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Ford Taurus Problems and Repair Histories

873 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Ford Taurus. 426 of these members (48.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 1168 repairs to Ford Tauri--an average of 1.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

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

Don't infer 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 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

27% of the Ford Taurus repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1168 repairs.

Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

Of the Ford Taurus repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 53% between $100 and $499, 25% between $500 and $999, 12% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 425 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.

2008 Ford Taurus X 4dr Wagon

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Taurus X in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 0    
2000 0 Right second row heated seat inoperative. Loose connector from factory. 
6000 0 The motorized memory pedals were not remembering their position. I noticed the problem several months ago, but because it was so minor, I waited until my next scheduled maintenance visit. 
18000 0 Rear driver side door lock solenoid was firing 2-3 times when locking (like a jack hammer). Part was replaced. Creak in suspension coming from front. Left lower control arm ordered. Left lower control installed (previously ordered). 
34000 0 Brake pulse from front rotors, dealer turned them and even paid for rental car. This was done during routine visit for oil change. 
 

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2008 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

Ford Taurus X in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 1000    
2000 0 Paint chipping off around wheel well. 
 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
2000 0 TSB for creak/groan of front suspension. 
 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Taurus in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 0    
4000 0 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. When I was changing the oil and filter at home noticed the threaded shaft that the filter screws onto was itself loose and partially unscrewed from the block. I took it in to have it secured to factory specs. 
14000 0 Paint peeling off nose of car. Dealer removed nose and repainted it. Transmission clunks under acceleration and provides little power to move the car. Followed TSB 07-21-11 for codes and replaced turbine shaft speed sensor and engine speed sensor. 
14300 0 Cars rolls back on incline. Dealer performed TSB 08-01-08, PCM recalibration, at my insistence. Slight improvement. 
15000 0 Paint began peeling again where plastic nose meets the netal fenders. Dealer said there was a TSB for this paint rubbing problem. 
24300 55 Immediate failure (seized)of power steering pump. Failure of pump contaminated steering gear. Both power steering pump, steering gear rack and v-belt were replaced. Front passenger seat heaters stopped working. Dealer diagnosis found both heaters in seat inoperable. Both elements replaced. 
25300 0 Battery failed and was replaced under waranty. This is battery #4. Excessive with only 25k on the car. 
30000 1757 Oil leak reported to dealer. Dealer found trans fluid leaking. Dealer replaced RH axle seal and needed to remove PTU assembly and replace inner seals. Also replaced PTU to transmission seal. Rear pads and rotors needed to be replaced. 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 0    
3000 0 Rear brake lights to stay every now and then when the brake pedal was released. The dealer fixed by changing the sensor under the brake pedal. 
 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 117000    
118000 375 Broken springs, and issues with struts. 
119000 400 Broken coil spring. 
Ford Taurus in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 105000    
108000 400 Engine coolant temperature sensor not working correctly, meaning the coolant valve wasn't opening properly. This led to pressure blowing a hole in the coolant reservoir and all coolant leaking out. 
112000 9 Replaced gas cap. 
122000 750 Coolant leak in multiple places. Sigh. Timing belt repair. 
131000 100 Cracked vacuum hose was causing car to sputter at idle. Replaced vacuum hose. 
 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 82000    
82000 600 Main seal oil leak 
 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 151000    
153000 150 Low refrigerant levels, required a freon charge & service 
162000 350 Replaced valve which was causing the engine to idle poorly. 
184000 710 Air Condition not Blowing Cold, Low Pressure Accumulator / Filter had to be replaced. 
192000 700 Poor idle until the car warmed up, then the throttle could stick at elevated RPM. Had to replace tubing and gaskets. 
195300 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. 
214000 500 Front End steering bushings, lower & upper ball joint replacement and boots; front end alignment, Replace spark plugs 
223700 450 Ball joint 
224000  

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