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2001 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 133 repairs.

2001 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (35%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (6%)

Chart based on 69 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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2001 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

Ford Taurus in New York, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

131000 mi

US $30
My son called me said car would not go into gear. Fortunately close to home. Pushed home with other car replaced transmission fluid and running cost fluid and filter 80 dollars 
Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2010
Sep 2010

126000 mi

US $12
New thermostat/gasket and new bolts where thermostat goes (old ones were no longer holding, losing tons of fluid and loss of heat). 
Dec 2010

126000 mi
There was a band-aid fix for a heating issue it had the previous winter, the only solution was to clamp off the bypass hose, otherwise the car did not have any heat. Did not want to do anything drastic like sink money into a heater core. 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2014 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

103540 mi

C $728
Fuel pump failure just as arrived at shop for oil change. Replaced was fuel pump, fuel filter and 2 gas tank straps. Price included oil change, brake check. Last September I had the alternator and battery replaced. 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Alabama, United States
Aug 2013 - Mar 2016
Sep 2013

98000 mi

US $875
Previously replaced sun-load sensor and blend door myself. Quit cooling and found the compressor seals had failed, requiring unit replacement, along with new oriface and dryer, then vacuum and recharge. 
Oct 2013

99000 mi
Front brake pads worn out, replaced myself. 
May 2014

110700 mi

US $240
Front lower ball joints were worn out and had to be replaced. 
Jun 2014

112000 mi

US $215
Brake master cylinder failed and had to be replaced. 
Apr 2015

119000 mi

US $120
AC compressor replaced 18 months prior, and AC stopped cooling. Shop said coolant was gone/leaked out of system, but they could not detect a leak in the system. 
May 2015

120000 mi

US $180
Intermittent total electrical power loss, not battery or charging system. 
Jun 2015

120000 mi

US $300
Again, total electrical power loss. Shop could not identify problem. 
Oct 2015

121700 mi

US $240
Right front tie rod replace-worn out. 
Jan 2016

128700 mi

US $500
Fuel pump failed. 
Ford Taurus in Indiana, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2014
Jan 2014

170000 mi

US $160
Replaced bad alternator and battery 
Ford Taurus in Washington, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2015
Nov 2013

107500 mi

US $200
Catastrophic failure of compressor. Clutch disintegrated, serpentine belt burnt through, pulley mounting flange shattered. 
Feb 2014

108700 mi

US $35
EGR control valve failed due to restricted air flow. Replaced with aftermarket part. 
May 2014

109700 mi

US $125
Ignition coil failure; replace spark plugs 
Oct 2014

118300 mi
Intermittent misfires/loss of power. Not repaired, in the shed, waiting for spring. 
Jun 2015

126000 mi

US $327
Aftermarket coil block defective 
Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2016
Nov 2010

138000 mi

US $154
notice antifreeze in reservoir was rusty, with diminishing heat. power flush engine cooling system,2x,3x,back flush the heater core. 
Jun 2011

147000 mi

US $200
bypass valve leak 
Sep 2011

151000 mi

US $1600
1&3 cylinder low compression, head gasket leak, new / rebuild head block 
Apr 2012

166000 mi

US $725
waterpump two day ago,also change the timing chain overdo 
Aug 2013

179000 mi
ACCELATOR CABLE BROKE AT THE GAS PEDAL 
Apr 2014

182300 mi

US $842
2nd {lower} catalytic need replacing. 
Jun 2014

183000 mi

US $120
fuel injector on#1cylinder failed 
Jun 2015

206000 mi

US $12
instrumental cluster light bulb replacement 
Oct 2015

208700 mi
radiator replacement 
Feb 2016

208000 mi

US $40
erg valve,upper intake, valve cover gasket replacement 
Apr 2016

210700 mi

US $300
fluid and filter exchange and replaced tie rod ends, ball joints 
May 2016

211300 mi

US $200
fuel injector and fuel filter replaced and maf sensor replaaced 
Ford Taurus in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2013
May 2013

