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2002 Ford Taurus Engine Problems and Repair Histories

89 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Ford Taurus. 18 of these members (20.2%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 28 engine repairs to 2002 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 2002 Ford Taurus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2002 Ford Taurus problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2002 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 2002 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

27% of the 2002 Ford Taurus repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 35% to the suspension, 16% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 1% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 102 repairs.

2002 Ford Taurus engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Ford Taurus engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 10% cost less than $100, 48% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, 14% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 42 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 141000    
143000 342 Rear vacuum manifold replaced and PCV 
149000 183 Part replaced coolant distribution and thermostat unit. Simply by age. 
165000  
Ford Taurus in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 132000    
137000 325 Upper radiator hose including the thermostat assembly failed and leaked coolant. 
 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 87000    
92000 500 Car had low coolant light come on...added coolant. A day later the light came back, car was low on coolant. Took car to dealer for pressure test, Lower rad. hose assembly was bad. Decided to replace most of the hoses due to age/milage. 
 
Ford Taurus in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 95000    
151700 400 Blown radiator 
 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 58280    
74980 475 new gas tank (rusted out), $300. Heater core back flush (no heat, clogged), $75. 
77500 450 New camshaft timer? Car was dying and jerking (known issue) new belt and new (not sure of name but part that the plug wires connect to) box, was cracked. 
93000  
Ford Taurus in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 120000    
123000 6230 Oil pan gasket leak  
156500 600 oil pan leaking 
157000  
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 76000    
77000 1290 Oil pan gasket replaced to stop leak. 
80000 500 Cam sensor & synronizer replaced. 
93000 1160 Water pump replaced due to leak Timing chain cover gasket replaced. 
93000 194 dpfe sensor replaced 
99000 1618 Motor mounts 
106000 487 EGR valve assembly, EGR sensor, & vacuum valve assembly were replaced 
110000  
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 103000    
108000 60 cam shaft position sensor replaced, 2nd time in 3 years 
 
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 replaced fuel pump 
465 replace crank sensor 
0 replaced ignition coil 
822 replace upper intake manifold, thermostat (casting flaw in manifold caused a pinhole leak) 
175460 600 replaced water pump (bearings failing), replaced accessory belt and pulleys at the same time 
197160 75 replaced leaking heater core 
200720 158 Replaced belt tensioner and accessory belt replaced camshaft synchronizer assembly 
229400  

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2002 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Taurus in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2014 126000    
126000 251 It had a vacuum leak and the drivebelt was replaced and two tires that had been slashed(not a repair) but tells why repair bill was so high. (Reduced bill by $200 to remove approx. cost of tires.) 

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