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2001 Ford Taurus

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2001 Ford Taurus Problems

Engine -- Verified

The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.

Engine -- Verified

The magnet for the camshaft position sensor may fall out of its mount and damage the synchronizers. This causes long crank times when starting the engine and may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. If this happens, both the magnets and the synchronizers need to be replaced.

Engine -- Verified

The engine may misfire and/or buck while driving at freeway speeds with no fault code stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). This can be caused by an intermittent fault with the camshaft synchronizer assembly. This condition can be diagnosed by monitoring knock sensor data as per Ford service bulletin #05-22-12. Replacement of the synchronizer assembly will be required to correct this concern.

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2001 Ford Taurus Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 6, 2001

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Ford has recalled 2000-2001 Expedition and 2001 F150, Taurus, and Mercury Sable vehicles due to an error in the owner's manual. The section regarding "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems" is incomplete and omits essential information. Without this information, a child may be injured during a crash. Ford has mailed owners a corrected label to affix to the original owner's manual page.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 20, 2001

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Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Excursion, Expedition, F150, F250, F350, Focus, Taurus, Mercury Sable, Lincoln Continental, Navigator, and Town Car vehicles due to a defect in the wiper motor gear case. The wiper motor could overheat and malfunction, which may cause the wipers to stop working as designed. Dealers will inspect the wiper motor and replace the gear case cover.

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Brakes, September 13, 2002

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Ford has recalled certain 2000-2003 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for an issue with the adjustable accelerator and brake pedal assembly. The pedals are too close to each other, causing unintended pedal selection errors and possibly an accident. Dealers will check for appropriate spacing between pedals, and if it is found to be insufficient, they will adjust it to the correct specification.

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Electrical & Lights, April 5, 2004

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Ford has recalled certain 2000-2004 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for possible malfunctioning of the brake light switch, which may cause brake lights to stick on, or not come on at all. Also, the driver may not be able to shift out of "Park" and the battery could discharge. Dealers will replace the brake light switch and the wiring connector mounted to it.

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Suspension & Steering, January 10, 2005

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Ford has recalled certain 1999-2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles sold in cold weather states to inspect the coil springs. When corroded, coil springs may fracture, causing damage to tires and a possible loss of vehicle control. Dealers will install a special shield to alleviate the problem. Additional warranty coverage is also extended on the coil springs for 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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2001 Ford Taurus Questions and Answers

TRICKY, 2001 Ford Taurus, 3.0L V6, State Road, NC

code 1151 and 1152

tamisnead, 2001 Ford Taurus, Boaz, AL

The fuses for my Taurus are not named,only numbered. Can someone tell me what number fuse is for my radio?

jozef, 2001 Ford Taurus, 3.0L V6 DOHC, Jacksonville, FL

brake lights are not working .

DougVick, 2001 Ford Taurus, 3.0L V6, Willisville, IL

I replaced plugs and wires and tryed to start engine tuns over very slow for a couple of seconds then nothing, tryed to jump it and same think happens

CRS, 2001 Ford Taurus, 3.0L V6 DOHC, Ocala, FL

Where is this sensor located on a 2001 Ford 3.0 DOHC.

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2001 Ford Taurus Reviews

I bought my 01 Taurus SES in June of 2011 with 100400 mls on it, ran into the master cylinder needing replaced at 107k, replaced a few common suspension parts and allegedly my alternator went out while in the shop for the master cylinder ... After that no problems except the common oil pan leak around 115k. I'm at 127,500 now and there's another leak that the engine has to be pulled to get to, but it isn't an immediate problem. I'll get it fixed because this car has been great for me, its almost been 3 years and I've only paid 2000 in minor repairs. Love my car! Will buy another DOHC Taurus. Only complaint is the integrated control panel, think the aftermarket radio kit is just terrible lol.

IT'S A VERY COMFORTABLE CAR, BUT MY COMPRESSOR WON'T CUT OFF, IT KNOCKS IN THE FRONT END WHEN YOU HIT BUMPS. WHEN YOU TURN THE RADIO DOWN, IT GOES UP INSTEAD. O2 SENSORS. IT SHAKES WHEN YOU GO TO STOP, IT'S REAL BAD THE FASTER YOU ARE GOING WHEN YOU TRY TO STOP. I HAD TO RUN A RED LIGHT YESTERDAY BECAUSE IT WOULDN'T STOP, LUCKILY THE OTHER PEOPLE WERE WATCHING. I HAVE A 2001 KIA SEPHIA THAT HAS 331,000 MILES ON IT AND NEVER HAD AS MANY PROBLEMS AS THIS TAURUS, MINUS THE COMFORT PART. MY TAURUS ONLY HAS 153000 AND IT'S THE SAME YEAR AS MY KIA. IT'S STILL RUNNING TIL THIS DAY AND ONLY DONE NORMAL MAINTENANCE ON IT. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER AMERICAN MADE CAR AGAIN!!!!!!!!

I BOUGHT MY CAR 2 YEARS AGO AND I HAVENT HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH MY CAR UNTIL RECENT, THE GAGE HAND IS ON THE H WHICH MEANS ITS RUNNING HOT! ALSO IT SEEMS AS IF IM ALWAYS OUT OF GAS DUE TO THE GAS LIGHT NEVER INDICATES IM LOW WHICH SUCKS, BECAUSE THE CAR STOP SUDDENLY...I STILL LOVE MY CAR BUT NOW IM NOTICING ALOT OF MINOR PROBLEMS.....WHEN I PURCHASED THIS CAR IT WAS 190,000 MILES AND NOW ITS OVER 200,000, NEVERTHELESS ITS A PRETTY GOOD CAR AND I WOULD RECOMMEND ANYONE TO GET A 2001 FORD TAURUS!

We have some porblems will the check engine light too. What do u do for this?

I agree with some of the previous post nickle and diming me to death. I am a single mom and bought this car for the safety, room, and thought it would be a good dependable car which for the most part it is. But keep having little issues arise. Driving me nuts now I am loosing all my coolant fluids. Here we go again.

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