180000 mi

US $500
Replaced rear struts. Pinch bolts snapped, had to buy a used spindle from a junk yard. Replaced spindle on both sides. 
Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2011
Jan 2011

143000 mi

US $1200
Traction Control & Anti-locks not working. Brake light on 90% of the time. Replaced module. 
Ford Taurus in Alabama, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2012
Dec 2011

152000 mi

US $1335
Coolant leak no start - fuel pump 
Jun 2012

158000 mi

US $1200
Air conditioning compressor seized. 
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2013
Mar 2010

105000 mi

US $400
Front springs collapsed 
Jun 2013

129000 mi
Rust was bad by rear right passenger door,extensive. Most Taurus's rust in the same spot must be a defect in the body or paint as too many have the same problem.Was going to have it repaired but body guy said it would cost too much. 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2016
Apr 2015

39500 mi

US $900
2 sway bars and a cracked suspension and an alignment. 
Sep 2015

50000 mi

US $120
Car wouldn't start even with a jump. Nephew purchased and installed a starter from the junk yard. Have had no problems since. 
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

178000 mi

US $550
front struts replaced 
Jul 2015

178300 mi

US $249
starter replaced 
May 2016

182700 mi

US $70
replaced ignition coil 
Ford Taurus in Illinois, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2014
Feb 2010

103300 mi

US $200
Bearing worn down needed replacement on left front passenger side. 
Jun 2014

160000 mi

US $450
Need a new tie rod Coolent leak 
Ford Taurus in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

299000 mi
Car is dead 
Ford Taurus in Arkansas, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

194000 mi

US $550
AC was recharged and noticed leak.  Alternator went bad and had to be replaced. 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2016
Mar 2013

142000 mi

US $269
Lean long term fuel bank condition and cylinder misfires. Replaced upper and lower intake manifold, ingition coil, wires, sparkplugs, fuel injectors instrument cluster had short, kept blowing bulbs. Found used cluster online and replaced cluster 
Aug 2013

147000 mi

US $250
Crankcase pulley oil seal was leaking. 
Nov 2013

152000 mi

US $159
Removed ABS controller and sent to BBA for repair. Unit has not worked for three years. Replaced RR ABS wheel sensor 
Apr 2015

180000 mi

US $60
Replaced left front CV joint which was leaking grease 
May 2015

181000 mi

US $350
Replaced both wheel bearings as well as left front steering knuckle and front anti sway bar bushings 
Sep 2015

184000 mi
Vents blowing hot air with ax on max AC is working fine problem seems to be with blend door or auto climate control system 
Feb 2016

187000 mi

US $500
Replaced left front lower ball joint. Also tightened straps on gas tank. Replaced water pump belt 
Mar 2016

189000 mi

US $100
replace fuel filler tube 
Jun 2016

190000 mi

US $31
AC blend door stopped working so only hot air from heater core blew out. Had to replace blend door actuator and then clear error coded on EATC to fix problem Low beams don't work. High beams work and flash to pass work. Replaced multifunction switch but it did not solve problem. Possible short or bad relay 
Ford Taurus in Indiana, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2016
Feb 2016

134000 mi

US $80
back drum brakes needed to be replaced 
Ford Taurus in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2014

33000 mi

US $220
ECM sensor failed and replaced 
Dec 2014

37000 mi

US $1200
Replaced sway bars - both sides. Timing belt gasket leaking. Replaced gasket, timing gear and water pump 
Jun 2015

41000 mi

US $330
Brake cylinder replaced. Grind down rear drums. 
Aug 2015

43000 mi

US $1250
new battery, AC compressor, drive belt idler pulley, drive belt 
May 2016

50000 mi

US $1100
Rear struts 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2016
Jul 2014

50300 mi

US $975
Coolant leak, replaced timing chain cover gasket, intake manifold gasket & water pump 
Apr 2016

53300 mi

US $73
Not getting cold, high pressure valve leaking. 
Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Dec 2007 - Sep 2009
Apr 2008

118000 mi

US $375
Broken springs, and issues with struts. 
Sep 2009

119000 mi

US $400
Broken coil spring. 
Ford Taurus in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2011
Mar 2011

