4th Gen (2000 – 2007) Ford Taurus Problems

The 4th generation of the Taurus has a cumulative PainRank™ of 36.54. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2000–2007 Taurus model years have sent in 1732 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (49%) followed by the engine (12%) and the suspension (9%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2003 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2007 61
18.77
2006 71
13.56
2005 308
59.6
2004 165
42.92
2003 561
68.58
2002 219
27.07
2001 183
34.14
2000 164
27.68

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