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Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (5%)

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Ford Taurus transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (21%)

Chart based on 129 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

55000 mi PTU leaking 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

14000 mi Half-shaft recall performed. Was making noise. 
21300 mi The fuel pump recall was performed along with the front axle TSB for clinking. Its been a few months since the repair, but something still seems loose in the front end. 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

15700 mi Poor fuel economy and rough shifting. Solenoid replaced under warranty and problem solved. 
24000 mi would back up and have to put car into gear and car did not move when put into drive. had to shift back to neutral then back into drive for car to move 
27000 mi High frequency vibration felt in floor pan and accelerator pedal upon mild to moderate acceleration. Mechanic drove the car and felt the vibration, but said that he could not repeat the vibration later when trying to isolate it. 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

11780 mi Front transfer case seal was leaking. Replaced under warranty by Dealer. Mechanic reported factory installation was done incorrectly resulting in leaking 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

16500 mi TSB 10-12-11 removed the valve separator plates, removed check ball and reassembled topped off w/fluid, reprogrammed the PCM. Still jerking from 1st to 2nd gear. 
19000 mi When replacing transmission monitoring sensor, discovered a "pin" missing in the transmission. Had to remove transmission for repair. 
36360 mi Power transfer unit was replaced (due to leak) 
61980 mi

C $150
Random kicking from transmission (very rare). 
24700 mi Replace front passenger axle shaft. 
12000 mi Known issue, repairable through TSB I was unable to convince dealer to perform being intermittent in nature. 
58000 mi Car was erratically shifting from what ever gear it was in to neutral. Orange gear indicator flickered from orange to white, not indicating gear. Used a Cell phone video to diagnose the issue with the Dealer. 
131000 mi

US $150
Replaced rear pinion seal, where driveshaft enters rear differential. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

29000 mi felt bump at low speed in rear the transmission computer program was reflashed and a separator plate /gasket replaced. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

10000 mi The dealership scheduled a time for a technician to ride with me. I have another appt. scheduled in May to take the car back and have a flight recorder installed to try and diagnose the problem. (transmission or throttle issues) 
19840 mi Hesitation or lag before shifting,can feel it the most when accelerating from a stop and when shifting uphill or downhill. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

11000 mi TSB 11-5-6 
23000 mi Shift problem. Unable to replicate. Oil leak in ptu in awd system. Small leak not repaired. 
48700 mi PTU was replaced in the transmission. Might have been caused by improper towing. 
24400 mi Sluggish accelerator and harsh bump from transmission. Replaced Separator Plate per TSB. Plate and gasket assembly. 
21000 mi Update transmission software. Ford TSB covers it, common problem, warranty. 
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. 
32000 mi Shift lever loose. Shifter replaced. 
8000 mi 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. 
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. 
52000 mi

US $1850
Failure of AWD Power Take-off Unit. New PTU installed. 
22000 mi speed sensors replaced 
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. 
35000 mi Car exhibited a harsh bump after stopping for a light and trying to restart. The shop performed TSB 11-08-21. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

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. 
4000 mi Transmission slip/hitch between 1st and second gear at very low speed and/or from a 'rolling' takeoff 
34000 mi ECM flashed with updates 
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. 
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. 
14000 mi Transmission delay between gear 1 and 2. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

131000 mi

US $30
My son called me said car would not go into gear. Fortunately close to home. Pushed home with other car replaced transmission fluid and running cost fluid and filter 80 dollars 
23960 mi 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. 
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. 

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2009 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

36000 mi Seal went out in rear differential 
55000 mi leaking right side axle seal 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

102000 mi

US $558
Transmission cooler developed a leak. The weld broke on one of the fins at the base of the cooler. Where this is located it could not be struck by road debris. 
69000 mi Intermittent hard downshift at low speed 
75020 mi

¤300
Slight oil leak (Transmission/Axcel). Oil seals changed. 
47000 mi

US $744
CV joint on driver side worn out! 
151000 mi Shifting problems continue. Dealer believes that the transmission is beginning to fail. Has contacted Ford to discuss high mileage transmission issues.  
82000 mi Took car to dealer because trans fluid leaking near bumper on passenger side of car.Dealer insisted leak coming from axle seal not trans cooler as I suspected. Dealer ordered seal and replaced under warrenty. Transmission fluid still leaking on passenger side near bumper. Took car back to dealer were they informed me the transmission cooler was leaking as I suspected but that they would no longer cover under warrenty. Will perform repairs myself. 
96700 mi

US $220
Replaced leaking trans cooler/a/c condenser and re charged a/c system 
208000 mi Tranny oil dipstick tube cracking, replaced. 
109000 mi

US $600
Replaced transmission cooler/condenser - leak. 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

24800 mi leaking transfer case seal, warranty 
35700 mi

US $499
due to shifting problem since purchased i decided to pay for new transmission fluid change. NOW it shifts much better no hanging up with revs when shifting. brought in for this problem on warranty. they found no problem. Ford is tough 
70080 mi Hard 1-2 shift after 6 hour roadtrip. Sat overnight; dealer couldn't replicate. Is fine now; bought 5 year Ford ESP for powertrain in case of future failure. 
92380 mi

C $100
Valve body replacement required due to rough 2-3 shift engagement. Covered under Ford extended service plan. 
30700 mi

US $1757
Oil leak reported to dealer. Dealer found trans fluid leaking. Dealer replaced RH axle seal and needed to remove PTU assembly and replace inner seals. Also replaced PTU to transmission seal. 

