16 problems related to car accelerates on its own have been reported for the 1998 Ford Taurus. The most recently reported issues are listed below.
On a couple of occasions, after I brought my 1998 Ford Taurus to full stop, with the gear in park, the engine continued to accelerate rapidly, very rapidly. I am taking it to my mechanic to check out.
Vehicle has had two incidents that may be related to faulty acceleration. Perhaps you need to investigate older Ford Taurus for problems currently under review on 2006, etc. Dates and mileage are approx. I do not have reports available. Vehicle had speed control. While attempting to park the accelerator suddenly revved up when I hit the brakes. Happened so suddenly the car went out of control bounced over parking lot bump and hit other vehicles causing damages to those as well as my vehicle and injury to me as well as cost me a ticket. That was in 2006 as I recall. In January, 2009 or December, 2008 the accelerator suddenly revved up again when I was pulling into traffic from a parking lot on to the highway. I shut off the engine and volunteers helped push the vehicle off the road. I had it towed and have had it stored in my driveway since. No one has ever scanned, etc. To determine what was wrong. Is it safe to even sell to anyone? mileage for the second incident was approx. 147000. I have a mandate from the city to remove the vehicle by may, 2012 or face fines therefore if you need anything test needs done before then. Message phone only included.
Uncontrolled rapid acceleration experienced while backing up. Due to slow speed at time of incident was able to engage brakes fully to slow vehicle, shift to neutral and turn off engine avoiding accident. Throttle had returned to normal upon restart.
I have a 1998 Ford Taurus station wagon. On 5 occasions the car went into a sudden acceleration while I was stopped with my foot on the brake or while I was slowing down to stop. In each case I would press hard on the brake in order to hold the car and immediately shift out of gear. In the first two incidents, brake pressure would hold the car until I got it out of gear. In the later incidents brake pressure would only slow the forward motion. The engine rush was so great that the car would not stop until it was out of gear. On 2 of these 5 occasions I narrowly avoided an accident. The dealer has been looking into this and has been trying to find the cause, so far without success. The date given below is an estimate of the first time that this occurred.
When vehicle is put into reverse the vehicle suddenly accelerates. . When the vehicle was placed in reverse, it suddenly accelerated out of control and crashed.
Consumer experienced a period of sudden acceleration, which overpowered the vehicles brakes. The consumer was able to steer the vehicle into a parking lot where he lost control and hit a brick, as a result the vehicle was totaled and the consumer sustaining multiple bruises to body.
Whwn I removed my oot from the gas pedal the car suddendly accelerated (full throtle). I could not stop the car by applying brakes. The car got out of control and ran into awall.
While driving, driver removed feet from gas pedal, engine started running at a full throttle, causing sudden acceleration at a high speed, vehicle turned at a 360 degree angle. Vehicle stopped when it hit a wall.
The contact owns a 1998 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that when shifting from reverse to park or from drive to park, the vehicle would rapidly accelerate. The engine rpms increased excessively and the contact shifted into park as he turned the engine off in order to stop the failure. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic or to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 120,000.
While pulling into a parking space with foot on brake, car suddenly accelerated and crashed. Dealer could not identify the defect. Damage: $1,500. This is a serious saftey problem that has been repeatedly reported for model years 1996 through 1999. Why hasn't the government taken any action? I wonder how many people did not live to tell about it. I was one of the fortunate ones. This not only puts the driver and passengers in jeopardy, but pedestrians as well!.
Idle air control (iac) valve stuck, causing sudden acceleration and crash into a business sign. Assumed driver error since no other apparent cause. After repairs, on January 24, 2000, throttle opened suddenly again causing car to accelerate in reverse while backing from residence garage. No damage this time. Later same day at highway speed, throttle again opened but was brought under control.
Sudden acceleration without operator action. In October '99, the vehicle was on the highway traveling forward when it began to accelerate. The operator stepped on the brakes hard for a while and the acceleration stopped. In January '00 the car was parked in the operator's garage. The operator started the vehicle and then the rpm's picked up to a level way above normal fast idle. The operator noticed that the accelerator pedal had no resistance. The dealer was notified this time and he sent 2 mechanics to inspect. The dealer replied that everything was "ok".
Vehicle experienced sudden acceleration while backing up, resulting in collision with other vehicles. Mjs.
Vehicle experienced sudden acceleration as driver was putting vehicle into park resulting in vehicle hitting a wall.
While driving vehicle consumer commenced to slow down by applying brakes, vehicle suddenly accelerated out of control for unknown reason. Vehicle taken to dealer and problem cannot be duplicated at this time.
Unintended acceleration, revving with high idle while parked. Owner has rear ended another vehicle due to the unwanted acceleration kicking in when braking. Owner has had a total of 3 occurrences; August 13th/ 15th and 22nd of 2002. Please describe details.