Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance

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

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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.

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.

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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Ford Taurus Questions

Car idling rough cuts out at 45 struggles to pick up speed after 45 (1 answer)

Cuts out at 45 mph then struggles to get to speed and then back to normal changed fuel filter new plugs and wires and new coil pack

windshield wipers wont come on (2 answers)

wipers quit working

Why aren't my gauges working on my dashboard I also cannot use my rear defrost (1 answer)

The speedometer the odometer and all my gauges are not working I don't know if it's a fuse or if it's a ground is my lighter doesn't work either and neither does my rear defrost

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Ford Taurus Recalls

Turbocharger Oil Lines Leak Oil

The turbocharger oil supply lines may not be brazed properly, resulting in an engine oil leak. Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the turbocharger oil supply tubes free of charge to resolve the concern.

Engine Stalls Or Will Not Start

A part within the fuel pump electric module may overheat, resulting in a loss of electrical power to the fuel pump.  As a result, the engine may stall or fail to start. Dealers will inspect the fuel pump electric module part number and replace the module free of charge as necessary to resolve the concern.

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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Ford Taurus Reviews

I call my Taurus my 34,000 lemon, as i've had so many problems with it it's not funny. I should have known when I originally picked up the car and had to drive to the service department as the gas tank lid would not work. There is a rattle under the dash, and I've carried it to the dealership (Legacy Ford, Mc Donough) seven times to date and they still have not solved the problem. The speaker o...
I have a 2004 Taurus. Its a nice car in all but we bought it used obviously.it ran great for a week or two then all of a sudden, any time the rpm get lower the car will shut down.I have no clue what could be the problem.this car has already caused t racks dew to the shutting off suddenly.
I purchased this 2008 Ford Taurus Limited in 2008. It was purchased used and had approximately 20000 miles on the speedometer.I only had one small problem with the transmittion and Ford only did a small adjustment and it cured that.In 2015 I finally has all rotors and brakes replaced as I thought that they may have to be changed after trips to New Hampshire,Vermont and pennsylvainia a few times...

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