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2010 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (25%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 312 repairs.

2010 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (64%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 28 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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2010 Ford Taurus

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Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Oct 2010
May 2010

920 mi
Raw fuel smell in the drivers cabin. Wrench light on "Limp Mode" operating on 4 cyl not full 6 cyl. The vehicle entered the Ford Freeway Dealership Service Department 5 times and they could not resolve the "Raw Fuel Smell" entering the drivers cabin. The vehicle was been monitored for Combustible Gas detection and results prove positive. 
Oct 2010

2480 mi

C $250
The vehicle still remains with a "gas like smell" in the drivers cabin. The dealer can not repair, Ford will not replace the vehicle. 
Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

116000 mi
radio is powering on and off by itself 
Ford Taurus in Virginia, United States
Aug 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

54000 mi

US $320
Driver Side Pillar Moulding blew off while driving 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2011
Aug 2011

52000 mi
Chrome trim on tail lamps is peeling off. Car is 2 yrs old. Issue is widespread because of supplier. Won't repair because out of warranty because of high mileage. Outside mirror adjustment knob falls out of door when adjusting mirror. Interior door panel is cracked. Won't repair because of high mileage even though car is less than 2 years old. Trunk struts don't hold trunk open. Car is only 2 yrs old but high mileage therefore not covered on warranty. Transmission sensors replaced 
Ford Taurus in Virginia, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2016
Jul 2011

7000 mi
Excessively long transmission downshift delay. Reprogrammed module. 
Ford Taurus in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Nov 2012
Dec 2011

22000 mi
Took it in for a "grinding sound" on rotors. Dealer found nothing wrong. 
Oct 2012 blend-door actuator for fresh, recirc chrome peeling on tail lights 
Ford Taurus in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2014
Mar 2012

21000 mi
Update transmission software. Ford TSB covers it, common problem, warranty. Peeling on left taillight, assembly replaced. TSB from ford, common problem, warranty. 
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2010 - Jun 2016
May 2010

6820 mi
Adaptive cruise and collision warning system stopped working. Overnight in shop. I had to pay for a rental---not happy about that. ECU was reflashed. 
Jul 2011

24180 mi
Taillight bezel (plastic) chrome is delaminating, exposing base material. Both sides. 
Mar 2012

26660 mi
Left rear rotor failure, covered under TSB. 
Jan 2013

31620 mi

C $25
Driver side, passenger chrome window sill trim piece, coming off Pneumatic cylinder that supports trunk lid failed and will not support trunk--fell and struck my wife 
Apr 2013

32820 mi

C $100
tail light bezel "plastic chrome" trim has delaminated , Again! second time in less than 2 years--Airport Lincoln Ford dealership said too bad, will not do anything for me. premature front brake failure, rotors and discs. 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2013
Mar 2011

9000 mi
Tail light chrome peeling. 
Aug 2011

23000 mi
Shift problem. Unable to replicate. Left rear door seal fail. Causing a lot dirt to enter cabin. After thousands of miles with a burning oil smell, out was determined that the front seal was bad. Oil leak in ptu in awd system. Small leak not repaired. 
Jul 2013

48000 mi

US $100
Clunk/rattle in the drivers side front end. They replaced the strut, shock and bushing. 
Ford Taurus in Indiana, United States
Feb 2010 - Aug 2014
Nov 2010

4000 mi
Trim piece on trunk lid pop out on drivers side. 
Oct 2012

11000 mi
Tail light chrome on driver and pass.side peeling. 
Mar 2014

17000 mi

US $300
bank 1 pre cat.oxygen sensor no signal. 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

10000 mi
Buyback. Rough idle issue. First attempt reflashed PCM. Second did spark plugs per TSB. Thirdeplaced fuel injector, coil, wiring harnesses, PCM etc and removed the heads. Total of 74 days. Replaced with a 2011. 
Ford Taurus in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2016
Feb 2011

5000 mi
TSB for brake noise, replaced front rotors and pads 
Apr 2011

8000 mi
Replace tail lights due to peeling chrome. Transmission slips out of gear, intermittent issue, 3 times in 5 months, that dealer cannot replicate and Ford not sure what to do about or don't know how to diagnose. Forums indicate common issue. 
May 2011

8000 mi
Another dealer was able to identify and make repair that was first reported in April. Dealer performed TSB that resolved the issue with the transmission slipping out of gear. Exterior window trim replaced after folding into window track. Replaced inner tail lights after chrome began peeling. 
Sep 2013

35000 mi
Peeling chrome on taillight lenses. 
Aug 2014

45000 mi

US $50
AC blend door bad, was making a clicking noise. Under Ford extended warranty, $50 deductible. 
May 2015

