Automatic Transmission problems of the 2003 Ford Taurus
56 problems linked to automatic transmission have been reported for the 2003 Ford Taurus.
Automatic Transmission problem #1
The car involved is a 2003 Ford Taurus. The VIN of the problem Taurus is 1FAFP53U23_. The transmission just stopped working with no prior indications of any problems. I have been told that it was the torque linkage that needs to be replaced. When I looked this up I line I saw many people who have had the same problem. It was Tue., Jan. 31, 2012 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
Automatic Transmission problem #2
The car was a 2003 Ford Taurus. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FAFP53U83_. I got this car in 2009 around about November. By March 2010, the transmission went out on me with no warning. Got another transmission now March 2012 I just found out to have my transmission rebuilt again and I cannot afford to have it rebuilt again. How long do a transmission suppose to last in a Ford Taurus anyway. I mean will I have to have my transmission rebuilt every two years as long as I own this car?. This automatic transmission issue occurred March 12, 2010.
Automatic Transmission problem #3
The car involved was a 2003 Ford Taurus. The VIN of the problem Taurus is 1FAFP53213_. Cruise control was set at 70 when the car all-of-the-sudden accelerated out of my control to the highest possible rpm and then snapped at about 90, rendering my car completely useless. I found myself coasting w/ very little control, out in the middle of nowhere, 5 miles from the nearest exit. Cost over $2000 out-of-pocket to completely replace 200 transmission-related parts. It was Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
Automatic Transmission problem #4
I am disabled and my son and I had the same type of car a 2003 Ford Taurus. About a year ago my sons car just suddenly had its transmission stop working he said there was no signs before it happened, but I thought he was just not paying attention. Well today 03/31/12 my 2003 Taurus did the exact same thing and there was no warning it just was like it was kicked out of gear. I depend on my car because of my physical condition. However being left stranded at the side of the road without any help was a big problem. It was 03/31/2012 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
Automatic Transmission problem #5
The vehicle was a 2003 Ford Taurus. Transmission quit while driving. The failure date was Jun. 11, 2011.
Automatic Transmission problem #6
The car was a 2003 Ford Taurus. As I was driving down a busy freeway heading to work at 70 mph my car just stopped accelerating. . . It scared me so bad I almost sideswiped a car next to me just in reaction to get off the road because there was a semi behind me. My cruise had tried to keep up with the 70 mph I set it at but it couldnt so the rpms went sky high and my gas pedal went straight to the floor. It left me stranded on the side of a busy freeway while speeding cars were flying by me, so I also could have gotten sideswiped there, ive seen it many times on tv with parked cars on the side of a freeway. Im not going to have a car for a long time until the transmission is fixed. And how im going to get the money for it I have no clue. I cant get to work I dont make money to get it fixed. Ford should recall because its happened to so many people and its not our fault, its theirs for building a faulty car. My car barely has 87,000 miles on it, a cars transmission should not go out at 87,000 miles. My old car had 180,000 miles and never had an issue like that. I may be going to a new car company next car if Ford doesnt fix this issue. Im lucky I had quick reaction time and I knew how to handle the car or I would be done for, this is absolutely a safety issue and Ford wont admit that. It was Tue., Jun. 21, 2011 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
Automatic Transmission problem #7
The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Ford Taurus. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FAFP55S23_. 2003 Fordtaurus ses 3. 0l v6 55000 miles, setting traffic light, light turned green went 50ft. Transmission dis-engaged could not get it to re-engage (no r or d) had car towed to transmission shop. Writing this complaint due to the large number of people who have had the same problem. Ford should do a recall for the number complaints for this problem. This issue happened on 07/09/2011.
Automatic Transmission problem #8
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Ford Taurus. The contact stated while driving 65 mph the vehicle stalled and the contact was able to shift the vehicle into neutral then back to drive gear. The vehicle stalled; however, the contact was able to drive onto the emergency lane. After the vehicle cooled down, the contact attempted to restart the vehicle and it failed to start. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic who informed the contact that the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer advised the contact that there were no related recalls. The contact stated the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The failure mileage was 62,000. It was Jul. 21, 2011 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
Automatic Transmission problem #9
The vehicle is a 2003 Ford Taurus. While driving on a city street the transmission of the car went out without any warnings. The car was recently serviced and only had 65'k miles. After some searching this seems like a very common problem even at low miles. This issue happened on Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2011.
