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2008 Ford Taurus X repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 203 repairs.
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2008 Ford Taurus X repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (40%)

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Chart based on 168 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Ford Taurus X 4dr Wagon

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus X in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

36000 mi
The hood was refinished under warranty because of paint bubbling along its leading edge. There was a TSB on this. 
Ford Taurus X in Nova Scotia, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jun 2016
Aug 2012

72300 mi

C $2100
Paint flaking off the front of hood and bubbled corrosion along the windshield edge. On the inside of the hood bubbled corrosion at the front and at the back. Same issue with the rear hatch, but mostly along the bottom inside seam. 
Apr 2014

87600 mi

C $571
Steering stiff. Seized lower u-joint on steering assembly. Replaced the steering assembly part # 8F9Z 3B676A. clicking sound from heater door blend actuator on right side of dash. Blend door actuator motor replaced. Part # YH 1779 
Jul 2014

90300 mi

C $650
Air not blowing cold from A/C unit. Recharged system and included green dye to trace leak. Cold air now coming from system but only lasted for 4 days. Need to return to dealer to find the leak source. After green dye test was done it was determined that the a/c condenser was leaking. condenser asy YJ562 and condenser kit YF3534 was installed. 
Jun 2015

101060 mi

C $560
Two rear coil springs on rear were broken. Replaced both rear coil springs. $205 each plus labour. Parts bought at the Ford dealer. 
Nov 2015

106640 mi

C $223
Failure of Left Rear ABS Sensor. Replaced sensor and cleaned up bearing. 
Jun 2016

109740 mi
New rear brake pads and rotors needed replacing. Also discovered both rear calipers were seized and needed replacing. 
Ford Taurus X in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

77000 mi

US $731
Leaking Transmission Cooler. Transmission Cooler and A/C Condenser are one unit. This requires evacuation and recharge of the Air Conditioning System and replacement of the receiver/dryer. Removal of front bumper/grille also req'd for access 
Jul 2016

100700 mi

US $50
Rear hatch lift cylinder replacement. 
Ford Taurus X in Utah, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2018
Jul 2015

77000 mi

US $35
Added AC coolant 
Sep 2016

88000 mi

US $117
Upgraded PCM software to correct flaws in two technical service bulletins 
Dec 2016

90000 mi

US $60
Replaced the OSS sensor 
Mar 2018

105000 mi

US $100
Replaced battery 
May 2018

107000 mi

US $450
Replaced struts, coil springs, control arms on the front 
Ford Taurus X in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Jun 2014
Nov 2011

65720 mi

C $28
Replaced blend door actuator 
Jul 2013

82040 mi

C $212
Small leak 
Ford Taurus X in Michigan, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

209000 mi

US $100
Replaced dead battery,alternator checked good. 
Jun 2015

221000 mi

US $224
Right front bearing making noise and needed replacing, didn't want to mess with it so I took to Belle Tire. 
Jun 2016

237000 mi

US $50
Engine miss with P0202 code, fuel injector #2. Removed upper intake and fuel rail, replaced #2 injector with junk yard part, new O-rings and intake gaskets. While in there, replaced all spark plugs. Now runs great and getting 3 MPG better. 
Apr 2017

247000 mi

US $65
#5 coil disintegrated causing engine mis which initially felt like a transmission slip, until it threw a engine code. Replaced spark plug and coil. 
Ford Taurus X in Maryland, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2017
Mar 2011

52000 mi

US $200
malfunctioning auto tailgate closer 
Oct 2012

86700 mi

US $60
Battery failed causing the the car's computer to fail. $120 for battery, $60 for reflash. 
Jun 2014

114000 mi

US $700
Rear struts were replaced 
Sep 2015

131000 mi

US $650
Replaced transmission cooling system 
Jul 2016

143500 mi

US $650
Replaced rear struts 
Ford Taurus X in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2018
Nov 2013

44000 mi

US $100
Replaced axle due to failed inner CV. Boot was damaged and CV grease was lost. Repair may have been unnecessary if CV tear was caught and boot was replaced. 
Ford Taurus X in Michigan, United States
Dec 2011 - Nov 2017
Oct 2011

