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Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

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

Other (5%)

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Ford Taurus body repair cost distribution

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$1000 - $2499 (1%)

$500 - $999 (2%)

$100 - $499 (19%)

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2016 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

22231 mi Plastic trim on rocker panel had come loose. Quick repair. 

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2015 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

25000 mi driver and passenger side door pillar trim loose, dealer reattached 

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2014 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

3000 mi Headliner between sun roof and windshield was rattling. Driver seat cushion became un-sewn on one side. Passenger side was missing 'Taurus' plaque on door sill. 
15000 mi The plastic strips that run the length of the roof on each side warped, and were replaced as a warranty item 
9000 mi Fuel door paint mismatch from factory. Repainted and blended to match rest of body. Covered under Warranty. 
35850 mi Plastic Latch on armrest storage compartment broke. Armrest was replaced under warranty. 

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2014 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

31000 mi Noise from cowl area at highway speeds, a fluttering noise. Tech verified repair and replaced entire cowl piece below windshield. Excessive dust build up from rear doors and entering in onto rear seats. There is a TSB for this issue, and why the repair trip took so long. 
8000 mi Dash rattles between 2,000 & 3,000 RPM as well as on rough surfaces & temperature changes Exterior chrome trim starting to separate from vehicle Rear bumper & left taillight do not line up with the quarter panel - rear bumper is loose 
8800 mi Dash squeaking and rattling while driving over rough surfaces 
Even the smoothest of roads make the interior rattle itself to pieces. Techs somehow couldn't hear it. 
26000 mi Rattles and squeaks never repaired. 
30000 mi Driver side weather stripping was coming loose, slightly, on entry door by the seat belt. They applied new adhesive and it is fixed. Covered under warranty. Issues with small paint bumps underneath clearcoat on rear bumper. Clearcoat peel underneath driver side headlamp assembly. All covered under factory warranty. Multiple rattles addressed or attempted to address. One in C pillar, passenger side (fixed). One underneath steering column (I fixed myself - the E Brake cable just needed zip tied) The driver side mirror was hazed over. This would not be removed with any type of cleaner. I reported it to the dealer and it was replaced under warranty. Trunk was misaligned and it was rubbing the driver side panel in the rear causing paint issues in addition to the gap difference. This was realigned and repainted, covered under warranty. 
36000 mi Rear view mirror shakes/vibrates. 

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2014 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

25000 mi Condensation into rear reverse lamp assembly--only one of the two lamps. 
13000 mi The passenger side roof rail (black) is lifting off at rear off vehicle 

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2013 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

38000 mi All 4 wheels were replaced under warranty, as the finish was corroded. 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

24000 mi Rattle coming from roof somewhere especially driving 60mph plus. Sorta fixed...... 
6000 mi Keyless code entry strip by drivers window peeling off 
23800 mi Exterior panel with key touch pad on b-pillar came off and shattered while driving on highway. Panel replaced same day under warranty. 
8000 mi Rear taillight housing replaced due to water being let in. 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

17700 mi Trim panel loose. Lower trim panel between rear door and front of rear fender loose both sides. Passenger side more obvious. Dealer removed panel adjusted retaining clips and reinstalled with quick cure adhesive as reinforcement. 
9000 mi Rear window shade had a rattle. A loose bolt was found. When tightened, the rattle went away. 
66000 mi

US $50
Driver's seat leather separated from seat frame. 

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2012 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

48800 mi replaced the 2 roof trim pieces because when they got wet they turned white. Dealer broke one of the pieces. Said that they were going to replace but never did. Driver seat cover comes loose at the front clip. It has been repaired 3 times already with no luck. 
52000 mi

US $200
Replaced seat cushion because cover wouldn't stay on 
66300 mi

US $400
The chrome around the taillights is coming off again. This will be the 3rd set of taillights counting the original lights 

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2012 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

280 mi Steering wheel leather stitching came off, Gear shifter leather peeled off, rear leather seat cover sag. rear trunk lid out of alignment, B pillar cover on passenger front door scratched from inside. Headlamp fogging in rainy day Moisture inside drivers side headlamp. Vehicle still vibrates above 70mph. 
4000 mi Trunk lid edge rubs with rear bumper cover. Trunk lid need to be adjusted and rear bumper cover partial repaint. 
5700 mi Water and dirt leak at rear lower door seal. Ford TSB replace all door seals.  Trunk lid rubbed with rear bumper cover, readjust rear trunk but issue persist. 
9000 mi rust under both rear door Leather cover detached from front passenger seat touch up the areas where paint has been rubbed off. Can't do anything, design defect. 
30000 mi shifter chrome bezel peeled. dealer replaced entire shifter knob. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

