2012 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Ford Taurus

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2012 Ford Taurus Problems

Engine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak

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.

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. 

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2012 Ford Taurus Questions

we had to replace our battery and now my auxiliary wont work, says "no aux" (1 answer)

it would usually say "aux line not in" but now it says "no aux"...is there a reset code? (I can't find my owners manual, wondered if there would be one listed in the car)

How long should the stabilizer links, starter and water pump last (1 answer)

Had dealer replace the starter and stabilizer links in October. Car had 51k miles. Just has left stabilizer link replaced ( it came apart) and starter replaced (it quit). Not happy. Now water pump is leaking (they want $1800 to replace it). Car has 81k miles now

third brake light is working but other 2 are not. any ideas (2 answers)

tail lights and turn signals are working.

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2012 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.

Failure 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.

Interior Door Handle

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.

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2012 Ford Taurus Reviews

Some of the time the spring loaded flapper inside the gas line will not open when I press the gas nozzle against it. I have to put my fingers down the line and push on both sides to get the flapper to open then I must try to ram the gas nozzle between my fingers before the flap closes.

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