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The Taurus tested out reasonably well. The car is roomy, plus it rides and handles soundly. However, even the upgrade 200-hp engine lacks real punch and isn't particularly frugal. The wagon was one of the few inexpensive seven-passenger vehicles of its time.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph (sec.) 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
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Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2008. Side air bags available from 2000; side and head protection air bags standard from 2008. ESC available in 2008, standard from 2009.
Road Test

The Taurus tested out reasonably well. The car is roomy, plus it rides and handles soundly. However, even the upgrade 200-hp engine lacks real punch and isn't particularly frugal. The wagon was one of the few inexpensive seven-passenger vehicles of its time.

Seating
3 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
wagon
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3-liter V6 (200 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 (155 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2002 Ford Taurus owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“Recurring issues with AC comp in this car. Two replacements in 24 months, and again it's making noise and working properly”

Anonymous, NY (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Total failure”

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“Compressor froze up causing serpentine belt to burn”

Anonymous, WI (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“clutch burned out-compressor replaced”

Anonymous, AL (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“AC compressor failed and replacement failed”

Chris T., KS (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Stuck diverter assembly had to be replaced. Climate control would only send out very high heat, regardless of any temperature or control settings except for "Off"”

Anonymous, VA (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

“Blower motor damaged by water from a windshield leak, re-sealing windshield was a recall item, special caulk from Ford was needed, yet another quality failure”

Gary S., NE (2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

“Water leak from windshield dripping into fan blower motor. Had to replace it. Luckily I do all this myself so it took less than an hour to do”

Kevin M., MO (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Blower motor went out on us twice in a two year period”

Anonymous, IA (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“The fan only worked at maximum speed and not lower speeds. I first had the resistance replaced by my mechanic. It broke again shortly after. I then checked on youtube how to replace the blower+resistance myself and fixed it. Then it went OK since”

Marco G., QC (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“The air conditioning was replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“can not find leak”

George C., MA (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“The A/C developed a refrigerant leak that required two trips to the repair shop to fix”

Willie M., SC (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Heater core has been cleaned several times, because of no heat. Finally found the right person to high pressure blow it out to get heat. Worked good all winter, but now have oily film in reservoir”

Joyce B., MI (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Plugged radiator”

Anonymous, MN (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“The heater wasn't warming up as quickly as it should have. It needed a new thermostat. Also, there may be a leak in the radiator system, so it's scheduled for service next week”

Anonymous, VA (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“The heater core is the lowest point in the cooling system. so collects all debris and fills clogs, so has to be replaced every 5 years. The whole dash has to be removed to do so, entailing needless $1800 or so in labor cost”

Anonymous, OK (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“always pluging heater core”

Joseph S., OH (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Heater after fixing never worked”

Santiago H., CA (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“The heat takes a very long time to come on. Bothersome on a particularly cold day. Will sometimes go out to run errands and will get home before the heat actually comes on. It DOES work...when it finally comes on it gets very hot”

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

“Most likely caused by normal wear and tear”

Anonymous, NY (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Upper joint needed replacement”

Anonymous, VA (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“The power steering has a leak and is time for replacement”

Anonymous, GA (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“We thought the hose from the power steering pump went bad. We had it replaced. The leak still showed up and we took it back and a close examination showed the pump had some seals wear out. They replaced the pump”

David B., KS (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Rack & Pinion seals are leaking”

Anonymous, WA (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“replaced pump”

Anonymous, AL (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Power steering pump seal failed. I replaced the unit myself with an aftermarket model and replaced hoses at the same time”

Kevin M., MO (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“It was working but leaking fluid (replacing the cap did not help) so I had it replaced with a rebuilt pump”

William R., TX (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“strut snapped in my own driveway when I put it in reverse, cut into the front tire and went flat fast. thank God I wasn't doing highway speeds. sent ford a letter about this and they pretty much said wear and tear and thanks for being a ford customer. well, not anymore. thought they would have don't a recall on the failed strut as should have been a safety issue”

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“exchanged as a part of a broken spring. They were being watched and were to be replaced at sometime”

