, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11256404
Consumer Location: CADILLAC, MI
VIN: 1FAHP24W68G****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN DRIVING ON MAIN ROAD MITCHELL ST. IN DOWNTOWN CADILLAC, THE AIRBAG LIGHT FLASHED AND STARTED ON SINCE. A FEW NIGHTS AFTER, WHEN STARTING THE CAR, IT WOULD NOT COME ON UNTIL MINUTES AFTER THE CAR STARTED. NOW, IT WILL STAY LIGHT FROM WHEN THE CAR IS RUNNING G UNTIL SHUT OFF.

Components: AIR BAGS

September 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11253542
Consumer Location: SOUTH SHORE, KY
VIN: 1FAHP24W48G****

Summary of Complaint

MY 79 YEAR OLD FATHER-IN-LAW WAS IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT YESTERDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2019. HE WAS AT A STOP SIGN IN THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH OHIO. UPON TAKING OFF FROM A STOP HE WAS HIT NOT BY ONE CAR BUT TWO CARS. MY FATHER IN LAW HAS HAD THIS CAR SINCE 2009 AND THEY HAVE ALWAYS TAKEN CARE OF IT. THEY ONLY HAVE THIS CAR. ANYWAY WHEN HE HIT NONE OF THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED, NONE. HE HIT THE STEERING WHEEL SO HARD THAT WE THOUGHT HE WAS HAVING A HEART ATTACK.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 26, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11193241
Consumer Location: SAN ANGELO, TX
VIN: 1FAHP25W58G****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION AND STRUCK A VEHICLE IN FRONT OF IT AT 20 MPH AND NO AIRBAGS DEPLOYED

Components: AIR BAGS

August 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11191952
Consumer Location: KEWANEE, IL
VIN: 1FAHP25W78G****

Summary of Complaint

I CHECK YEARLY FOR RECALLS ON ALL MY VEHICLES. IN 2016 I FOUND A RECALL ON THE DRIVER FRONTAL AIR BAG. I NOTIFIED GUSTAFSON FORD IN KEWANEE IL 61443 WHERE I PURCHASED MY VEHICLE . I PULLED UP THE RECALL ON MY PHONE AND SHOWED THEM THE RECALL. THEY TOLD ME THEY HAVEN'T RECEIVED ANYTHING FROM FORD REGARDING THIS SO UNTIL THEY DO THEY CAN NOT FIX IT. EVEN THOUGH CAN SEE FORD CLEARLY STATES A RECALL ON MY VEHICLE. AT THAT TIME MY CAR WAS 8/9YRS OLD. I'VE ASKED THEM A FEW TIMES SINCE THEN AND GOT THE SAME ANSWER FROM THEM NOW 2019 AND STILL THE RECALL I BROUGHT TO THEIR ATTENTION IIN 2016 IS STILL NOT FIXED.I ALSO DID NOT RECEIVE A LETTER FROM FORD INFORMING ME OF THE RECALL. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO GET THIS FIXED ? I TRAVEL FOR MY JOB THROUGH OUT ILLINOIS AND IOWA A MINIMUM OF 800 MLS PER MONTH . WAS THE RECALL SENT TO GUSTAFSON FORD KEWANEE IL 61443? IF SO WHY DID THEY TELL ME THEY DON'T HAVE IT AND NOTHING CAN BE DONE UNTIL FORD SENDS THEM THIS NOTICE? PLEASE HELP!! THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE THAT NO ONE WANTS TO FIX. IF I'M HIT DRIVING 75MPH ON THE INTERSTATE I COULD BE SERIOUSLY INJURED OR EVEN KILLED ! THEN WHO WOULD TAKE CARE OF MY 3 CHILDREN AND 77YR OLD GRANDMOTHER? IT'S RIDICULOUS THAT THIS WAS BROUGHT TO GUSTAFSON FORD ATTENTION IN 2016 AND NOW 2019 STILL THE DEFECTIVE AIRBAG IS STILL IN MY CAR. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO DO TO FIX THIS RECALL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).' *PM

