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Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (5%)

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Ford Taurus electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (49%)

< $100 (18%)

Chart based on 191 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

288-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

31700 mi Windshield washer motor replaced. Under factory warranty. 
1300 mi kept getting a low battery alert but that was not the case just a glitch in one of the chips 

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2014 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

288-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

16000 mi Broken plate lamps. The bulbs were plate light assemblies that were of a problematic design—recalled. Entire housings was swapped out. If it took the tech more than 15 minutes I’d be surprised.  
2000 mi Navigation screen / computer went haywire 
2000 mi navigation did not work correctly. car "icon" was not on the "road" on the map. the rebooted the system and now it works. 
13000 mi The information for the navigation wouldn't "download" the screen said "loading navigation" for a 3 hour trip, even if I turned the car off Ambient lighting keeps reverting back to factory default setting of blue. will stay on a chosen color for more than a couple of weeks. 
25700 mi there was a module update for the ambient lighting returning to default. Sync system update 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

17700 mi Driver door would not lock. Pin would go down but actuator was at fault. 
17600 mi Rear camera malfunctioning. Remote start malfunctioning. 
22400 mi Remote start system malfunctioning. 
34000 mi Battery replaced under warranty Replace backup camera; moisture got inside and fogged view. 
Overhead light would not turn on. 
34000 mi Gurgling noise present sometimes, along with occasionally musty smell. AC drain line was plugged up. 
111000 mi

US $300
New battery & new starter. 
7000 mi Fuel tank sending unit failed, check engine light came on. Wasn't reporting proper fuel tank level 
20700 mi Car battery went dead, dealer warrantied. 
50000 mi

US $173
When the push button start was pressed the car would barely start. The dealership determined that I needed a new car battery. The dealership replaced the battery. The car now starts normally. 
59000 mi The engine would barely turn over. The dealer checked the battery and determined the battery needed to replaced again. The last time the battery was replaced was June 2014. 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

288-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

57300 mi

US $100
Backup camera was murky and streaking. Camera was replaced. 
79000 mi Rear License plate light holder corroded. 
82500 mi

US $88
Windshield wiper reservoir pump motor failed 
24000 mi cross traffic system fault error 911 assistance stopped on sync, entertainment unavailable and had to let car sit for short time and then all systems came back on. 
68000 mi

US $50
Center elevated brake light LED strip became dim, replaced under extended warranty for $50 deductible. 
66000 mi

US $50
Center brake light (LED strip) failed and required replacement under extended warranty ($50 deductible). 
13000 mi License plate bulbs moisture intrusion to bulb housing. Corrosion of contactor, bulb blown. Repaired under warranty with dealer level approval. Part in stock estimated time 10-15 minutes most of which was approval and paperwork. 
28000 mi Drivers side heated seat. During activation of drivers heated seat a hot spot on rear thigh. Didn't burn through cushion. Dealer testing determined heating element pad was defective. Removed and replaced under warranty. 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

288-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

40300 mi

C $269
Battery was completely dead and required a boost. Called Ford Roadside Service and tow truck was here in 5 minutes Had new battery replaced at dealer at my cost Not under warranty 

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2012 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

47000 mi

US $400
A/C Recharge (needed) and intercooler cleaning (preventative) 
6000 mi The A/C system was not blowing cold air even with the unit set to MAX. The dealers checked the system and found it to be low and recharged the system. They also added a dye to the system so they can see if any leaks are present. 
33000 mi

US $100
Disconnection of rear lights from break lights. Break lights did not illuminate noticeably when pressing on the breaks 

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2012 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

28300 mi

US $30
Windshield washer pump was INOP. I replaced it with OEM parts in less than an hour. 
24000 mi Cruise control when set, and needing to slow down, vehicle would downshift hard. Re-flashed computer, fixed. 
32000 mi Blowing hot air climbing small hill. Previous dealership visit claimed no problem found, revisit found AC very low. 
10 mi front passenger power seat motor squeals. Repair under warranty. 
1000 mi Power seat motor and track replaced. 
8200 mi Sync system died. Buttons not responding. USB and Aux jack not working. 
13000 mi Sync died for second time. Reset sync module. Problem comes back after 2 weeks after reset. Dealer could not do anything because hardware passed self test and software up to date. 
16000 mi sync module need to reset, bluetooth not functioning... 
35300 mi Sync always in privacy mode, can't receive phone call through Bluetooth. 
40000 mi

US $160
Slow cranking but always started. Battery replaced and back to normal. 