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Wee not fixed in first encounter with repair service but completed correctly at no charge at next visit. No more problems as of this date”

Nancy N., OH (2002 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“strut rusted and was replaced at the same time spring replaced”

Anonymous, MD (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“coil spring on front struts broke”

Anonymous, WI (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Original struts are 13 years old. They were just wearing out”

Nick G., NC (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“All 4 coil springs actually broke over some time. The left front coil break punctured the tire the first time I backed up after the break. Mechanic stated the broken coils caused the struts to blow out. Cars have been using coils springs for 70+years, this used to be an extremely rare failure, clearly a quality problem. Will not buy a Ford again”

Gary S., NE (2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

“Coil spring dropped into and became embedded in tire while it was parked in driveway. There is ruined and car needs to be towed in to repair. I have not done that yet”

Philip L., IN (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Spring broke (due to age) requiring a fix. Struts changes as a convenience”

Anonymous, MI (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“broken front springs, pierced front tire making car undrivable”

Anonymous, IN (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“spring had to be replaced. it snapped due to pot holews”

Anonymous, MD (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Spring broke puncturing tire car wouldn't move. Fortunately this occurred in our garage and not while driving”

Anonymous, NY (2002 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

“Leather trim on door panels peeling off. Very well known problem on the internet forums. Front seat cracked and torn at the seam”

Kevin M., MO (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Paint if fading bad on this car. I would like to keep it longer but it needs a repaint. The Toyota we have is 2 years newer but look great!”

Bruce M., FL (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“Paint is cracking and peeling on many areas of the car. Heavy rust is forming on back fenders, and on the bottom of the doors”

Tim R., CO (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Rust has shown up over the top of the rear wheel wells on both sides of the vehicle in the same location. Indicates a known drainage issue”

Kevin M., MO (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“Has rust over both rear panels over the tires. Have had it looked at and they recommend cutting it out and repairing the panel with aluminum sheeting tacked to the body”

David B., KS (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“we took very good care of the body, but in the last year , quite a bit of rust has been showing around the wheels and rocker panels and paint is pealing in several areas”

Joyce B., MI (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“both rear wheel wells have extensive underbody rusting. A first rate body repair shop's evaluation; not repairable”

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Rusted out under the gas tank filler. Some small holes. Area about 8" long x 4" high and another spot forward”

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Rear wheel lips rusted through”

Anonymous, ON (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“rocker panels rusted through at about 90K miles”

Anonymous, IA (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“The car has a lot of rust around both back wheel areas”

Anonymous, WI (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Real wheel well upper wheel arch purchased and repaired. Both 2002 and 2000 have rust in same place. Ability to get MA state inspection concern. No cabin penetration”

Kenneth B., MA (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“rust around wheel wells”

Anonymous, IN (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)
Loose exterior trim or moldings

“Trim molding on the rearview mirror is loose and barely staying on the mirror. Door seals around the windows are very loose, and always need to be pushed back in place”

Tim R., CO (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“had to replace because it came loose & was causing a lot of noise”

William R., TX (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Oil leaks

“Leaks from the rear rocker arm cover. Leak has been relatively small not causing but one qt oil every 3000 miles. I've neglected fixing because have planned to replace the vehicle but so far have not. We like the car very much, great seats and ride”

William S., NV (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“minor from oil pan. fixed and no further problem”

Lawrence M., NY (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“started leaking. see spots where I park”

Anonymous, FL (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Just had it fix with new seals”

Anonymous, NC (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Oil and coolant leak from timing cover gasket”

Thomas Z., IN (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“Burning oil smell during and after short trips”

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)
Fuel leaks

“Gas tank has a hole in it”

Anonymous, WI (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

“the intake manifold had to be removed to access the egr valve. cost $550 !!!!!!!!”