72208 mi
ECM issue caused multiple coils to burn out. Replaced ECM, all coils/plugs. Repaired under 100k emissions warranty. 
Jan 2012

76103 mi

US $312
Blower motor speed controller replaced 
Jul 2014

113957 mi

US $689
Transmission stuck in 5th gear. Replaced transmission turbine speed sensor and output speed sensor. 
Sep 2015

133000 mi

US $40
Vent door actuator failed 
Dec 2016

146000 mi

US $1500
Replaced control arms (due to bushing wear), struts, strut bearings and one outer tie road end. 
Ford Taurus X in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2010 - Sep 2018
Nov 2010

24460 mi
The driver side heated seat stopped working. Brought to dealer, fixed in about an hour. No problem since. 
Ford Taurus X in Kansas, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2017
Mar 2016

107000 mi

US $35
Blend door actuator behind glove box. 
Ford Taurus X in Arkansas, United States
Dec 2008 - Jul 2018
Feb 2009

24000 mi
Intermittent chirping noise coming from engine on cold start. Could not determine the source, so no repair. Driver's 2nd row seatback trim had come undone, exposing the foam. Original seatback cover was reinstalled by dealer. 
Dec 2012

85000 mi

US $300
Replaced condenser / trans cooler due to ATF leak. 
Jan 2015

67700 mi

US $20
Fresh air / recirculate door actuator 
Feb 2016

130000 mi

US $20
Blend door actuator. Replaced the dorman unit I installed last year. 
Dec 2017

148000 mi

US $20
Fresh air / recirculate door actuator 
Ford Taurus X in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

47000 mi

US $1225
A/C Condenser 
Ford Taurus X in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2008 - Dec 2011
Feb 2009

10000 mi
Right front strut squeaks. 
Jan 2010

16000 mi
New Radio speaker 
Ford Taurus X in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2009 - Apr 2012
Mar 2009

18600 mi

C $42
New calbration from Ford 
May 2010

34100 mi

C $500
Front hood paint peeling 
Ford Taurus X in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2011 - Apr 2015
Aug 2012

67300 mi

US $760
Transmission and AC cooler were leaking (small puddle of coolant noticed near front of passenger side). Had shop replace with "improved" ford OEM part. 
Ford Taurus X in Rhode Island, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2014
May 2009

34000 mi
There was some rust that my mechanic found around the body plugs under the second row of seats. I made the Ford dealer strip the area around the plugs down the bare metal and then put on new paint. 
Aug 2013

70000 mi

US $500
Replaced rear struts since one was leaking; repair needed to pass RI inspection 
Ford Taurus X in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Aug 2015
Dec 2010

27000 mi
Exterior black plastic trim faded. Replaced under original factory warranty. 
Apr 2012

39000 mi

US $35
HVAC blend door motor gears stripped. steering rack went out. replaced 
Nov 2013

59700 mi

US $250
Computer went out which blew a couple of coils. Dealer repaired and then the cat went out a couple days later. All, but $250 was covered under Emissions Warranty. Otherwise it would have been $2k+ 
Jun 2015

78000 mi
occasionally (3 times) the traction control would kick on when turning after a stop 
Ford Taurus X in Virginia, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2013
Jun 2012

64000 mi

US $600
Shorted brake light switch lit lamps unilaterally and drained battery. Ignition lock tumbler failed. Tumbler bound up so key couldnot be turned. 
Ford Taurus X in Michigan, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

73300 mi

US $1500
Transmission cooler leaking. 
Jul 2017

80000 mi

US $1000
Heated seat failed, backup sensor failed 
Jun 2018

96000 mi

US $700
Steering rack replacement Replaced stabilizer bar links 
Ford Taurus X in Iowa, United States
Sep 2013 - Jan 2019
Sep 2015

171000 mi

US $50
The transmission cooler failed and had to be replaced. 

