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2011 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (8%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (36%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (29%)

Other (8%)

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2011 Ford Taurus electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (2%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (59%)

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Chart based on 44 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Ford Taurus

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27000 mi A/C problems. Been having same issue since July 2012. A/C will stop blowing cold air for a few seconds and then will start blowing cool again.Fan blower goes up and down like a rolling sound. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

18000 mi Problems with radio. 
26000 mi Sync update for voice recognition issues 
58280 mi

C $160
Battery died. Needed replacement. 
61480 mi

C $150
Climate controls did not respond to user input (would blow cold air when temp. raised). Also, system would not blow air to one (passenger) side of the car. 
27800 mi Rear (reverse mode) proximity audio warning and cross traffic audio warning alarm only, function was ok though. Replaced alarm speaker in rear. 2 days--awaiting part. 
37000 mi

US $28
Replaced sensor on rain sensing wipers. 
35500 mi Battery failed load test. Replaced under warranty. 
78000 mi

US $20
Replaced Passenger side HVAC blend door. 
3000 mi Ford BLIS system was not working Blue Tooth working intermittently 
32000 mi Bad battery. 
51000 mi

US $100
Rear sunshade would not operate 
36000 mi

US $110
Original battery needed replacement. Car would not start in cold weather. 
43500 mi

US $100
Replaced blend door actuator (drivers side) 
90000 mi

US $160
Climate control fan failed to run at all on a 90+ late Friday afternoon in July. Diagnosed as a bad blower motor resistor. $135 from Ford, delivered Monday. Also replaced cabin air filter for $25 while I was at it. 
122000 mi

US $120
The car is a 2011 and the battery was original. Noticed that it was starting harder. Also had a dead battery after sitting for a few days, dirty terminals and a cracked case may have been the culprit. Decided to replace it before winter. 
1000 mi Sync module replaced for problems with phone. Sync module was replaced by dealer. 
29300 mi blend door motor clicking, replaced under warranty. 
33000 mi battery had gone dead twice. Battery tested low charge but good at dealer. Car needs to be driven more often according to dealer. No charge for the diagnostic. 
36100 mi

US $175
Original factory battery wouldn't hold any longer. It lasted 4 years. Bought a new battery and replaced it myself. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

28000 mi Gas gauge and Miles Until Empty changed inaccurately 
6000 mi External temperature sensor was recording temperature 10+ degrees above normal. Dealer replaced external sensor. 
19000 mi Replaced fiber optic harness to driver's door light and exterior temperature sensor. 
26700 mi Fan speed does not change when AUTO selected. 
35000 mi

US $500
SwitchING from exterior air to internal air caused clicking. Replaced gate motor. 
25000 mi Blind spot Indicator worked erratically. 
30000 mi Backup warning working erratically. 
32300 mi Backup warning system: Now that the cold weather is here, the system "sees" the cloud of water vapor from the exhaust, thinks it's a person/car, and sounds the alarm. 
1000 mi Fuel gauge not accurate. Dealer reprogrammed computer. Blis (Blind Spot Indicator) not available at times. Dealer reprogrammed computer. Have only had car back 1 day so unable to know if problems will occur again. 
15000 mi A/C would blow hot/humid air on slowing down. Sensor replaced under warranty and now works fine. 
19800 mi rear door lock actuator failed. Replace under warranty. 
62300 mi

US $210
CLICKING NOISE IN DASH Replaced blend door actuator 
35800 mi Electrical problem with brake lights. 
45000 mi

US $250
They said battery was weak. Replaced battery at owner's expense. Car only 2 years old. Other work was routine maintenance--change oil & filter. 
63300 mi

US $136
Replace tpms sensor and rebalance tire. 
243000 mi

US $350
Starter motor had become weak over the past month and finally died. 
64000 mi

US $100
The driver's side seat heating element failed. This was the second time. 
15200 mi SYNC functions quit working, no phone, no USB memory stick music files would play, no SYNC services, no 911 Assist. 
16000 mi SYNC for the second time stopped accepting voice control for music playing. Disconnecting battery cable for a few minutes got things working again. 
32800 mi Blind spot / cross traffic giving false alarms. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

81000 mi

US $300
Vent motor 
4000 mi a/c seems to cycle off and then back on every 10 seconds or so. I cannot get the a/c to run constantly even though the cabin temp is above 85 degrees. 
8000 mi Back in dealership for same problem. A/C cycling problem. I've just accepted the fact that this particular A/C system on the 2011 Ford Taurus is (normal). I don't like it though. Its still not what a normal auto system should be. 
20000 mi Thr dealer keeps saying the system is operating normally. The vent temp is never below 45-40 degrees. Thre compressor cuts on and off every 10 seconds or so. Contacted FORD and they want to car back to the dealer. Taking back in . 
21100 mi took the car to another Ford dealer. The reflashed the PCM. Other than that, thats all they did. I still believe the A/C system doesn't operate right. The compressor still cuts off when I brake the car at stop lights. Ford gave me an ESP. 
20000 mi

US $340
A small motor that opens and shuts a damper in the vent system failed. I could not get any warm air out because the vent was closed. Ford issued me an ESP but was told the vent motor was not covered by the ESP.....go figure.. 
43000 mi

US $37
Right rear brake light replaced . I 
49000 mi Rear backup camera was defective and replaced under Ford extended warranty. 
58500 mi

US $400
Replaced window lock 
36260 mi Trunk release button on back bumper stopped working 
15800 mi Battery died. Road side assistance jump-started the car. Took it straight to the dealership and battery was promptly replaced. I was warned about the battery on a previous visit and was offered replacement but I did not have time back then. 
21580 mi Battery died exactly one year after installation (AC Delco) 
35340 mi

﷼200
The hot cold air mixer (not sure about the name) wasn't working properly, produced several moderately loud ticking sounds at startup 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

36980 mi 3rd brake light separated from rear window connection. rear window and 3rd brake light replaced 
34400 mi

US $3
Tailights keep burning out, about every 3 months, a taillight is being replaced. 

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2011 Ford Taurus Electrical Problems

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