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Anti-theft Controller problems of the 2003 Ford Taurus



Three problems related to anti-theft controller have been reported for the 2003 Ford Taurus.

car   Anti-theft Controller problem 1
Failure Date: 01/14/2011

1st occurance: driving on freeway, all electrical power lost except antitheft light on dash on. Turn signals not functioning, was lucky to get to shoulder, no hazards worked while on shoulder. Stranded for approx 1 hr when all power came back and car functioned normally. 2nd occurance; car was parked at work, antitheft light on and all electrical dead leaving driver stranded. Will be towing to Ford dealership it it doesn't start tomorrow.

car   Anti-theft Controller problem 2
Failure Date: 04/10/2008

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Taurus. While driving 55 mph, the anti-theft warning light illuminated and the vehicle lost all power and shut off. The dealer replaced a sensor at the cost of $400, but the failure continued. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times and they replaced the sensor again. The automatic control and powertrain control modules were replaced and a new computer was installed; however, the failure continued. During the final time the vehicle was taken to the dealer, they stated that an engineer would be flown in to determine the cause of the failure. The engineer concluded that the vehicle was losing 2. 4 volts while driving, which caused it to shut off. Bypass wires were installed on the vehicle in an attempt to get it to operate correctly. The vehicle was in the shop for over 30 days and is currently awaiting repairs. The failure mileage was 65,000 and failure mileage was 66,693. Updated 09/25/08 updated 09/26/08.

car   Anti-theft Controller problem 3
Failure Date: 07/01/2007

Anti-theft system failing, causing vehicle to shut off while driving.