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Transmission Gear Slipping Problems of Ford Taurus



Ford Taurus owners have reported 36 problems related to transmission gear slipping (under the power train category).

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 1
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

The transmission slips around 45, and when making a sharp left at any speed.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 2
Failure Date: 08/01/2012

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that as the gear was shifted from park to drive, the gears slipped. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repair. The manufacturer and the dealer were made aware of failure. The dealer stated that the diagnostic of the failure was difficult because the failure was not present constantly. The current mileage was 60,650 and the failure mileage was 60,600. Updated 08/29/lj updated 09/05/12.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2005 Ford Taurus 3
Failure Date: 06/06/2012

Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. While driving approximately 35 mph, the transmission began to jerk with hesitation and the warning indicator illuminated until the engine was turned off. In addition, the transmission would slip gears unexpectedly. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis where they stated that the transmission would need to be replaced due to internal damage. In 2009, a rebuilt transmission was installed in the vehicle by an authorized dealer. The vehicle had not been repaired for the most recent failure. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000. Kmj.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2002 Ford Taurus 4
Failure Date: 01/13/2012

Sudden and complete loss of transmission power - no secondary actions caused the problem, nor was there any indication of a problem. No leaks, no transmission slipping, no other indicators of a problem.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2011 Ford Taurus 5
Failure Date: 07/01/2011

2011 Ford Taurus. Consumer writes in regards to transmission issues. The consumer stated the vehicle has been to the dealer 15 times, for the same transmission slipping and harsh shifting issue.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 6
Failure Date: 02/01/2011

I was returning home from a gas station and came down the steep hill to my house and when I went to back into my parking space the transmission completely failed . I thought my tires were just spinning due to some ice . When I put the car in drive to try to find another space I discovered the only gears I had were park and neutral. The car then coasted to the middle of the intersection and stopped, I then had to get my neighbor to help push the car around the corner and into a parking spot. There was no warning at all the transmission never slipped and there were no indicator lights . Nothing at all just total failure. I'm just glad it didn't happen with my family in the car along the highway on our way to cub scouts.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 7
Failure Date: 12/01/2010

The contact owns a 1997 Ford Taurus. The contact stated the transmission slipped and the rpms increased while driving at various speeds. The contact performed a diagnostic test and the failure was located within the transmission head gasket and filter. The transmission head gasket and filter were replaced. The failure was not corrected. The transmission continued to slip and the rpms increased. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 136,000 and the current mileage was 137,777.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 8
Failure Date: 11/15/2009

Transmission failure. While driving on an expressway, I felt the gears slip as the transmission was automatically shifting from drive to overdrive. After the gear change, I attempted to accelerate, however, power did not transfer from the engine to the wheels. I coasted to a stop. The transmission was rebuilt at my own expense.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 9
Failure Date: 06/18/2009

I was at a stop light and tried to drive and my 2000 Ford Taurus would not move. It has not shown any signs of the transmission slipping in the past. It has had 2 engines and an ac compressor which was covered under warranty. The warranty is up and no one can give any advice. I have heard this is an ongoing problem with the Ford Taurus.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2005 Ford Taurus 10
Failure Date: 09/19/2008

Transmission slipping in 2nd & 3rd gear. Car has only 62,000 miles. Transmission will be replaced this week at $2100. Contacted Ford consumer services but no response, but really no surprise there. After much research I have found that this has been an ongoing problem with this model. Ford refuses to take responsibility - I refuse to buy another Ford. I have driven a Ford since the day I got my driver's license but after this incident Ford has lost me as a customer.


 
car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 11
Failure Date: 04/28/2008

I purchased my Taurus in Dec. 2004 needing new heads for the engine. Before I could drive it in the cold weather I had to let it idle for about 20 mins or it would slip and I would only be able to go 15mph. Mechanic took to transmission shop but they found nothing wrong. I didn't drive the car for six months at a time (2xs) and the transmission is slipping even more now. Motor mounts also need repaired since my engine is jerking back and forth when I press on the pedal. The front passenger tire feels like it wants to fall off when driving 70mph on the freeway. My daughter and I are moving from phx. ,az to ft. Hood,texas to be with my brothers wife while he is in afghanistan. Do you think I can at least make it to texas without it stranding us. Because with all things aside that car has been through a lot with me. I love my Ford! plus I can't afford to buy another one so hopefully this one is going to hang in there.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 12
Failure Date: 12/22/2006

Noticed within last 2000 miles that the transmission would slip and jerk when driving up steep grades or sharp turns, when it would attempt to downshift from 3rd to 2nd. It failed completely last night while driving home, fortunately we were only 3 miles from our home. Now it will only go 25 mph and has a burning odor. It has 103k miles and the auto trans was serviced (filter/fluid changed) every 35k miles. We will get an estimate for the repair/replacement, however I suspect a bill from $1500-2200 is in order. All the news I heard about Ford automatics is now substantiated. . . . This is the last Ford for us period.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 13
Failure Date: 05/30/2006

My transmission slips going from drive to neutral and from neutral to drive. Car only has less than 50,000 miles on it. Back seat belt malfunctions, does not work properly.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 2005 Ford Taurus 14
Failure Date: 05/05/2006

Car has 44,000 miles and transmission already failing with the following codes: error codes p0732 and p0733. Transmission slips on 2nd and 3rd gear.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 15
Failure Date: 06/24/2005

I have a 1997 Ford Taurus lx. I was on my way to las vegas when the transmission began to slip and sometimes not work at all. I had to turn around and head home(in order to not get stranded in vegas) and on the way the transmission started to not work at all. I was forced to drive about 45 mph the whole 3 hours back to my home on the highway. This was very dangerous. I have made numerous calls and everyone I have talked to have said that year Taurus has been known to have transmission problems. . . Why does Ford not recall the transmission?.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 16
Failure Date: 09/15/2003

