2003 Ford TAURUS Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Ford TAURUS Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID948471
 Internal NHTSA #10482564
 ManufacurerFord Motor Company
 Model Year2003
 File date19/09/12
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemEntered highway on-ramp. As i merged onto highway at approximately 55 mph, i notice that the car was accelerating faster than usual for the amount of throttle i was using. I took my foot off the throttle completely and the car continued to slowly but steadily accelerate. Without placing my foot on the throttle, i continued down the highway to the next exit. As i approached the light at the end of the exit, i began braking. Feeling the engine fight the brakes, i moved the shift level into neutral and brought the car to a stop on the shoulder of the exit. As soon as i placed the shift lever into neutral, engine rpm shot up as if the accelerator was being depressed. Repeatedly pressing and un-pressing the accelerator pedal did not nothing, nor was the pedal stuck on the floor mat. I turned the car off and place the shift lever into park. Starting the car again resulted in the same behavior: engine rpm shot up even though the accelerator pedal was not depressed. I turned the car off and opened the hood. I identified the throttle body and notice that a plastic clip had become dislodged from the point where the throttle cable enters the throttle body. After several minutes of reinserting and wiggling the clip, i was able to get it to stay in its proper place, and thereafter, the throttle behaved normally. I carefully drove to the nearest ford dealership where they replaced the following part: yfiz*9a825*ca actuator asy. I have this invoice available if you need it. I have not experience any other issues with the throttle.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure157673
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateATLANTA, GA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase28/03/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
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 Vehicle speed50
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 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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