54300 mi
Door handle recall 
Ford Taurus in Illinois, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2015
Feb 2012

18000 mi
Loose rod in rear door handle re-installed No heat at idle - cause air in system. Repair Brakes Per TSB. DB kit fixing parts Replaced Separator Plate per TSB. Plate and gasket assembly. 
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2016
Apr 2012

7000 mi
Trim on trunk replace 4 times - repaired one other time - It is now coming off again. The third brake light was attached to the top of the rear window. Both the light and the housing fell off. It took 3 days in the shop for the glue to set and how it is not straight. 
Apr 2013

13300 mi
Cheap plastic chrome peels off tail lights(3rd set) and the Ford dealership can't get the chrome trim across the trunk to stay down on the left side(5th try). Messed up trunk fit while trying to repair trim parts on order for 45 days. 
Mar 2014

20000 mi
They replace the tail lights for the 5th time and the trim on the deck lid. 
Apr 2014

20300 mi
Bad motor assembly - A/C door actuator (outside recirculation). There was a banging inside the blend box on startup because the motor was shorting out and causing the noise. 
Mar 2015

23000 mi
Rear rotors were both replaced. Right rear got a new caliper and pads at 23K miles. 
Ford Taurus in Missouri, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
May 2014

22000 mi
speed sensors replaced 
Ford Taurus in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2014 - Oct 2014
May 2014

45880 mi

C $200
both rear tie-rods were loose 
Oct 2014

47740 mi

C $2600
Rack and pinion needed to be changed... cost 2000 for the piece and 600 for workshop 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2012 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

146000 mi
Replaced a rear shock. 
Ford Taurus in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

50000 mi
Transmission dropped out of gear momentarily under acceleration. Transmission valve body TSB was applied. TSB 11-12-10 - Replaced two valve body separator plates and removed a check ball. Very intermittent and has occurred a few times since. 
Nov 2015

52000 mi

US $1850
Failure of AWD Power Take-off Unit. New PTU installed. 
May 2016

55000 mi

US $830
Transmission dropping out of gear. Transmission range sensor replaced, and seems to have resolved the problem. 
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
Apr 2014

86000 mi

US $100
passenger side blend door remove and replace - covered under extended warranty - $100 deductible combined with right side front wheel bearing I had replaced at the same time. Started to notice a noise, not bad, not easy to locate but suspected bearing and commented since I was there anyway. They replaced rtfnt side - then told me my tires were cupped. They rotated the tires and I still have the noise. need tires 
Sep 2015

119000 mi

US $100
squeeking going over speed bumps 
Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2015
Dec 2013

16000 mi

US $275
Rusted sliders on calipers caused pad to seize and score rotors. Replaced all four rotors and pads. 
Ford Taurus in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
Oct 2012

48700 mi
PTU was replaced in the transmission. Might have been caused by improper towing. 
Mar 2013

58000 mi
Tail light chrome is peeling for the 3rd time. Dealer will replace the one that is currently the worst. Ford will not do anything further. 
Jun 2013

65000 mi

US $10
Peeling paint on tailights 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2016
Nov 2010

6000 mi

US $84
Front brakes grinding when applied...covered by Ford TSB 10-17-3 
May 2011

9000 mi
Chrome peeling from tailight trim. Was approved for repair under warranty, parts ordered. 
Jun 2011

9000 mi
Tailights replaced. 
Jul 2012

18700 mi
The multi-contour seats were inflating the lumbar, and would not remain deflated. 
Jun 2016

33000 mi

US $135
This was to replace the original battery which went bad 
Ford Taurus in Washington, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2016
Sep 2013

57000 mi

US $200
Tie rod ends wore out. Car suspension would rattle over bumps. Replaced with new parts and problem was solved. 
Mar 2014

65000 mi

US $150
Rear shocks were leaking and had to be replaced. 
Sep 2014

74000 mi

US $200
Rotors warped and brake pads worn down 
Apr 2015

80300 mi

US $25
HVAC blend door actuator broke. 
Apr 2016

90000 mi

US $250
Ball joint is bad 
Ford Taurus in Oregon, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Jul 2015

57300 mi

US $100
Blend door actuator on passenger side. Apparently a common problem. 
Oct 2015

62000 mi

US $100
Another server motor for the Blend door, the 'middle' one this time rather than the one behind the glove box. 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Jan 2012
Jun 2011

13000 mi
AC blend valve actuator. 
Sep 2011

14000 mi
Moon Roof track broken. 
Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2011
Mar 2010

1000 mi
TSB 10-7-2. It was for new rear pads and caliper brackets. The front emblem was replaced on the same day for chipping paint. 
Ford Taurus in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2009 - May 2011
Mar 2010