Components: POWER TRAIN SERVICE BRAKES

March 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11185889
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAHP24W18G****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION CLUNKS INTO EACH GEAR WHEN DRIVING SLOW. WHEN BRAKE PEDAL IS PRESSED TO MOVE SHIFTER FROM PARK, THERE IS AN ALARM THAT IS FAIRLY LOUD COMING FROM THE DASH. THE BRAKES SEEM TO WORK WELL AND I HAVE MAINTAINED MY OWN VEHICLES, SO THERE IS NO REASON THIS SHOULD BE WRONG WITH THE CAR. IT HAS VERY LOW MILES FOR THE YEAR AND HAS MOSTLY HIGHWAY DRIVING. IT HAS BEEN THIS WAY FOR MONTHS, GETTING PROGRESSIVELY WORSE.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11180586
Consumer Location: HORNELL, NY
VIN: 1FAHP24W58G****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE CRADLE ROTTING, MECHANICS SAID IT'S A COMMON PROBLEM FOR THE MAKE AND MODEL

Components: SEAT BELTS

January 27, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11172418
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAHP24W78G****

Summary of Complaint

APPROXIMATELY 3 MINUTES AFTER TURNING ON THE NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM THE SEATBELT BEGAN TO TIGHTEN ON MY SON, THE DRIVER OF THE CAR. HE PULLED INTO A PARKING SPACE AND TRIED TO LOOSEN THE SEATBELT BUT WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL; THE CAR TURNED OFF AND RESTARTED TO TRY AND RESET THE SEATBELT BUT ALL ATTEMPTS FAILED. THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEATBELT WAS PERMANENTLY LOCKED.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11149497
Consumer Location: RIVERSIDE, CA
VIN: 1FMDKO2W48G****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE I WAS DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY MY CAR STARTED TO IDLE HIGH AND SPEED GAINED WITHOUT ME DOING IT. I TRIED TO PUSH ON THE BRAKE TO SLOW CAR DOWN BUT BRAKE WOULD NOT WORK, I GOT OFF FREEWAY AND PUSHING AS HARD AS I COULD ON THE BRAKE THE CAR SLOWED SOMEWHAT., THERE WAS A HILL WHICH CAUSED ME TO AGAIN GAIN SPEED AND I PUT CAR IN PARK AND TO STOPPED. I TOWED TO AUTO REPAIR AND WHEN COMPUTER TEST WAS RAN NO CODES CAME UP.

Components: STEERING

April 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11122664
Consumer Location: BEAVER FALLS, PA
VIN: 1FAHP25W78G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL SEPARATED FROM THE STEERING SHAFT WITHOUT WARNING. RON LEWIS FORD BEAVER FALLS (201 7TH AVE, BEAVER FALLS, PA 15010, (724) 843-1000) WAS NOTIFIED AND THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 108,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 24, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11113998
Consumer Location: SWEDESBORO, NJ
VIN: 1FMDK06W38G****

Summary of Complaint

CAR ACCIDENT AND BAG FAILED TO DEPLOY

Components: AIR BAGS

July 14, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11112316
Consumer Location: AUBURN, GA
VIN: 1FAHP24W88G****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON HIGHWAY 316 IN MY 2008 FORD TAURUS SEL AND I REAR ENDED A LARGE TRUCK AT A RED LIGHT. I WAS MOVING ABOUT 35-40 MPH. MY FRONT BUMPER AND HOOD WERE TORN APART VERY BADLY. BUT MY DRIVERS AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY. THIS MADE THE WHIPLASH ON MY NECK AND HEAD WAY WORSE THAN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