Automatic Transmission problem #10
I was driving my 2003 Ford Taurus ses to work on 8/4/11 and without warning the car stopped going! my car currently has +/- 126,000 miles on it. It still was running, just none of the gears worked. I was lucky that I go to work at 7:00am and traffic was very light! I was also lucky to coast to a nearby parking lot out of the flow of traffic. This all happened without warning and the car hadf been running fine leading up to this! I have researched online and found many others with the same issue, hopefully Ford will do something about it! I will at least call the local Ford dealership to get their opinion, but will probably take it somewhere else as I am pretty sure the price will be better! it sounds like Ford needs to step up to the plate and make this right!. This issue happened on Aug. 4, 2011.
Automatic Transmission problem #11
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Ford Taurus. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FAFP53U83_. Drove home from work. . . No problems. . . Went out on 8/25/2011. . Stopped at a red light. . . Everything was fine. . . Went about 50 feet. . . Transmission dis-engaged and coasted to the side of the road. . . Got towed home . Transmission shifts fine but wont engage . It was 08/25/2011 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
Automatic Transmission problem #12
2003 Ford Taurus ses, automatic-transmission. Was driving the car and had just made a right hand turn. The engine started to over-rev and there was no power being trnasmitted to the wheels. The engine runs fine but no matter what gear is selected from reverse to drive there is no power being transmitted to the wheels. This is a safety risk as had this happend while at highway speed or crossing an intersection could easliy have resulted in serious injuires or death. There are numerous complaints of this problem with Ford taking no responsibility. It was Friday, August 26, 2011 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
Automatic Transmission problem #13
VIN of the vehicle was 1FAFP53U93_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2003 Ford Taurus. The contact stated after coming to a complete stop and preparing to move the vehicle, the rpms increased and the vehicle did not move. The vehicle was towed to her residence and will be towed to a mechanic shop. The dealer stated the repair cost was $3000 to replace the transmission. The manufacturer was contacted and stated no recalls were issued for the failure, and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 75,000. This issue happened on August 26, 2011.
Automatic Transmission problem #14
The car involved was a 2003 Ford Taurus. When attempting to accelerate the transmission malfunctioned without warning. As a result the vehicle jerked back and forth and produced a " roaring" sound. Please provide additional information. This automatic transmission problem happened on Jul. 15, 2004.
Automatic Transmission problem #15
The VIN of this vehicle was 1FAFP53U03_. 2003 Ford Taurus se - the vehicle in question has stopped twice while coming to a complete stop. I have questioned mechanics and they have said that it is most likely an issue with the electronic transmission's computer. But if they can't reinact it, they can't fix it. We are now experiencing additional problems with the transmission. The vehicle now "jumps" forward randomly. The rpm's increase when we are breaking and our foot is not on the "gas" pedal. This problem occurred on Mar. 9, 2004.
Automatic Transmission problem #16
The car involved is a 2003 Ford Taurus. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford Taurus is 1FAFP53273_. When slowing down, the vehicle lurched forward. This started after the transmission was serviced. The manufacturer needed to have the problem duplicated before the problem could be resolved. This issue happened on 10/05/2004.
Automatic Transmission problem #17
The vehicle was a 2003 Ford Taurus. Power traim: transmission while I was driving the car would not move when I stepped on the gas peddle. The failure date was Wed., Aug. 17, 2005.
Automatic Transmission problem #18
My 2003 Ford Taurus's transmission died as I was driving my sons to school at 45 mph, completely without warning. It was February 3, 2006 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
Automatic Transmission problem #19
The car involved is a 2003 Ford Taurus. Transmission went out completely. Car went into free roll. Caused serious personal problems financially. This issue happened on 01/27/06.
