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2001 Ford Taurus Repair Histories

86 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2001 Ford Taurus. 34 of these members (39.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 103 repairs to 2001 Ford Tauri--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 103 repairs.

2001 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

Chart based on 61 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 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2009 - Jan 2013
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. 
76000   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   Replaced rear struts to eliminate clunking. 
91000   Coolant leak from head gasket. Replaced gasket, water pump. 
Ford Taurus in Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug 2009 - Sep 2012
93620 mi C $800 Brakes made grinding noises  
117980   Didn't notice any problems. Found during inspection to get reg'd in new province. 
Ford Taurus in Georgia, United States
Dec 2007 - Dec 2011
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. 
112000   Replaced gas cap. 
122000   Coolant leak in multiple places. Sigh. Timing belt repair. 
131000   Cracked vacuum hose was causing car to sputter at idle. Replaced vacuum hose. 
Ford Taurus in Kentucky, United States
Feb 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 New York, United States
Dec 2007 - Sep 2009
118000 mi US $375 Broken springs, and issues with struts. 
119000   Broken coil spring. 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2014
118000 mi US $45 Replaced seized left rear wheel cylinder and left rear brake line. 
189000   Head gasket replacement. 
Ford Taurus in Georgia, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
99000 mi US $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
Apr 2009 - Jun 2010
107000 mi US $1000 Had to replace Bosch control module for ABS Brake system. 
116000   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   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   The AC compressor and module malfunctioned. Over $1400.00 in quoted costs. Got rid of car.  
Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
Dec 2007 - Jul 2008
82000 mi US $600 Main seal oil leak 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
138000 mi US $405 Oxygen Sensor (P0401) failed. 
139000   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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