3000 mi
Adaptive Cruise Control Reprogram 
Sep 2010

5000 mi
Sun Shade noise. During repair all the trim was not reinstalled correctly 
Nov 2010

7000 mi
2 Main recurent problems, still unresolved is push to touch start does not work. Car is unstartable w/o a 2nd remote or leaving the car for 6 hours allowing onboard pc's to sleep mode.  Other issue is speed sensor in the tranny. 
Apr 2011

11000 mi
Climate, radio nav unit locked up. unable to turnoff/down the volume or change climate features, or nav 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Aug 2010
Apr 2010

1000 mi
chrome had a scratch 
Ford Taurus in Delaware, United States
Mar 2010 - Nov 2013
May 2010

7000 mi

US $20
Chrome peeling from trim around taillights. Parts ordered. 
Jul 2010

10000 mi
Cruise control shutting down, transmission appears to hunt for correct gear. Latest event, turned on transmission/AWD error wrench. Went into limp home, which cleared after getting to side of road and restarting. Rest of trip uneventful 
Aug 2010

13000 mi

US $60
Recurring problem. Same as above.  
Nov 2010

16500 mi
Brake growl/noise under heavy breaking. TSB covers this issue. 
Jan 2011

19000 mi
Growling noise from brakes under hard braking. Dealer replaced front brake pads, rotors, brackets, and supports. 
Sep 2011

29000 mi
Shift handle rotates slightly left and right. Loose. Must replace entire shift handle as there is no way to tighten. Built as all 1 piece. 
Nov 2011

32000 mi
Shift lever loose. Shifter replaced. 
Jan 2013

51000 mi

US $124
Replacede faulty battery 
Feb 2013

51500 mi
Both turbo's leaking oil at seam. 
Mar 2013

52000 mi
Leaking oil near rear turbo.  
Apr 2013

56000 mi
Oil leak required second repair attempt. 
May 2013

56500 mi
Rear turbo oil leak. Dealer finally jumped through enough hoops that Ford let them change the turbo. That was really the overall issue. 
Sep 2013

61000 mi

US $100
noise/popping replaced steering rack and other parts 
Ford Taurus in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2016
Aug 2010

11000 mi
3rd Brake Light High Mount has now fallen off 3 times. This has happened since May took delivery in April. Dealership is waiting on parst or TSB Replaced brake lights chrome trim was peeling off Blind Spot System malfunctioned Passenger side mirror malfunctions when using driver memory function on seats 
Nov 2010

13000 mi
Blind spot and cross traffic system failed again. Dealership follows TSB and relubed connections on mirror. Shroud around 3rd brake light was loose. Dealership replaced shroud with one off of floor model. 
Apr 2011

17000 mi

US $50
Peeling chrome on taillight assemble. This is the secound time taillight assembly replaced 
Jun 2012

27000 mi
Chrome Taillight peeling again 3rd time 
Feb 2013

34500 mi
Taillight chrome peeling 
Apr 2014

45500 mi
chrome on tail lights peeling 
Jun 2015

58000 mi

US $326
Rear drivers side quarter pannel had paint flaking off 
Sep 2015

59000 mi

US $98
Blend door clicking 
Jun 2016

66000 mi
Sunshade makes a thumping sound when retracting or when car is first put into reverse. Sunshade still extends and retracts. 
Ford Taurus in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

5000 mi
transmission would seem to be in neutral at a stop and then slam into first gear.Sensor was replaced in trans. This is a known problem--the dealer even has the part in stock. Fix seems to correct problem.  
Nov 2010

6500 mi
the wires from the air intake sensor became frayed and were shorting out. 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
May 2010 - Apr 2011
Jul 2010

1000 mi
Turbo sensor failed, resulting in very rough driving. Sensor replaced and all is well... so far. The front brake calipers were either designed or manufactured incorrectly which resulted in 'slop' or 'play' in the brake pad assembly. The slop allowed the brake pads to grab, degrading performance and super-heating the discs. 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Jan 2013
Jan 2010

5645 mi
Headliner Rattle, vibration 
May 2010

10000 mi
Rattle in headliner. Transmission hunts for gear occasionally going into neutral for 3-5 seconds. 
Dec 2011

36000 mi
replaced ring gear sensor 
Ford Taurus in Maryland, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2011
Jul 2010

8197 mi
replaced driver side rear lamp due to chrome peeling...warranty 
Oct 2010

11000 mi

US $62
Blind spot system was picking up everything 
Jul 2011

20000 mi

US $65
3rd brake light fell down, also 20k service preformed 3rd brake light has falling loose 3 times and the dealer has not been able to repair. TSB. 
Aug 2011

