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Transmission Not Engage Problems of Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus owners have reported 15 problems related to transmission not engage (under the power train category).

car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 2006 Ford Taurus 1
Failure Date: 04/12/2017

Vehicle was driving normally without any indication of an issue prior. After a stop at a light, car proceeded to disengage transmission and would not accelerate. Engine revs but zero movement. Had to have it towed to dealer.

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car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 2
Failure Date: 02/05/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the vehicle jerked forward intermittently and the transmission failed to engage. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the filter and the transmission needed to be flushed. The vehicle was repaired and the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the pumps needed to be replaced. The vehicle was schedule to be inspected and repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000.

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car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 3
Failure Date: 09/07/2013

I was on my way to work and as made my turn the transmission would not engage. I was able to coast to a safe place, but was unable to move. I had no warning of any kind, the engine would just rev. Thankfully I was alone in the car and I was not on the highway. I had to have it towed and am waiting to hear what the damage is.

car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 2010 Ford Taurus 4
Failure Date: 10/01/2012

This is a recurring, intermittent problem. Usually at slow speed the car looses power, then slips into neutral, then after a few seconds, bangs harshly into gear. TSB # 11 9 11 was performed November of 2012 which improved symptoms but problem still lingers. Ford will not do further repairs till the problem can be reproduced. I have so far failed to reproduce it on demand and the costs for each attempt to reproduce are my responsibility. In traffic the loss of power and transmission disengaging coupled with a harsh re-engagement is frightening and has a potential for contributing to an accident. A friend in mo, with the same type of car had the same symptoms and was lucky enough to have them reproduced for service techs. His name and car's VIN are withheld here for security. Pundman Ford in st. Charles mo recently replaced 2 sensors on the transmission to completely correct the problem. My problem is a known problem and should be fixed by Ford without the burden of reproduction based on my cars symptoms. I feel like Ford is sweeping my problem under the rug and hoping it will go away by ignoring it.

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car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 5
Failure Date: 07/19/2012

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle lost power without warning and the transmission would not engage in drive or reverse. A local mechanic inspected the vehicle and advised that the transmission would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and the current mileage was 119,869.

car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 2002 Ford Taurus 6
Failure Date: 07/11/2012

Car was running good I parked the car when I came back the transmission did not engage in reverse or drive.

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car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 7
Failure Date: 11/13/2011

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that when first starting the vehicle, the transmission would not engage. The contact mentioned that she tried shifting into reverse to drive but the vehicle did not respond. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 118,000.

car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 8
Failure Date: 09/04/2011

Was driving down highway with my 2 children in the car, going speed limit 65, when when car failed to engage, engine reeved but car would not go forwards or backwards, almost hit by on coming traffic while stuck in road. Rest of car is like new. . . . . . . . . Wtf?.

car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 9
Failure Date: 10/22/2010

I was driving my 2003 Ford Taurus on nb 23 highway at 70 miles ph and all of a sudden my vehicle was like it was put in neutral. Had to coast from the left lane over to the right edge of the road, during rush hour traffic. The transmission would not engage. There had been no warnings prior to this event. Just all of a sudden you have no transmission.

car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 10
Failure Date: 03/17/2003

The steering wheel vibrated at speeds of 40-50 mph. Also the automatic transmission did not seem to engage in the correct gear.

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car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 11
Failure Date: 01/15/2002

Transmission disengages at completion of stopping at intersection. Must wait to reengage before being able to proceed at intersection.

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car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 12
Failure Date: 01/01/2001

Transmission disengaged when coming to a stop. When transmission reengagedf vehicle would jerk forward. Dealership was aware of problem.

car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 13
Failure Date: 09/09/1999

Intermittently when making a stop transmission does not shift down to the last gear. Vehicle hesitates to shift down. When taking off, the transmission does not engage. The vehicle was taken to the dealer two times before the transmisson was finally replaced. . Et.

car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 14
Failure Date: 08/29/1998

While driving regular road at approximately 35 mph slowed down to 20 mph, foot on gas pedal, very high noise, there was nothing. Vehicle did not engage. Transmission failed without any warning or indication. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem. Assumes a catastrophic transmission failure.

car image   Transmission Not Engage problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 15

Gear shift will go into drive. However, car does not engage. Please provide any further information.