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2008 Ford Taurus X 4dr Wagon

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Taurus X in Michigan, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Nov 2009

87000 mi

US $250
Wheel bearing 
Apr 2010

95000 mi

US $1010
Stuck valve on rack. 
Aug 2010

100000 mi

US $200
Transmission speed sensor bad 
Mar 2011

110000 mi

US $250
Axle seal leak; seal replaced. 
Jul 2011

115000 mi

US $610
Rear wheel bearings 
Nov 2012

142700 mi

US $300
Airbag warning light on dash was coming on. Dashboard sensor was replace. 
Ford Taurus X in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2015 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

124000 mi

C $500
Rack and pinion leaking 
Ford Taurus X in Iowa, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

73000 mi

US $1500
Ac went out. Had to replace lines special order and other a/c failure 
Feb 2018

90000 mi

US $1500
Replaced all brakes and rotors. 
Mar 2018

95000 mi

US $1600
Tie rod ends and struts all around 
Ford Taurus X in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

45000 mi

US $200
Right PTU seal was leaking Heated seat element replaced 
Jul 2017

70000 mi

US $600
Radiator 
Ford Taurus X in Colorado, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2016
Jun 2011

67000 mi

US $210
Blower switch was not working, fixed loose connection Trip computer/odometer failed, repair requires replacement of entire instrument cluster plus Ford needs to configure the cluster, cost prohibitive so I'm living without an odometer. 
May 2012

76700 mi

US $1000
Steering assist became intermittent, there was a service bulletin and had to have the steering rack replaced. 
Jul 2013

87300 mi

US $150
clunking noise from the ventilation system when it turned off 
Feb 2015

105800 mi

US $485
Replaced a fuel injector. 
Oct 2015

120000 mi

US $522
Sensor replacement 
Nov 2015

120000 mi

US $750
Replaced a faulty instrument panel, it was not displaying the odometer readings. 
Ford Taurus X in Colorado, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

81000 mi

US $515
Transmission speed sensor. Output, I think 
Jun 2015

95000 mi

US $4098
Transmission needed a full rebuild. Clutch packs replaced. Input speed sensor possibly at fault. 
Apr 2016

104000 mi

US $1916
The left front strut is blown and has lost compression dampening. The right front strut is leaking.rnreplaced both front struts and performed alignment. THE RIGHT FRONT POWER TRANSFER UNIT INTERMEDIATE SHAFT SEAL IS LEAKING. REPLACED RIGHT FRONT POWER TRANSFER UNIT INTERMEDIATE SHAFT SEAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 09-25-7. [seal damaged when transmission rebuilt] THE LEFT FRONT SEAT HEATER IS INOP. SCANNED CONTROL MODULE WITH NO RESULTS. MEASURED RESISTANCE OF DRIVER SEAT SEAT BACK AND SEAT PAD HEATING ELEMENTS IN ACCORDANCE TO TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 09-04-08. FOUND OPEN CIRCUIT IN DRIVER SEAT PAD HEATING EL THE RACK AND PINION STEERING GEAR IS LEAKING AT THE INPUT SHAFT SEAL. THE INNER TIE ROD ENDS ARE WORN. REPLACED RACK AND PINION STEERING GEAR AND FLUSHED POWER STEERING FLUID. 
Mar 2017

118900 mi

US $1235
Replace Air Door Inlet Actuator for Heating/AC system THE LEFT REAR UPPER BALL JOINT HAS EXCESSIVE PLAY. NOTE: THE SURROUNDING COMPONENTS HAVE EXCESSIVE CORROSION TECH REPORT: REPLACED SUSPENSION KNUCKLE. THE WHEEL SPEED SENSOR AND SWAY BAR END LINK SEIZED AND WERE DESTROYED DURING REMOVAL. REPLACED WHEEL SPEED SENSOR AND SWAY BAR END LINK. 
Aug 2017

124000 mi

US $240
Power-operated rear hatch wouldn't operate correctly. Diagnosed that struts weren't holding up the hatch sufficiently and needed to be replaced. 
Ford Taurus X in Maryland, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

92000 mi

US $150
Transmission leaking fluid. 
Jun 2016

96000 mi

US $100
Water leaks through sunroof. Drain is apparently blocked. Needs to go to body shop. 
Sep 2016