20000 mi
brake light still coming loose when sold. dealer was waiting for oooler temperatures... 
Ford Taurus in Nebraska, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2012
Nov 2010

6000 mi
Heater had air blockage in circulation system. 
Jun 2011

11000 mi
TSB 11-5-6 
Aug 2011

10888 mi
New drivers side mirror installed 
Ford Taurus in Illinois, United States
Jan 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2010

14000 mi
Chrome trim around rear tail lamps was peeling. Dealer replaced with new parts. 
Ford Taurus in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2010 - May 2015
Nov 2010

16000 mi
Car had a rough downshift problem. I had never reported it but I decided to ask the dealer about it. They checked and there was a TSB to reflash the transmission computer. They did the reflash and the repair was successful. 
Aug 2011

27000 mi
The rear CHMSL clips detached from the rear window and the lamp dropped down. Ford only approved replacement of one of the two clips and the repair did not hold. New parts are on order now and I will bring the car back when they arrive. 
Sep 2011

29000 mi
This time the other clip was replaced and the technician applied a Ford supplied agent to help the bonding process. This has worked so far. 
Dec 2011

31000 mi

US $350
Brakes were grinding when applied at highway speeds. Shop determined that front pads had hardened even though they were only at half life. Recommended pad replacement and resurface rotors. 
Feb 2012

35000 mi
Car exhibited a harsh bump after stopping for a light and trying to restart. The shop performed TSB 11-08-21. The BLIS system was giving false notification of a vehicle present in the blind spot when nothing was there. 
Oct 2012

47700 mi

US $100
The "Blend door" actuator quit working and had to be replaced. The symptoms were cold air coming from 2 left vents and warm air coming from 2 right vents when system in single mode. No way to change this. 
Oct 2013

65700 mi

US $100
Leak from sunroof when car was parked at curb and a heavy rainfall occurred. 
Jun 2014

76000 mi

US $600
Car was exhibiting a soft brake pedal and long stopping distance. Rear calipers were replaced under extended warranty but we also replace 4 rotors and all brake pads. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2016
Jul 2013

80300 mi

US $50
Blend door motor 
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2016
Oct 2012

41300 mi

US $200
Blocker door motor failed preventing a/c from working on passenger side 
Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2013

36000 mi
noisy/grabby brakes peeling chrome on tail lights - 3rd time. 
Nov 2013

40000 mi
Blend door solenoid failed causing cold air only to blow out the passenger side. 
May 2014

45300 mi

US $200
chrome trim on tail lights peeling, fourth time 
Dec 2014

49000 mi
keyless entry system fault 
Oct 2015

56700 mi
no range on remote 
Apr 2016

62000 mi
Button to open trunk worked intermittently. trunk opening button by license plate intermittent 
Ford Taurus in North Dakota, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2014
Jan 2013

25300 mi
Battery struggled during cold weather. Diagnostics showed replacement needed. Warranty covered. 
Aug 2013

27000 mi

US $95
AC recirculating actuator failed. 
Ford Taurus in Florida, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2015
Apr 2013

84700 mi

US $155
Loud clicking noise from broken tooth on plastic gear on recirc/fresh actuator behind passenger vent. Part was $24, new cabin filter $25 labor $90. Problem resolved. Labor ~ 1 hour. 
Aug 2015

132300 mi

US $1500
Warped rotors were machined and all fluids replaced 
Ford Taurus in Florida, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2013
Jul 2012

25000 mi
brakes made growling noise. replaced brake parts 
Aug 2013

32000 mi

US $180
needed new gear in ac 
Ford Taurus in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2016
Jan 2014

49000 mi

US $25
Bolt broke where the exhaust manifold connects to the catalytic converter. Causing a loud engine noise. Connection repair. 
Jul 2015

64000 mi

US $200
Left turn signal failure to return after straiting the turn. 
Ford Taurus in Maryland, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2012
Feb 2010

2500 mi
Instrument Cluster problem. Numerous warning icons chimed simultaneously including service engine, ABS, Charging system, engine coolant temp, low tire press, etc. Entire cluster was replaced by manufacturer. 
May 2010

4000 mi
Original problem with instrument cluster continues and is now thought to be related to problem with cruise control module. Am waiting for replacement module. Began Lemon Law procedure. Problem has been a continuing one involving instrument cluster making bogus reports. Waiting now for new cruise control module thought to be the villain. Meanwhile Lemon Law has been initiated. 
Jul 2010

7000 mi
Ordered part, cruise control module, was replaced on 16 July. No recurring problems since that date. If none by 8 August will settle Lemon Law with Ford Co. by keeping car, asking for extended maintenance agreements. 
Jan 2011