44000 mi

US $400
bad engine camshaft synchronizer 
Ford Taurus in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2010
Mar 2010

105000 mi

US $1700
Intake was laid on top of a wiring harness when the Taurus was built in June 2001. Eight years later, grinding and crushing of the intake exposed the wires to bare metal, causing many serious problems with the powertrain. Took mechanic 8+ hours to find. Blown head gasket(s) discovered in early November of 2009. A very slow leak, but significant enough to allow exhaust to back into the cooling system and clog the heater core, as well as reduce power and gas mileage. 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2014
Mar 2010

118000 mi

US $45
Replaced seized left rear wheel cylinder and left rear brake line. 
Jun 2014

189000 mi

US $110
Head gasket replacement. 
Ford Taurus in Georgia, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

99000 mi

US $100
Replaced pads and rotors by self on front axle. 
Ford Taurus in Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug 2009 - Mar 2016
Sep 2009

93620 mi

C $800
Brakes made grinding noises  
Feb 2012

117980 mi

C $600
Didn't notice any problems. Found during inspection to get reg'd in new province. 
Ford Taurus in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2009 - Jan 2013
Aug 2009

74000 mi

US $650
Right Rear coil spring broken. Had to have both replaced. I have been told this is a problem with this year of Taurus and that Ford will do nothing about it. 
Oct 2010

76000 mi

US $240
Switch for headlights did not work unless you wiggled it. Lights would go off by themselves. Clunking from rearend. Told that the Struts need to be replaced. They would do all 4 plus springs. I had the rear springs replace last year "they all have bad springs" Can not afford the $1300 for the repair. Told it is not a danger. 
Sep 2011

82000 mi

US $750
Replaced rear struts to eliminate clunking. 
Dec 2012

91000 mi

US $1100
Coolant leak from head gasket. Replaced gasket, water pump. 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2011 - Aug 2014
Nov 2011

93500 mi

US $778
Pan gasket needed replaced, sway bar links, right front ball joint, left outer tie rod end, coil packs and plug wires 
Oct 2012

100000 mi

US $140
replaced oxygen sensor 
Nov 2012

100500 mi

US $326
replaced fuel pump and fuel filter 
Nov 2013

106700 mi

US $650
O2 sensor coil spring and associated parts 
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Jul 2015
Jun 2010

80600 mi
Replaced ball joint to pass inspection. 
Sep 2010

82460 mi

C $100
Got flickering Low Oil Pressure light at crawling speed and idle, after exiting highway. Replaced Oil Pressure Sensor, but problem persists. Light goes out with rise in RPM. Will try thicker oil and check pressure in crankcase. 
Oct 2010

82460 mi

C $60
Clogged heater core, no heat in the car. Performed 'Clinton Flush' as described at Taurus Club dot come. Sucked the rust from the bottom of expansion tank with wet vac., refilled with new coolant. Heat works! 
Nov 2010

83060 mi

C $100
A month after 'Clinton Flush' heat stopped working. Replaced heater core and thermostat. Works great. Don't be fooled by shop 5hr labor, search uTube and Taurus Club for the DIY, it's easy, just don't break plastic tabs on blende 
Dec 2010

83700 mi
Front passenger seat belt got twisted and stuck inside the retractor. Went to the junk yard, got another belt for free (got lucky) and replaced the belt. 
May 2011

87420 mi

C $100
Changed steering (rack & pinion) due to leaks on both sides (tried Lucas did not help). Also changed outer tie-rod ends and accessory belt due to cracking. Performed alignment after repairs of steering components. Parts $313 & labor $400. Changed headlights with like new from the junk yard, changed horn (old was not working) and replaced driver side seat-belt due to old was no longer retracting. All parts from the junk yard and DIY. 
May 2012

95480 mi

C $300
Engine problem. Changed a spark plug and ignition coil (needed) and fuel injector (unneeded).  Took 3 mechanics to tell me that I've low compression in cyl. 2. Was told need to take off head to see what's needed. Est. $900-1,200. Not worth it, driving as is. 
Nov 2012