36160 mi Trunk lid misaligned causing rubbing on bumper facia Chrome plating on taillights was peeling off 
38460 mi Trunk was realigned 
61480 mi

C $150
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. 
24000 mi door on center console broke 
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. 
34000 mi Passenger Side Tail light chrome peeling. Tail light assembly replaced under warranty. 
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. 
1000 mi Front fender misaligned. 
18000 mi Paint on tail lights flaking. Rattles coming from area near sunroof controls. 
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. 
5000 mi This is the second time the chrome tail light assemblies (both left and right) have been replaced due to peeling 
28700 mi

US $350
replaced chrome trim around rear breaklight for 2nd time. 
32000 mi Replaced chrome trim on another tail light. 
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. 
12000 mi Well documented, known issue. Chrome peeling from around tail lights. 
24800 mi Taillights, chrome trim peeled off. 
43500 mi

US $100
Drivers door trim (with keypad) loose. 
59000 mi

US $250
Repair cracked side panel on drivers side seat cushion above plastic frame housing seat adjustment controls. 
17000 mi Replaced Rear Tail lights because Chrome was peeling 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

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. 
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. 
4000 mi Passenger side door misaligned. Adjusted. 
20000 mi Chrome fell of taillights, tail lights replaced under warranty. 
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. 
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. 
15000 mi Rattle that was traced to antenna mount 
25000 mi Rear doors hold water during rainstorms 
32800 mi Chrome (over plastic) trim around all tail lights had peeled. All four tail light pieces replaced. 
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. 
24000 mi Chrome trim on both rear tailights was peeling. Both tailight assy. were replace. 
33000 mi Chrome peeling from tail lights. Both assy. replaced 
10000 mi Trunk lid made contact with bumper when closing which removed paint. Lid was adjusted and the bumper was repainted.  
26700 mi Chrome trim peeling from taillights 
19000 mi Rattle/Squeak in dashboard area. Reason for noise not identified and not repaired. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

1240 mi Steering noise when turn right... moon roof noise due to dust and needed cleaning... full body alignment... 
36260 mi side panel on leather seats cracked 
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 
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. 
9200 mi Right rear inside tail light had the faux chrome starting to peel off. Dealership replaced the tail light. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

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

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

18000 mi Loose rod in rear door handle re-installed. Loose rod in rear door handle re-installed 
58000 mi Tail light chrome is peeling for the 3rd time. Dealer will replace the one that is currently the worst. Ford will not do anything further. 
65000 mi

US $10
Peeling paint on tailights 
7000 mi Trim on trunk replace 4 times - repaired one other time - It is now coming off again. 
12700 mi Cheap plastic chrome peels off tail lights(3rd set) and the Ford dealership can't get the chrome trim across the trunk to stay down on the left side(5th try). Messed up trunk fit while trying to repair trim parts on order for 45 days. The dealership set the car to one of their body shops to have the deck lid trim replaced. It seem the horizontal trip piece had been replaced four time but no one bother to clean the old adhesive from the body of the car. they fixed it. 
20000 mi They replace the tail lights for the 5th time and the trim on the deck lid. 
8197 mi chrome peeling on tail lights replaced driver side rear lamp due to chrome peeling...warranty 
7300 mi

US $20
Chrome peeling from trim around taillights. Parts ordered. 
52300 mi Chrome trim on tail lamps is peeling off. Car is 2 yrs old. Issue is widespread because of supplier. Won't repair because out of warranty because of high mileage. Outside mirror adjustment knob falls out of door when adjusting mirror. Interior door panel is cracked. Won't repair because of high mileage even though car is less than 2 years old. 
24180 mi Taillight bezel (plastic) chrome is delaminating, exposing base material. Both sides. 
18200 mi

C $25
Driver side, passenger chrome window sill trim piece, coming off 
32220 mi

C $100
tail light bezel "plastic chrome" trim has delaminated , Again! second time in less than 2 years--Airport Lincoln Ford dealership said too bad, will not do anything for me. 
4000 mi Trim piece on trunk lid pop out on drivers side. 
11000 mi Tail light chrome on driver and pass.side peeling. 
1000 mi The front emblem was replaced on the same day for chipping paint. 
27000 mi chrome peeling on tail lights 
9000 mi Tail light chrome peeling. 
29000 mi This time the other clip was replaced and the technician applied a Ford supplied agent to help the bonding process. This has worked so far. 
64800 mi

