2011 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Ford Taurus
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2011 Ford Taurus ProblemsBlown/Cracked Head Gasket Can Cause White Smoke From Exhaust
White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will be required to confirm a crack is present.
2011 Ford Taurus QuestionsBought the car used in November. Weather getting warmer and stared using the a/c. I have noticed that the compressor seems to cycle and even sometimes blows out warm air then goes back to cool. Is this normal on newer cars? (1 answer)
Is it normal for the a/c compressor to cycle on newer vehicles? Compressor on 2011 Ford Taurus cycles on and off. Occasionally blows out warm air then goes back to cool.
2011 Ford Taurus RecallsFailure Of Electric Power Steering Assist
The steering motor sensor may fail, resulting in loss of power steering assist from the electric power steering system. Dealers will check the power steering control module (PSCM) for any trouble codes and replace the steering gear for vehicles that have codes relevant to the concern stored. If no codes are found, dealers will update the PSCM software free of charge to resolve the concern.
These vehicles have been recalled because their interior door handles may fail to return to their stowed position after use. In the event of a side impact, the door may unlatch, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect all four interior door handles and either repair or replace them free of charge.
As a result of water intrusion, the license plate lamp assembly may experience corrosion in states where road salt us used to de-ice the roads. This corrosion may result in a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the license plate lamp assembly to correct this concern. Note: Under program 14R01, Ford will notify owners in non-corrosion states, and, at the customer's request, dealers will replace the license plate lamp assembly.