1st Generation Ford Taurus Problems
Shopping for a Ford? This generation is generally a good bet.
What Breaks the Most in the 1987–1991 Taurus?
So what are most of the complaints about? Let's take a look at specific areas that have generated the most complaints. This should give you a good idea about general trouble-spots.
What About Specific Complaints?
Here are the 3 most common Taurus complaints submitted to CarComplaints.com over the years.
The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.
- transmission failure in the 1991 Taurus 0.82 (100)
- plug wire to the distributer loses conection in the 1990 Taurus 0.51 (62)
- no heat in the 1990 Taurus 0.4 (48)
Complaints For Each Model Year
Let's break down the number of complaints by model year. Sometimes that can help us spot a problem child within a generation. Clicking on the chart will bring you to that year's problem page on CarComplaints.com.