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Ford Taurus Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

873 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Ford Taurus. 130 of these members (14.9%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 92 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Ford Tauri--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Ford Taurus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 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 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

27% of the Ford Taurus repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1166 repairs.

Ford Taurus transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Ford Taurus transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 43% between $100 and $499, 19% between $500 and $999, 13% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 117 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 0    
4000 0 Transmission slip/hitch between 1st and second gear at very low speed and/or from a 'rolling' takeoff 
17000  

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2008 Ford Taurus X 4dr Wagon

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Taurus X in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 21000    
24000 0 A roaring noise highway speed (install SOP Shaft and bearing) Cause 25201: Intermediate shaft bearing Noisey code 42 NVH diag, repl RF HalfShaft, repl intermediate shaft seal and deflector, top off trans, reroad. 1 8A8Z * 3B436* B Shaft - front axle  
65000 600 A leak from the transmission cooler. Change ac condensor/ transmission cooler. Also had to recover A/C system freon and vacuum the system. 
71000  

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 45000    
47000 744 CV joint on driver side worn out! 
151000 0 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

Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 48000    
49000 0 Total transmission failure. 
 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 76000    
77000 1290 Replaced cv boot. 
89000 370 Leak on top of transmission. Would have drained transmission on a long trip. Discovered during routine fluid flush & replacement. 
110000  

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2001 Ford Taurus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 130000    
139000 1549 Left and right ball joints were near end of life. Wheels were alligned. 
 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 147000    
160000 320 Had clicking axles and chatter in high speed steering. Replaced axles.  
174000  
Ford Taurus in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 116000    
122000 510 CV Axles from Raxles (for AX4N w/ABS)  
165000 3400 Transmission replaced. 
197000  

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1999 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Taurus in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 118000    
120000 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

Ford Taurus in Kansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 180000    
180000 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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