10000 mi
Continuing problem of false warning lights and chimes, especially CEL. A couple of loose connectors were finally located during diagnostic testing and dealer consultation with factory engineers. Shortly after reporting what I had hoped would finally be a permanent fix my car was back to the dealer for the same problem. They have actually admitted that this set of problems would most likely never be fixed. 
Jun 2011

15000 mi
Ford engineer worked on this 18 month old problem. Head Up Display module was replaced. It appears to have now finally been fixed as there have been no recurrances of the check engine light or other warning signals. 
Jun 2012

23000 mi
We hear a short series of 7 or 8 knocks in the center of the console. Thought it might be in radio or in A/C 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

99000 mi
Engine would lug at 1300 rpms at 30-45 mph rather than downshift smoothly. 
Ford Taurus in Indiana, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2016
Jan 2010

3500 mi
Rear Sway bar bushing (inside ones )came loose and caused a thump/rattle in the rear. Dealer had to install completely new bar to repair and thought a redesign of this part was needed in the future. 
Mar 2010

4372 mi
Blind Spot on left side info "unavailable" until car is shut off several times. No updates available and no work performed under warranty 
Feb 2011

15000 mi
Chrome pealing from all four rear tail lamp lens that I found to be a known issue. Left car and parts were ordered and replaced under warranty. Dealership had car for one week. Also paid for wheel alignment and front end alignment too.  
Feb 2012

24000 mi
Intermittent grunt and grinding noise from brakes over last year. Found TSB and took back to Dealer for service. They said they were unaware of this TSB and got approval to perform TSB 11-5-15 on front brakes under warranty correcting this. 
Aug 2012

28000 mi
Right Front Door Outside Window Frame (black plastic) loose. Replaced molding AG1Z-5420554-AC under warranty SIRUS Radio disconnected, plus issues with paired phone. Main issue was with the expanded services of the optional "travel Link" that includes Weather 5 days, Weather Radar Map, Fuel Prices that would not re-activate on the GPS screen. Vehicle exterior lights were flickering, then inside lights when unlocked door opened. Power front seat had moved all the way forward, dash lights flickering too. When push button start (key-less) pushed engine would not start. 
Oct 2014

41700 mi
Replaced both rear license plate lamps that were shorted 
Apr 2015

45000 mi
front end feels loose. Replaced both front inter tie rods that were loose/worn replaced RF lower control arm 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2011
Jan 2010

2000 mi
Lens cover on radio very badly scratched on delivery. Dealer says this is a common issue and they have to replace the whole radio. They ordered a new radio to find that the lens on that was worse yet. Still not resolved. Squeak at low speeds/no speed while turning the wheel even the tiniest bit. Dealer cleaned and regreased grommet around steering column. Successful so far. 
Mar 2010

4000 mi
Horrible grinding noise with moderate brake pressure Transmission slip/hitch between 1st and second gear at very low speed and/or from a 'rolling' takeoff 
May 2010

5000 mi
Transmission reflash to correct low-speed slip shift Brake rotors resurfaced per TSB for intermittent grinding/thud. 
Aug 2010

6000 mi
Second application of the original TSB for front brake grinding/grunting. Failure to fix the problem. 
Oct 2010

9000 mi
New front brake TSB applied. 
Ford Taurus in Oklahoma, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2015
Mar 2010

4000 mi
Front brake caliper bolts were replaced, rotors turned and pads replaced. Was told it is a TSB but unable to find the TSB 
Apr 2010

6000 mi
Taillight chrome border was peeling off All 4 rear taillights replaced 
Oct 2010

13000 mi
front brakes grinding....TSB required parts that were not yet available in ford system..Took 4 weeks for parts to arrive...Car in shop now and expected to complete repair tomorrow Vehicle had special multi-contour seats that vibrate massage drive and fron passenger. Passenger seat massage system froze in on position and developed large lump in seat. Seat was replaced by ford 
Ford Taurus in Illinois, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2013
May 2010

2000 mi
Transmission shifting poorly..was told at 1,450 miles I needed to let the transmission "learn" my driving habits more. They reset software to "ground zero" and I am starting from scratch and will see what happens. Wish me luck. 
Jul 2010

4000 mi
Transmission "slipped" or hard shifted when going from first to second gear at very slow speeds...dealer reflashed transmission and problem seemingly gone (I hope). 
Jun 2011

22000 mi
Old issue of transmission slipping and slamming into gear...previous attempt with reflash nto effective...now applied TSB 11-5-6 and seemingly all is well...time will validate. 
Jun 2013

69000 mi

US $250
Power door lock on rear right door would not operate with key fob remote. 
Jul 2013