97000 mi

US $500
Sunroof drain was repaired. Never installed right in the first place. Interior had to be pulled apart. 
Ford Taurus X in Michigan, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2011
Jan 2011 the problem didn't show up for the mechanics, and no history of the problem showed on the computer...therefore, in their eyes it didn't happen 
Ford Taurus X in Colorado, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2017
Apr 2010

24591 mi
Check engine light came on. Code P0022. Dealer unable to find cause of problem after going thru checklist. Reset light. No further problem. Driver's Auto down/up window quit working; had to hold switch to use window. 3rd time for this problem. Replaced switch first 2 trips. This time replaced switch & motor after found that motor was drawing too much power thru switch. For the second time the auto-down feature stopped working. Dealer in past replaced only the switch. This time replaced motor after it as found to be pulling too much electricity across the switch.  Recieved check engine light for code P0022. Deeler could not locate cause. 
Aug 2010

26700 mi
Check engine light came on and idle was not right. Dealer said air intake sesnosr was dirty. Cleaned it and problem was resolved.  Check engine light came on and idle was not right. Dealer said air intake sesnosr was dirty. Cleaned it and problem was resolved. 
Nov 2011

41500 mi
Engine light came on; would not go off. Dealer replaced "phasers" per Tech Svc Bulletin 110601. Engine light came on; would not go off. Dealer replaced "phasers" per Tech Svc Bulletin 110601. 
Dec 2014

70000 mi
Blend door actuator on passenger side making loud clicking noise and not changing air output direction. Replaced the actuator. 
Nov 2015

77000 mi

US $195
Wiper washer inoperative. Wipers work fine. 
Dec 2015

79000 mi

US $550
Previous dealer attempt to fix inop windshield washers unsuccessful. Toll to local shop. Replace wiper motor (built in washer relay bad) and wiper stalk (not sending wash signal). 
Sep 2016

85000 mi

US $600
Steering rack began leaking. Required replacement of entire rack. 
Nov 2016

86700 mi
Bright lights only worked with "flash to pass"; would not stay on. Found multi-function switch (Motorcraft part) faulty. Replaced under shop's warranty because it was replaced last year during wiper washer repair. 
Ford Taurus X in Georgia, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2012
Jun 2012

94000 mi
Transmission failed. Replaced under extended warranty. 
Ford Taurus X in Virginia, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2016
Mar 2010

24000 mi
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  TSB 08-26-13 01/05/09 HARSH DRIVELINE CLUNK FELT AT LOW SPEED - BELOW 10 MPH (16 KM/H) - STOP AND GO DRIVING ON TIP-IN (COULD BE PERCEIVED AS A HARSH 1-2 UPSHIFT OR 2-1 DOWNSHIFT) 
Oct 2011

45000 mi
I did replaced the clip which holds the headrest in place. This was on the driver side, middle row. Cost $15.00 for parts. Dealer wanted $100 for labor.  I did replaced the clip which holds the headrest in place. This was on the driver side, middle row. Cost $15.00 for parts. Dealer wanted $100 for labor.  
Feb 2013

60800 mi
First, the warranty just expired and was only 40 miles over 60.000 miles. According to Ford dealer, the now heated seat on driver side, which just stopped working are not covered under warranty. I will not fix this yet. Dealer asking ~$500. 
Jun 2013

65000 mi

US $600
A leak from the transmission cooler. Change ac condensor/ transmission cooler. Also had to recover A/C system freon and vacuum the system. 
Sep 2014

78000 mi

US $1701
THE CAR FEELS LIKE IT WENT INTO OVER DRIVE , THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON: DEALER REMOVED TRANS PAN SIDE COVER,REMOVED SOLENOID ASSEMBLY & VALVE BODY. REPLACED BOTH TSS & OSS SENSORS. ALSO, TRANSMISSION FLUID EXCHANGE (FLUSH SYSTEM) THERE IS A INTERMITTEN CLICKING NOISE WHEN TURNING THE A/C WHEN TURNING IT LOW: CUSTOMER DECLINED REPAIRS AT THIS TIME 
Apr 2015

