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by sorensenj
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Daytime dash lights hard to see
Replies: 0
Views: 529

Daytime dash lights hard to see

This has bugged me for a long time. When I have my headlights set to automatic the dash lights behind the gauges aren't lite during daytime. The lights on the radio, heater and DIC are on but no lights for gauges. Trouble is there isn't much contrast on these gauges and it doesn't take much shade to...
by sorensenj
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 163
Views: 68559

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

Wow, I haven't checked on this forum for a while but it looks like many more folks have had trouble with these transmissions. That is unfortunate, considering they are pretty decent cars otherwise. I had taken the car to the dealership a number of times before giving up on them. Always "everything i...
by sorensenj
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: Hood Corrosion - Ford Taurus X 2008 & 2009
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Re: Hood Corrosion - Ford Taurus X 2008 & 2009

Just saw this post while searching hood rust problems on my 2008 T/X. Got the same problem on our hood. 61000 miles, car was kept clean and waxed and now the aluminum hood has corrosion on it! I've had a couple other problems with this car but never thought rust would be an issue because of it's car...
by sorensenj
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Maintenance / Care / TSB's / Recalls
Topic: Attempting to detail our T/X
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: Attempting to detail our T/X

Thanks Mr. T, I'll look into that!
by sorensenj
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Maintenance / Care / TSB's / Recalls
Topic: Attempting to detail our T/X
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Attempting to detail our T/X

I clay barred, buffed and sealed the paint on our T/X this weekend but I'm wondering what others do about the faded black plastic pieces of trim. In the past I've tried Back-to-black but it doesn't seem to last very long before the plastic pieces look faded again. Has anyone found a product that las...
by sorensenj
Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Transmission
Replies: 15
Views: 8391

Re: Transmission

Funny deal, Fords sales are dropping off some. Maybe people are reading these forums and deciding to go elsewhere. Suckers, GM and Chrysler are also using this POS of a transmission. So if you want to buy American beware!!!
by sorensenj
Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 08 Taurus transmission problem
Replies: 110
Views: 29142

Re: 08 Taurus transmission problem

Do yourself a favor (in the long term) and go to a different make dealer, trade it in. We just aren't hearing much about fixes that work.
by sorensenj
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 08 Taurus transmission problem
Replies: 110
Views: 29142

Re: 08 Taurus transmission problem

That's the best fix I've heard about these trannys yet! I suspect Ford wishes we'd all do that so we'd quit complaining about the trannys.
by sorensenj
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Just dropped another one at the DEALER !
Replies: 8
Views: 1938

Re: Just dropped another one at the DEALER !

Hi Quality Taurus? Not with these transmissions they aren't. I think Ford would rather lose a customer than own up to bad design. At least they aren't blowing up and killing people like the Pinto's used to. Look how long it took Ford to own up to that disaster. Trouble is, they aren't the only compa...
by sorensenj
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 08 Taurus transmission problem
Replies: 110
Views: 29142

Re: 08 Taurus transmission problem

Sorry to see you go but totally understand the reason. I'm thinking of going the same route also and guess where I won't be shopping!
by sorensenj
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Maintenance / Care / TSB's / Recalls
Topic: 2011 Ford Taurus SEL AWD Transmission Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 1312

Re: 2011 Ford Taurus SEL AWD Transmission Issues

Welcome to a growing club of owners with the same kind of issues with these transmissions.
There are a couple other threads regarding tranny troubles and lack of solutions elsewhere on this forum. Buyer beware is all I can offer.
by sorensenj
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 163
Views: 68559

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

I've had our 08 to the dealership three times with no sucess. I can't make the tranny screw up on cue so they claim they can't fix it. The dealer did reflash and that seemed to help a little but it does seem to work much better when cold as a few others have pointed out so I'll see what warmer weath...
by sorensenj
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Maintenance / Care / TSB's / Recalls
Topic: advice on replacing tires
Replies: 10
Views: 2384

Re: advice on replacing tires

Always nice to get new tires on a car!! It's like they make it a different car. Glad you got some tires you like leoleo.
by sorensenj
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 08 Taurus transmission problem
Replies: 110
Views: 29142

Re: 08 Taurus transmission problem

Sadden but not surprised to hear they don't want our cars on trade-in PastorJ. Ours seems to be working better in cold weather but will return to it's old self when it warms up, I'm fairly sure. Would be great if it didn't but I'm not holding my breath. But I have to wonder why it would work better ...
by sorensenj
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 08 Taurus transmission problem
Replies: 110
Views: 29142

Re: 08 Taurus transmission problem

As I stated earlier and you used in your quote, I've been to the dealer three times concerning this issue. My 36000 mile warranty has run out, I'm closing in on the end of the 60,000 mile powertrain warranty. I hate the thought of taking another beating trading it in. Nice car overall but lousy tran...
by sorensenj
Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 08 Taurus transmission problem
Replies: 110
Views: 29142

Re: 08 Taurus transmission problem

I can't complain about the attention my dealer has put into finding this problem. I've had the car in to the dealership three times already (that's why I'm interested in the lemon law results) but they have been unable to verify the problem so a lemon law complaint would have no verification availab...
by sorensenj
Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 08 Taurus transmission problem
Replies: 110
Views: 29142

Re: 08 Taurus transmission problem

Please keep us posted on progress if you decide to hire an attorney. This may be the only way we are going to get these lousy cars fixed. Or, maybe better yet, disposed of.
I feel the same uncertainty that you describe when my wife takes the car on a trip.
by sorensenj
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 08 Taurus transmission problem
Replies: 110
Views: 29142

Re: 08 Taurus transmission problem

I believe I've already jumped thru that hoop Neomi. I had the car in a month or so ago at the urging of Natasha.
by sorensenj
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 08 Taurus transmission problem
Replies: 110
Views: 29142

Re: 08 Taurus transmission problem

I've had the same problem as you in trying to get the tranny to act up on cue so the dealer can see what's wrong. It won't do it on cue=( I've been to the dealer three times with this issue with absolutely no fix. Sounds like a lemon law candidate but I'm sure they would wiggle out of that because I...