2009 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Ford Taurus

2009 Ford Taurus Problems

Engine Buck/Misfire at Freeway Speeds

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.

Automatic headlights not working

Multiple owners have reported instances of the automatic headlights not functioning properly. Possible causes are failure of the sunload sensor, the light switch, or the Smart Junction Box (SJB). Professional electrical diagnosis is recommended before replacement of any parts. 

Camshaft Sensor Magnet may Damage Synchronizers

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.

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2009 Ford Taurus Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Inflate Properly

The second stage of air bag deployment may not deploy, resulting in the increased risk of occupant injury. Dealers will inspect and replace the driver's front air bag module as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2009 Ford Taurus Reviews

2009 Ford Taurus. Pros are good gas mileage for full sixed car, comfortable ride and good visibility. Cons are transmission cooler repair kit ( Ford TSB ) loud vibration shifting to 6th gear, climate control blendor broke, had to remove dash to fix, sway bar links replaced, loud front end suspension knock, funky transmission shifts, have 04 Taurus with 160 k better car than 09.
Love this vehicel! Had a 500 before this taurus. The only thing is that here recently the steering wheel is "shuddering" at all speeds, not related to tires, and and has a noise in the front right side. When I took it to the dealer to get the problem corrected, they said there was nothing they could do about it! The car only has 25k miles on it. If they do not correct it I will update who it is...

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