5th Gen (2008 – 2009) Ford Taurus Problems

The 5th generation of the Taurus has a cumulative PainRank™ of 17.51. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2008–2009 Taurus model years have sent in 97 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (25%) followed by the brakes (13%) and the hvac (10%).

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

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2009 14
5.92
2008 83
29.1

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