May 30, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11109868
Consumer Location: HILLIARD, OH
VIN: 1FAHP25W78G****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WOULD SUDDENLY JOLT FORWARD EVEN THOUGH I WAS SECURELY STOPPED AT A LIGHT OR STOP SIGN. SOMETIMES, IT FELT LIKE IT JOLTED FORWARD AS MUCH AS 4 FEET - EVEN THOUGH MY FOOT WAS FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE AT ALL TIMES. (I TRIED TURNING OFF THE A/C TO SEE IF THERE WAS A POWER SURGE CAUSING THE PROBLEM. A/C ON OR OFF MADE NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL.) THIS WOULD HAPPEN SO OFTEN, THAT I WOULD HAVE TO STOP MORE THAN A CAR LENGTH AWAY FROM ALL INTERSECTIONS OR OTHER VEHICLES ALREADY STOPPED SO I WOULD NOT HIT THEM WHEN THE CAR JOLTED. IT BECAME AN EXPECTED EVENT . BRAKES WERE NOT SUFFICIENT TO HOLD THE CAR BACK FROM THESE SUDDEN JOLTS - UNFORTUNATELY. COMING HOME ONE NIGHT, CAR STARTED ACCELERATING BEYOND THE AMOUNT I WAS PUSHING THE GAS PEDAL AND THEN IT SUDDENLY LOST POWER EVEN THOUGH I WAS NOW TRYING TO ACCELERATE. NEW DASH LIGHTS - WRENCH, AIRBAG, AND GAS ALL CAME ON. MILEAGE DISPLAY DISAPPEARED AND, INSTEAD, CAR SHOWED THAT CAR WAS EMPTY OF GAS (I HAD FILLED THE TANK NIGHT BEFORE AND WAS SHOWING "FULL" PRIOR TO THIS SUDDEN CHANGE WITH VEHICLE.) BARELY MADE IT HOME AND CAR DID NOT ACCELERATE ENOUGH TO GO UP THE SLIGHTEST INCLINE OF DRIVEWAY APRON. REPAIR WAS MADE TO TRANSMISSION SPEED SENSOR. LESS THAN A WEEK LATER, I AM NOTICING THE SAME SUDDEN POWER SURGE/SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER. I TRY TO CONVINCE MYSELF THAT IT'S JUST BECAUSE I WAS SO SCARED DRIVING HOME THAT NIGHT. LESS THAN A MONTH, THE CAR IS DOING THE SAME THING AND I AM HAVING IT TOWED BACK TO DEALERSHIP. FROM COMPLAINTS I'VE SEEN ON INTERNET, THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM AND THIS SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO A RECALL. I BELIEVE THE REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE ALSO DEFECTIVE. THE OLDER WOMAN I BOUGHT THE CAR FROM WAS TOLD SHE WAS AT FAULT FOR AN ACCIDENT THAT I NOW BELIEVE WAS COMPLETELY THIS PROBLEM! SHE WAS BEEN TOLD SHE IS NOT ALLOWED TO DRIVE (WHICH IS WHY SHE SOLD ME HER CAR) AND IT IS THE FAULT OF THE CAR!!!!!

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 21, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11103467
Consumer Location: PIGEON FORGE, TN
VIN: 1FAHP24W28G****

Summary of Complaint

THE A/C CONDENSER WHICH HOLDS THE TRANSMISSION FLUID ON THE TOP HAS A CRACK IN IT AND IT IS LEAKING TRANSMISSION FLUID

Components: ENGINE

May 21, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11100212
Consumer Location: HURRICANE, WV
VIN: 1FAHP25W28G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 FORD TAURUS. WHEN REVERSING THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT HEARD AN ABNORMAL NOISE. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, ALL THE WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED AND THEN DIMMED. ON ONE OCCASION, THE VEHICLE STALLED IN THE DRIVEWAY. THE CONTACT CALLED AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE TIMING CHAIN COULD HAVE CAUSED THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 43,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ENGINE

May 23, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11097868
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: 1FAHP24W78G****

Summary of Complaint

1. AFTER BEING IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC THE TRANSMISSION WILL START TO SLIP. I TRY TO PRESS THE GAS AND GO NOWHERE, LIKE I AM STUCK IN 1ST GEAR, I COAST TO A SAFE PLACE AND PUT THE CAR IN PARK START BACK UP AND IT WILL ACT COMPLETELY NORMAL AFTER THAT UNTIL ANOTHER 3 MONTHS DOWN THE LINE. 2. ONCE IN ABOUT 5/6 MONTH I TURN OUT INTO THE STREET AND THE 'ANTI SLIP' FEATURE TURNS ITSELF ON AND IT STOPS ME DEAD IN MY TRACKS. IT SOUNDS HORRIBLE, AND AFTER I RELEASE THE GAS IT WILL STOP. RIGHT NOW THE VEHICLE IS AT THE SHOP AND I REALLY HOPE THEY CAN FIND THE CAUSE OF THIS