88800 mi

US $900
WHEN DRIVING IN OD SHIFTS DO NOT SEEM TO ENGAGE PROPERLY. Dealer COULD NOT DUPLICATE.NO LEAKS.NO DTCS,NO SSM OR TSB. However, dealer FOUND ONLY PCM CALIBRATION UPDATE. Owner replaced blender door, passenger, (clicking noise). Did not completely fix the heat and cold air on passenger, incl reset, fuse 15.rnDealer did REPLACE RH SIDE BLEND DOOR MOTOR ACTUATOR.ON SIDE OF BOX. Now it works. OD SHIFTS DO NOT SEEM TO ENGAGE PROPERLY. Conclusion: Vehicle will stumble and misfire. All related to defect ignition coils. Replaced 3 ignition coils. Dealer moved the 3 old working coils to the front, in case they fail in the future. 
Ford Taurus X in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2013
Nov 2009

30000 mi

US $30
Replaces antenna mast after car wash took it off. Very poor place to mount an antenna especially one that is as long as the one on the T/X, sticks up way too high but works well. A stubbier antenna would be much better. 
Mar 2010

33000 mi
Strange abrupt shifting, found TSB that described the problem and solution. Went to dealer armed with TSB and they re-calibrated the tranny software. Car shifts much better now, we are happy so far. Re-calibrated transmission. Improved operation significantly. 
Ford Taurus X in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2018
Jun 2009

26000 mi
Strap for third row passengers to pull to fold down middle row fell off. The dealer ordered a new mechanism. Covered under warranty. 
Jul 2009

26000 mi
Dealer installed new release mechanism for middle row. part ordered on a previous trip. Covered under warranty. 
Jan 2010

89800 mi
Autochromatic (auto dimming) rear view mirror not dimming. Heated driver's seat also not working. Held car for 3 days but unable to fix either problem. Needed the car back because the loaner was too small for a trip. 
Feb 2010

38000 mi
Auto dimming mirror did not dim. Dealer finally fixed on 3rd try. Still covered under warranty becausew first reported before 36k miles. 
Sep 2011

63000 mi

US $45
Replaced clip which holds the headrest in place. (Driver side, middle row) 
Feb 2012

67400 mi

US $100
Clicking sound was coming from dashboard and the blend valve actuator was replaced. The clicking sound did not go away so stereo was replaced. The new actuator turned out to be defective and the problem went away when it was replaced again. 
Sep 2013

87000 mi

US $100
Rack and pinion needed to be replaced. Covered under extended warranty. Rear passenger door was difficult to open. Latch replaced under extended warranty. 
Dec 2013

89000 mi

US $123
Many indicator lights on dashboard came on and the speedometer stopped working but car still drove. After a restart the transmission had some harsh shifts then went back to normal. 
Jul 2014

94800 mi

US $100
Transmission fluid was leaking from the AC condessor. Replaced the condensor. While replacing AC condensor a hole in the radiator was noticed/caused. Replaced radiator. 
Nov 2014

99000 mi

US $100
Front axle seal was leaking. Repaired under extended warranty. 
Dec 2014

100000 mi

US $100
Heater stopped working and diagnosed as the water pump. Here are the details from the dealer: -WARRANTY Done 14E04 REPROGRAM POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE REPROGRAMMED THE PCM -EXT. SVC. CONTRACT Done HEAT IS NOT WORKING - TEMP GAUGE IS HIGH REL 
Mar 2015

102000 mi

US $50
NAV system occasionally froze. NAV system was replaced. Strap used by a passenger in the third row to fold down the second row broke off (passenger side). The mechanis was repalaced. 
Mar 2016

115000 mi

US $50
Overdrive button broke off gearshift. Attempting to voice dial crashes the Sync system, and it is not recoverable until car is restarted. APIM was replaced and now the system crashes but reboots on its own. Will go back for another repair when I have the time. Automatic rear door sometimes fails to operate properly, e.g. it would open partway and then close. The dealer replaced the struts on the door because he said they were worn and leaking. The door is still buggy. 
May 2016

117300 mi
Voice dialing crashed Sync. Dealer eventually replaced entire stereo. 
Nov 2016

