The fluid kept going low and the transmission would jolt and slip out of gear. Is there a drain plug under the tranny? I would honestly be afraid to leave that fluid in the trans any longer than that. I just did my transmission flush as instructed in the Ford Taurus-X Workshop manual. Thewrench light has come on once during he incident but then went off. Tech Verified It Was Shifting Hard Into Second They Re-set It And Told Me I Had To Get New Tires. Upon leaving the driveway first thing, or soon after coming to a stop and trying to accelerate again the transmission at times refuses to up shift then slams into gear at high rpm.
I have to pullover turn off engine and restart sometimes its takes an hour or so to return to normal. My transmissions no longer leaks. Here we are 150K and now slipping again. What are they going to do when some child runs behind a car and the car rolls back and hits them. As I stated before, if you do about 3 successive drain and fills, you will have almost all new fluid in your trans after the 3rd drain and fill.
Have you seen the serveys that say about 70% of the people polled feel they get better service from independant shops? It will keep rolling as far as you let it go. Vehicle was purchased on 20071201. I Have Not Hit Anyone Yet, But Have Come Close 3 Times Already And I Have Only Had The Vehicle Since December. I was afraid that the car would stop right there but was able to continue to work because I did not do any sudden braking or speed shifting. I am not saying the fluid is burnt out with only those amount of miles on it, but there are a lot of transmission failures caused by burnt out trans fluid. The car moved into the road at no more than 2 miles per hour. Hopefully they will have it either in the one-gallon container or 5-quart container, they make both sizes according to their website.
This vehicle is an accident waiting to happen. The last email said ford was within their specifications for the vehicle. At least they could recall and fix this design flaw that otherwise takes advantage of honest working Americans who shouldn't have to pay for such major problems so early in the life of a car. Have you ever talked to a person that use to work for a new car dealer service department and heard the stories about what goes on there? I Came And Took My Car Back And They Put My Transmission Back In My Car And Re-set It Again. What you are doing is changing the fluid that is in the pan, this will mix with the fluid that is still in transmission. On top of low prices, Advance Auto Parts offers 1 different trusted brands of Transmission Cooler - O. 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.
I was unable to drive it again and had to have it towed back to the dealership. The tranny was replaced by the ford dealership that I bought the car at originally. Hope I am not in for sticker shock either! I have written the ford company many times about the situation. I am getting rid of this vehicle. The contact also stated that the engine light failed to turn on. 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.
Also,one of the reasons many manufacturers tell you not to change certain fluids until 100,000, 150,000 or better yet never Lifetime fluid! We currently carry 8 Transmission Cooler - O. Automatic Transmission 2008 Ford Taurus X Automatic Transmission Consumer Complaints Complaint Number: 10413653 Incident Date: July 17, 2011 Date Added to File: July 19, 2011 Description of the Complaint: I was pulling out of a parking lot onto a street, when I pushed on the accelerator the car crept forward with resistance, as if trying to accelerate with the parking brake on. We only sell parts from trusted brands like so that you can find quality parts you can count on. I will use either Mercon V or Mobil 1. When I change my transmission fluid I check the color of the used fluid and honestly at 10,000 miles it has changed color compared to new fluid. We were told at the dealership it is because of the transmission ford put in it.
Thank you everyone for sharing your knowledge. Saves quite a lot of money also since all you need is enough quarts to cover the capacity and 2 or 3 more just to be safe. My Husband Investigated And Thought power Steering Fluid Was Leaking. And even there once I got my car back with the oil level slightly above the fill line. I Have Written The ford Company Many Times About The Situation. The failure mileage was 100 and the current mileage was 34,000.
For your information, every time i could drain around 4 liters of tranny fluid. It is not super cheap but getting the fluid services done or doing them yourself if you know how will make your vehicle last longer and run better. This is a safety concern to anyone owning one. I spoke to my local Ford head tech and asked him about their process. Since the technicians could not identify the cause of the failure, nor locate any error codes, they could not provide a remedy.