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 04, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11091973
Consumer Location: PHENIX CITY, AL
VIN: 1FAHP24W38G****

Summary of Complaint

ON 5/4/18. I HAD BACKED OUT PUT 2008 FORD TAURUS IN DRIVE AND PULLING FORWARD IN TRAFFIC THE CARS RPM REV UP LOADLY AND CAR MOVED SLOWLY FORWARD WITH ON COMING TRAFFIC COMING UP BEHIND ME AND SEVERAL CARS GOING AROUND ME. I PULLED TO LEFT TURNING LANE AND STOPPED. I PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL THEN REVERSE FELT A JERK THEN PARK. I SAT THERE A FEW SECONDS. THE WRENCH LIGHT APPEARED ON DASH. I PUT CAR IN DRIVE AND PROCEEDED HOME. WHILE DRIVING HOME THE RPMS REV UP AGAIN TWICE. I PULLED IN MY DRIVE WAY AS I PUT THE CAR IN REVERSE THE CAR MADE ALOUD CLUNK SOUND AND AGAIN IN PARK THE SAME LOUD CLUNK. IN REGARDS TO RECALL FOR 2008 FORD TAURUS. WEBSITE HTTP://WWW.REVBASE.COM/BBBMOTOR/TSB/DOWNLOAD?PDFID=139970 AND ID=147402 RESPECTIVELY.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

January 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11081110
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAHP24W98G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE PROPERLY. WHILE ACCELERATING FROM A STOP, THE VEHICLE HESITATED TO ACCELERATE AND DROVE VERY SLOWLY WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED TO THE FLOORBOARD. THE VEHICLE WOULD THEN RAPIDLY ACCELERATE AND ALMOST CAUSE THE DRIVER TO LOSE CONTROL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO MOUW FORD (1245 NORTH MAIN AVE, SIOUX CENTER, IA) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WAS FAULTY. THE THROTTLE BODY WAS REPLACED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 81,000. *TT

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE VISIBILITY STRUCTURE SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

January 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10838420
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2008 FORD TAURUS. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO VEHICLE POWER FOLDING EXTERIOR WINDOW SWITCH ISSUES. CONSUMER HAS PREVIOUS CORRESPONDENCE WITH 2 DIFFERENT VEHICLES WITH DIFFERENT ISSUES. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED ACCORDING THE VEHICLE'S DESCRIPTION THE VEHICLE SHOULD HAVE HAD A POWER FOLDING EXTERIOR MIRRORS, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH THIS FEATURE. THE ENGINE KNOCKS AND SHIFTS HARD ON TAKE OFF AND SLOW DOWN. THE BREAK BOOSTER SQUEAKS WHEN DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE FUEL INDICATOR DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY. LASTLY, DURING LONG PERIODS OF RAIN THE CEILING LIGHTS LEAK ONTO THE CONSOLE. *JS

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

January 23, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11064692
Consumer Location: BIRMINGHAM, AL
VIN: 1FAHP25W48G****

