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Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

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.
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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

5000 mi Hooting/scraping noise from A/C Temperature door when cabin temp adjusted.  

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

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. 
149000 mi

US $550
Unable to get heat. Opted not to fix the bad heater core, bypassed it to allow A/C to work. 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

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. 
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 
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. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 

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1999 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

131000 mi air conditioning was blowing through floor vents not the usual vents 

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1999 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

66000 mi

US $125
Replaced starter. 

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Ford Taurus Electrical Problems

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