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2002 Ford Taurus Problems and Repair Histories

89 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Ford Taurus. 26 of these members (29.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 107 repairs to 2002 Ford Tauri--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2002 Ford Taurus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2002 Ford Taurus problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2002 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 2002 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

28% of the 2002 Ford Taurus repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 34% to the suspension, 16% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 1% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 107 repairs.

2002 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Ford Taurus repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 3% cost less than $100, 53% between $100 and $499, 26% between $500 and $999, 14% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 66 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 2002 Ford Taurus problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 141000    
143000 342 Rear vacuum manifold replaced and PCV 
145800 430 Warped rotors, tuneup 
149000 183 Part replaced coolant distribution and thermostat unit. Simply by age. 
165000  

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 87000    
92000 500 Car had low coolant light come on...added coolant. A day later the light came back, car was low on coolant. Took car to dealer for pressure test, Lower rad. hose assembly was bad. Decided to replace most of the hoses due to age/milage. 
124000 50 Noticed unusual, uneven wear of the right front tire...upon examination, the inner tie rod end was found to have play in it. Replaced the Right Front Inner Tie Rod end. 
 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 120000    
121000 189 was tsb was unable toepair because it was on a saturday si i bought parts and will fix later myself 
123000 6230 Oil pan gasket leak  transmission gasket leak  dash lights replaced. 
124000 400 car needed brakes all the way around 
135000 43500 lower ball joints and four wheel alignment 
156500 600 oil pan leaking 
157000  
Ford Taurus in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
160 Fuel pump went bad, gas leaked all over highway, causing local fire dept. to be called. Towed and repaired in small town, I was 300 miles from home 
280 power steering pump leaking: replaced pump During this trip: mechanic broke A/C line and didn't notify shop owner, I noticed A/C not working when I left shop, repaired immediately: 2/4/2011: still not cooling properly 
218 Replaced alternator(went bad), timing belt(as long as I had alternator off), and bad alternator 'pulley'  Engine started to misfire, did "check engine light" diagnosis, found back ignition coil, replaced coil 
104000 0 In Oct.2010, mechanic broke A/C line during power steering pump install. Didn't tell me until I drove off, A/C didn't work. Came back he fixed. March 2011, A/C didn't work. told 1/2 lb low on freon. 
105000 683 Worked fine 2 weeks, didn't work. told seal. 
105000  
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 58280    
74980 475 new gas tank (rusted out), $300. Washer fluid tank replaced, $100. Heater core back flush (no heat, clogged), $75. 
77500 450 New camshaft timer? Car was dying and jerking (known issue) new belt and new (not sure of name but part that the plug wires connect to) box, was cracked. New washer fluid lines to hood. All done at friend's shop for cost. 
93000  
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 delivery date 
0 repair windshield seal leak replace blower motor reprogram EEC 
0 replace blower motor (again) due to windshield leak 
0 replaced fuel pump 
0 repair convertor seal leak 
241 replace rear sway bar links 
567 replace water pump 
208 replace right tie rod, alignment 
1140 repair transmission pump seal leak 
1656 replace front/rear struts, alignment 
351 replace left tie rod 
465 replace crank sensor 
0 replaced ignition coil 
625 replace A/C compressor 
368 replace starter motor 
822 replace upper intake manifold, thermostat (casting flaw in manifold caused a pinhole leak) 
152340 65 left front wheel out of camber alignment causing tire wear, alignment fixed problem 
164140 300 replace left & right front stabilizer bar end links 
175460 600 replaced water pump (bearings failing), replaced accessory belt and pulleys at the same time 
178560 1109 replaced left and right lower control arms and ball joints 
187240 300 replaced alternator - hadn't completely failed, but was close. 
195920 562 replaced rear struts 
197160 75 replaced leaking heater core 
200720 158 Replaced belt tensioner and accessory belt replaced camshaft synchronizer assembly 
205180 304 replaced front struts 
215140 0 Starter motor failed Battery cell died - could not reliably hold charge 
222580 216 replace ball joint (RH) 
224440 216 replaced ball joint (LH) 
229400  
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
2100 AX4S Transaxle Overhaul 
175000 350 Alternator replacement, belt tensioner, idler pulley, serpentine belt 
181000 600 Lower ball joints worn Front strut/springs worn Front sway bar end links broken 
 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 76000    
77000 1290 Turned drums & rotors when pads replaced. Replaced cv boot. Oil pan gasket replaced to stop leak. Lower ball joints 
80000 500 Cam sensor & synronizer replaced. 
82000 280 Both inner tie rods replaced, and car aligned after replacement. I included the cost of the alignment because the car was aligned in September after the ball joints were replaced. 
89000 370 Front anti-sway bar replaced Leak on top of transmission. Would have drained transmission on a long trip. Discovered during routine fluid flush & replacement. 
93000 1160 Water pump replaced due to leak Timing chain cover gasket replaced. 
93000 194 dpfe sensor replaced 
99000 1618 Clutch bad; replaced compressor Motor mounts 
106000 487 EGR valve assembly, EGR sensor, & vacuum valve assembly were replaced 
110000  
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 94860    
96100 400 Drivers side front spring broke and ruptured tire. This is the second time a front spring has broken. Both times it happened backing out of garage. No longer feel the car is safe to drive and is being donated to Teen Challenge. 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 103000    
108000 60 cam shaft position sensor replaced, 2nd time in 3 years 
 

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