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2012 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (7%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (37%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (33%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 46 repairs.
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2012 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (64%)

Chart based on 33 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2012 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

Ford Taurus in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Dec 2016
Oct 2014

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. 
Nov 2014

52000 mi

US $200
Replaced seat cushion because cover wouldn't stay on 
Oct 2016

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 
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Jul 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

33000 mi

US $100
Disconnection of rear lights from break lights. Break lights did not illuminate noticeably when pressing on the breaks 
Ford Taurus in Georgia, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2013
Sep 2012

6000 mi
The A/C system was not blowing cold air even with the unit set to MAX. The dealers checked the system and found it to be low and recharged the system. They also added a dye to the system so they can see if any leaks are present. 
Ford Taurus in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2017
May 2014

18100 mi
check engine lite 
Apr 2017

40000 mi
Pot hole repair. Front side marker lites replace sockets and bulbs. 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2017
Jun 2016

47000 mi

US $400
A/C Recharge (needed) and intercooler cleaning (preventative) 
Mar 2017

56000 mi

US $100
Rusty steering column replaced after I heard a squeak. 
Ford Taurus in Iowa, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

62000 mi

US $200
Replace front strut mount bushing and alignment 

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2012 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

28200 mi

US $30
Windshield washer pump was INOP. I replaced it with OEM parts in less than an hour. 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2015
Aug 2011

40000 mi

US $160
Slow cranking but always started. Battery replaced and back to normal. 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Oct 2017
Oct 2014

18000 mi
Leak in suspension rod 
Ford Taurus in New Mexico, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Nov 2013

22900 mi
Cruise control when set, and needing to slow down, vehicle would downshift hard. Re-flashed computer, fixed. Purchased vehicle used, Drivers door handle very loose, replaced inner door parts, fixed. Cruise control when set, and needing to slow down, vehicle would downshift hard. Re-flashed computer, fixed. 
Jun 2014

32000 mi
Blowing hot air climbing small hill. Previous dealership visit claimed no problem found, revisit found AC very low. 
Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2017
Nov 2011

10 mi
Front passenger power seat motor squeals loudly. Ordered new seat motor and track. front passenger power seat motor squeals. Repair under warranty. trunk lid misaligned, black paint peel from B pillar cover, wheel unbalanced (vibration at 70-75mph).  
Dec 2011

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 Power seat motor and track replaced. Moisture inside drivers side headlamp. Vehicle still vibrates above 70mph. 
Feb 2012

3900 mi
Trunk lid edge rubs with rear bumper cover. Trunk lid need to be adjusted and rear bumper cover partial repaint. 
Apr 2012

5500 mi
Water and dirt leak at rear lower door seal. Ford TSB replace all door seals.  Drivers side power seat jammed, replaced seat track.  Trunk lid rubbed with rear bumper cover, readjust rear trunk but issue persist. 
Jun 2012

8200 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. Sync completely died, radio switching l/R speakers randomly. Sync system died. Buttons not responding. USB and Aux jack not working. 
Oct 2012

13000 mi
Sync died for second time. Reset sync module. Problem comes back after 2 weeks after reset. Dealer could not do anything because hardware passed self test and software up to date. 
Dec 2012

16000 mi
sync module need to reset, bluetooth not functioning... 
Nov 2013

30000 mi
shifter chrome bezel peeled. dealer replaced entire shifter knob. 
Apr 2014

35200 mi
Sync always in privacy mode, can't receive phone call through Bluetooth. 
Jun 2014

36000 mi
Radiator has small leak. Car smells like coolant after long drive. 
May 2015

51000 mi

US $300
right rear caliper froze. Repaired and left rear froze within 3 days. Replaced both. 
Sep 2016

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

Ford Taurus in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

56000 mi

US $500
Replaced 3 faulty TPMS sensors. 
Ford Taurus in United Arab Emirates
Nov 2012 - Apr 2016
Apr 2013

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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