It was rare enough, and if I turned overdrive off in low gear it almost was completely gone, so I didn't worry as much as I should have. Here we are 150K and now slipping again. The failure mileage was 28,000. Feb 16, 2010 We Have Been Having Transmission Problems Since We Bought This Car, They Keep Re-setting The Computer So It Does Not Show Any Codes Now That It Is Out Of Warranty We Need To Purchase A New Transmission On A Car That Is Only 2 Years Old. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. The contact owns a 2008 Ford Taurus.
It doesn't happen all that often, but I know under what circumstances it might happen, and when it definitely won't. As of friday dec 3,2010 they told me that we needed to purchase a new transmission so we told them that we wanted to have are car back after I got my car back they reset the code again when they put it back into my car. I have written the Ford company many times about the situation. The failure mileage was approximately 99,000. I Kept Driving Until I Got To Work, Which Was The Only Safe Stopping Point For Me At That Time Of Day And On The Path That I Was Driving. The following shifts are then not as smooth as normal. I have had it towed to the dealership when it wouldnt drive, it sat over night and th next morning it was driving fine.
I would reset it with a code checker and I would not have the problem. It starts, hesitates, and then feels like it shifts back into 1st and accelerates. They replaced it at their cost. First time they reflashed the tranny's computer. While it only happens intermittently, I wonder how long the tranny can hold up with this kind of stress. When I Started It Again Everything Worked Fine.
Since The Technicians Could Not Identify The Cause Of The Failure, Nor Locate Any Error Codes, They Could Not Provide A Remedy. The fluid has not been changed. Now not only my wrench light but my engine light also goes on and it returns every day after resetting it. Fortunately No Traffic Was Coming. Therefore it is important to use the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your Taurus X's owner's manual. The contact stated that while attempting to shut the vehicle off, the ignition switch cylinder fractured.
Once the contact shut off and restarted the vehicle, the engine light turned on. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. After Getting Home I Noticed A Spot On The Driveway Where Something Was Leaking From The Car. I have a 2008 Taurus limited and I too have the hard shift between 1st and 2nd gear. I'm half temped to call the bank and tell them to take it cause I'm tired of fixing one thing or another and it seems a money pit. After getting home I noticed a spot on the driveway where something was leaking from the car. They Checked It Out Keeping It Two Days But Said They Could Find Nothing Wrong With Either The Transmission Or The Software Controlling It.
I Immediately Took My Foot Off The Accelerator, Then Back On To Try To Move Forward And Out Of The Way Of Coming Traffic. Feb 22, 2012 For Automatic transmission problem,click the link below:---- Automatic transmission troubleshooting:---- --------- Automatic transmission shift lever issues? After I looked up the problem on the internet I found that the problems seems to appear in other Ford models. This is a safety concern to anyone owning one. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. All our past Fords had over 125,000 miles and were problem-free when we traded them in. The tranny was replaced by the ford dealership that I bought the car at originally. The contact drove and stopped at the interstate where she noticed a strong burning odor coming from the vehicle, which caused breathing issues.
If these are some of the systems you may want to check out cleaning the throttle body, if not you can ignore the rest of this post. I hope you understand why I'm angry. Worse in colder months and somewhat random. It seemed to help for a while but there still existed a nagging shift problem. Have you had any discussion with them about the current condition? The contact had to open the windows while driving.
The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. Unscrupulous mechanics will often suggest a more expensive repair, such as a rebuild, when adding some transmission fluid will fix your Taurus X. Why wouldn't this be made part of a nationwide recall or at least a technical service bulletin? I Have To Pullover Turn Off Engine And Restart Sometimes Its Takes An Hour Or So To Return To Normal. The Car Moved Into The Road At No More Than 2 Miles Per Hour. I have got the same run around as you. I Was Able To Coast To The Curb In A Residential Area And Turn The Engine Off.
The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. I Will Call The Dealer Tomorrow. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. The loss of engine power with no prior warning is going to get people killed. Sorry we cant help you. Vehicle was purchased on 20071201. The all wheel drive car gives you about 3 seconds to get your foot from the brake to the accelerator before it rolls back which is enough time but the front wheel drives do not.