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2010 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (15%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (26%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 296 repairs.

2010 Ford Taurus engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (20%)

< $100 (60%)

Chart based on 5 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

Engine not specified

920 mi Raw fuel smell in the drivers cabin. Wrench light on "Limp Mode" operating on 4 cyl not full 6 cyl. The vehicle entered the Ford Freeway Dealership Service Department 5 times and they could not resolve the "Raw Fuel Smell" entering the drivers cabin. The vehicle was been monitored for Combustible Gas detection and results prove positive. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

5000 mi transmission would seem to be in neutral at a stop and then slam into first gear.Sensor was replaced in trans. This is a known problem--the dealer even has the part in stock. Fix seems to correct problem.  
6500 mi the wires from the air intake sensor became frayed and were shorting out. 
7000 mi 2 Main recurent problems, still unresolved is push to touch start does not work. Car is unstartable w/o a 2nd remote or leaving the car for 6 hours allowing onboard pc's to sleep mode.  Other issue is speed sensor in the tranny. 
10000 mi Buyback. Rough idle issue. First attempt reflashed PCM. Second did spark plugs per TSB. Thirdeplaced fuel injector, coil, wiring harnesses, PCM etc and removed the heads. Total of 74 days. Replaced with a 2011. 
10000 mi Cruise control shutting down, transmission appears to hunt for correct gear. Latest event, turned on transmission/AWD error wrench. Went into limp home, which cleared after getting to side of road and restarting. Rest of trip uneventful 
13000 mi

US $60
Recurring problem. Same as above.  
51500 mi Both turbo's leaking oil at seam. 
52000 mi Leaking oil near rear turbo.  
56000 mi Oil leak required second repair attempt. 
56500 mi Rear turbo oil leak. Dealer finally jumped through enough hoops that Ford let them change the turbo. That was really the overall issue. 
3200 mi Turbo sensor failed, resulting in very rough driving. Sensor replaced and all is well... so far. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

2000 mi Transmission shifting poorly..was told at 1,450 miles I needed to let the transmission "learn" my driving habits more. They reset software to "ground zero" and I am starting from scratch and will see what happens. Wish me luck. 
4000 mi Transmission "slipped" or hard shifted when going from first to second gear at very slow reflashed transmission and problem seemingly gone (I hope). 
5000 mi Transmission reflash to correct low-speed slip shift 
10000 mi Engine light staying on; Diagnosed bad sensor; Sensor ordered. 
11000 mi Engine light on; part (sensor) ordered in Nov & replaced in Dec. 
12000 mi Same problem with engine light coming on; called dealer and the same sensor replaced as in Dec. 
8000 mi Car stalled and bucked after everytime the gas tank was filled. They replaced the gas tank, hoses and vapor valves. After two more fill ups every thing seems to be fixed. 

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2010 Ford Taurus Engine Problems

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