Ford Taurus owners have reported 5 problems related to automatic transmission column shift (under the power train category).
The internet says my 1996 Taurus has been recalled for a park pawl problem. The NHTSA says that 400,000 1996 Taurus cars are effected. My car won't stay in park,so I called 2 local Ford dealerships and they gave the runaround stating that my particular car has not been recalled. Please advise. My VIN# is 1falp 52u8t a1018 63 I want Ford to authorize this repair. Thank you. Stephen blank
407 hamilton Ave. Linwood,n. J. 08221-1516
See all problems of the 1996 Ford Taurus.
While trying to shift automatic transmission from park to drive the tranmission cable broke causing the vehicle not able to shift back into park.
See all problems of the 2000 Ford Taurus.
Shift cable broke. Manufacturer has been notified.
See all problems of the 1997 Ford Taurus.
Transaxle had internal parts failure. Transaxle made a loud noise, then vehicle would not move in drive or reverse.
When vehicle was placed in park, and when it was started later in the day, vehicle was unable to move. Shifter cable broke, causing consumer not to be able to change any of the gears. Shifter cable braking is due to design flaw and many other consumers had this problem. The manufacturer did not issue recall notice but is aware of the problem.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||
|Manual Transmission problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||