US $100
Leak from sunroof when car was parked at curb and a heavy rainfall occurred. 
14000 mi Chrome trim around rear tail lamps was peeling. Dealer replaced with new parts. 
21000 mi Peeling on left taillight, assembly replaced. TSB from ford, common problem, warranty. 
5000 mi Sun Shade noise. During repair all the trim was not reinstalled correctly 
14000 mi Moon Roof track broken. 
5645 mi Headliner Rattle, vibration 
9700 mi Rattle in headliner. 
11000 mi Replaced brake lights chrome trim was peeling off 
13000 mi Shroud around 3rd brake light was loose. Dealership replaced shroud with one off of floor model. 
17000 mi

US $50
Peeling chrome on taillight assemble. This is the secound time taillight assembly replaced 
27000 mi Chrome Taillight peeling again 3rd time 
34500 mi Taillight chrome peeling 
45700 mi chrome on tail lights peeling 
58000 mi

US $326
Rear drivers side quarter pannel had paint flaking off 
1000 mi chrome had a scratch 
9000 mi Chrome peeling from tailight trim. Was approved for repair under warranty, parts ordered. 
9000 mi Tailights replaced. 
35200 mi The sunroof wind deflector would not retract, not allowing sunroof to fully close. 
8000 mi Replace tail lights due to peeling chrome. 
8000 mi Exterior window trim replaced after folding into window track. Replaced inner tail lights after chrome began peeling. 
35000 mi Peeling chrome on taillight lenses. 
55900 mi Door handle recall 
78000 mi

US $100
Sunroof would no longer close properly. Track and railing replaced under extended warranty. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

2400 mi Third light trim fell off 
16500 mi Replaced tail lights for peeling chrome. 
23000 mi Weather seals on bottom of rocker panels had to be replaced via a TBS. 
6000 mi Taillight chrome border was peeling off 
20000 mi Tail light lense chrome strips were pealing. 
25000 mi Rear tail light Chrome peeling. Common with this vehicle. Dealer aware of problem and replaced. 
33500 mi Chrome peeling on tail lights 
2000 mi Squeak at low speeds/no speed while turning the wheel even the tiniest bit. Dealer cleaned and regreased grommet around steering column. Successful so far. 
15000 mi Chrome pealing from all four rear tail lamp lens that I found to be a known issue. Left car and parts were ordered and replaced under warranty. Dealership had car for one week. Also paid for wheel alignment and front end alignment too.  
27700 mi Right Front Door Outside Window Frame (black plastic) loose. Replaced molding AG1Z-5420554-AC under warranty 
30200 mi Peeling chrome on LTD tail lights. - Replaced @ N/C 
61300 mi

US $320
Driver Side Pillar Moulding blew off while driving 
20000 mi Chrome trim on R & L tail lights peeling. Tail light assemblies replaced. 
5000 mi Chrome peeling on tail light trims, three trims replaced under warranty. 
22000 mi Road dirt, not water, gets into back seat, passenger area. Special trim added to reduce road crude from getting into interior per TSB but I now see water and soap collects in new trim piece, need to be sure to clean out by hand. 
11160 mi Blue paint flaking inside the Ford oval badge 
1300 mi Replaced tail lights, chrome falling off.  Replaced tail lights, chrome falling off. Dealer replaced 
18000 mi

US $200
Rear driver side door was out of alignment. 
58000 mi

US $280
Had water leaking in, showed up between rear passenger and back window. They tell me they could not figure out, but has not leaked since Chrome around tail light is peeling off. This is the second set. They will not cover, I will not fix 
8000 mi Four tail light chrome trim pieces replaced due to peeling. 
34700 mi Chrome around tail lights pealing. 
16000 mi Had fifth tail light changed because of peeling chrome 
37500 mi Had all 4 tail lights replaced because of peeling chrome. 
36000 mi peeling chrome on tail lights - 3rd time. 
45100 mi

US $200
chrome trim on tail lights peeling, fourth time 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

15500 mi Inner & Outer tail lights replaced, chrome pealing around outer edge. Water leak. Last side window D pillar onto sill. 
18800 mi Replace two licence plate lights due to cracking around mounting screws causing moisture entering bulb area. Recall. 
23760 mi Trim piece on drivers door popping off. Cleaned surface added 2 sided tape to hold trim. 
70200 mi Right front accent light fell off. Was not broken so I re-installed. 
11780 mi new tailight lenses due to chrome peel new tailight lenses due to chrome peel 
27280 mi seat base trim was loose 
35960 mi seat trim loose again 

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2009 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

148000 mi

US $100
The wheel wells on the rear and the frame under the lower side trim were rusting. I sanded the affected area, applied rust converter, bondo, and repainted. 

