What's Wrong with the Ford Taurus?

Taurus owners have made 2530 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the transmission (41%), followed by the engine (13%) and the hvac (7%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Taurus.

Comparing Taurus Generations

You should avoid the 4th generation (2000–2007) Taurus because of its overall PainRank™ of 36.54. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
6th Gen Taurus 2010–2018
271 9.83
5th Gen Taurus 2008–2009
97 17.51
4th Gen Taurus 2000–2007
1732 36.54
3rd Gen Taurus 1996–1999
328 16.76
2nd Gen Taurus 1992–1995
85 7.29
1st Gen Taurus 1987–1991
17 0.99

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    The Worst Taurus Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 1997 (98), 2010 (83), 2008 (83), 2013 (81), 1998 (71), 2006 (71), 2007 (61), 2011 (56), 1995 (39), 1996 (35), 2014 (29), 1993 (20), 1994 (15), 2009 (14), 2012 (11), 1992 (11), 1990 (8), 2015 (7), 2016 (4), 1989 (3), 1987 (2), 1991 (2), 1988 (2), 2017 (0), and 2018 (0).