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Ford's Taurus is a roomy and comfortable sedan. But at this point, the car was showing its age, as the design had been around since 1996. Handling isn't particularly nimble, the turning circle is wide, braking is unimpressive and while noise levels are tolerable, it was louder than some competing models.
Alerts
There are 2 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 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

Ford's Taurus is a roomy and comfortable sedan. But at this point, the car was showing its age, as the design had been around since 1996. Handling isn't particularly nimble, the turning circle is wide, braking is unimpressive and while noise levels are tolerable, it was louder than some competing models.

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.

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Body Styles
wagon
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3-liter V6 (200 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 (153 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 (201 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2004 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

A/C compressor

“$1050 repair”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“AC just stopped working”

Anonymous, PA (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“A/C compresor stopped working and had to be replaced with a new compressor”

William G., CA (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“just stopped working - again bad repair shop said no problems and then the unit just quit. Thankfully it was in September - so it will be fixed in June”

Stephen P., IL (2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

“Clutch went out and it was best to replace whole unit”

Anonymous, KY (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Compressor wore out and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, VA (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“has not worked the past 2 years - car too old to bother with repair”

Stephen P., IL (2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

“I went through 4 compressors in the past four years. Because they were cost prohibitive, we installed used ones. The last time we did a rebuilt. Our mechanic said in all the years he has never seen this happen so many times on one car. I have to admit it is older and well used and this is really the only serious problem we have had with this car”

Lee D., MN (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

“Blower motor and resistor had to be replaced costing me $364”

H S., NY (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Heater system

“Had to replace heater core, and had to replace "cooling head". Corner broke off and was leaking coolant, ruining several coils that also had to be replaced”

Mike W., KS (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Heater would only work when car is moving. At stop, it would turn cold. Still have not been able to take it to shop to see what the problem is. I think either heater core or water pump”

Anonymous, CO (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“Heater would not work. Replaced the thermostat and some kind of vane in the heater box. Had to remove the glove box to get to it. About $150 for parts and $350 for labor. Had intermittent misfiring on damp cold days. Check engine light would co”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“Needed serious flushing”

Robert N., NY (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“Replaced Drier and hoses”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“just leaked”

Anonymous, PA (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“134a leaks from unknown location at present”

Anonymous, MI (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Leaks have happened with this car twice now. I've had to get the coolant completely refilled and the container replaced”

Sharon P., AZ (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Leaks in heat/cool coil inside car. Major cost to remove/replace. Also failed compressor and condenser”

Lowell S., NC (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“A hose in the engine compartment cracked and leaked out all the coolant”

Anonymous, PA (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Freon has had to be put in - but can't locate the leak”

Anonymous, MO (2004 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

Alternator

“bad repair shop at first tried to tell us engine computer had not been updated. Cost $200 . Seemed to gloss over the real issue the car did not start - Went to new mechanic and called it for it was a bad alternator”

Stephen P., IL (2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

“Alternator went out”

Anonymous, NC (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“Alternator failed”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“my car would not accelerate properly so i took it in and it had a bad coil cost me about 500 dollars”

Anonymous, MO (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“car had history of loosing power,dying ,alarm lights and other strange electrical problems. Noticed ignition switch getting hard to turn, replaced switch, no recurrences since”

Anonymous, IA (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“It went out without warning and cost over $650.00”

Nancy J., AL (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

“After an rain or a very humid day the engine begins to misfire under load. The next day after the rain, the car runs smoothly,”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

“this was an ongoing problem, one garage replaced a cylinder head. The ford garage replaced the catalytic converters (2). This did make a difference, but the it still wasn't right. The last garage replaced the coils pertaining to the ignition system”

John G., CA (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Ford dealer replaced starter then 14 months replaced starter again dealer buying cheap parts that don't last but long enough to be out of warranty”

Frederick L., LA (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“Unreliable starting. Problem was solenoid, so replaced (starter+solenoid). Classic repair issue”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Starter failed. Replaced it”

Stanley W., WA (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Starter Failed”

Anonymous, MN (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Starter motor failed and car required towing”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Starter sometimes turned engine slowly. New starter motor solved problem”

H H., GA (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)
Electronic ignition

“Missing”

Anonymous, GA (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“Plastic moulding strips along bottom under doors has come loose and detached. Rust bubbling up under paint”

Glenn B., OH (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“upper panel both side came off, re-glued, but after a year, fell off again, they are under too much tension, and the glue fails after a year”