124400 mi

US $50
Heat only came out of driver's side vents. The passenger side only blew cold air. Heated seat heated unevenly. 
May 2018

140000 mi

US $453
Fuel injector #5 was bad and #7 was leaking. Both were replaced. 
Ford Taurus X in Vermont, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

12000 mi
Replaced seal on axle. 
Ford Taurus X in Arkansas, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2012
Nov 2010

48000 mi
car jerks when shifting from first to second and second to third dealer tried to recalibrate computer 
Sep 2012

63000 mi
Shifts too hard 
Ford Taurus X in Michigan, United States
Nov 2010 - Aug 2019
Jan 2011

33000 mi
Heated driver's seat won't turn on after 5-10 minutes of use. Light flashes on for just a second when try to turn it on. Showed to service writer, but tech couldn't replicate. Don't think he sufficiently tested it, then tried to charge 
Feb 2011

34000 mi

US $100
Heated seat element replaced after proper diagnosis on second repair trip. 
Dec 2011

40000 mi
Corrosion bubbling up along leading edge of hood. Dropped by dealer, whose body shop manager knew what I was going to ask as soon as I said "Taurus X." From steel inserts inside aluminum hood. He said they'd repaint the hood at cost, 
Jan 2012

48000 mi

US $100
Transfer case leaking. Water covering floor on right side. From sunroof? Dealer wanted five hours of labor just to diagnose. 
Mar 2012

43000 mi

US $402
Referred by a second Ford dealer to a trim shop, which charged far less than the dealer would have. Leak was in the cowl area on the passenger side. Half the cost was replacing carpet padding along the entire passenger side. 
Nov 2013

58400 mi

US $1000
Replaced leaking left differential seal. Replaced lower control arm bushings, aligned suspension. Because of worn bushings tires have worn very unevenly. Replaced pads and rotors at all four corners. One rear caliper seized. Freed it up, didn''t have to replace. About $400 of this repair not included in the total because front pads and rotors simply worn. 
Jun 2014

63000 mi

US $100
AC not working well, added refrigerant. Will return to check for leaks. 
Sep 2015

79000 mi

US $300
As part of collision repair, body shop fixed corroded leading edge of the hood. The aluminum hoods commonly corrode on a number of Ford models. 
Apr 2016

82200 mi
The airbag light has been on sporadically. The shop said a sensor up in the bumper is bad. Possibly caused by a minor collision last fall. Will check into this with the body shop. 
Jun 2016

83000 mi

US $600
Transmission cooler started leaking. Replaced part that is a combination transmission cooler and AC condenser. Intermittent airbag light. Replaced front left sensor while fascia off for transmission cooler replacement. 
Oct 2016

88000 mi

US $398
Rust on the subframes and pinch welds along the rockers. Cleaned up and coated with Chassis Saver. About $30 in materials. Left second row seat often jammed. Friend got it unstuck. We then removed cover over hinge and release. Not yet sure how to permanently fix. 
Mar 2017

92000 mi

US $140
Left rear brake rotor was wearing improperly. Shop cleaned the caliper and turned both rear rotors. 
Apr 2017

94000 mi

US $1054
Inner and outer tie-rod ends. Lower control arms. Alignment required due to suspension repairs. Also, wheel was already off-center. Update: wheel remains a little off-center. 
Sep 2017

97000 mi

US $166
The message center (which includes the odometer) went out last winter. I took took the car to a local speedometer shop. He checked the cluster's circuits but found nothing wrong with them that he could fix. The message center (which includes the odometer) went out last winter. I removed the cluster from the car (six 7mm screws) and shipped it to Dash Doctor, who quickly replaced the center message, reprogrammed it using information from the old cluster to retain the odometer reading, and shipped it back. Most of the time required was for shipping. 
Feb 2018

114900 mi

US $170
Replaced accessory belts as the main serpentine belt had cracks in its ribs. 
Apr 2019

115000 mi

US $417
The steering wheel became difficult to turn, especially when first driven during the day. Steering intermediate shaft U-joint had rusted badly and was seizing. Shop replaced the intermediate shaft with a new one I bought at a discount on ebay. $207 for labor and tax, $210 for the part (after a 15% off coupon). 
Jun 2019