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2006 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

66388 mi

US $2153
Transmission Replace Converter, Drum Forward, Drum 4th Gear, Sun Gear, Bell??, Kit, Problem: Stuck in Neutral 
97000 mi

US $700
2nd Gear Hard Shifting. Valve Body (replaced with oversized valve kit). Forward Spring Wave, Oil Filter (just for precautions). shaft caps, gasket. 
96000 mi

US $200
cel light transmission jerks and lurches. dealer reprogrammed 
98000 mi

US $190
transmission jerking replaced digital position senser (prnd senser switch) 2nd time 

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2005 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

99000 mi

US $2000
Transmission blew out. 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

193300 mi

US $280
The trans was shifting roughly with intermittent hesitations. 
88000 mi 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 mi

US $150
Hard shift 1-2. Performed transmission flush & filter change. 
100000 mi Transmission slip between 1-2 and then a bang shift when warmed up. Functioned normally when cold. Performed transmission cooler installation. Problem persists. 
100000 mi

US $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 mi

US $50
1-2 bang shift when warm caused by worn transmission valve body. Valve body replaced and car is running fine now. 
40000 mi

US $850
The splines stripped out on the torque converter Replaced converter and then had to have a fluid leak fixed. 
194000 mi Transmission slipping. 

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2004 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

35000 mi Transmission repair under warranty 
107500 mi

US $2300
transmission failed, rebuilt 

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2004 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

65209 mi

US $220
replaced right output transmission shaft seal 

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2003 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

66960 mi

C $500
CV joint replacement 

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2003 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

90000 mi

US $1913
The transmission "dropped" at an intersection. The transmission had to be rebuilt. 
115000 mi The transmission was acting up again and we decided to get another vehicle. 

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2003 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

139000 mi

US $780
Torque converter failure. Replaced part & serviced transmission. 
49000 mi Total transmission failure. 

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2003 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

145000 mi The CV Joint came apart and tore up front end. 
151000 mi Divers side output shaft/CV axle seal. 
86500 mi

US $1500
shaft sheared in torque convertor 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

139000 mi

US $1900
dead transmission 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

123000 mi

US $6230
transmission gasket leak  
85700 mi

US $180
Replaced both tranny oil cooler lines. 
165000 mi

US $2100
AX4S Transaxle Overhaul 
115000 mi Torque Converter Failed 
77000 mi

US $1290
Replaced cv boot. 
89000 mi

US $370
Leak on top of transmission. Would have drained transmission on a long trip. Discovered during routine fluid flush & replacement. 
61938 mi repair convertor seal leak 
114159 mi

C $1140
repair transmission pump seal leak 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

180000 mi

US $60
Replaced left front CV joint which was leaking grease 

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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 mi Transmission lost forward gears. 
111000 mi

US $1537
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

170000 mi

US $20
Transmission fluid leaking from dipstick. TSB revealed failed transmission vent. Purchased part and installed following TSB instructions. 
122000 mi

US $510
CV Axles from Raxles (for AX4N w/ABS)  
165000 mi

US $3400
Transmission replaced. 
175000 mi

US $400
total failure 
144000 mi

US $50
Transmission pan gasket was leaking. Replaced gasket and filter and fluid 
160000 mi

US $320
Had clicking axles and chatter in high speed steering. Replaced axles.  
93000 mi

US $600
and Passenger side CV axle. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

136000 mi

US $1700
Rear seal bad, rebuilt transmission 
110360 mi

€1200
Transmission warning light came on. Code P0741, something to do with the torque converter. Decided not to fix, since repair would be expensive and the car shows no symptoms of anything being wrong with the transmission. 
111600 mi Transmission light still on when sold, codes indicate failing torque converter, but still not noticeable otherwise. 

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1999 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

103540 mi

C $800
Transmission slow shifting into 4th gear only. Installed shift correction kit, new transmission pump shaft and bearings.  
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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1998 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

114000 mi

US $950
problem was a grinding sound from the front end mechanic said bearing inside of transmission. replaced transmisson with salvage yard one. sound still there after replacing transmission. transmission is slipping and is worst than original 

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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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1996 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

170000 mi needed a new transmission(already put on in 3 years back) 
103000 mi

US $900
both CV axles, 
104300 mi

US $80
The transmission stopped shifting into 4th gear and a check engine light came on, so I removed the transmission valve body and replaced the shift solenoids and transmission range sensor. 

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