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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 (30%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 155 repairs.
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2011 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (1%)

$500 - $999 (2%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (63%)

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Chart based on 86 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

Ford Taurus in Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

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

Ford Taurus in New Mexico, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2018
Jul 2013

29300 mi
blend door motor clicking, replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2014

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. 
Feb 2015

36100 mi

US $175
Original factory battery wouldn't hold any longer. It lasted 4 years. Bought a new battery and replaced it myself. 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2012
Mar 2011

2000 mi
Didn't inspect car thoroughly before taking delivery. A week later detail shop noted peeling chrome on tail lights and emblem, corrosion from acid rain on other trim. Ford replaced every item of chrome on the car. 
Aug 2011

5000 mi
This is the second time the chrome tail light assemblies (both left and right) have been replaced due to peeling 
Aug 2012

16300 mi
Two of the 6 spark plugs failed causing the engine to misfire. Problem with the brand of plugs they used from the factory. Replaced spark plugs under warranty 
Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2017
Oct 2013

68000 mi
Dealer has yet to diagnose a clunking occurring in the left front, though I was able to replicate it on my last visit. Only happens during right hand turns. Sounds like stabilizer link but they can't find it. 
Jun 2014

88000 mi

US $750
Tire dealer replaced all 4 struts and shocks. Left front was leaking, car had 85,000 miles so I opted to do all 4. This was the source of the undiagnosed clunk from LF. 
Jul 2014

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. 
Sep 2015

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. 
Mar 2016

131000 mi
Steering was binding, would not spin freely. Dealer replaced complete rack & pinion assembly w/ inner tie rods ends under extended warranty. 
Apr 2016

132200 mi

US $150
Replaced the right rear caliper due to internal failure. Replaced both rear lateral links, R & L sides. Caused vibration in body, sloppy handling. Replaced rear pinion seal, where driveshaft enters rear differential. 
Ford Taurus in Alabama, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2013

24800 mi
Taillights, chrome trim peeled off. 
Jan 2014

27000 mi
Chk engine light very rough idle, seems like couple of cylinders not hitting--fuel injector leaking excessively/locked 
Feb 2014

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. 
Mar 2015

40000 mi

US $38
Trunk Struts replaced, would not hold trunk open 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2017
Jul 2011

1000 mi
Front fender misaligned. 
Dec 2012

18000 mi
Paint on tail lights flaking. Problems with radio. Squealing noise intermittently when moving seats. Rattles coming from area near sunroof controls. 
Jul 2013

24300 mi
Replace front passenger axle shaft. 
Sep 2013

26000 mi
Sync update for voice recognition issues 
Ford Taurus in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2018
Jun 2012

30000 mi
Inside door handle on drivers side rear door came loose. Repaired under warranty. Drivers Side Tail light chrome peeling. Tail light assembly replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2012

34000 mi
Passenger Side Tail light chrome peeling. Tail light assembly replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2012

35500 mi
Battery failed load test. Replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2014

78000 mi

US $20
Replaced Passenger side HVAC blend door. 
Aug 2016

106000 mi

US $3200
Transmission slipping. Replaced torque converter, 3/5 wave plate, low/reverse diode, 3 & 5 clutches, 1234 clutch molden piston. 
Sep 2016

109000 mi
The driver's side front door handle had failed. Interior Door handle recall. Dealer did not have parts in stock--Had to order. 
Ford Taurus in Kansas, United States
Oct 2010 - Aug 2012
Mar 2012

33000 mi
Emissions system knock sensor causing loss of power and shifting issues. In addition, cruise control would frequently drop out. 
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2012 - Oct 2017
Jul 2012

36160 mi
Power transfer unit was replaced (due to leak) Trunk lid misaligned causing rubbing on bumper facia Chrome plating on taillights was peeling off 
Aug 2012

38460 mi
Trunk was realigned 
Aug 2013

56420 mi

C $10
Chrome covers on wheel nuts (2) fell off. They were replaced while rotating the tires (no labour charged) 
Sep 2013

