Ford Taurus owners have reported 40 problems related to transmission gear slipping (under the power train category).
Daughter was driving down the highway and it was as if it went into neutral. No forward or reverse gears. There was no indication of anything about to happen transmission was not slipping or acting up prior to this. Just glad there was not heavy traffic as this could have been a bad scenario. After research have found this is a very common occurrence on this vehicle. Wondering why Ford has not down something about it. Bought a Ford Taurus because we thought it would be a very safe car for a young driver.
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Transmission slips into neutral while driving. Same transmission is used in Chevrolet and Saturn vehicles and has been recalled by gm.
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Huge issue with transmission. Bucking, transmission slipping. Should not be happening so early in a vehicle. Ford recommends transmission service at 150k, why am I having a problem?.
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The transmission slips around 45, and when making a sharp left at any speed.
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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While attempting to pull through a very busy intersection in tulsa, oklahoma, my transmission started slipping without warning causing many (thankfully) alert drivers to take evasive action to miss me when my car wouldn't go. It has been brought to my attention that the transmissions, most notably 2003 model year, in the Taurus' have a bad reputation for this yet Ford refuses to recognize this. Many just give out at highway speeds. I pray my children aren't with me if any such occurs again after I replace this transmission. . . No recall that I'm aware of.
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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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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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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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has 44,000 miles and transmission already failing with the following codes: error codes p0732 and p0733. Transmission slips on 2nd and 3rd gear.
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?.
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.
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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Transmission slips--86,000 miles getting trans rebuilt.
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While traveling on the highway without prior warning the vehicle transmission slips the dealership is aware of the problem. , ts.
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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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.
|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||