A potential issue with the speed control cable collar has got the 2003-20003 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable under the spotlight of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If the collar breaks it can cause the throttle to be stuck open.

The issue is limited to vehicles with the 3.0-liter V6 Duratec. There are just 50 complaints so far out of 310,000 cars, but the NHTSA has begun an investigation into whether a recall should be issued.


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        The_Zachalope
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        Oh yes. Because non-UAW built cars NEVER have any problems, recalls, or investigations. /sarcasm.
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        protovici
        • 2 Years Ago
        Bahaha over9000 at it again! Always a good laugh.
      cyb
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      I'm waiting for the recalls of the 1956 Fairlane. Come on government nanny. Thing tend to break after some time and it's the owners responsibility to take care of the vehicle after warranty expires.
        azyellowwing
        • 2 Years Ago
        @cyb
        What ! there's a recall on my 1956 Fairlane and my 2003 Taurus. Boy did I screw up.
      kevsflanagan
      • 2 Years Ago
      At what point does a cars "Defect" become a age issue more than "manufactures" issue? This to me sounds like a customers issue since its what over 10 years old and well things break. I had bushings in my 1997 240SX rot out. Do you see me complaining and saying "Nissan should fix dis nowz!!!11!!!!!1!". No you don't its a old car and well things rot/break/fail.
      michigan
      • 2 Years Ago
      How about a recall on the CVH engines that drop valve seats while they're at it
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          Jason Alan Sipes
          • 2 Years Ago
          Hate all you want I used to work in a Ford dealer and seeing a 10-25+ yo vehicle with over 300k-500k miles was not a uncommon sight.
          techie69
          • 2 Years Ago
          Yeah and that ungodly repair! Customers new the service dept on first name basis, kinda like going to work..like the sayin says: Fix Or Repair Daily!
          DuBirus
          • 2 Years Ago
          Wanna know how they repair mfr line defects, head to the assembly line,...At FORD: "Ohhh, team time to put the dog and pony show customer heading this way!"
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      If I were the driver of a 00-07 Taurus or Sable I would be deeply ashamed. Now, what's this about an investigation?
      Jesus!
      • 2 Years Ago
      I sold my grandmother a 2000 Taurus new. The car is still in the family and has been one of the best vehicles out of them all. Only minor work(routine maintenance) has been performed other than a torque converter. The car only has 70-75k on it but what a great car. I still see plenty of these Tauruses and havent ever heard or expeienced this issue. It does sound like some cars just werent taken care of(count how many were rentals that says enough) because if this was some major issue it would have been found years ago.
      Klinkster
      • 2 Years Ago
      "...2003-20003 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable... " Frak me! I wanna drive the 20003 Mercury Sable. I bet it goes like snot and runs off nuclear powered banana peels.
        DuBirus
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        @Klinkster
        Yup and owners glow in the dark(TWO THUMBS WAY UP).
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