58280 mi

C $160
Battery died. Needed replacement. 
Nov 2013

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. Random kicking from transmission (very rare). Chrome peeling off on rear brake lights. Lights were replaced at 56,000 km. Unfortunately, warranty on replacement lights was only for 40,000 km and therefore, Ford of Canada would not replace the lights. 
Ford Taurus in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2014
Jul 2013

23300 mi
Cooling fans replaced as per tsb 12-10-03 
Feb 2014

28600 mi
Oil leak. Needed new gasket. Took 5 trips to fix 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2018
Apr 2014

27800 mi

US $100
Rear sunshade failed and required replacement. 
Dec 2014

36000 mi

US $110
Original battery needed replacement. Car would not start in cold weather. 
Oct 2015

43500 mi

US $100
Replaced blend door actuator (drivers side) Drivers door trim (with keypad) loose. 
Mar 2017

55000 mi

US $300
Replaced front brakes and rotors. Normal wear. 
Sep 2017

59000 mi

US $250
Repair cracked side panel on drivers side seat cushion above plastic frame housing seat adjustment controls. 
Ford Taurus in Indiana, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2015
Mar 2011

3000 mi
Ford BLIS system was not working Blue Tooth working intermittently The car has 2,400 miles on it and the rear rotors have abnormal wear. 
May 2012

16000 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. Also problems with car acting as if it is out of gas, but service department cannot reproduce the problem. It has been going on since car reached 14,000 miles. 
Jul 2012

18500 mi
When replacing transmission monitoring sensor, discovered a "pin" missing in the transmission. Had to remove transmission for repair. 
May 2013

28700 mi

US $350
replaced chrome trim around rear breaklight for 2nd time. 
Aug 2013

32000 mi
Bad battery. Replaced chrome trim on another tail light. 
Sep 2014

49000 mi
Driver's leather and suede seat has tears on the left side due to poor workmanship. Reported problem to Ford, but still no resolution. 
Dec 2014

51000 mi

US $100
Rear sunshade would not operate 
Sep 2015

60000 mi
The torn seat was never fixed. Ford acknowledged the complaint and provided a claim number, but the dealer always said they never received authorization from Ford. I went through the process 3 separate times. 
Ford Taurus in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2018
Oct 2010

1000 mi
Sync module replaced for problems with phone. Sync module was replaced by dealer. 
Dec 2014

24000 mi
door on center console broke 
Mar 2018

37000 mi

US $100
Rear window shade failed. Shade and controller had to be replaced under extended warranty. $100 deductible. 
Ford Taurus in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2014
Sep 2012

17000 mi
Replaced Rear Tail lights because Chrome was peeling 
Feb 2014

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. 
Ford Taurus in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

12000 mi
Known issue, repairable through TSB I was unable to convince dealer to perform being intermittent in nature. Well documented, known issue. Chrome peeling from around tail lights. 
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - Mar 2017
Jul 2011

1240 mi

C $5
2 heater hose clamps at the engine end were not fastened properly from factory. 
Ford Taurus in Georgia, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2018
Sep 2011

37000 mi

US $28
Replaced sensor on rain sensing wipers. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

70680 mi

C $1100
Rear rotors and pads replaced. Also need one caliper as it would not function properly due to the link with the parking brake. The pedal would travel too far for proper braking. 
Ford Taurus in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

38000 mi
Humming noise at highways speeds from front right. Vibrations was present as well. Dealer diagnosed it as a bad wheel bearing and replaced the hub assembly under warranty. 
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2016
Sep 2015

36000 mi

US $350
Replaced left tie rod end Replaced left tie rod end 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2013
Oct 2012

22700 mi
Keyless entry on driver side cracked (assuming due to weather). I contacted ford headquarters first and they recorded the problem and also assured me I wouldn't pay a cent since car was still under warranty. Was fixed same day no charge. 
Ford Taurus in Georgia, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2017
Jun 2012

6000 mi
External temperature sensor was recording temperature 10+ degrees above normal. Dealer replaced external sensor. 
Dec 2014

