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Ford Taurus Electrical Problems

900 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Ford Taurus. 184 of these members (20.4%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 290 electrical repairs to Ford Tauri--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Ford Taurus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1312 repairs.

Ford Taurus electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 167 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 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 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   replace passenger heater seat element 
20000   air conditioning compressor too loud 
23000   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   Told loud AC compressor not a problem. 
28000   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   CANNOT SHUT OFF CEL CALL USING STEERING WHEEL SYNC 
31000   started when car was delivered new 3 years and ford states nothing can be done. i cannot hire a lawyer. 
33000   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   replaced new battery 
4000   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 US $55 Front passenger seat heaters stopped working. Dealer diagnosis found both heaters in seat inoperable. Both elements replaced. 
25300   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   Starter replaced due to intermittent engagement 
176000   In for AC recharge. 
202000   Cassette player not working when sold. 
153000 US $150 Low refrigerant levels, required a freon charge & service 
184000   Air Condition not Blowing Cold, Low Pressure Accumulator / Filter had to be replaced. 
195300   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 US $737 Installed remanufactured Motorcraft compressor assembly. F5TZ-14N089-B Relay  
131000   Replaced sunload sensor. 
190000   Altnerator needed replacing. Bearing was going, regulator was failing, brushes were worn. 
198000   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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