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Running rough, engine light came on”

C J., VA (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)
Fuel pump

“Pump failed, required replacement”

Anonymous, VA (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“hole in fuel pump and hole in gas tank”

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“It took a few visits to the shop to figure out the problem of the car not always starting or stalling; The cost for the repair was over $600 I believe due to labor but since then the car has been running very good”

Henry S., MA (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Had an issue for a couple of years with the car not starting at times. Spent lots of money at Ford dealership without success. Finally took the car to a neighborhood mechanic who immediately diagnosed the issue. BTW, the dealer tried to buy the car!”

Paula R., MO (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“car would't start”

Anonymous, MN (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Had to replace catalytic converter, after replacing oxygen sensor”

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Spark plugs or wires failure

“engine miss”

Ralph B., IL (2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

“Car was running rough and check engine light was on. Three engine checks showed no problems; car eventually broke down and had to be towed. Plugs and wires replaced; car was fine for a few days then started running rough again and engine light came o”

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)
Starter

“bad starter”

Ralph B., IL (2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

“Original started replaced in 2012 with NAPA product which only lasted two years”

Anonymous, CT (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)
Coil

“All items wore out”

Arthur M., MI (2002 Ford Taurus 3.0-L V6)

“The coil "Cuts Out" during rapid acceleration. But is OK otherwise. This is / was a known problem but is no longer being treated as a tech note by Ford. I'd found out by accident . New coil packs a notoriously prone to same failures. They are probabl”

Anonymous, OH (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Intermittent drop in power attributed to bad coil.Took several visits and misdiagnosed problems”

Anonymous, CT (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“caliper sticking on- replaced”

George C., MA (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Parking brake

“It is frozen in place. The other brake problem was just getting new rear brakes”

Anonymous, IL (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“from pads wear quickly and doesnt grip properly”

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Warped rotors after braking on a long speep down hill. I had to have the rotors replaced. They werre too warped to grind flat”

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“Brakes needed to be replaced due to age and wear”

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“The brakes were very lose. I had to press down very hard for the brakes to work”

Anonymous, SK (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“the front brakes dont grip poperly when extreame pressue is applied they slip and wont stop”

Anonymous, CA (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

“It shifts rough and jerks”

Anonymous, IA (2002 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Transmission will not shift into higher gear. Can't go over 45”

Anonymous, WI (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“The transmission pan gasket and filter was replaced”

C H., TX (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“A "burp" occurred every once in a while and leaked about 300 ml on the carport floor”

Robert D., NC (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Transmission started to "hiccup" ever time I slowed to a stop. After a few weeks of this I came out of work to find a giant puddle of transmission fluid under my car. Barely made it to the repair shop. Feared the worst but only needed to replace leak”

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Windows

“All four windows not working properly. Reason presently unknown”

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“The rear window motor doesn't work so they cannot roll up or down”

Anonymous, WI (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“button contactors not working. Switched rear driver side to Front Driver side. Then either GEM or GEM and breaker box failed. Driver window goes down not up”

Kenneth B., MA (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“both rear power windows do not operate”

Anonymous, TX (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)
Doors or sliding doors

“entire interior door panel broke off”

Anonymous, IN (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

“The car is pretty much falling apart”

Anonymous, IA (2002 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

“This is a 15 year old car and have done a great job for my family for the last 9 years!”

Anonymous, GA (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Glass window on tailgate rattles against frame”

Duane D., CO (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

“not sure if torque converter or splined shift in transmition engine runs but vehicle will no longer move forward or reverse. very disappointed. will not buy another ford product”

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“car didn't move forward. transmission rebuilt”

Lawrence H., WA (2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

“The transmission had to be rebuild at a cost of $1,800.00”

Willie M., SC (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

“Poor design”

Santiago H., CA (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

“Loose/rattling heat shield made constant noise until it fell off. I was advised to do nothing about it, just park on hard, non-flammable surfaces”

Anonymous, PA (2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Thermostat

“The car began overheating on the interstate. limped in to the nearest town and replaced the thermostat”

Anonymous, NM (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Warning lights

“Turn signals & hazard light now failing to operate. Reason unknown”

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen difficult to see

“Dash illumination bulbs and wiring failed. Normal wear”

Don B., VA (2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

“Major oil leak due to defective head gaskets; replaed”

Christian H., NC (2002 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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