19000 mi
Replaced fiber optic harness to driver's door light and exterior temperature sensor. Rattle/Squeak in dashboard area. Reason for noise not identified and not repaired. 
Ford Taurus in Georgia, United States
Aug 2012 - Nov 2012
Sep 2012

19000 mi
Passenger side exterior mirror fell off mounting assembly when car door was closed. 
Nov 2012

21000 mi
After eleven weeks of trying to get help from the dealer, I wrote to Ford Motor Company and the manufacturer agreed to correct the problem, passenger mirror falling off mount. 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2018
Nov 2013

33300 mi
Rear door handle spring failed, resulting in floppy door handle Rear deck strut failed, oil spilled out on the paint 
Ford Taurus in North Carolina, United States
- Feb 2011
Feb 2011

300 mi
body= all doors prior to ownership were realigned,paint scratches were bolts have been wrenched,hood major blotches and zebra stripes,overall fit and finish is horrible.zone manager to come to dealership body shop and we will go over. 
Ford Taurus in Illinois, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2018
Mar 2017

64000 mi

US $100
The driver's side seat heating element failed. This was the second time. 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
Dec 2012

28000 mi
Gas gauge and Miles Until Empty changed inaccurately 
Ford Taurus in Florida, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
Apr 2013

25000 mi
Chrome trim peeling from taillights Fan speed does not change when AUTO selected. 
Ford Taurus in Virginia, United States
Apr 2011 - Aug 2013
Sep 2011

15000 mi
Rattle that was traced to antenna mount 
Aug 2013

43000 mi

US $340
Shock absorber leaking and soft. Replaced rear shocks. 
Ford Taurus in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2018
Jul 2012

35800 mi
Electrical problem with brake lights. 
Oct 2012

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. 
Ford Taurus in Iowa, United States
Jan 2011 - Oct 2016
Mar 2013

20000 mi
Chrome fell of taillights, tail lights replaced under warranty. 
Ford Taurus in Virginia, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2017
Nov 2013

120000 mi

US $198
Replace broken emergency brake cable. 
May 2014

141000 mi

US $350
Replaced a downstream O2 sensor. 
Jan 2016

63300 mi

US $136
Replace tpms sensor and rebalance tire. 
Oct 2016

243000 mi

US $350
Starter motor had become weak over the past month and finally died. 
Ford Taurus in Rhode Island, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2013
May 2012

25000 mi
Blind spot Indicator worked erratically. 
Sep 2012

30000 mi
Backup warning working erratically. 
Nov 2012

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. 
Ford Taurus in Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Jul 2011
Jan 2011

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. 
Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2011
Feb 2011

10000 mi
Loud grinding noise on hard stops - TSB was previously issued and appears to have fixed the problem. Trunk lid made contact with bumper when closing which removed paint. Lid was adjusted and the bumper was repainted.  Squeak/grinding coming from front suspension over speed bumps. Dealer noticed wear in the swaybar bushings and ordered new bushings. Ford said it would take one month for dealer to receive bushings.  
Mar 2011

10000 mi
Installed new bushings. 
Ford Taurus in Kentucky, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2012
Jul 2011

14000 mi
Check engine light was on dealer replaced O2 sensor  
Nov 2011

19000 mi
O2 sensors failed 
Ford Taurus in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2014
Sep 2011

15000 mi
A/C would blow hot/humid air on slowing down. Sensor replaced under warranty and now works fine. 
Feb 2012

19800 mi
rear door lock actuator failed. Replace under warranty. 
Jun 2012

24000 mi
Chrome trim on both rear tailights was peeling. Both tailight assy. were replace. 
Nov 2012

33000 mi
Chrome peeling from tail lights. Both assy. replaced 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2015
Mar 2012

11000 mi
1. Chrome on front air dam starting to peel. Dealer replaced under warranty. 2. Lower rear door seals and components replaced to stop fine dirt and debris from entering rear passenger compartment 3. Small issues with clear coat around trun. 
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2015
Jul 2011

3200 mi
Windshield cleaner fluid stopped spraying. The line from the pump to the nozzles separated at a juntion connector. I found the problem and pressed the sections back together. Windshield fluid was not spraying. I reconnected a separated juction in the tubing from the tank to the nozzles. It was a friction connection consisting of rigid plastic tubing and a rubber connector. 
May 2012

