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Brake Master Cylinder Problems of Ford Taurus



Ford Taurus owners have reported 15 problems related to brake master cylinder (under the service brakes category).

car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 2006 Ford Taurus 1
Failure Date: 09/09/2014

I suddenly found that my brakes were not working properly when I was going around 50 mph. Took it to the mechanic and he told me that I needed to replace the brake master cylinder and the brake booster. He told me that he sees this problem more with Fords. When I googled a review of the Ford Taurus 2006, the very first consumer feedback that showed up stated that he needed the replace the brake master cylinder right after he got it. I bet Ford knows about this problem. It is so scary to find yourself on the highway without proper working brakes.

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car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 2010 Ford Taurus 2
Failure Date: 01/07/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard when engaged, however the vehicle did stop. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The technician replaced the master cylinder. In addition, the contact was advised that the hydraulic control module was faulty and would be replaced once the part became available. The vehicle remained at the dealer until further repair. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 03/12/lj the abs module needed to be replaced. 03/21/14.

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car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 3
Failure Date: 08/09/2013

After purchasing this vehicle used for very little money, I had a lot of work done including some brake work. The brakes completely failed while my son in law was slowing to exit an interstate highway. My son in law drove the car off of the road, into a city park to avoid an accident. I spoke to several mechanics. All of them insisted that the whole brake system could not fail at the same time. A good friend of mine, who is not a mechanic, agreed with the mechanics that a total failure was impossible. This friend said he would drive the car for a while to prove to me that my son in law must have mistakenly hit the accelerator instead of the gas. After driving the car for a couple of weeks, he had an identical experience - total loss of brakes. Fortunately, it happened as he was parking the car and was already moving very slowly. After that I had the master cylinder replaced since it was the only major part in the brake system that had not yet been replaced. Again, I spoke with more mechanics, including some Ford dealership mechanics. They did not think that the master cylinder could cause a total failure, but could not come up with anything that could do this. Within a couple of weeks, the brakes failed completely again. I was already worried that the problem might not be solved, so we had been driving extra slowly and carefully. I could not in good conscience sell or trade this vehicle so I took it to someone who could help me dismantle the car before junking it to make sure it did not return to service.

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car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 4
Failure Date: 10/11/2012

Tl-the contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated while driving approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal was depressed without a response. The vehicle then slightly crashed into the preceding vehicle. There was no personal injuries. A police was report was filed. The vehicle was able to be driven cautiously. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the master cylinder was replaced. The failure recurred which caused another crash. The vehicle was destroyed and the driver sustained neck injury. A police report was filed for the second incident. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000. Js.

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car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 2004 Ford Taurus 5
Failure Date: 12/13/2008

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Taurus. While driving 45 mph the contact had to suddenly apply the brakes to stop the vehicle and the master cylinder failed. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to have the master cylinder repaired. The dealer stated that too much pressure caused the master cylinder to malfunction. This is the second time in a year the the contact had to replace the master cylinder. The contact is concerned that when the master cylinder malfunctions a crash could occur. The failure mileage was 48,000.

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car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 6
Failure Date: 06/03/2006

Total brake system failure I was driving the vehicle at medium speed, and pressed the brakes to slow down at the curve. To my horror the brake pedal went down all the way without slowing the car at all. There was no brake warning light. The brakes came back briefly after pressing a few times, but went off again at the next stop light. The car ran through a red light, but fortunately there was no cross traffic. I pulled over slowing it down and put it into park. We got the car towed to the nearest brakes repair shop. The mechanic has informed us that the cause is an "internal leak in the master cylinder".

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car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 7
Failure Date: 11/17/2004

Brake failure in the Ford Taurus 2001 131,000 miles VIN # 1fafp52u81a133903 major accident avoided (master cylinder failure) life or death safety issue w/ the Ford Taurus 2001 regarding the "brakes". Yesterday I had a complete "brake failure" without any warning and or sign of a problem. As it turned out it was the master cylinder that "failed". The brake fluid container in the engine compartment was full even long after the incident. I was traveling across a five mile bridge (howard franklin) from clearwater to tampa at 70 miles per hour w/ no vehicle in front of me. Without warning I had no brakes and I had to coast to a stop and jam in the emergency brake. Luckily I wasn't killed and or seriously injured. How can this possibly happen ? how many times has this occurred before ? the vehicle in question has 131,000 miles on it. I have it inspected regularly and w/ complete service routinely. The VIN # ifafp52u81a133903 passenger in car who's life was endangered (mark schumpert 864-363-2333). It's a miracle that we didn't have a major accident, injury, or death.

car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 8
Failure Date: 08/01/2004

While backing out of a parking space the vehicle brakes failed which resulted in the vehicle hitting a guardrail. Since this failure the new master cylinder has failed again.

car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 2002 Ford Taurus 9
Failure Date: 06/20/2003

Brake master cylinder defective on vehicle with less than 45,000 miles. Obviously defective part and/or installation, since this part should generally last the lifetime of the vehicle.

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car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 10
Failure Date: 07/25/2002

While driving 55 mph brake failed to operate. Vehicle towed to dealer. They informed consumer master brake cylinder was the problem. Feel free to provide any further information.

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car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 11
Failure Date: 06/01/2002

Brakes when I purchased car they were good first inspection period champion Ford had to change all even master cylinder they have not worked right since you feel as if you cannot stop on time. I complained several times to champion Ford I even filed a complaint awhile back with Ford motor company about there repairs of any type on my car. I then began to take it to ferraro Ford which has now closed up but they were not happy with the brakes either they even contacted Ford about what might be done. I just need to know if there was ever a recall or safety concern.

car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 12
Failure Date: 02/15/2002

Vehicle leaking brake fluid. Brake light comes on. Took to dealer, and replaced master cylinder.

car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 1998 Ford Taurus 13
Failure Date: 06/17/2001

Brakes master cylinder failed causing loss of front brakes reducing braking capability.

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car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 14
Failure Date: 02/28/2001

Master cylinder failed while slowing down for a stop, causing consumer to run through an intersection. Consumer had to use emergency brake in order to stop vehicle.

car image   Brake Master Cylinder problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 15

Upon depressing brake pedal to slow/stop brake pedal descended to the floor with no warning due to the master cylinder failing. Please describe details.