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2010 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Chart based on 288 repairs.

2010 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

Chart based on 24 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. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

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 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 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

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 Oklahoma, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2011
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 Indiana, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2015
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 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 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 Tennessee, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

5000 mi
Hooting/scraping noise from A/C Temperature door when cabin temp adjusted.  

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2010 Ford Taurus Repair Histories

124 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2010 Ford Taurus. 73 of these members (58.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 288 repairs to 2010 Ford Tauri--an average of 2.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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