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2012 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

56000 mi

US $500
Replaced 3 faulty TPMS sensors. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

3000 mi Ford BLIS system was not working Blue Tooth working intermittently 
32000 mi Bad battery. 
51000 mi

US $100
Rear sunshade would not operate 
1000 mi Sync module replaced for problems with phone. Sync module was replaced by dealer. 
36000 mi

US $110
Original battery needed replacement. Car would not start in cold weather. 
44000 mi

US $100
Replaced blend door actuator (drivers side) 
58280 mi

C $160
Battery died. Needed replacement. 
61980 mi

C $150
Climate controls did not respond to user input (would blow cold air when temp. raised). Also, system would not blow air to one (passenger) side of the car. 
35500 mi Battery failed load test. Replaced under warranty. 
78000 mi

US $20
Replaced Passenger side HVAC blend door. 
37000 mi

US $28
Replaced sensor on rain sensing wipers. 
90000 mi

US $160
Climate control fan failed to run at all on a 90+ late Friday afternoon in July. Diagnosed as a bad blower motor resistor. $135 from Ford, delivered Monday. Also replaced cabin air filter for $25 while I was at it. 
122000 mi

US $120
The car is a 2011 and the battery was original. Noticed that it was starting harder. Also had a dead battery after sitting for a few days, dirty terminals and a cracked case may have been the culprit. Decided to replace it before winter. 
29700 mi blend door motor clicking, replaced under warranty. 
33000 mi battery had gone dead twice. Battery tested low charge but good at dealer. Car needs to be driven more often according to dealer. No charge for the diagnostic. 
37700 mi

US $175
Original factory battery wouldn't hold any longer. It lasted 4 years. Bought a new battery and replaced it myself. 
18000 mi Problems with radio. 
26000 mi Sync update for voice recognition issues 
28000 mi Rear (reverse mode) proximity audio warning and cross traffic audio warning alarm only, function was ok though. Replaced alarm speaker in rear. 2 days--awaiting part. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

15000 mi A/C would blow hot/humid air on slowing down. Sensor replaced under warranty and now works fine. 
20500 mi rear door lock actuator failed. Replace under warranty. 
6000 mi External temperature sensor was recording temperature 10+ degrees above normal. Dealer replaced external sensor. 
19000 mi Replaced fiber optic harness to driver's door light and exterior temperature sensor. 
28000 mi Gas gauge and Miles Until Empty changed inaccurately 
208000 mi

US $136
Replace tpms sensor and rebalance tire. 
1000 mi Fuel gauge not accurate. Dealer reprogrammed computer. Blis (Blind Spot Indicator) not available at times. Dealer reprogrammed computer. Have only had car back 1 day so unable to know if problems will occur again. 
15000 mi SYNC functions quit working, no phone, no USB memory stick music files would play, no SYNC services, no 911 Assist. 
16000 mi SYNC for the second time stopped accepting voice control for music playing. Disconnecting battery cable for a few minutes got things working again. 
33000 mi Blind spot / cross traffic giving false alarms. 
36700 mi Electrical problem with brake lights. 
45000 mi

US $250
They said battery was weak. Replaced battery at owner's expense. Car only 2 years old. Other work was routine maintenance--change oil & filter. 
27000 mi Fan speed does not change when AUTO selected. 
25000 mi Blind spot Indicator worked erratically. 
30000 mi Backup warning working erratically. 
33300 mi Backup warning system: Now that the cold weather is here, the system "sees" the cloud of water vapor from the exhaust, thinks it's a person/car, and sounds the alarm. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

4000 mi a/c seems to cycle off and then back on every 10 seconds or so. I cannot get the a/c to run constantly even though the cabin temp is above 85 degrees. 
8000 mi Back in dealership for same problem. A/C cycling problem. I've just accepted the fact that this particular A/C system on the 2011 Ford Taurus is (normal). I don't like it though. Its still not what a normal auto system should be. 
20000 mi Thr dealer keeps saying the system is operating normally. The vent temp is never below 45-40 degrees. Thre compressor cuts on and off every 10 seconds or so. Contacted FORD and they want to car back to the dealer. Taking back in . 
20000 mi took the car to another Ford dealer. The reflashed the PCM. Other than that, thats all they did. I still believe the A/C system doesn't operate right. The compressor still cuts off when I brake the car at stop lights. Ford gave me an ESP. 
20000 mi

US $340
A small motor that opens and shuts a damper in the vent system failed. I could not get any warm air out because the vent was closed. Ford issued me an ESP but was told the vent motor was not covered by the ESP.....go figure.. 
49000 mi Rear backup camera was defective and replaced under Ford extended warranty. 
36560 mi Trunk release button on back bumper stopped working 
16100 mi Battery died. Road side assistance jump-started the car. Took it straight to the dealership and battery was promptly replaced. I was warned about the battery on a previous visit and was offered replacement but I did not have time back then. 
22280 mi Battery died exactly one year after installation (AC Delco) 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

37180 mi 3rd brake light separated from rear window connection. rear window and 3rd brake light replaced 
35000 mi

US $3
Tailights keep burning out, about every 3 months, a taillight is being replaced. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

35000 mi

US $500
SwitchING from exterior air to internal air caused clicking. Replaced gate motor. 

