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2005 Ford Taurus Problems and Repair Histories

58 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Ford Taurus. 30 of these members (51.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 58 repairs to 2005 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 2005 Ford Taurus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2005 Ford Taurus problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2005 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 2005 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

36% of the 2005 Ford Taurus repairs were to the engine, 14% to the transmission, 12% to the brakes, 12% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 58 repairs.

2005 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Ford Taurus repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 7% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 23% between $500 and $999, 17% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 30 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 2005 Ford Taurus problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

Ford in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 98000    
99000 2000 Transmission blew out. 
 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 79000    
81300 739 The hose for the washer fluid was somehow cut under the hood since I had bought the car. I had it replaced. 
95000 48 Check engine light was on. Mechanic reset the computer, light went out. 
98000 40 Reset computer for check engine light. 
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 none yet although front speaker is blown 
198 Alternator, fitted myself. Bought one with lifetime warranty. Changed battery at same time but at 67000 thats considered maintenance 
103000 750 Air conditioning compressor replacement and recharge 
127000  
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 74000    
77000 300 Loss of power. Battery replaced. Changed out alternator.  
81000  
Ford Taurus in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 80000    
82000 0 Found out a/c coil was not pulling clutch plate in after it got warmed up. Sent to dealer to have a/c compressor and clutch assy, changed, cost 1080.00. Just bought car as is from used car lot, after 20 minutes the a/c compressor does not recycle back on, the low press s/w is good, suspect may be overserviced with refridgerant, waiting for some gauges to ck hi side. any ideas from others. 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 80000    
81000 240 Radiator leak replaced 
135000  
Ford Taurus in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Transmission replacement Transmission slip between 1-2 and then a bang shift when warmed up. Functioned normally when cold. Performed valve body replacement. Currently testing.... 
95000 150 Hard shift 1-2. Performed transmission flush & filter change. 
97000 300 Transmission slip between 1-2 and then a bang shift when warmed up. Functioned normally when cold. Performed transmission fluid flush and replaced the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) to no avail. Problem persists. 
100000 0 Transmission slip between 1-2 and then a bang shift when warmed up. Functioned normally when cold. Performed transmission cooler installation. Problem persists. 
100000 50 Transmission slip between 1-2 and then a bang shift when warmed up. Functioned normally when cold. Performed 1-2 shift solenoid replacement. Problem persists. 
102000 50 1-2 bang shift when warm caused by worn transmission valve body. Valve body replaced and car is running fine now. 
 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 128000    
136000 0 Brakes, pads, plus serpentine belt replacement. 
159000 440 The front catalytic converter was replaced. 
177000 697 The camshaft and crankshaft sensors were replaced and the engine was tuned. 
181000 333 The coolant reservoir (plastic) was leaking. The ignition sensor showed "near failure" on the computer. 
183000 401 I had to replace the starter. 
185000  
Ford Taurus in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 83000    
83000 0 Intermittent problem, seemingly only in warm weather, when the car jerks and won't accelerate similar to having bad gas. Questionable problem with fuel pump or filter. Opted to drive until it HAS to be fixed. 
112000 0 Ball joints had play, causing vibrations in steering when driving, uneven wear on tires. 
117300 350 Problems every summer for 3 yrs. When hot, engine started skipping. Replaced fuel filter, spark plugs, all separate trips. This time replaced ignition coil and Fuel regulator. No problems since. 
133000 700 Power steering fluid leaking. No problems with driving at time of repair. Squealing noticed on start-up. Replaced Master cylinder, camshaft synchronizer and serpentine belt tensioner. 
138000  

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2005 Ford Taurus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Taurus in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 54000    
54000 54000 steering pump replaced and drums 
63000  

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