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2005 Ford Taurus Engine Problems and Repair Histories

58 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Ford Taurus. 18 of these members (31%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 21 engine repairs to 2005 Ford Tauri--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Ford Taurus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2005 Ford Taurus problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2005 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 2005 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

39% of the 2005 Ford Taurus repairs were to the engine, 15% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 19% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 54 repairs.

2005 Ford Taurus engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Ford Taurus engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 52% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, and 10% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 21 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.

2005 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 130000    
131000 225 Manifold repair. Vacuum leak, decided not to fix. Replace heater hose 
155300 2100 Catalyst Converters Replace Vacuum Leakage Continuing vacuum leak, replace intake Manifold 
160000  

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 80000    
85000 550 Initially, replaced EGR valve for issue with car engine dying during idling. Ended with replacement of fuel filter. 
86000  

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 56000    
69000 100 Intermittant high idle, unintended acceleration. Replaced idle air control (IAC) assy. Motorcraft part was required - knockoff part didn't work new out of box. 
87000  
Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 79000    
95000 48 Check engine light was on. Mechanic reset the computer, light went out. 
98000 40 Reset computer for check engine light. 
Ford Taurus in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 65000    
65000 1261 Replaced catalyitic converters, oxygen sensors, coil pack, spark plugs, wires, 2 front tires, air filter and belt 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 128000    
159000 440 The front catalytic converter was replaced. 
177000 697 The camshaft and crankshaft sensors were replaced and the engine was tuned. 
181000 333 The coolant reservoir (plastic) was leaking. The ignition sensor showed "near failure" on the computer. 
185000  
Ford Taurus in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 90000    
97000 300 Transmission slip between 1-2 and then a bang shift when warmed up. Functioned normally when cold. Performed transmission fluid flush and replaced the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) to no avail. Problem persists. 
 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 80000    
81000 240 Radiator leak replaced 
135000  
Ford Taurus in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 83000    
83000 0 Intermittent problem, seemingly only in warm weather, when the car jerks and won't accelerate similar to having bad gas. Questionable problem with fuel pump or filter. Opted to drive until it HAS to be fixed. 
117300 350 Problems every summer for 3 yrs. When hot, engine started skipping. Replaced fuel filter, spark plugs, all separate trips. This time replaced ignition coil and Fuel regulator. No problems since. 
133000 700 camshaft synchronizer and serpentine belt tensioner. 
138000  

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