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2010 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

116000 mi radio is powering on and off by itself 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

7000 mi The third brake light was attached to the top of the rear window. Both the light and the housing fell off. It took 3 days in the shop for the glue to set and how it is not straight. 
20300 mi Bad motor assembly - A/C door actuator (outside recirculation). There was a banging inside the blend box on startup because the motor was shorting out and causing the noise. 
35000 mi The BLIS system was giving false notification of a vehicle present in the blind spot when nothing was there. 
47700 mi

US $100
The "Blend door" actuator quit working and had to be replaced. The symptoms were cold air coming from 2 left vents and warm air coming from 2 right vents when system in single mode. No way to change this. 
51000 mi

US $124
Replacede faulty battery 
6000 mi Heater had air blockage in circulation system. 
45000 mi

US $50
AC blend door bad, was making a clicking noise. Under Ford extended warranty, $50 deductible. 
13000 mi AC blend valve actuator. 
3000 mi Adaptive Cruise Control Reprogram 
11500 mi Climate, radio nav unit locked up. unable to turnoff/down the volume or change climate features, or nav 
80300 mi

US $25
HVAC blend door actuator broke. 
57300 mi

US $100
Blend door actuator on passenger side. Apparently a common problem. 
62000 mi

US $100
Another server motor for the Blend door, the 'middle' one this time rather than the one behind the glove box. 
11000 mi Blind Spot System malfunctioned Passenger side mirror malfunctions when using driver memory function on seats 
13000 mi Blind spot and cross traffic system failed again. Dealership follows TSB and relubed connections on mirror. 
59000 mi

US $98
Blend door clicking 
86000 mi

US $100
passenger side blend door remove and replace - covered under extended warranty - $100 deductible combined with right side front wheel bearing I had replaced at the same time. 
6820 mi Adaptive cruise and collision warning system stopped working. Overnight in shop. I had to pay for a rental---not happy about that. ECU was reflashed. 
18000 mi No heat at idle - cause air in system. 
28000 mi blend-door actuator for fresh, recirc 
11000 mi

US $62
Blind spot system was picking up everything 
33000 mi

US $135
This was to replace the original battery which went bad 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

27000 mi Replace side marker/turn signal bulb front drivers side. Bumper had to be lowered. 
41300 mi

US $200
Blocker door motor failed preventing a/c from working on passenger side 
4372 mi Blind Spot on left side info "unavailable" until car is shut off several times. No updates available and no work performed under warranty 
28000 mi SIRUS Radio disconnected, plus issues with paired phone. Main issue was with the expanded services of the optional "travel Link" that includes Weather 5 days, Weather Radar Map, Fuel Prices that would not re-activate on the GPS screen. 
41700 mi Replaced both rear license plate lamps that were shorted 
15000 mi Both remotes quit working and had to be reprogrammed. TSB for this. Find out how to start car when remote does not work. We were in parking lot trying to figure this out. They hide it well. Under warranty. 
40000 mi Blend door solenoid failed causing cold air only to blow out the passenger side. 
49000 mi keyless entry system fault 
56700 mi no range on remote 
62000 mi Button to open trunk worked intermittently. trunk opening button by license plate intermittent 
64000 mi

US $200
Left turn signal failure to return after straiting the turn. 
113000 mi

US $500
Ac condenser leak. Ac condenser replaced by myself. Parts and labor which included dye test at shop and charge was about 500 because I replaced condenser myself. Quoted about 1100 if done at the shop. 
28000 mi

US $170
Battery died without warning. 
46000 mi

US $110
Blend door actuator making noise and had to be replaced. 
32000 mi

US $180
needed new gear in ac 
84700 mi

US $155
Loud clicking noise from broken tooth on plastic gear on recirc/fresh actuator behind passenger vent. Part was $24, new cabin filter $25 labor $90. Problem resolved. Labor ~ 1 hour. 
80300 mi

US $50
Blend door motor 
69000 mi

US $250
Power door lock on rear right door would not operate with key fob remote. 
25300 mi Battery struggled during cold weather. Diagnostics showed replacement needed. Warranty covered. 
27000 mi