117000 mi

US $215
Multiple tires unevenly worn, loud on the highway. Possibly caused by bad control arms earlier. But also possibly caused by failing struts. Bought three used tires to replace badly worn ones. Decided not to buy new struts and mounts. 
Jul 2019

119000 mi

US $320
Took the car in for an alignment. The shop said they could not align the car without replacing all of the tie-rod ends. They ended up replacing only the outer tie-rod ends. The old parts feel tight to me, so they weren't far gone. They had been replaced just a couple of years ago. 
Ford Taurus X in Massachusetts, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

165800 mi
Replaced worn out front McPherson struts. 
Ford Taurus X in Maryland, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2011
Jan 2008

600 mi
Right second row heated seat inoperative. Loose connector from factory. Right rear heated seat inoperative. Loose connector, repaired under warrantee 
Apr 2008

6000 mi
The motorized memory pedals were not remembering their position. I noticed the problem several months ago, but because it was so minor, I waited until my next scheduled maintenance visit. 
Jan 2009

18000 mi
Rear driver side door lock solenoid was firing 2-3 times when locking (like a jack hammer). Part was replaced. Creak in suspension coming from front. Left lower control arm ordered. Left lower control installed (previously ordered). 
Ford Taurus X in Ontario, Canada
May 2012 - Sep 2016
Jul 2012

62000 mi
Second row seat wouldn't fold 
Apr 2013

71380 mi
There was a knocking noise coming from the front wheels when going over bumpy road especially when turning. Sounded like something loose. 
Mar 2014

84320 mi
Heating damping was getting stuck. Made a clicking noise as it was moving to letting air in from outside from recycling the air setting. 
May 2014

86180 mi

C $590
Brakes felt soft and depressing the pedal creaked. 
May 2015

98580 mi

C $2300
Car would not drive in forwards. 
Mar 2016

109120 mi

C $200
Knocking noise coming from front of car when driving over bumpy ground. Not sure exactly the cause, but told it was due to two loose rods on front suspension that needed replacing. 
Sep 2016

112220 mi
The car died. Engine coolant leaking into engine and transmission! Estimate $2000 just to diagnose problem, possibly needed new engine. Sold for scrap. 
Ford Taurus X in Ohio, United States
Mar 2012 - Nov 2013
Apr 2012

39300 mi

US $120
original battery stopped holding a charge so it was replaced. 
Apr 2013

54700 mi
The passenger-side output seal on the PTU (power takeoff unit) started to leak transmission fluid. The PTU is specific to the AWD models, and there is a service bulletin re: this specific issue. 
Ford Taurus X in Virginia, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
Nov 2011

69800 mi

US $120
I had a puddle on the passenger dash area and a wet headliner above. Sunroof leak, drain tubes. This is a Taurus X 
Dec 2011

74000 mi

US $100
both front axle seals were leaking, replaced under Ford Certified warranty, paid 100 deductible 
Sep 2013

102000 mi

US $700
Transmission fluid leak, replaced oil cooler. Car had symptoms of transmission shuddering/slipping. 
Jul 2014

122000 mi
Car would occasionally slip into "lim home" mode. Some transmission jerkiness. Advised there was a Ford technical service bulletin that was related to problem 
Ford Taurus X in Michigan, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2011

63000 mi
left rear trim piece came loose 
Aug 2012

74800 mi

US $120
would not start. Bad battery. OE part. 
Oct 2012

78000 mi
6 disk CD player got jammed and could not eject CDs 
Nov 2012

79000 mi

US $100
seat belt female end would not engage 
Jun 2013

86000 mi

US $100
noticed noise but could not duplicate it 
Jul 2016

175000 mi
Replaced luggage rack trim piece that came off in car wash 
Apr 2017

185000 mi

US $1200
new rotors again - warped 
Oct 2017

188000 mi

US $500
replaced defective brake rotor and caliper under warrantee 
Ford Taurus X in Florida, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2018

210000 mi

US $750
Slipping Tranny 

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