Summary of Complaint

ON 1/23/2018, MY 2008 FORD TAURUS EXPERIENCED, FOR THE FIRST (AND SO FAR, ONLY) TIME, THE SAME POWERTRAIN SYMPTOMS DESCRIBED AT FORD TSB NUMBERS 07-21-11 AND 08-26-13 (FOUND AT HTTP://WWW.REVBASE.COM/BBBMOTOR/TSB/DOWNLOADPDF?ID=139970 AND HTTP://WWW.REVBASE.COM/BBBMOTOR/TSB/DOWNLOADPDF?ID=147402, RESPECTIVELY). SPECIFICALLY, WHILE IDLING AT A STOP LIGHT IN PREPARATION FOR A TURN, MY VEHICLE SHIFTED OUT OF GEAR WITH NO INPUT FROM ME. I NOTICED THIS WHEN, AS I ATTEMPTED TO SLOWLY ACCELERATE INTO THE MERGE LANE, THE VEHICLE DID NOT MOVE. THERE WAS NO SOUND OR OTHER SIGN THAT THE VEHICLE HAD SHIFTED OUT OF GEAR SPONTANEOUSLY. I SHIFTED THE VEHICLE INTO REVERSE, AND THE VEHICLE ROLLED BACK AS IT SHOULD. WHEN I SHIFTED BACK INTO DRIVE, THERE WAS A SMALL CLUNK. THE VEHICLE DID NOT RESPOND TO THE ACCELERATOR, UP TO AROUND 1,500 RPMS. I PUT THE CAR IN PARK, AND HEARD/FELT A LARGER CLUNK, AND NOTICED THAT THE YELLOW WRENCH ICON ON THE DASH ILLUMINATED. I TURNED OFF THE ENGINE, WAITED 30 SECONDS, AND RESTARTED THE ENGINE. THE VEHICLE THEN OPERATED NORMALLY FROM THAT POINT FORWARD WITH NO SIGNS OF TRANSMISSION OR SHIFTING ISSUES. THE YELLOW WRENCH LIGHT DID NOT REAPPEAR, AND NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT HAS ILLUMINATED SINCE THAT TIME. I HAVE DRIVEN APPROXIMATELY 100 MILES AND 6 DRIVE CYCLES SINCE THAT TIME WITH NO SYMPTOMS. MY RESEARCH INTO THIS ISSUE IDENTIFIED THE ABOVE TSBS AND I CONTACTED FORD DIRECTLY ABOUT THE ISSUE. THEY TOLD ME THAT, WHILE THOSE TSBS DO APPLY TO THE SAME MODEL AND YEAR OF VEHICLE, MY VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED ON THE LIST. THEY SAID I NEEDED TO HAVE MY VEHICLE INSPECTED BY NHTSA SO THAT IT CAN BE ADDED TO THIS LIST.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

August 07, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11031823
Consumer Location: ZIONSVILLE, IN
VIN: 1FAHP24W98G****

Summary of Complaint

THE FORD TAURUS SEL HAS 237,836 MILES ON IT. TWO TIMES WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE ON THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAY THEN ON A COUNTY ROAD THE DASH SHOWED ALL ZEROS AND THE CAR LOST POWER. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. THE CAR EXHIBITED SLOW ACCELERATION AND UNUSUAL SHIFTING. I TOOK IT AND HAD THE OBD CODE READ. THE CODE INDICATED THAT IT WAS A SPEED SENSOR IN THE TRANSMISSION (P720). THE CODE WAS RESET AND THE CAR IS CURRENTLY BEING DRIVEN. IT HAPPENED TWICE WITHIN A TWO-WEEK PERIOD. I OWN TWO 2008 FORD TAURUS AND IT HAPPENED ON THE SAME DAY TO BOTH OF THEM. I WILL BE FILING INCIDENT INFORMATION ON THE OTHER VEHICLE TOO.

Components: ENGINE

September 18, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 11024077
Consumer Location: FAIR OAKS, CA
VIN: 1FAHP24WX8G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. PRIOR TO EACH FAILURE, ALL OF THE LIGHTS ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL ILLUMINATED AND THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE. FUTURE FORD IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND REPLACED THE FUEL INJECTOR AND THE FUEL INJECTION SENSOR, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER, BUT THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED THROUGH DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES AND STATED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 75,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

May 10, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10984773
Consumer Location: LENOIR, NC
VIN: 1FAHP24W48G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, ONE OF THE ENGINE CYLINDERS MISFIRED AND THE SPEED DRASTICALLY REDUCED TO 35 MPH. THE CONTACT COASTED THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND NOTICED THE IGNITION COIL WAS MELTED UNDER THE HOOD. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE DEALER STATED THAT IF THERE WAS NO MISFIRE ON THE COIL, IT WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT REPLACED THE COIL BUT, MOMENTS LATER, THE NEW COIL OVERHEATED AND MELTED THE PCM. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THEY DID NOT THINK IT WAS A SAFETY CONCERN. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 174,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

