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Ford Taurus Transmission Problems

925 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Ford Taurus. 77 of these members (8.3%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 104 transmission repairs to Ford Tauri--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Ford Taurus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1370 repairs.

Ford Taurus transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 125 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 4dr Sedan

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

4000 mi   Transmission slip/hitch between 1st and second gear at very low speed and/or from a 'rolling' takeoff 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

47000 mi US $744 CV joint on driver side worn out! 
151000   Shifting problems continue. Dealer believes that the transmission is beginning to fail. Has contacted Ford to discuss high mileage transmission issues.  

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2003 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

49000 mi   Total transmission failure. 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

77000 mi US $1290 Replaced cv boot. 
89000   Leak on top of transmission. Would have drained transmission on a long trip. Discovered during routine fluid flush & replacement. 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

139000 mi US $1549 Left and right ball joints were near end of life. Wheels were alligned. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

105000 mi US $450 Rebuilt and upgraded transmission 
111000   Transmission lost forward gears. 
111000   Low Sun Gear separated from Low Intermediate drum(weld failed). Required disassembly of trans to repair. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

122000 mi US $510 CV Axles from Raxles (for AX4N w/ABS)  
165000   Transmission replaced. 
160000 US $320 Had clicking axles and chatter in high speed steering. Replaced axles.  

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1999 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

120000 mi US $2700 Torque Converter fragmented in transmission causing transmission pump performance failure and gear damage. No light indication. A whining pump noise at start up, which disappeared after warm up, was only indication. Dealer identified problem too late.  

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1997 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

180000 mi US $200 Purchased the car with a failed transmission that would not go into any forward gears. Replaced the transmission myself with a rebuilt unit from a parts car. 

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