71700 mi
Began having issue with torque converted "shudder" at about 69K miles...took to transmission shop...they suggested since I would be trading the car in another three months NOT to repair it as issue was relatively minor. Will not repair. 
Ford Taurus in Wyoming, United States
Feb 2010 - Jan 2011
May 2010

2300 mi
Third light trim fell off 
Sep 2010

6000 mi
third brake light falls off. dealer did not have proper parts to fix. 
Feb 2011

9000 mi
third brake light falls off. repaired problem myself. 
Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
Jul 2015

113000 mi

US $500
Ac condenser leak. Ac condenser replaced by myself. Parts and labor which included dye test at shop and charge was about 500 because I replaced condenser myself. Quoted about 1100 if done at the shop. 
Jun 2016

125000 mi

US $400
Front and rear brake pads and rotors replaced 
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2013
May 2010

7000 mi
Just quits at speeds up to 45mph. Has stopped 6 times. 
Jun 2010

8000 mi
Car stalled and bucked after everytime the gas tank was filled. They replaced the gas tank, hoses and vapor valves. After two more fill ups every thing seems to be fixed. 
Aug 2010

9500 mi
TSB on brakes 
Jul 2011

16000 mi
Had fifth tail light changed because of peeling chrome 
Oct 2011

22000 mi
grinding noise - pads replaced 
Jan 2012

24700 mi
Lumbar inflated past normal and would not deflate. 
Jun 2012

28000 mi
One of the vent door motor gears broke. 
Apr 2013

38000 mi
Had all 4 tail lights replaced because of peeling chrome. 
Ford Taurus in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

19000 mi
Speedometer reads incorrectly and sticks. Driving 40, speedometer reads 120 automatic sunroof and window openers activated unexpectedly. Dealer said driver caused it. Driver watched it happen on second occasion with no input. Dealer had to remove feature from computer to fix. 
Mar 2012

19000 mi
Traded in the car with faulty speedometer. 
Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
May 2010 - Aug 2013
Oct 2010

5700 mi
Braking causes a clicking sound. Dealer resurfaced rotors and cleaned pads. Problem still exists. 
Feb 2012

23000 mi
replaced grinding brakes under warranty for the 2nd time. 
Ford Taurus in Florida, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2012
Apr 2011

14000 mi
Transmission delay between gear 1 and 2. I was hearing a grinding sound occasionally when braking. However, it went away when it was in the shop, they were not able to duplicate the problem. 
Ford Taurus in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

5000 mi
Hooting/scraping noise from A/C Temperature door when cabin temp adjusted.  
Ford Taurus in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2013
Jun 2011

25000 mi
Rear tail light Chrome peeling. Common with this vehicle. Dealer aware of problem and replaced. 
Apr 2012

34000 mi
Chrome peeling on tail lights ECM flashed with updates 
Jul 2012

37300 mi
Rear sunshade malfunction. Automobile was 96 miles over waranty period (36,096), dealer refuses to make repairs. Spoke to Ford and they also refuse to repair these items. I am very disappointed in Ford. a/c heater blend door actuator malfunction 
Dec 2013

52000 mi
Rear sunshade not working. Would have cost $600 to fix it, and I rarely used it. 
Ford Taurus in Washington, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2016
Apr 2011

8700 mi
Capless gas filler not sealing. 
Jun 2012

20000 mi
Tail light lense chrome strips were pealing. 
Ford Taurus in Alabama, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2012
Mar 2011

7000 mi
Car shut off on interstate going 67 mph. Lost all power. Able to restart after wrestling to side of road. Ford and dealer did nothing to solve since dealer was not able to replicate problem. Could get killed in this car. grinding brakes 
Nov 2012

15000 mi
Both remotes quit working and had to be reprogrammed. TSB for this. Find out how to start car when remote does not work. We were in parking lot trying to figure this out. They hide it well. Under warranty. 
Ford Taurus in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2016
Nov 2010

10000 mi
Engine light staying on; Diagnosed bad sensor; Sensor ordered. 
Dec 2010

11000 mi
Engine light on; part (sensor) ordered in Nov & replaced in Dec. 
Jan 2011

12000 mi
Same problem with engine light coming on; called dealer and the same sensor replaced as in Dec. 
Apr 2013

35300 mi
Chrome around tail lights pealing. 
Apr 2014

46000 mi

US $110
Blend door actuator making noise and had to be replaced. 
Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2011
Jan 2011

11000 mi
High Mount Stop Light fell down. 
Ford Taurus in Illinois, United States
Jan 2010 - Jan 2012
Feb 2011

11000 mi
Groaning from front brakes, TSB replaced rotors, calipers and pads 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2013
Mar 2011

16000 mi
Fluctuating idle; "Check Engine" light and dash "wrench" light activated. Throttle Body - replaced. 
Aug 2012