100420 mi
Steering was making noise that you could hear and feel through the steering wheel when one was turning it since I bought the car. Sprayed silicone lube inside the boot by the firewall (there was some plastic part). Noise disappeared. 
Jun 2013

105400 mi

C $50
Leaking oil was burning on the exhaust. Was informed by the mechanic that seal on the bottom of the engine come out. Mechanic was able to re-insert seal back with partial disassembly. Job took about 1hr. No more leaking oil. 
Aug 2013

107260 mi

C $370
Radiator leak. Put a rad from NAPA ($210) + coolant ($40) + $120 for labor. 
Ford Taurus in Florida, United States
Feb 2011 - Aug 2011
Aug 2011

131000 mi

US $280
Needed new tie rods 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2011
Jul 2010

155000 mi

US $300
AC compressor froze up, replaced. Also replaced serpentine belt since it broke when AC froze. Brake pads severely scored rotor, pads still ok. Need new caliper. 
Jan 2011

158000 mi

US $800
Car was leaking water. Needed the timing chain cover, radiator and holding tank replaced. Still need to flush the heater core to get heat. :-( 
Ford Taurus in Georgia, United States
Dec 2007 - Dec 2011
Jan 2008

108000 mi

US $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. 
Sep 2008

112000 mi

US $9
Replaced gas cap. 
Oct 2009

122000 mi

US $750
Coolant leak in multiple places. Sigh. Timing belt repair. 
Aug 2011

131000 mi

US $100
Cracked vacuum hose was causing car to sputter at idle. Replaced vacuum hose. 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Sep 2010 - May 2013
Nov 2010

26000 mi

US $250
Door lock would not operate via remote due to failed lock ACTUATOR assembly; replaced with new. 
Jan 2011

26700 mi

US $600
Car would not start; intermittent; only when trying to start warm engine and not all the time. Diagnosed as bad fuel pump. Replaced fuel pump. 
Ford Taurus in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2016
Sep 2010

134000 mi

US $190
Replaced cracked coolant reservoir and replaced cabin filter, oil filter, and oil change. 
Mar 2011

138000 mi

US $230
Front passenger side seat belt mechanism failed and had to be replaced. 
Apr 2013

128300 mi

US $80
AC doesn't hold charge, leaky compressor... 
Oct 2014

155000 mi

US $244
Washer fluid system Cooling system 
Apr 2016

US $46
Selling car. Did not repair tie rods. Brakes serviceable for a while and selling car. No repair. 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
Dec 2007 - Jul 2008
Jun 2008

82000 mi

US $600
Main seal oil leak 
Ford Taurus in Illinois, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2010
May 2009

107000 mi

US $1000
Had to replace Bosch control module for ABS Brake system. 
Aug 2009

110000 mi

US $75
HEAT SHIELD BETWEEN CONVERTER AND UNDERBODY CAME LOOSE - WELDS FAILED. REPLACED WITH SHEET METAL SCREWS. 
Mar 2010

116000 mi

US $60
Car has 116,000 miles and requires replacement of rear struts and springs (rusted through). Estimated cost is $1,300.00. Will live with problem for now. 
May 2010

118000 mi

US $778
Finally replaced rear springs and struts. One spring was broken in multiple places. This is a widespread problem with 2001 Taurus/Sable models. OEM springs are inferior, most likely sourced in China by Ford.  
Jun 2010

118000 mi
The AC compressor and module malfunctioned. Over $1400.00 in quoted costs. Got rid of car.  

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2001 Ford Taurus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

138000 mi

US $405
Oxygen Sensor (P0401) failed. 
Jan 2009

139000 mi

US $2289
Check Engine Light came on (P0340) - cam sensor was faulty. The synchronizer was also replaced, as it was faulty. Left and right ball joints were near end of life. Wheels were alligned. Oil pan Gasket was leaking. Coolant reservoir was cracked. New Water Pump was installed because it was as cost effective as putting the old one back in.  

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