Automatic Transmission problem #20
The car involved is a 2003 Ford Taurus. As with thousands of other 2003 Taurus owners, I also have water leaking into the passenger side compartment from a design/manufacturing flaw. I also replaced the heater fan which I found to be full of water. I am also very, very unhappy with the idea that this is obviously a design flaw and Ford won't make it right because they're not having their feet held to the fire by a government agency. But wait, there's more. The automatic transmission on this car has occasionally done what is called a "neutral drop". While starting out from a stop in "drive", the transmission has (on three occasions) not engaged until the engine has reached about 2000 rpm. The resultant effect from this surprise engagement can only be described as the feeling of having someone run into the back of the car. The car was taken to the dealer where it was purchased, tests were run with no error codes found for any transmission malfunctions. Apparently the computer's memory is selective. I used to have a wife like that. I've purchased five Fords since 1994 and have had serious design/manufacturer problems with all of them. Do you think I'll buy another one? I have a long memory, and that's it for me. This problem occurred on 10/11/06.
Automatic Transmission problem #21
The car involved was a 2003 Ford Taurus. : the contact stated the vehicle's transmission warning light illuminated. The service dealer determined the transmission needed to be replaced. No repairs were made. This issue happened on Wed., Nov. 1, 2006.
Automatic Transmission problem #22
The vehicle is a 2003 Ford Taurus. The VIN of the car is 1FAFP55U63_. Stopped at red light, was unable to move car when light turned green. No warning whatsoever. Had car towed to local shop who diagnosed as major transmission work needed and suggested I contact Ford for assistance. I contacted Ford and they advised I take to local Ford dealer and they would try to work with me on "financial assistance". Dulaney Lincoln Mercury Ford dealer replaced entire transmission. They advised the cost was $3100, Ford covered all but $1000 labor portion & tow bills. It was Tuesday, March 20, 2007 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
Automatic Transmission problem #23
The car is a 2003 Ford Taurus. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FAFP55S13_. Without warning, transmission went out, after midnight in 30 degree weather, miles from home. Third such occurrence with same product. Problem will not be fixed in the near future due to being unemployed. It was 01/01/09 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
Automatic Transmission problem #24
The car involved was a 2003 Ford Taurus. I was driving the Saturday after thanksgiving 2007, was stopped at a stop sign went to pull away and make a turn then car stopped moving. I was on a two lane road, with cars coming behind me. I started car back up and put into gear, would not move. Had towed to work (Subaru, Lincoln, Mercury of beechmont). Our tech looked at on Monday and told needed a transmission. Ford l/m would not help with any cover of the repair. The car had 83,412 miles at that time. I had to put a used transmission in, which is bad and put another transmission in and that one is bad but drivable. . . . I Ford knows there is a problem they should fix it before someone gets hurt or killed. I did call Ford CO and the rep was not pleasant and really did not want to take me information, they did and nothing was done. . It was Thursday, November 29, 2007 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
Automatic Transmission problem #25
The car involved is a 2003 Ford Taurus. The VIN of this Taurus is 1FAFP55U23_. June 12, 2009 drive time 7300 e. Hampton Ave. Mesa, az 85209 to whom this may concern: my name is andrea m. Love. May 14, 2009 was the happiest day of my life because I purchased my first new car, a 2003 Ford Taurus ses from drive time at 11247 e. Colonial drive, orlando, FL 32817. The color is a beautiful dark cherry red, the interior and exterior looks magnificent; its roomy for my family and best of all its my first new car. Ive seen the many advertisements on television and thought to myself everyone cant get approved like they say. I went online and filled out the application and to my surprise the next day I received an email and a telephone call that I was approved and needed to come into the office to speak with a sales person. I called my entire family and all my friends and told them the great news I had just received because a week prior I had a very traumatic experience. On may 19, 2009 it rained from sun up to sun down and it was forecasted to rain the rest of the week, so my children asked me to drive them to school the next day. When my daughter opened the passenger side door to get in, she stepped into a three inch puddle of water. At the same time the battery light was flashing on and off. On Wednesday the 20th I called the drive time service center to make an appointment to have the leak looked at and repaired. The next day I took off work to take my car in to aamco transmissions and was told they could not find where the leak was coming from and that the alternator was bad, but the battery was okay. They replaced the alternator and said I needed to call the service center back to find another repair center to have the water leak checked out. I had to go another day cleaning water out of the car and buying air fresheners to rid the car of a nasty mildew smell. Thursday, may 21st I called the service center again and told them what repairs I had received. This problem occurred on May. 19, 2009.