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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 brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (35%)

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2015 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

45000 mi after 6 months of scraping/dragging noises on the rear brake which were reported on each oil change visit, a stuck caliper was diagnosed and repaired. 

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2015 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

52000 mi

US $500
Hub failure on passenger rear. 

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2014 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

39000 mi Rear disc locked up and caused failure to rotor and pads 
48701 mi

US $50
During service they found the right rear brake caliper hanging up, rotor appeared over heated and brake pads were cracking/crumbling apart. They replaced caliper, caliper bracket, rear pads and the rotor. 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

37000 mi

US $325
Pads and rotors had just been replaced 8,000 miles earlier. Heard brake Noise, saw metal to metal damage on RR new rotor. Dealer found caliper frozen causing damage. Replaced, caliper & pads. Turned rotor. 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

75000 mi break pads replaced 
77914 mi

US $936
Replaced front brake pads and machined rotors. Replaced rear brake pads and rotors. Flushed brake system and replaced with new fluid. 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

71300 mi

C $800
Replaced front and back rotors and pads. 

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2012 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

82000 mi Grinding 
51000 mi

US $300
right rear caliper froze. Repaired and left rear froze within 3 days. Replaced both. 
69000 mi

US $300
Rear not releasing. Caliper not stuck. Issue with caliper bracket design, pads stuck and failed to release. Damaged rotors too. New design released by ford in 2014 (part no starting with 192) to correct issue. 

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2012 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

32860 mi The brake pedal had a cushion feel after the 50k major service and even in the service at 40k. The brake was still good but felt the pressure is low specially when used contineously in traffic. The whole booster was replaced they said. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

55000 mi

US $300
Replaced front brakes and rotors. Normal wear. 
3000 mi The car has 2,400 miles on it and the rear rotors have abnormal wear. 
132200 mi

US $100
Replaced the right rear caliper due to internal failure. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

120000 mi

US $198
Replace broken emergency brake cable. 
10000 mi Loud grinding noise on hard stops - TSB was previously issued and appears to have fixed the problem. 
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. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

1000 mi TSB 10-7-2. It was for new rear pads and caliper brackets. 
19000 mi Growling noise from brakes under hard braking. Dealer replaced front brake pads, rotors, brackets, and supports. 
81000 mi

US $1546
Complete Brake Service , Rotors , Pads Fluid 
78740 mi

C $500
rear pad wear 
103000 mi

US $800
Car had shimmy due to warping of rotors. They were replace at 70k approx and failed early. Last repair by landmark ford 
15000 mi Via the internet I discovered there was a TSB to replace the front rotors, pads and calipers for revised ones that work better. I went to my dealer and they ordered the parts. Parts arrived when promised and car was repaired. 
76000 mi

US $600
Car was exhibiting a soft brake pedal and long stopping distance. Rear calipers were replaced under extended warranty but we also replace 4 rotors and all brake pads. 
90500 mi

US $250
Damaged front calipers replaced 
16000 mi

US $275
Rusted sliders on calipers caused pad to seize and score rotors. Replaced all four rotors and pads. 
2800 mi The front brake calipers were either designed or manufactured incorrectly which resulted in 'slop' or 'play' in the brake pad assembly. The slop allowed the brake pads to grab, degrading performance and super-heating the discs. 
23000 mi Rear rotors were both replaced. Right rear got a new caliper and pads at 23K miles. 
18000 mi Repair Brakes Per TSB. DB kit fixing parts. Repair Brakes Per TSB. DB kit fixing parts 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

4000 mi Front brake caliper bolts were replaced, rotors turned and pads replaced. Was told it is a TSB but unable to find the TSB 
43000 mi

US $390
bake pads, rotors 
9700 mi TSB on brakes 
44000 mi

US $580
steering wheel was vibrating when you brake. tsb called for new caliper kit with pads and turning rotors. DUE TO STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION WHEN BRAKING, DEALER PERFORMED A TSB FOR NEW CALIPER KIT, NEW FRONT BRAKE PADS AND SHAVING ROTORS. 
17000 mi Brake grumbling noise. Repaired as per TSB; replaced mounting bolts, calipers, disks, and pads. 
11000 mi Groaning from front brakes, TSB replaced rotors, calipers and pads 
91000 mi

US $400
brake cylinder replaced 
97000 mi

US $525
Replace all brakes and rotors 
25000 mi Brake noise identified in TSB common to this year vehicle. So many with similar problem parts (new anchor brackets) are on backorder. Loud noise when braking. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

11160 mi Grind noise occasionally from brakes 
53940 mi

C $300
Rear calipers...one seized and the other seeping that I discovered while changing the pads 
28600 mi Rear passenger wheel getting hot, brought to garage and found out tsb, replaced caliper brackets and pads. So far so good. 
50840 mi

C $160
Front left flex hose had a bubble in line where it goes into caliper ready to bust any second. 

