Ford Taurus owners have reported 13 problems related to brake grinding noise (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Taurus based on all problems reported for the Taurus.
I have a 2012 Ford Taurus sel with approximately 28,000 miles. The brakes are making a grinding noise. When I took the card to the Ford dealer, wade Ford, in smyrna GA, I was advised that the brake rotors have rusted. I was also advised that this could not be fixed under warranty. I think this is a defect in the rotors. I have never had rotors to rust. For brake rotors to rust after 2 years and 28,000 miles is an obvious safety hazard and this car should be recalled immediately. The federal government should do something about this.
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This is the second occasion in two weeks. One surge occurred from a full stop and the abs brakes didn't stop the vehicle before bumper impact. Second accident was when I was traveling 20-30 mph and went to stop and the car surge with the abs foot pedal pressed as hard as possible. The abs brakes made a noise 3 times before impact to rear bumper / spare tire. In addition I have complained to my dealership the last 3 service visits that the right side of the front brakes make a grinding noise sporadically when braking. I have also experienced loss of power while on a highway (very scary).
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While driving at any speed the front brakes would make a grinding noise. I had the Ford dealer diagnose and according to them a TSB was put out by Ford to replace the rear brakes. The rear brakes were replaced and the noise is till there.
Ford Taurus 2003 ses, engine 3. 0l car was purchased on may 28, 2011. Left side electrical along with components of the turn signal snap back when attempting to use this safety feature made for vehicles. On 06/15/2011 the front right brakes of the vehicle went out and required the vehicle to be towed to a local repair shop. During the drive home which was from a distance of about 20 miles I experienced uncontrollable steering and almost lost control of the vehicle. The replaced brake caliper bolt came loose and was lost along the highway. On 07/19/2011 after the vehicle was towed back to the repair shop the a/c compressor had failed again along with the transmission as the transmission was slipping roughly during normal driving conditions. The vehicle was towed and was blowing hot, brakes grinding, transmission flare shifting 2-3 shift. Repair shop stated slipping at 30mph and stated rebuilt transmission. During a week period around 07/22/2011 the brakes were grinding again and the lower ball joints were installed. Transmission slipping around 30mph and ac was still blowing hot. Transmission was rebuilt during this time frame due to flare shift 2-3 shift. Vehicle was towed back to the shop each time. 08/17/2011 check engine light on, transmission does not shift, grinding noise when accelerate and brake, a/c blows hot. On 08/31/2011 the transmission would not shift, stated need to replace all electronics in transmission, one or more solenoids are defect. 09/12/2011 odometer 112377 out o. On 09/20/2012 mil 140,768. Balanced 55 series and above rear right wheels balanced parts for flat with plug. Vehicle was inspected for power steering fluid and it was normal. The vehicle jumps when put in reverse and into gear and seems to want to stay on cruise control. I will post further comments to my complaint as there is not enough space for facts.
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During routine city driving, moderate braking produces significant grinding noise and associated vibration in brake pedal. Braking action is still good, but noise produces a significant distraction which creates tendency for the driver to release brake pressure to eliminate the noise. Failure seems to occur during all types of weather and driving conditions, but is most often observed when moisture is present either in humid weather or precipitation. Dealer checked rotors and pads within tolerances and all calipers appear in order. Dealer cannot diagnose the problem, but admits other drivers have reported the exact same issue in the same model year and trim.
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that when braking from any speed, a grinding noise could be heard coming from the brakes. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where all of the rotors and drums were replaced. Approximately three months after repairs, the contact was driving approximately 35 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and it was taken to an authorized dealer where the throttle body was replaced. The failure mileage was 2,000 and the current mileage was 8,300. The VIN was unavailable.
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving the vehicle there was a steady grinding noise. The failure seemed to occur more often when he made a left turn. Over time, the failure became progressively worse. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The grinding noise was still present. The failure was diagnosed by the dealer twice. The contact refused to pick up the vehicle until it was repaired. The dealer later stated that the failure may have been caused by a pin in the caliper. There is a related technical service bulletin, NHTSA item number 10032611, service brakes, anti-lock, control unit/module. The current and failure mileages were approximately 4700. Updated 12/01/10. The consumer stated he continued to hear noises updated 12/14/jb.
2010 Ford Taurus sho- when brakes are applied grinding noise is heard. Happened after about 1000 mi. , dealer replaced pads. . Most prevalent when weather is colder. Was good for awhile but started again after 9000 mi. ! brought back to dealer, says he will change rotors and pads this time. Hope this does it, I'm getting tired of trips to the dealer!.
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Taurus. There was a loud grinding noise when the vehicle came to a stop and the brakes were engaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer four times and they were unable to diagnose the failure. The brakes, rotors and pads have been replaced and the noise has become louder. The manufacturer was called and they are trying to reach the dealer but to no avail. Each time the manufacturer called the dealer there was no answer. A report was filed with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 800.
2008 Ford Taurus with 20250 miles has excessive brake drag, causing deep groves worn into the rotors. When I apply the brakes they make a grinding noise and they are rubbing as I drive down the road, thus the calipers are not releasing all the way. It is obvious the rotors are too soft. At 16500 I complained to szott Ford in holly michigan and they wanted to charge me 139. 00 to turn one rotor! I asked if the brake pads were worn they said no, I had dirt in the calipers? now three of my rotors are worn. I know this was a problem on the Ford 500. Why is this not covered?.
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Consumer states that he is having problems with the abs. The consumer stated that when he was traveling at about 35-40 mph and attempting to make a stop, the brakes made a grinding noise, then after he pumped the brakes he heard a noise and the vehicle did not stop. He stated he has taken the vehicle to the midas brakes shop and was told that, the problem lies within his abs. He stated he has only had the vehicle 6 mos and has been having this problem since he obtained the vehicle.
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My 2000 Ford Taurus was expericing a grinding noise upon braking during slow speed stops. Had Ford dealer check brake componants and they found that the abs sensing rings were cracked. When asked why theses ring were cracked I was told by the service manager at ray price Ford in mt pocono PA. That this was do to" poor wormanship".
The vehicle experienced grinding noise on the rear passenger side. The brake rotors could not be resurfaced because they were too thin. The consumer felt that the elimination of the warning indicator on the rear brake pads could pose a hazard because sudden brake failure could occur without warning.
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|Service Brakes problems||
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||
|Brake Foundation Components problems||
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||
|Brake Disc Pads problems||
|Brake Pedal And Linkage problems||
|Brake Light On problems||
|Brakes Failed problems||
|Brake Disc problems||