2004 Ford TAURUS Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2004 Ford TAURUS Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1134583
 Internal NHTSA #10660295
 ManufacurerFord Motor Company
 Model Year2004
 File date22/11/14
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemComing down poway road in poway, ca it was very difficult to stop and it seemed the engine was revving. I pulled over to a safe turnout and it was difficult to stop completely as the brakes were spongy. When i put the transmission in park, the engine speed was over 2500 rpm. I turned the engine off and could smell the brakes. Suspecting a stuck throttle, i removed the protective cover and the accelerator was being held open by the cruise control cable which had become disconnected at the throttle linkage area. I removed the assembly and pushed it aside so we could continue driving. I consider this a very dangerous situation as we were driving down a grade and i was trying to apply the brakes at the same time the engine was pushing us faster. Since it was saturday i drive to the dealer. I knew there had been a similar recall i checked to see if our vehicle was included and it was not but the service advisor was very familiar with the recall which ford had done as "customer satisfaction program 13b04" which he provided me a copy of. I have seen this in my son's 2002 ford taurus also. The clip that holds the cruise control cable to the throttle linkage disconnects and because of the stiffness, actually prevents the accelerator linkage from returning to idle. Although it has not failed, i can see the same linkage on my 2003 mercury sable which of course is a repackaged taurus. This clip is a very poor design in that it does not do a good job of holding onto the accelerator pin. From observation i know that it was used in at least 3 model years and perhaps more. This should have been more than a courtesy fix as unintended acceleration can be very dangerous as the last few years have shown. It should be expanded to include any vehicle that used this design. It's not a question of if it will fail but as our experience today shows, when.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure130802
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StatePOWAY, CA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase18/01/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
Drive train typeFWD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed45
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 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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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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