US $95
AC recirculating actuator failed. 
25300 mi Cold air on passenger side from floor and vent when heat ok on driver side. requires new damper motor to be installed 
17700 mi When put in reverse backup alarm sounded intermitently even though there was nothing in the rear. Took the car twice because they could not replicate the noise. Backup sensor replaced without painting it, they said warranty did not cover it. 
28000 mi One of the vent door motor gears broke. 
2500 mi Instrument Cluster problem. Numerous warning icons chimed simultaneously including service engine, ABS, Charging system, engine coolant temp, low tire press, etc. Entire cluster was replaced by manufacturer. 
4000 mi Original problem with instrument cluster continues and is now thought to be related to problem with cruise control module. Am waiting for replacement module. Began Lemon Law procedure. Problem has been a continuing one involving instrument cluster making bogus reports. Waiting now for new cruise control module thought to be the villain. Meanwhile Lemon Law has been initiated. 
7000 mi Ordered part, cruise control module, was replaced on 16 July. No recurring problems since that date. If none by 8 August will settle Lemon Law with Ford Co. by keeping car, asking for extended maintenance agreements. 
23000 mi We hear a short series of 7 or 8 knocks in the center of the console. Thought it might be in radio or in A/C 
2000 mi Lens cover on radio very badly scratched on delivery. Dealer says this is a common issue and they have to replace the whole radio. They ordered a new radio to find that the lens on that was worse yet. Still not resolved. 
36000 mi Automatic temperature control fresh air door motor failed. It was replaced under new car warranty. 
6000 mi All 4 rear taillights replaced 
13000 mi Vehicle had special multi-contour seats that vibrate massage drive and fron passenger. Passenger seat massage system froze in on position and developed large lump in seat. Seat was replaced by ford 
19000 mi Speedometer reads incorrectly and sticks. Driving 40, speedometer reads 120 automatic sunroof and window openers activated unexpectedly. Dealer said driver caused it. Driver watched it happen on second occasion with no input. Dealer had to remove feature from computer to fix. 
19000 mi Traded in the car with faulty speedometer. 
81000 mi

US $600
The back 2 power windows started to struggle going down and coming back up. Regulators needed replaced and the windows lubed up a bit. 
37300 mi a/c heater blend door actuator malfunction 
58000 mi

US $280
Sync system would not work right. Never would understand us, would not connect. 
5000 mi Hooting/scraping noise from A/C Temperature door when cabin temp adjusted.  

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

50200 mi

C $90
Blend door motor gear stripped 
9920 mi Drivers side Blind spot Information System "Bliss". "cross traffic system fault" & "Blind spot system fault" showing up on dash. 
15500 mi DS&PS Windows fully opened&sunroof parcel open while car is parked.Happened 3 times.Scanned Vehicle for fault codes related to system. No codes found. Contacted hotline for assistance,still could not fault system.Disabled global opening 
23960 mi USB port malfunction Sync update - repairs Ipod was not Syncing properly Installed AR3T14D212AF : APIM Installed AGIZ 14D202 A : Cable ASY. Perform master reset -USB Still not working Checked oasis Found TSB 12-09-06 Performed module prog. 
90000 mi

US $12
Passenger and rear was putting out cold air only. Replaced YH-1779 blend door actuator motor. 
24180 mi drivers door lock switch won't lock or unlock door, after car locks doors at 20km per hour, will with passenger door switch and key fob, open door with handle and everything ok, replaced door switch..Same thing happening. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

7440 mi Front left orange LED in headlight burned out and required replacement, shop kept car for two days waiting for part. Part installed and working properly with nothing further to report. 
13940 mi Air conditioning: car not equipped with dual climate, left half vents give hot air output regardless of settings. Repaired by dealer. 

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2009 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

65000 mi

US $90
drivers side seat heater failed 
60000 mi

US $30
The motor assembly for the fresh air/recirculate door required replacement. 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

27000 mi Right rear window very slow to go up, went down ok. Replaced motor and regulator. Banging noise behind glove box when hvac on. Replaced servo motor for heater door. 
39000 mi

US $50
Heater/ac would only blow from dash vents. Would not blow from defroster vents or floor vents. 
206000 mi

US $150
AC High-Side Pressure Switch replaced. 
34000 mi Driver side seat heater replaced prior to delivery. 
113000 mi

US $53
air door actuator replaced 
141400 mi

C $525
REPLACED STARTER 
144920 mi

C $625
BROKEN SEAL NEEDED REPLACING AND RECHARGING 
149000 mi

US $550
Unable to get heat. Opted not to fix the bad heater core, bypassed it to allow A/C to work. 
18000 mi Drivers door window was inop, Sun/Moon roof was inop, Mirror would not auto dim at night. Dealer replaced motor for drivers door window, and installed new mirror and new motor for sun/moon roof and then found that it was only a fuse for the mirror and sun/moon roof. 
70700 mi