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2009 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

6000 mi driver heated seat - did not work--bad element 

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2008 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

2000 mi Paint chipping off around wheel well. 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

81000 mi Removed exterior cowl panels & cleared out drain areas. Reduced water intrusion from behind dash but didn't eliminate it. I think a deeper dive into the drain channels is needed. 
28000 mi Water pools in door during rain. Water falls on door opener when opened after rain. 
98000 mi The handle on the driver side lumbar adjustment broke. No charge for replacement or repair. The piece had failed earlier, but the cost of the earlier repair bill was only $16! 
59000 mi

US $60
A few spots around the rear wheels in the body had rusted. In one spot, it was through the body. 
37200 mi Again, flapping noise in the dashboard on otherside of the previous one. 
56000 mi

US $700
Leather drivers seat(bottom) was tearing and was left with dealer to repair while I was on a one week vacation 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

20000 mi

US $40
driver door weather stripping deteriorated ( holes and cuts) Order parts will call when in. Called 2-3 weeks latter return to dealership parts were replaced 
24055 mi

US $113
problem with steering when apply brakes at times car pulls quickly to right, alignment keeps going out, front tires seem to need high speed balance, ignition key just touch it, and drivers seat goes back and forth another alignment, dashboard under teck and speedometer moving away causing 1/2" gap dealer said nothing they can do.upgrade of 911 assist and health report. bang in transmission tsb already done however car pulss when apply brake  
28500 mi In dealership one week finally after 4 times there they made me leave car overnight and found yellow light on showing air bag driver side warning light. Dash board where speed and odometer are years of complaining, collision center inform  
37000 mi DRIVER LEATHER SEAT RIPPED WHILE AT DEALER, REPLACED ENTIRE DRIVER LEATHER SEAT COVER 
14000 mi Paint peeling off nose of car. Dealer removed nose and repainted it. 
15000 mi Paint began peeling again where plastic nose meets the netal fenders. Dealer said there was a TSB for this paint rubbing problem. 

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2006 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

82460 mi

C $420
Left front door glass came out of its track and would not raise properly. Regulator replaced. 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

206000 mi

US $250
Eight inch hole in floor board under driver for. Inserted and sealed a 12X12 18 gauge steel sheet under carpet. 
230000 mi

US $25
The front floor boards on both side have rusted thru with 18x8 holes. Purchased several 12x12 inch metal plates and glued them in old below the carpet for temporary support. 

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2004 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

89000 mi Interior molding around door just fell off. Large plastic support struts. 

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2003 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

186620 mi

C $350
Interior trim on passenger door re-glued to door. 

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2003 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

55279 mi Rust Repair on left rear quarter panel - covered by Rust Proofing Warranty 
192800 mi

US $1700
Smell of radiator fluid inside vehicle. Water on floor on passenger side, not associated with radiator. 
74000 mi

US $600
Going to have the rust removed from both wheel wells, rear driver and passenger sides. 
126000 mi

US $100
Water leaking into trunk during rain. Replaced trunk seal, seems to have stopped. 

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2002 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

severe undercarriage rust 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

88000 mi Rocker panels and frame were deteriorating from too many years in the northeast. 
121000 mi

US $189
was tsb was unable toepair because it was on a saturday si i bought parts and will fix later myself 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

129000 mi Rust was bad by rear right passenger door,extensive. Most Taurus's rust in the same spot must be a defect in the body or paint as too many have the same problem.Was going to have it repaired but body guy said it would cost too much. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

110000 mi Water is leaking into spare tire well at rear drivers side. 
111000 mi Also, water is leaking into spare tire well at rear drivers side. 
112300 mi

US $35
Passenger side headlamp sun faded. Replaced with aftermarket assembly. 
52000 mi Rust. Replaced rearward half of rocker panels, both sides, including reinforcing the radius rod (trailing arm) mounting points on the underside of the body. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

63000 mi

US $15
RUST BEGAN OVER RH REAR WHEEL. I USED RUSTOLEUM'S NEW RUST/CONVERTOR (Is great) IT ACTUALLY CONVERTS RUST IN A CHEMICAL REACTION TO TOTALLY STOP THE OXIDIZING ON RUST.SANDED, APPLIED RUST CONVERTOR. CHANGES TO A SOLID BLACK COLOR (Great!!) 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

110980 mi After replacing interior filter earlier, plastic cowl vent screen did not sit flush with the windshield, causing a water leak into the interior. Also fixed a plugged up A/C hose at the same time, as shop discovered that while fixing cowl. After replacing interior filter earlier, plastic cowl vent screen did not sit flush with the windshield, causing a water leak into the interior. Also fixed a plugged up A/C hose at the same time, as shop discovered that while fixing cowl. 

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