15200 mi
SYNC functions quit working, no phone, no USB memory stick music files would play, no SYNC services, no 911 Assist. 
Jun 2012

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. 
Jul 2013

32800 mi
Chrome (over plastic) trim around all tail lights had peeled. All four tail light pieces replaced. Blind spot / cross traffic giving false alarms. 
Oct 2013

35300 mi
Steering rack developed clunking noise, replaced under warranty 
Mar 2015

54000 mi

US $25
One of the trunk support cylinders leaked and failed. Purchased an exact replacement on Amazon and did the install myself. Very easy to remove and replace. 
Ford Taurus in North Dakota, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2016
Oct 2012

7300 mi
Car would start to shake while idling in drive .. and then rpm would spike up to 2k down to 1k and felt as if it was going to die while driving. Intermittent and mechanics cannot replicate. 
Jun 2013

13000 mi
Chrome peeling around the tail lights of the trunk. Awaiting on Ford to authorize a replacmentt. Chrome around Rear light peeling off. Previously had to order parts. Now replaced. 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2018
Aug 2016

62300 mi

US $210
CLICKING NOISE IN DASH Replaced blend door actuator 
Ford Taurus in Indiana, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2017
Sep 2011

4000 mi
Passenger side door misaligned. Adjusted. 
Ford Taurus in Arkansas, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2017
Jun 2016

35000 mi

US $500
SwitchING from exterior air to internal air caused clicking. Replaced gate motor. 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Jun 2011 - May 2014
May 2014

25000 mi
Rear doors hold water during rainstorms 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

Ford Taurus in Maryland, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2018
Dec 2011

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. 
Jun 2012

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. 
Oct 2012

9200 mi
Right rear inside tail light had the faux chrome starting to peel off. Dealership replaced the tail light. 
May 2014

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 . 
Aug 2014

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. 
Sep 2014

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.. 
Mar 2018

43000 mi

US $37
Right rear brake light replaced . I 
Ford Taurus in Saudi Arabia
Sep 2011 - Mar 2018
Jul 2013

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. 
May 2014

21580 mi
Battery died exactly one year after installation (AC Delco) 
Jan 2017

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 
Ford Taurus in Virginia, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2018
Jan 2018

81000 mi

US $300
Vent motor 
Ford Taurus in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2012 - Sep 2016
Apr 2014

36260 mi
Trunk release button on back bumper stopped working side panel on leather seats cracked 
Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Sep 2010 - May 2017
Jan 2012

27800 mi
car shutdown..defective throttle body replaced by dealer 
Jun 2013

26000 mi
exterior..chrome on tail peeling  interior.. leather on driver"s seat above control was cutting from plastic on the seat. The rest was oil change wheel alignment. dealership and Ford customer service were very helpful in correcting problem 
Oct 2013

29000 mi
felt bump at low speed in rear the transmission computer program was reflashed and a separator plate /gasket replaced. 
Feb 2014

31500 mi
Chrome peeling off taillights order placed today for replacement covered under warranty. Also routine oil change tire rotation and a power steering fluid flush. 
Feb 2015

39000 mi
Door Latch to drivers side front and rear door need to be replaced due to malfunction caused by extreme cold weather/moisture combination 
Dec 2015

49000 mi
Rear backup camera was defective and replaced under Ford extended warranty. 
Oct 2016

58500 mi

US $400
Replaced window lock 
Ford Taurus in Saudi Arabia
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

1240 mi
Steering noise when turn right... moon roof noise due to dust and needed cleaning... full body alignment... 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2014 - Mar 2016
Aug 2014

36980 mi
3rd brake light separated from rear window connection. rear window and 3rd brake light replaced 
Ford Taurus in Indiana, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2013
Apr 2011

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) 
Apr 2012

25000 mi
Chrome on shifter handle was cracking and small pieces were falling off. 
May 2013

34400 mi

US $3
Tailights keep burning out, about every 3 months, a taillight is being replaced. 
Ford Taurus in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2012 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

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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