US $18
Actuator (located behind the glove box) that controls Re-circulating inside air or allowing outside air to come in had broken teeth. Not allowing it to work correctly. 
40600 mi Auto temperature control making noise and only drivers side cooling, passenger side blowing hot. Blend door and mixing door actuator replaced 
56000 mi

US $287
Lighting for odometer and trip computer went out completely. Instrument panel replaced, got some assistance from Ford after complaining that this seems to be a common Taurus problem. Dealership and Ford did not communicate well. 
58000 mi

US $325
Electric seat heater for passenger front seat failed; was replaced 
68000 mi

US $1000
Driver's seat heater quit working. Had to replace unit. 
37300 mi Heated seats for both driver and passenger. Both units fully replaced. 
109000 mi

US $150
Vent motor in dash 
180000 mi

US $1500
Leaking transmission fluid. Problem traced to air conditioner compressor leaking the fluid. 
208000 mi

US $425
Leak in ac condenser on tranny side. Replacing condenser. 
18600 mi - An A/C related part changed in the dash board was causing flapping noise (Under warrantee/free service contract) 
24800 mi - Air compressor changed (under warrantee/free service contract) - Rear brake disks and pads changed (under warrantee/free service contract - Wiper blades changed (under warrantee/free service contract) 
70300 mi

¤2000
A/C compressor parts ordered but not installed (althought it was changed on 40,000 KM). Flapping motor in dashboard replaced twice earlier, but it seems that it's a defective thing & I have to pay around 250 US$ everytime problem appears because it's noisy. Changed belts as well. 
12000 mi Replaced defective heating element in driver's seat 
30000 mi Driver heated seat not working. Part ordered. Previously ordered seat heating elements were installed 
89300 mi

US $800
Alternator failure 
25000 mi taillight and center brakelight 
35000 mi Drivers seat heater inoperative 
37000 mi Replaced driver's side seat heater element, problem corrected.  
108000 mi

US $35
Replaced A/C mode door actuator 
72700 mi

US $100
Right hand blend door actuator on Ac had to be replaced 
81300 mi

US $100
Circuit sensor failure and replacement 
114000 mi

US $6
High mount center brake light along with both license plate bulbs-- replaced bulbs. 
11000 mi In dash digital display where the odometer and other read outs are went out and could hardly read what was displayed. Took into dealership, replaced with new display, good as new 
45000 mi

US $110
clicking noise when heat or air was on. Bad inlet actuator valve was bad and was replaced. 
25000 mi

US $162
The battery had a bad cell. 
36000 mi

US $127
Replaced re-circulation actuator fan. 
40000 mi

US $121
Ignition key came apart. 
44000 mi Driver and passenger heated seats wouldn't turn on 
26134 mi Digital display kept winking out and was not readable and sometimes disappeared altogether. Instrument cluster replaced by local dealer under factory warranty. 
75020 mi Next day: Heated seat on passenger side not working. Element was open.  

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

4000 mi One touch up/down stopped functioning after car was taken in for the 1st warranty item, replacement of the battery by the dealer which was determined to be defective. It was determined that the driver's window motor was faulty and the dealer replaced it. 
24300 mi

US $55
Front passenger seat heaters stopped working. Dealer diagnosis found both heaters in seat inoperable. Both elements replaced. 
25300 mi Battery failed and was replaced under waranty. This is battery #4. Excessive with only 25k on the car. 
95000 mi

US $100
seat heater element, covered under ext. warranty. brake light switch 
78000 mi Blower motor rheostat failed only fan speed 3-4 working replaced by myself for $12.00 wasnt worth time to leave at shop took 5 min to change 
135000 mi

US $30
Heater fan speed relay 
42160 mi

C $240
blend door actuator changed 
70060 mi

C $140
dash, radio lights go on an off sporadically. Problem not yet resolved. Dealer ordering dimmer switch and will replace. Thinks that is the problem, but modules do not show an issue. Their test drive duplicated the problem. 
87840 mi

C $241
Driver's heated seat element (bottom cushion) failed. Shop replaced with an aftermarket heating pad under the leather. 
14000 mi

US $1
driver side heat element built in seat needed to be replaced 
19000 mi replace passenger heater seat element 
20000 mi air conditioning compressor too loud 
23000 mi

US $42
sice 2008 my sync telephone will not allow me to terminate call by tapping steering whell button. only way to end call is to take eyes and hands off steering wheel and hit end call on nav screen. contary what fords states in ads , 
26000 mi Told loud AC compressor not a problem. 
28000 mi In dealership one week finally after 4 times there they made me leave car overnight and found yellow light on showing air bag driver side warning light. 
29000 mi CANNOT SHUT OFF CEL CALL USING STEERING WHEEL SYNC 
31000 mi started when car was delivered new 3 years and ford states nothing can be done. i cannot hire a lawyer. 
33000 mi left car 8;00am came back next day at 10;00am dealer and Ford said i need to take eyes and hands of steering wheel to end phone call. i am so P----. i purchased taurus for the sync safety driving. and they say that to me 
35700 mi

US $160
replaced new battery 

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2006 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

89000 mi

US $400
3rd starter for this taurus I have bought fords since 1969(total of 8) and i have had 4 tauruses and this taurus is the ONLY one . ford told me tough luck, no more ford for me 
89000 mi

US $125
Replaced starter motor 
34000 mi Fan Blower Resistors burned out. Fan worked on High only. Warranty Repair 
152300 mi

US $75
A/C clutch replaced, a/c clutch only part 
US $290 Alternator (Includes Parts and Labor) 
143000 mi

US $256
Charging System failure 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

45000 mi

US $85
Replaced rear wiper motor. 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

142000 mi

US $400
Wiring harness needed significant repair. Local shop repaired the issue. 
131000 mi

US $150
Starter went bad. Weak cranking until it finally wouldn't turn over at all. Had car towed to my house where I replaced the starter. 
183500 mi

US $500
water pump replacement. 
183000 mi

US $401
I had to replace the starter. 
44000 mi

US $140
Replaced a seized driver's door latch mechanism- had ceased to function due to exposure to the extremely cold outdoor temperatures. 
80000 mi

US $320
A/C compressor begain to fail- had to repair it. Bought a new one for around $230 on ebay and had my friend replace my old one for around $60. Took 2 hours. New a/c coolant also had to be purchased, as new compressor did not come with any. 
65000 mi

US $275
Replace alternator A/C compressor clutch replaced. 
80252 mi Just bought car as is from used car lot, after 20 minutes the a/c compressor does not recycle back on, the low press s/w is good, suspect may be overserviced with refridgerant, waiting for some gauges to ck hi side. any ideas from others. 
224000 mi

US $120
Alternator. 
164700 mi

US $60
The compressor was not kicking on, even if switch was jumpered. Replaced the 4-Wire Binary Switch. It is positioned near the exhaust so bears a lot of heat. New Part covered in protective heat shield fabric to prevent future failures. 
77000 mi

US $300
Loss of power. Battery replaced. Changed out alternator.  
86800 mi

C $100
We bypassed the AC because the compressor seized and the serpentine belt broke. Car overheated. Repair would have cost over 1000.00 which we did not have. 
91000 mi

US $240
After car heated up, a/c would stop working. Replaced compressor coil. 
47000 mi none yet although front speaker is blown 
67000 mi

US $198
Alternator, fitted myself. Bought one with lifetime warranty. Changed battery at same time but at 67000 thats considered maintenance 
103000 mi

US $750
Air conditioning compressor replacement and recharge 

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2004 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

154000 mi Starter was replaced 

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2004 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

214000 mi 215K mi but issues w/electrical wiring in steering wheel/ dashboard. Display constantly wrongly indicates driver and front passenger doors are ajar (blocks mileage from displaying), gas gauge malfunctions, sta. wagon door lock is off & on  
220000 mi

US $450
2nd alternator replacement 

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2004 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

111000 mi

US $130
Replaced battery 
47007 mi

US $54
Replaced factory original battery 
77000 mi

US $150
AC solenoid 
79000 mi I went in to have the air conditioner recharged and after 4 times they said they needed to find the leak and took the dash apart. They were not able to find the problem and did a poor job of putting everything back. New shop next spring. 
91000 mi

US $528
Replaced compressor and a hose 
82000 mi

US $106
Cold snap killed battery. Replaced battery. 
90000 mi

US $55
Had to change out spoiler-mounted LED brake light for $50 from junk yard. Had to get a used one as new one from dealer was $375. 

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2004 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

83500 mi

US $771
Air conditioner compressor was replaced along with accumulated/dryer. 
104125 mi

US $545
AC manifold went bad, AC blowing warm air. 
128340 mi

C $800
alternator replaced 

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2003 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

145000 mi

US $750
Condensor Replacement & recharge system 

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2003 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

35000 mi

US $150
Heater Blower Motor Blown 
108000 mi

US $1000
Car would not start. Replaced battery, alternator and starter 

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2003 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

156700 mi

US $1000
Leak in AC hose resulting in poor AC performance. Repair quote was over a thousand dollars, I decided to live with it. 
113700 mi

US $1000
New Compressor 
112500 mi

C $220
The original alternator stop working and was replaced by a generic one /not a Ford original generator/. 
85240 mi

C $28
temperature blend door not operating 
99200 mi

C $87
auto climate door heat/ac not working, now blower motor shorted out. Now have new one to install. Will be going to salvage yard for actuater moduals etc. 
77000 mi

US $100
Replaced original Motorcraft battery. 
93000 mi

US $200
AC cmpressor seized up. Replaced witha pulley 

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2003 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

140000 mi

US $453
Starter was replaced. Oil and filter change, tire rotation. 
97000 mi

US $200
Replaced alternator 
173000 mi Replaced battery. 
152000 mi

US $350
The car computer ECU $279. No windows working, no radio, no power door locks and power trunk. The car would start but no directional lights. Finally car would not start.  
85000 mi Car had faulty alternator. Replaced by dealer. 
99000 mi

US $275
Starter failed. Replaced starter 
73700 mi

US $600
The starter had to be replaced. 
91000 mi

US $1080
Replaced the A/C compressor and associated parts. 
52476 mi A/C not cold - found suction line was leaking from the o-ring seal - covered under parts warranty from previous attempt to fix this on 6/26/07 
61000 mi

US $350
New Starter. 
94000 mi

US $1229
Alternator replaced. Approx: $600. Synchronizer and sensor assembly replaced. Approx: 600 
96000 mi

US $300
Door ajar switch said the door was always open 
140000 mi

US $350
Starter went out. Shop replaced starter and had to replace it again within one week, bad from supplier. 
170000 mi

US $570
Starting car was labored and failed on one occasion. Battery and alternator checked out OK at parts store test. Starter replaced. 
256000 mi

US $900
Replaced: Alternator,  
130000 mi

US $501
Alternator had to be replaced. 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

125000 mi

US $1050
Clutch on a/c compressor came loose. Replaced compressor with new factory unit and recharged a/c system. 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

88000 mi

US $500
The interior fan motor was replaced. 
159960 mi Clutch fan on Air Conditioner ceasing removed AC and replaced with by pass pulley 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

103000 mi

US $30
Just a AC recharge. 
154000 mi

US $3000
starter. altermator, battery, 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

99000 mi

US $1618
Clutch bad; replaced compressor 
222000 mi

US $230
Starter died and needed a tow and replace starter. 
104000 mi In Oct.2010, mechanic broke A/C line during power steering pump install. Didn't tell me until I drove off, A/C didn't work. Came back he fixed. March 2011, A/C didn't work. told 1/2 lb low on freon. 
105000 mi

US $683
Worked fine 2 weeks, didn't work. told seal. 
175000 mi

US $350
Alternator replacement, belt tensioner, idler pulley, serpentine belt 
131812 mi

C $625
replace A/C compressor 
137330 mi

C $368
replace starter motor 
187240 mi

C $300
replaced alternator - hadn't completely failed, but was close. 
215140 mi Starter motor failed Battery cell died - could not reliably hold charge 
232500 mi Starter motor failed 
247380 mi

C $213
Alternator failed, replaced 
123000 mi

US $6230
dash lights replaced. 
48300 mi

US $700
New compressor, refrigerant leaked 
115000 mi

US $100
connecting cable started burning 
87000 mi

US $205
Replaced alternator 

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2001 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

178300 mi

US $249
starter replaced 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

206000 mi

US $12
instrumental cluster light bulb replacement 
98000 mi

US $875
Previously replaced sun-load sensor and blend door myself. Quit cooling and found the compressor seals had failed, requiring unit replacement, along with new oriface and dryer, then vacuum and recharge. 
119000 mi

US $120
AC compressor replaced 18 months prior, and AC stopped cooling. Shop said coolant was gone/leaked out of system, but they could not detect a leak in the system. 
120000 mi

US $180
Intermittent total electrical power loss, not battery or charging system. 
120000 mi

US $300
Again, total electrical power loss. Shop could not identify problem. 
158000 mi

US $1200
Air conditioning compressor seized. 
50000 mi

US $120
Car wouldn't start even with a jump. Nephew purchased and installed a starter from the junk yard. Have had no problems since. 
194000 mi

US $550
AC was recharged and noticed leak.  Alternator went bad and had to be replaced. 
170000 mi

US $160
Replaced bad alternator and battery 
107500 mi

US $200
Catastrophic failure of compressor. Clutch disintegrated, serpentine belt burnt through, pulley mounting flange shattered. 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

53300 mi

US $73
Not getting cold, high pressure valve leaking. 
142000 mi

US $69
instrument cluster had short, kept blowing bulbs. Found used cluster online and replaced cluster 
184000 mi Vents blowing hot air with ax on max AC is working fine problem seems to be with blend door or auto climate control system 
190000 mi

US $31
AC blend door stopped working so only hot air from heater core blew out. Had to replace blend door actuator and then clear error coded on EATC to fix problem Low beams don't work. High beams work and flash to pass work. Replaced multifunction switch but it did not solve problem. Possible short or bad relay 
76000 mi

US $240
Switch for headlights did not work unless you wiggled it. Lights would go off by themselves. 
26000 mi

US $250
Door lock would not operate via remote due to failed lock ACTUATOR assembly; replaced with new. 
27000 mi A/C problems. Been having same issue since July 2012. A/C will stop blowing cold air for a few seconds and then will start blowing cool again.Fan blower goes up and down like a rolling sound. 
128300 mi

US $80
AC doesn't hold charge, leaky compressor... 
43000 mi

US $1250
new battery, AC compressor, drive belt idler pulley, drive belt 
155000 mi

US $300
AC compressor froze up, replaced. Also replaced serpentine belt since it broke when AC froze. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

104500 mi Air Conditioner clutch failure. 
105000 mi

US $450
AC clutch bearing failed, forced to repair. 
112000 mi Left rear power window inoperative. 
117000 mi

US $35
Brake light switch failed. Known problem-replaced with Motorcraft upgrade kit. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

130200 mi

C $100
Dead batterie .. replaced  
158000 mi

US $85
Ac weak cooling, evacuated, recharged, leak detection fluid added. 
170000 mi

US $330
Starter replaced due to intermittent engagement 
176000 mi

US $585
In for AC recharge. 
202000 mi Cassette player not working when sold. 
153000 mi

US $150
Low refrigerant levels, required a freon charge & service 
184000 mi

US $710
Air Condition not Blowing Cold, Low Pressure Accumulator / Filter had to be replaced. 
195300 mi

US $170
Air conditioning is not working -two leaks found one of which is the compressor, Repair cost is $1400. Not sinking any more money into non-required system. 
124000 mi

US $737
Installed remanufactured Motorcraft compressor assembly. F5TZ-14N089-B Relay  
131000 mi

US $75
Replaced sunload sensor. 
190000 mi

US $180
Altnerator needed replacing. Bearing was going, regulator was failing, brushes were worn. 
198300 mi

US $390
Replaced all lines, compressor, condenser and evaporator core. 
143000 mi

US $164
Recharged air conditioner and added dye to identify leaks in case charge does not hold. 
145000 mi

US $155
Replaced O-ring, recharged system. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

209000 mi

US $65
A/C compressor clutch engages intermittently when A/C selected; gap is out of spec, A/C needs new clutch. New compressor recommended by mechanic at this mileage. 
209000 mi

US $745
A/C compressor replaced with aftermarket Visteon-brand compressor, along with accumulator, orfice tube, and refrigerant recharge. Wobbly idler pulley also noticed and replaced during service. Passenger tail light filled with rainwater, causing backup lamp failure. Location of leak unknown. Taillight fixture drained, bulb replaced. Rubber gaskets for taillight mounting nuts disintegrated upon removal, replacements unavailable. 
190000 mi

US $123
The alternator failed. 
137000 mi

US $500
A switch of some sort burned out / failed 
165720 mi

C $80
NO HEATING 

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1999 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

131000 mi air conditioning was blowing through floor vents not the usual vents 
176000 mi Dead spot on the starter. Also, the transmission has made me nervous for years. 

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1999 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

66000 mi

US $125
Replaced starter. 
132000 mi

US $360
Starter failed without warning, requiring towing to shop & replacement of starter 
133000 mi

US $350
Alternator failed 
118000 mi L front turn signal and sidemarker found to be non-functional when hazard lights on, all others working fine. Switch contacts were oxidized from years of nonuse. Cleaned switch with contact cleaner and sandpaper. Problem solved in < 10 min for $0. 
127100 mi

C $70
AC was working intermittently. Could not replicate problem at shop. No codes when scan done. Topped up refrigerant and has worked OK. 
132060 mi

C $700
The alternator burned out and took the battery with it. Car was in for 2 days. 

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1998 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

162000 mi

US $120
Alternator failed and needed to be replaced 

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1997 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

120000 mi The AC compressor and module malfunctioned. Over $1400.00 in quoted costs. Got rid of car.  
156000 mi

US $250
The power window motor for the driver's door had to be replaced. 

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