5th Generation (2008—2009) Taurus Problems

This generations ranks 77th out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (26%), brakes (13%), and the hvac (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Shifting Roughly 6 complaints at an average of 67,333 miles in the 2008 Ford Taurus.
  2. Power Steering Failed 6 complaints at an average of 57,652 miles in the 2008 Ford Taurus.
  3. Vehicles Not Shifting Properly 11 complaints at an average of 68,798 miles in the 2008 Ford Taurus.

What Taurus Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2009 14 0 13 5.9
2008 85 1 16 28.39

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