2011 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance
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2011 Ford Taurus ProblemsCoolant Loss, Engine Overheating, 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.
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.
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 RecallsDriver'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.
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.