30000 mi
Peeling chrome on LTD tail lights. - Replaced @ N/C 
Ford Taurus in Illinois, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2016
Jul 2011

5000 mi
Chrome peeling on tail light trims, three trims replaced under warranty. 
May 2012

11000 mi
Inconsistent power going thru 40 mph (up and down), actually feel a pump. Also get the bump/drop as tranny goes to zero. At times when press on gas pedal the transmission doesn't respond with any power for seconds. brakes grinding 
Jun 2014

22000 mi
Road dirt, not water, gets into back seat, passenger area. Special trim added to reduce road crude from getting into interior per TSB but I now see water and soap collects in new trim piece, need to be sure to clean out by hand. 
Oct 2015

28000 mi

US $170
Battery died without warning. 
Ford Taurus in Maine, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2016
Aug 2011

8000 mi
Four tail light chrome trim pieces replaced due to peeling. 
Oct 2012

17000 mi
Brake grumbling noise. Repaired as per TSB; replaced mounting bolts, calipers, disks, and pads. 
Ford Taurus in Oklahoma, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2014
Jun 2010

1300 mi
Replaced tail lights, chrome falling off. Dealer replaced 
Dec 2010

18000 mi

US $200
Rear driver side door was out of alignment. 
Mar 2012

58000 mi

US $280
Had water leaking in, showed up between rear passenger and back window. They tell me they could not figure out, but has not leaked since Sync system would not work right. Never would understand us, would not connect. Chrome around tail light is peeling off. This is the second set. They will not cover, I will not fix 
Ford Taurus in Puerto Rico
Dec 2011 - Mar 2013
Jan 2012

17700 mi
I have taken the car for service six times in one year to fix the same problem which is a thump noise in the right front side. They haven't been able to fix the problem. When put in reverse backup alarm sounded intermitently even though there was nothing in the rear. Took the car twice because they could not replicate the noise. Backup sensor replaced without painting it, they said warranty did not cover it. 
Apr 2012

20000 mi
The thump noise continued after the last visit, this time they replaced the right side upper strut bushing and it was fixed, this is the first time that I like my car ride since I bought it. 
Ford Taurus in Kentucky, United States
Mar 2011 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

81000 mi

US $600
The back 2 power windows started to struggle going down and coming back up. Regulators needed replaced and the windows lubed up a bit. 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2013
Apr 2012

36000 mi
Automatic temperature control fresh air door motor failed. It was replaced under new car warranty. 
Ford Taurus in Illinois, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2013
Jan 2012

18000 mi
Left front seat lumbar massage feature failed with one section up making seat very uncomfortable on extended trip. Took it to dealer in Erie PA they replaced 2 items but it still had intermittent failure. Local dealer repaired on return replac. 
Mar 2012

20000 mi
Chrome trim on R & L tail lights peeling. Tail light assemblies replaced. 
Jan 2013

25300 mi
Cold air on passenger side from floor and vent when heat ok on driver side. requires new damper motor to be installed 
Ford Taurus in Mississippi, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2016
Oct 2011

17000 mi
Replaced tail lights for peeling chrome. 
Jun 2012

23000 mi
Weather seals on bottom of rocker panels had to be replaced via a TBS. 
Sep 2012

27000 mi
Replace side marker/turn signal bulb front drivers side. Bumper had to be lowered. 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2012
Jul 2011

42000 mi
REPLACED WORN FRONT BEARING 
Aug 2011

44000 mi

US $580
DUE TO STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION WHEN BRAKING, DEALER PERFORMED A TSB FOR NEW CALIPER KIT, NEW FRONT BRAKE PADS AND SHAVING ROTORS. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Nov 2013
Jan 2011

11160 mi
Grind noise occasionally from brakes 
Apr 2011

11780 mi
new tailight lenses due to chrome peel 
Mar 2012

27280 mi
seat base trim was loose 
Jun 2012

35960 mi
rear shade malfunction seat trim loose again 
Jul 2013

50200 mi

C $90
Blend door motor gear stripped 
Aug 2013

53940 mi

C $300
Rear calipers...one seized and the other seeping that I discovered while changing the pads 
Ford Taurus in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
Jan 2013

9920 mi
Heavy breaking had a grinding noise in front brakes. Replaced pad shims. Drivers side Blind spot Information System "Bliss". "cross traffic system fault" & "Blind spot system fault" showing up on dash. 
Jan 2014

15500 mi
DS&PS Windows fully opened&sunroof parcel open while car is parked.Happened 3 times.Scanned Vehicle for fault codes related to system. No codes found. Contacted hotline for assistance,still could not fault system.Disabled global opening Inner & Outer tail lights replaced, chrome pealing around outer edge. Water leak. Last side window D pillar onto sill. 
Oct 2014