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2009 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

1500 mi warped rotors at new 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

80600 mi

¤400
Including the routine service, front brake pad calipers changed 
167500 mi

US $250
Worn front brake pads and rotors, parts installed and problem was fixed. 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

29760 mi At 42k km rear brakes inspected and deemed fine. At 47k km rear calipers and rotors needed to be replaced. Less than 700 km afterwards the new right rear caliper failed and had to be replaced again. 
75020 mi

C $150
wrench and traction control light on... sensor ordered for advance trac system 
75420 mi

C $564
replaced 4X4 module to correct Traction Control & Wrench Light on dash 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

3000 mi Rear brake lights to stay every now and then when the brake pedal was released. The dealer fixed by changing the sensor under the brake pedal. 
154000 mi

US $200
Also right front caliper and brake hose replaced. 
162000 mi ABS light came on. Was determined to be failure of ABS pump. Since it doesn't affect normal braking performance, and the unit was very expensive (parts and labor) to replace, I decided not to fix it. Update: later found just 40A fuse. 

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2006 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

63000 mi ABS module insufficient voltage 

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2006 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

125000 mi Brake caliper 
88100 mi

US $193
Leak in one of the brake lines. The other brake line was showing signs of corosion. Both brake lines were replaced. 
136000 mi

US $220
Change of Pads (front and rear), cylinders, rotor 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

58000 mi

US $700
Replaced rear wheel cylinders, rear brake valve, power bleed system, clean & adjust rear brakes 
133000 mi

US $700
Squealing noticed on start-up. Replaced Master cylinder, 
114000 mi

US $500
Failed Brakes. Replaced leaking master cylinder with new unit Replaced both steel brake lines to rear wheel junction box as old brake lines were rusted out, in particular where the plastic sleeve accelerated the corrosion. Working good now. 
95300 mi

US $471
Leak in brake line. Had brake lines replaced. 
72000 mi

US $850
Found a constant/slow disappearance of brake fluid in the master cylinder over a 5 week period. THey discovered a corroided leaking brake line under the body and had to change the brake tubing to the rear wheel assembly. 
206000 mi

US $250
All components of rear brakes system totally gone. Had to replace entire rest breaking system. 
230000 mi The front driver side abs sensor faulty. Ask the mechanic to disconnect it until I can purchase a replacement sensor. 

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2003 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

191000 mi

US $50
vacuum leak 
201700 mi

US $85
Master cylinder was kaput! 
97800 mi

US $280
new master cylinder, new rear brake cylinders 
119000 mi

US $288
Stuck brake caliper on rear right wheel. Wore down brake rotor, required replacement of caliper, pad, & rotor. Also had to flush brake fluid.  

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

137000 mi Left front ABS sensor bad when sold. 
84000 mi

US $300
Sticking rear drum brakes. Replaced wheel cylinders and rear drum hardware. 
122000 mi

US $450
Brakes shuddered whenever used 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

112000 mi

US $215
Brake master cylinder failed and had to be replaced. 
143000 mi

US $1200
Traction Control & Anti-locks not working. Brake light on 90% of the time. Replaced module. 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

152000 mi

US $159
Removed ABS controller and sent to BBA for repair. Unit has not worked for three years. Replaced RR ABS wheel sensor 
41000 mi

US $330
Brake cylinder replaced. Grind down rear drums. 
118000 mi

US $45
Replaced seized left rear wheel cylinder and left rear brake line. 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

107000 mi

US $1000
Had to replace Bosch control module for ABS Brake system. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

106200 mi

US $60
Master Cylinder failed-replaced. 
107000 mi Rear brake splash shields rusted through. Repaired. 
106000 mi

US $250
Replaced brake hose on front drivers side. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

152000 mi

US $150
Rear brake adjustment mechanism broken 
158000 mi

US $125
Warped rotors and corroded caliper guide bolt 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

137000 mi

US $500
Brakes went out, mysterious leak or bubble in brakes. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

86800 mi

C $100
Left rear caliper seized. Replaced with rebuilt caliper. 
124000 mi

US $60
Master Cylinder bad. Pedal all the way to the floor. Replaced Master Cyl and bled.  

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1999 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

131440 mi

C $500
24 feet of brake line & parking cables replaced. 

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1998 Ford Taurus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

2005000 mi

US $500
brakes needed change 

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