Ford Taurus Complaints: Sticky Accelerators

Drivers of Ford Tauruses from 2005 and 2006 are potentially at a higher risk of an accident. The popular American sedan is currently being investigated due to an alleged faulty accelerator. Over a dozen complaints have involved a stuck accelerator.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not yet issued a recall of the Ford Taurus models, however the investigation is exploring the possibility of a faulty cruise control cable that could be responsible for the stuck accelerators.

Ford Taurus drivers who filed the accelerator complaints reportedly needed to turn off the engine or put the car in neutral in order to stop the vehicle. One complaint filed in the summer of 2010 involved a driver whose car continued to accelerate even after they took their foot off the pedal. Even with the brakes pushed to the full extent, the vehicle ran a red light and stopped in the middle of an intersection. Multiple complaints involve the cars running red lights.

If you’re concerned about your vehicle, contact NHTSA or Ford directly. If you were involved in an accident that you feel was due to a faulty or defective product supplied by Ford, contact a NC car accident attorney at Brent Adams & Associates. Our defective product attorneys in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn help innocent injured victims across the entire state of North Carolina. Costs required for repairing property damage, medical treatments, lost wages and more could be recovered by the faulty party. Call 800.849.5931 to schedule a free consultation with a NC personal injury attorney.
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