2007 Ford Taurus Big Problems with PCM and Overheated Tauru

Tiny
MOJOTELE
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  • 2007 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 40,000 MILES
I've had problems with the 2007 Taurus since I made the mistake of buying it from a Nissan dealer. I didn't trust the dealer and brought it to Ford who fixed the ignition key lock (car wouldn't start) and the main gear shift under warranty. I tried to cancel the extended warranty from Nissan but had problems with them doing it.

Two months passed, the car started to shutdown while driving it and then overheated the following week. I immediately pulled over, let the car cool down and put my antifreeze in it.

I brought it back to Ford and decide to use the stupid extended warranty from Nissan. Ford said after $350 that it's an electrical short and needed another $500 to keep looking. Nissan extended warranty service said "we don't cover Electrical problems", so no deductible, pay it yourself.

The car sat in my driveway for 3 months, then I brought the car back to Ford and now they are telling me that the the cooling fans were not turning and that the PCM is shot (main computer in the car?) And the wires in the main harness are fused together. Minimum $4000.00!

Nissan extended warranty doesn't mention anything about covering a PCM, just an ECM. HELP! This car has been a lemon from the get-go. Isn't the PCM covered as part of the powertrain? I've had the car for about 2 years and haven't driven it all that much since it's always in the shop.

I am about to call Nissan quality care who I have a feeling will tell me to get lost.

Please tell me what I can do and maybe a bit about this PCM and ECM, Etc.

thank you so much
Jay
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Monday, January 19th, 2009 AT 9:44 AM

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Tiny
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Hi pcm and ecm same part just different names. But the fused harness is a prob. Yes definately call nissann rep. He can help. Not much you can do about cost very expensive prob possibly speak with your insurance co. Wires burning is fire damage. Just a few thoughts please take the time to vote and if I can be of any help please feel free. Billymac
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Friday, January 23rd, 2009 AT 8:36 PM
Tiny
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Well, I called nissen and they told me that they have already seen the car the last time it was in and they won't cover electrical problems. They are no help at all.

Ford told me the ECM is different than the PCM but still won't cover any of the computers in the car even though they are under warranty because of the melted wire harness. That I melted.

They told me that when I took the car out of their shop last time they told me I was driving it at my own risk so basically I'm screwed.

If the wires in the harness melted it didn't happen when I drove the car a couple of miles from the ford shop to home, it must have happened before I brought it to them the first time (although the car did drive home ok at that point when I didn't have $$ to complete the repair). I didn't do anything to the car. When it overheated I drove it off the road and let it cool down, replaced the antifreeze and drove it home (about 15 miles) slowly while watching the temp gauge. It was a very hot summer day though.

So as usual, I'm screwed and I'm in the process of putting over 4000 that I had to borrow into a car I have only driven for less than a year.
Life's great.
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 AT 10:36 AM

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