Vehicle was using Cruise Control. I am driving my car up a hill on the freeway at 75 mph when I lost power. Engine ran fine but no gears would engage when you moved the gear shift. There is a lot of room for the kids in the backseat. When I drive my car, the cars Rpm raises alittle. I Can Actually Identify Personally 30 taurus Drivers In My Area That Have Had To Replace Transmissions Prior To 100,000 Miles. Now they have to drop the trans, replace all broken pieces, replace torque converter, replace pump, and charge for 4-5 hours of labor.
Unlike most of the people on here I actually had the transmission light come on before a drastic failure occurred. She Took The Vehicle To A Local Dealership; They Told Her It Was The Transmission. Not sure if the original owner had changed the fluid she cant recall. Thanks Ford, for putting our lives at risk. Let's make them shape up our we will all be shipping out! No warning, no codes from snap-on scanner, no check engine light and to top it all off my wife was pulling across three lanes of oncoming traffic when the transaxle just let go. Ford serviced it and it was better.
I put the car in drive and the car surges but then wont move. It Has Started Pulsing Slightly While At Freeway Speeds. Finding none, I then turned the car back on and put it in gear and it would not move. Only remaining code was range sensor out of range. The contact was attempting to enter a highway with the overdrive activated. However my cars symptoms are exactly the same.
June 17, 2010 Torque Converter Failed,driving On Interstate Highway Torque Converter Went Out,trouble Getting It To Side Of Road In Traffic. You can physically see the car jolt forward if you are looking at it from the outside. We Are Still Making Payments On This Car That Is Even Worse And It Could Have Been Dangerous If It Had Quit In Traffic On The Road. Ironically I Found That The Defective Transmission Components Were Used In The 2002 To 2006 Models. The Contact Disengaged The Overdrive As The Vehicle Resumed Normal Operation Until The Failure Recurred. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
Had my 16 year old daughter been driving this, I am certain it would have resulted in an accident with dire consequences. I have salvaged many dodge, jeep, saturn and ford transmissions with this process. Clearing the code, started it searching again. The contact stated that there was an unusual increase in engine rpms and the vehicle immediately began to lose power. But if it is an internal mechanical problem-you know what that means: transmission rebuild or replacement. I Have Not Drop The powertrain Pod As ford Calls Them To Check What Broke. I was in heavy 2 way traffic and was lucky enough to notice a turn off into a parking lot before the car came to a complete stop.
I Would Bet A Months Pay It Was The Torque Converter Because Of All Of The Same Issues I Have Read And Been About This Safety Issue With Them. No warning, no codes from snap-on scanner, no check engine light and to top it all off my wife was pulling across three lanes of oncoming traffic when the transaxle just let go. There was no prior warning or issues just my transmission stopped dead in the middle of a busy road. I Know This Is A Major Design Flaw In These Transmissions And ford Knows!!!! It is like it is like the car is stuck in neutral. They have known for awhile.
I have found a website with at least 80 complaints of the same nature, and several service stations which I have contacted which have informed me this happens frequently with the Taurus's. It maybe is not the most stylish looking vehicle, but I went with safety over a fancy exterior. Thanks Ford for using a smaller needle bearing in this model so that we can all enjoy the pain of paying for a new transmission!! Had to have it towed to a transmission place. I looked on the Internet to find what the problem was, and found most was saying it was the torque converter. I Wonder How Many People Were Not As Lucky Not To Be Hit Because Of The Same Problem. I put the car in drive and the car surges but then wont move.
Christopher answered 4 years ago The torque converter is suspect. It is long and sometimes tedious, depending on how bad the old fluid got. All of them get from 23 to 29 mpg. The Transmission Leak Continued Despite Numerous Repairs Performed By The Consumer And The Authorized Dealer. I have seen all of the other complaints about these transmissions. Ford dealer is telling me that there is nothing they can do for us unless they can replicate the problem. Feb 25, 2004 On Two Separate Occasions Vehicle Commenced To Accelerate While In Gear, But Vehicle Would Not Move.
It is slipping when put into drive. The transmission cooler lines run almost behind the front bumper. I Have Seen All Of The Other Complaints About These Transmissions. About 2 years ago was the first time that when I put it in drive it did not engage in gear, I went back to park and then shifted to drive again and it did not go in gear again. Seems the problem occurs between 60,000 and 90to 100 thousand miles. Vehicle Had Been To The Dealer, And They Were Unable To Duplicate The Problem. Dealer replaced automatic transmission assembly and other power train-related components.
The contact disengaged the overdrive as the vehicle resumed normal operation until the failure recurred. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. That Is The Most Unsafe Failure I Have Ever Seen In A Car Of Any Type. It has started pulsing slightly while at freeway speeds. The vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense.