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Ford Taurus Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

874 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Ford Taurus. 222 of these members (25.4%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 266 electrical and air conditioning repairs to Ford Tauri--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Ford Taurus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Ford Taurus problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Ford Taurus problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

27% of the Ford Taurus repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1178 repairs.

Ford Taurus electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the Ford Taurus electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 49% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, 9% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 156 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Ford Taurus Electrical and Air Conditioning problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Ford Taurus X 4dr Wagon

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Taurus X in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 0    
2000 0 Right second row heated seat inoperative. Loose connector from factory. 
6000 0 The motorized memory pedals were not remembering their position. I noticed the problem several months ago, but because it was so minor, I waited until my next scheduled maintenance visit. 
18000 0 Rear driver side door lock solenoid was firing 2-3 times when locking (like a jack hammer). Part was replaced. 
 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 138000    
149000 550 Unable to get heat. Opted not to fix the bad heater core, bypassed it to allow A/C to work. 
 
Ford Taurus in South Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 17000    
18000 0 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 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. 
82000  

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Taurus in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 13000    
14000 1 driver side heat element built in seat needed to be replaced 
19000 0 replace passenger heater seat element 
20000 0 air conditioning compressor too loud 
24000 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 0 Told loud AC compressor not a problem. 
28000 0 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. 
30300 0 CANNOT SHUT OFF CEL CALL USING STEERING WHEEL SYNC 
31000 0 started when car was delivered new 3 years and ford states nothing can be done. i cannot hire a lawyer. 
33000 0 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 160 replaced new battery 
43000  
Ford Taurus in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 0    
4000 0 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 55 Front passenger seat heaters stopped working. Dealer diagnosis found both heaters in seat inoperable. Both elements replaced. 
25300 0 Battery failed and was replaced under waranty. This is battery #4. Excessive with only 25k on the car. 
30000  

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 116000    
124000 737 Installed remanufactured Motorcraft compressor assembly. F5TZ-14N089-B Relay  
131000 75 Replaced sunload sensor. 
190000 180 Altnerator needed replacing. Bearing was going, regulator was failing, brushes were worn. 
197000  
Ford Taurus in New Mexico, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 130000    
157000 85 Ac weak cooling, evacuated, recharged, leak detection fluid added. 
170000 330 Starter replaced due to intermittent engagement 
176000 585 In for AC recharge. 
177000 0 Cassette player not working when sold. 
Ford Taurus in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 151000    
153000 150 Low refrigerant levels, required a freon charge & service 
184000 710 Air Condition not Blowing Cold, Low Pressure Accumulator / Filter had to be replaced. 
195300 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. 
224000  

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1999 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

Ford Taurus in New Mexico, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 129000    
131000 0 air conditioning was blowing through floor vents not the usual vents 
 

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1999 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Taurus in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 66000    
66000 125 Replaced starter. 
 

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