Should I be able to turn my Taurus off if it is not in park?


Asked by Oct 23, 2014 at 08:30 PM about the Ford Taurus

Question type: General

10 Answers


Yes,but it will have to be in park or neutral to crank back up.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Yes but you shouldn't be able to get the keys out of the ignition unless it's in park.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Well, the key came out. I went inside the school. They car rolled down a hill, took out a retaining wall, hit the play clock and ended up in the end zone of the football field! Should it have rolled? Is this a recall issue?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

You should not have been able to pull key,other than in park,and what year model is your car.


Oh no! I hope nobody was hurt. No absolutely not, the key shouldn't have come out. I don't know of any recall. What year is your Taurus?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Have the half shaft checked,there was a recall ,where the shaft would come loose,and this would disingage,the linkage to the tranny,therefore it would be like car was in neutral,and could roll away.


Not saying this was this issue,but could be.


The football boys were at the other end of the field - THANK GOD!! No one got hurt. It was a 2007 and it is tore up pretty bad!


That's good. Cars are replaceable people are not. Listen to T_S_T he might be on to something. Have a reputable mechanic look at it and see what happened to it. If it is under recall you should have been notified by Ford. If they didn't contact you then they could be liable for this mess.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thank you very much! I will check into having the shaft looked at.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?

CarGurus has 20,434 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $699.


Search Ford Taurus Questions

Ford Taurus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,860
#2 dandyoun
Reputation 1,930
#3 lightGear
Reputation 1,920
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Fusion
1,116 Great Deals out of 83,259 listings starting at $998
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,726 listings starting at $1,450
Used Dodge Charger
405 Great Deals out of 28,172 listings starting at $1,988
Used Ford Explorer
944 Great Deals out of 72,518 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
474 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chrysler 300
412 Great Deals out of 19,932 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,198 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Malibu
948 Great Deals out of 79,665 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,286 listings starting at $1,050
Used Ford Focus
543 Great Deals out of 57,172 listings starting at $1,095
Used Toyota Camry
1,006 Great Deals out of 90,918 listings starting at $650
Used Nissan Maxima
305 Great Deals out of 25,213 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Edge
700 Great Deals out of 50,637 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Escape
1,396 Great Deals out of 93,564 listings starting at $1,250
Used Buick LaCrosse
224 Great Deals out of 21,521 listings starting at $1,100

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.