Right rear window won't always close after opening. Transmission slips during low speed starts through intersection or parking lot. Feels like it is in neutral. Then when transmission engages, it suddenly lurches chirpping the tires.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 17
Failure Date: 08/15/2003

The transmission would slip occasionally but we did not think much about it until one night my huhsband was driving and he stopped at a stop sign and when he tried to go again he heard a popping sound and the car will not move forward! when the car was put in any drive gear you could hear grinding.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1996 Ford Taurus 18
Failure Date: 12/01/2002

Transmission slips--86,000 miles getting trans rebuilt.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 19
Failure Date: 10/29/2002

While traveling on the highway without prior warning the vehicle transmission slips the dealership is aware of the problem. , ts.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1998 Ford Taurus 20
Failure Date: 09/12/2002

Transmission started slipping. Took it to dealer who couldn't look at it for 2 days. Drove across the street to have another shop run it on their computer. After turning car back on, it would not shift into any gear or move. Had to have it towed to another shop. When they took the transmission pan off found broken chunks of metal. Had to have a complete transmission rebuild to the cost of $2600. Always kept our Dodge products to 190,000 miles with no major problems. After bought this card heard Ford Taurus often has tranny problems. Won't buy another Ford. Nlm.

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car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1998 Ford Taurus 21
Failure Date: 09/28/2001

Transmission blew a seal and the fluid poured out of vehicle. Engine light kept coming on. Vehicle bucked when changing gears. Dealer stated vehicle was repaired. Vehicle still bucks and the light still comes on. Transmission slips and hesitates.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 22
Failure Date: 05/23/2001

97 v 097 000/automatic transmission: transmission slipping intermittently. Dealer was notified and informed consumer that this vehicle was not covered under recall due to VIN.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 23
Failure Date: 10/20/2000

Transmission slips, causing vehicle to stop at intersection, took to dealer ,who said vehicle had limited 1 gear.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 24
Failure Date: 07/11/2000

Transmission slipped and failed when accelerating and slammed into 2nd gear then refused to power/ work at all - 3rd reverse piston cracked dealer said needs replacing at owners expense.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 25
Failure Date: 06/13/2000

While driving engine check light will come on and stay for about a month. Dealer could not find what was causing this problem. Transmission slips unexpectedly, dealer says it's faulty.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 26
Failure Date: 03/09/2000

Was proceding across intersection, starting up slight grade when I lost forward motion of vehicle. I accelerated engine and the engine revoluntions increased. I put transmission in park, then back into drive and same thing happened. The car would not move forward. I then place transmission in reverse and the car moved backward as it is supposed to. No problem in reverse. Again, I attemped to place transmission in drive, then 2nd, then low range and could not get any forward. Movement. Took vehicle to transmission specialist (after dicsussing issue with dealer). The transmission specialist said he got into the car the next morning and car ran fine. He took for test drive and car ran fine. He inspected the transmission and could find nothing wrong. He replaced fluid and changed filter. The car ran okey for several days, then on 3/16/00, my wife was driving the car and reported the transmission slipping. Especially when stopped at traffic light. When she would procede forward, the transmission would slip, then jerk then ultimately continue in a somewhat normal fashion. I called dealer, took vehicle to dealer for inspection. The stated the fluid was burned and the transmission would have to be replaced. The dealer indicated he wmay go $1,000 of the estimated $2,100 repair for a rebuild transmission. I reported transmission problems to Ford moor CO. Customer assistance center. Likewise, they indicated that Ford may pay a portion for the repair. The Ford representative indicate he would forward a report to his regional and district office and that a report would be sent to the dealer. It was indicated that the dealer should receive a formal report from Ford motor CO. Within two working days and that I would then be notified as to what the final status of the repair cost would be.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1998 Ford Taurus 27
Failure Date: 08/17/1999

I puchase this program car with 19,089 , it came with the original factory of 36/36,000 mi. Warranty. I also purchased an extended warranty of 72 months of 60,000 miles. About 500 miles after I first pickup my car the transmission started slipping, I took it to the dealership and they found nothing wrong with it when they put it on their computer. Then they tried to move it. The transmission had completely burned up, and had to be rebuilt. The next time the transmission started having trouble, was on Aug 28, 2001, at 55,000 miles. The car started experiencing periods where it wouldn't engage, had extended shifts, or shift harshly. When I took it to the local Ford dealership, I was told that the transmission need to be replaced, this is 36,311 miles after the first transmission was replaced. When I asked Ford are they going to extend this warranty beyond the 12/12000 they told me there is no need. . Read more...

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 28
Failure Date: 07/01/1999

Transmission slips in first gear when starting cold, occasionally slips when attempting to pass or accelerating rapidly. Dealer couldn't find any problem, but slipping continues.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 29
Failure Date: 03/01/1999

Transmission slips. Dealer unable to identify problem.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1996 Ford Taurus 30
Failure Date: 02/25/1999

Transmission slipping.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 31
Failure Date: 10/28/1998

Automatic transmission slips upon acceleration while attempting to merge into traffic. Nlm.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 32
Failure Date: 04/06/1998

Vehicle has had three transmissions since its purchase. The transmission slips and fails. When attempting to accelerate vehicle will sometimes go idle then jerk and lurch forward. When brakes were released vehicle lurched forward into oncoming traffic.

car image   Transmission Gear Slipping problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 33
Failure Date: 03/01/1998

On several occasions at any speed vehicle stalls and cuts off causing a loss of power due to transmission slipping. However, the vehicle was taken to dealer, dealer cannot fix problem.