March 25, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10971005
Consumer Location: ALLIANCE, NE
VIN: 1FAHP24W58G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 75 MPH, THE VEHICLE JERKED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT DROVE AND STOPPED AT THE INTERSTATE WHERE SHE NOTICED A STRONG BURNING ODOR COMING FROM THE VEHICLE, WHICH CAUSED BREATHING ISSUES. THE CONTACT HAD TO OPEN THE WINDOWS WHILE DRIVING. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE ENGINE LIGHT FAILED TO TURN ON. ONCE THE CONTACT SHUT OFF AND RESTARTED THE VEHICLE, THE ENGINE LIGHT TURNED ON. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE COIL PLUGS, PCM, AND COMPUTER BURNED OUT AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,197.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 06, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10958984
Consumer Location: DICKINSON, TX
VIN: 1FAHP24WX8G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH, THE FUEL, PRESSURE SENSOR FAULT, AND THROTTLE CONTROL TRANSMISSION WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE GEAR SHIFTER REQUIRED EXCESSIVE FORCE WHEN ATTEMPTED TO SHIFT OUT OF PARK. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SPEEDOMETER GAUGE FAILED TO PROVIDE THE ACCURATE READING. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

February 24, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10958299
Consumer Location: LAPORTE, IN
VIN: 1FAHP25W88G****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING AND HEAR A POPPING NOISE AT THE REAR OF THE CAR GOING OVER BUMPS IN THE ROAD. MORE SO WITHOUT WEIGHT IN THE BACK AND IF ROCKING SIDE TO SIDE ON UNEVEN ROADS. TOOK TO DEALER ON NEXT AVAILABLE APPOINTMENT AND WAS TOLD DRIVER SIDE REAR SPRING BROKEN. HAD IT REPAIRED THE NEXT DAY AT MY OWN EXPENSE. I WAS TOLD IT WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE IT THE WAY IT WAS. THIS I KNOW, BECAUSE I HAD A 1995 FORD TAURUS THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER SPRING BROKE AND RUBBED A GROOVE INTO MY TIRE WHILE I WAS DRIVING UNDER 15 MILES PER HOUR. THERE HAVE BEEN MANY RECALLS FROM FORD AND I DID NOT RECEIVE MOST OF THEM. I'VE LIVED IN THE SAME PLACE FOR 13 YRS BEFORE I BOUGHT A HOME AND HAVE BEEN HERE 11 YRS. MY 1995 WAS KEPT OUT SIDE AND MY 2008 HAS BEEN GARAGE KEPT SINCE BOUGHT BRAND NEW. THE 1995 WAS A YEAR OLD WHEN I BOUGHT IT. THIS SEEMS TO BE AN ONGOING PROBLEM WITH THE TAURUSES. SAME DRIVER, 2 DIFFERENT YRS, HOUSED DIFFERENTLY AND BROKEN SPRINGS. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE.

Components: STEERING

January 11, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10945270
Consumer Location: OAK CREEK, WI
VIN: 1FARP24W98G****

Summary of Complaint

POWER STEERING WENT WHILE DRIVING IN WET ICY CONDITIONS. SEEMS TO GO IN AND OUT NOW, USUALLY OUT. CHECKED FLUID LEVELS AND THEY ARE FINE. SEEMS TO WORK MAKING LEFT TURNS WITH ENGINE AT HIGHER RPMS. EVERYTHING I'M READING POINTS TO THE RACK AND PINION STEERING FAILURE. THIS IS A HEAVY CAR AND DANGEROUS TO DRIVE WITHOUT POWER STEERING.1 REPAIR COST RANGE BETWEEN $800 AND $1,300.

Components: STEERING

February 14, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10938501
Consumer Location: BEATRICE, NE
VIN: 1FAHP24W98G****

Summary of Complaint

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL, I HAVE A VERY HARD TIME. I AM OVER 6', AND WEIGH 230 LBS. MY WIFE IS SMALLER, AND SHE HAS ONE HECK OF A TIME TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. AFTER READING PROBLEMS OTHER PEOPLE HAVE HAD, I DECIDED TO FILE A COMPLAINT. IT IS NOT SAFE. I BELIEVE A RECALL IS IN ORDER FOR FORD TO TAKE CARE OF THIS PROBLEM, NOT THE OWNERS OF THE VEHICLE.

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