19000 mi
Replace two licence plate lights due to cracking around mounting screws causing moisture entering bulb area. Recall. 
Oct 2015

23960 mi
USB port malfunction Sync update - repairs Ipod was not Syncing properly Installed AR3T14D212AF : APIM Installed AGIZ 14D202 A : Cable ASY. Perform master reset -USB Still not working Checked oasis Found TSB 12-09-06 Performed module prog. Trim piece on drivers door popping off. Cleaned surface added 2 sided tape to hold trim. I Checked fluid level seemed low. Slipping going uphill with 4 passengers. Dealer road tested did not feel anything out of ordinary, checked fluid level it was OK. While checking brake pads while switching over to winter tires, noticed one pad wearing more than the opposite pad on the same rotor. Purchased set of rear pads & fixed. Will do a thorough check again this spring. 
Ford Taurus in Kentucky, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
Nov 2012

70500 mi
Right front accent light fell off. Was not broken so I re-installed. 
Mar 2013

76000 mi

US $200
Right front wheel bearing bad. Replaced hub assembly. 
Dec 2013

90000 mi

US $12
Passenger and rear was putting out cold air only. Replaced YH-1779 blend door actuator motor. 
May 2014

96000 mi

US $250
O2 sensor #1 bank 1 threw engine code. This is the sensor between the intake and firewall. I replaced all four o2 sensors. The most difficult was the lower sensor accessed through the RH wheel-well. Had to cut the wires/use a deep socket. 
Nov 2014

104000 mi

US $233
Both rear camber/Toe lateral links were worn and allowed rear wheel movement. 
May 2016

149300 mi

US $130
Rear shock began leaking. Replaced both rear shocks with OEM. 
Ford Taurus in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Nov 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2011

22320 mi

C $50
Vehicle shut off 2 different times, engine light come on and engine oil light came on,car had to be restarted with button, brought to local dealer and could not find and faults, hard to find a mechanic to diagnose a problem with no codes. 
Jan 2012

23560 mi
Rumble noise in front left wheel when steering to left, brought car to dealer and told them that wheel bearing was at fault they said tires were fault, mechanic brought car in garage and checked noise replaced front driver wheel bearing. 
Feb 2012

24180 mi
drivers door lock switch won't lock or unlock door, after car locks doors at 20km per hour, will with passenger door switch and key fob, open door with handle and everything ok, replaced door switch..Same thing happening. 
May 2012

29100 mi
Rear passenger wheel getting hot, brought to garage and found out tsb, replaced caliper brackets and pads. So far so good. 
Nov 2012

33760 mi
Check engine light on sometimes, car has major ignition knock, dealer diagnosed vacumn leak in booster pump, parts on order car is still driveable for now. 
Jan 2013

36580 mi
car shuts off seems like after deceleration sometimes, check engine light still on, dealer says car is running lean sometimes and says not o2 sensors, currently has flight recorder installed, we shall see what happens 
Feb 2013

37180 mi
Check engine light coming on every 3 weeks, finally replaced 2 oxygen sensors and so far so good. Car keeps shutting off at stop light, stop sign, dealer doesn't know why. Car starts right up again no problem. 
May 2013

39060 mi
Had leak in ptu, dealer replaced seals and so far so good, .....also, car has some kind of transmission trouble, banging into gear, slipping and sometimes surging, dealer said come back when it gets worst. Not repaired. 
Aug 2014

50840 mi

C $160
Front left flex hose had a bubble in line where it goes into caliper ready to bust any second. 
Nov 2014

54560 mi

C $1400
Knocking in rear end. Upper Bushings in rear knuckles were worn, can't replace have to replace whole knuckle. Somebody dropped the ball on that one, taurus owners, check your upper rear bushings in knuckle before your warranty is up. 
Feb 2015

55800 mi

C $900
Leaky rack and pinion on top of rack where steering shaft bolts on. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Saudi Arabia
Jan 2010 - Aug 2011
Nov 2010

7440 mi
Front left orange LED in headlight burned out and required replacement, shop kept car for two days waiting for part. Part installed and working properly with nothing further to report. 
Mar 2011

10540 mi
Front brakes grind noise since delivery of car. Turned out to be known issue TSB-10-17-03. Parts replaced and issue solved. 
Jul 2011

13640 mi
Air conditioning: car not equipped with dual climate, left half vents give hot air output regardless of settings. Repaired by dealer. 
Aug 2011

13640 mi
Starter: car would fail to start, battery fully charged. dealer reprogrammed computer and issue dealt with. Brakes still grind despite TSB. 

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