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2001 Ford Taurus Problems and Repair Histories

79 TrueDelta members own a 2001 Ford Taurus. 29 of these members (36.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 82 repairs to 2001 Ford Tauri--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2001 Ford Taurus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2001 Ford Taurus problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2001 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 2001 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

51% of the 2001 Ford Taurus repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 21% to the suspension, 12% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 1% to the body and trim, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 82 repairs.

2001 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

Of the 2001 Ford Taurus repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 44% between $100 and $499, 34% between $500 and $999, and 14% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 50 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2001 Ford Taurus problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 64000    
74000 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. 
76000 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. 
82000 750 Replaced rear struts to eliminate clunking. 
91000 1100 Coolant leak from head gasket. Replaced gasket, water pump. 
92000  
Ford Taurus in Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 93000    
93620 800 Brakes made grinding noises  
117980 600 Didn't notice any problems. Found during inspection to get reg'd in new province. 
118420  
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. 
 
Ford Taurus in Kentucky, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 105000    
105000 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 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 Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 113000    
118000 45 Replaced seized left rear wheel cylinder and left rear brake line. 
140000  
Ford Taurus in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 97000    
99000 100 Replaced pads and rotors by self on front axle. 
 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Taurus in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 105000    
107000 1000 Had to replace Bosch control module for ABS Brake system. 
110000 75 HEAT SHIELD BETWEEN CONVERTER AND UNDERBODY CAME LOOSE - WELDS FAILED. REPLACED WITH SHEET METAL SCREWS. 
116000 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. 
118000 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.  
118000 0 The AC compressor and module malfunctioned. Over $1400.00 in quoted costs. Got rid of car.  
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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2001 Ford Taurus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 130000    
138000 405 Oxygen Sensor (P0401) failed. 
139000 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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