David E., CO (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“A piece of the interior trim fell off”

Bobbi M., MA (2004 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“The paint on the hood started peeling in large patches”

Bobbi M., MA (2004 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“The paint has begun fading badly over the last 12 months. Ne cracking or peeling”

Anonymous, TN (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Paint chip rust, & edge of panels around windows. To be expected at this mileage & time”

Anonymous, ON (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Front and rear bumper paint failure due to clear coat peeling”

Lowell S., NC (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Rust

“This car is rusting terrible”

Anonymous, WI (2004 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Rust around wheel wells and bottom of doors. Rust was sanded/repaired”

Anonymous, ME (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“Began rusting around wheel wells about a year ago”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“No more than normal for vehicle of this age & mileage”

Anonymous, ON (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“The area above the rear passenger wheel well is rusting through”

Don K., PA (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Rust around the fuel fill pipe assembly”

Anonymous, NS (2004 Ford Taurus SE 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

12V power plug

“Of 2 in dash bottom one no longer works”

Anonymous, MD (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Cruise control

“Dashboard indicator shows it working but it isn't”

Anonymous, MD (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“on a number of cold days the various engine/system warning lights remained on after starting even though there were no problems”

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“headlights fog over making them not as bright for night driving”

Anonymous, FL (2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

“would come on@off went ever”

Michael O., AR (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)
Interior lights

“Broken wire in door hinge area ; not quickly found by tech”

Jacklyn D., NY (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“see previous”

Michael O., AR (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)
Warning lights

“instrument warning lights remained on after startup”

Anonymous, MD (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“I replaced two failed sensors before the engine light turned off”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“A short developed in the dashboard electrical system that drains the battery”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

“rear wiper motor & switch & wire all had to be replaced costing over $600”

H S., NY (2004 Ford Taurus SE 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

Antilock system (ABS)

“abs light came on and the mechanic said to expensive to fix”

Anonymous, WI (2004 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Failure of ABS electronic module”

Anonymous, FL (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“the sensor on the rear wheel failed and it took six weeks to get a replacement part from Germany”

Anonymous, NS (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Was leaking fluid from the back of unit”

Anonymous, TN (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

“Dealer insisted on replacing rotors when I didn't think it was needed”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Normal wear and rotor replacements”

Robert C., NM (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“I have had several brake adjustments made over the 13 years I have owned this car as well as computer problems recently”

Anonymous, NC (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“Caliper did not slide on pins so inside front brake pad wore down and wore rotor”

Geraldine E., GA (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Rotors

“warping”

Linda F., KS (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“This is my third Taurus since 1993. They all seem to wear out front rotors faster than other cars”

Anonymous, CO (2004 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

“I had my car serviced before taking a road trip, and discovered two ball joints needed to be replaced. I had not noticed any problems”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“cracked alunium housing trying to get out lower ball joint.just takes extra tlc”

Anonymous, SC (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“It leaks enough that I don't park at home or at a friends house without a tray under it”

Anonymous, WA (2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

“The broken coil spring caused the shock to break also”

Anonymous, NY (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“I work in a mecanic shop ,but it was helpful to you tube procedure”

Anonymous, SC (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Bolt holding upper end of stabilizer bar link assembly came loose and had to be tightened”

Geraldine E., GA (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

“rear springs broke”

Anonymous, MD (2004 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Car had a broken coil spring in the drivers side rear”

Anonymous, NY (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“I had the tie rod replaced 2 time do to faulty part otherwise it was just a fluke that it went out”

Larry H., IL (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 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

Air or water leaks

“Rain leaks through firewall area into cabin on passenger side and makes floor very wet”

James M., NY (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Water leaking into passenger compartment when it rained”

Anonymous, NC (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“When car sits outside in even a gentle rain, it leaks on the passenger side in front, and soaks the floormat”

F S., MI (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Has had a water leak in front seat passenger area since purchase.Ford has attempted to fix many times but has failed and eventually told us they can't fix it (even though it was under warranty)”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“when it rains it leaks someplace from the windshield into the front passenger seat floor, probably also the cause of the electrical problems”

Anonymous, MI (2004 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

“Noisiest car I ever had”

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Wind noise

“We have always felt this car had more wind noise than it should at highway speeds”

F S., MI (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“This is just not a quiet ride in this 2004 vehicle, especially after riding in the 2005 Mercury”

Anonymous, CO (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

“Failed unexpectedly for no apparent reason. No noise, no warning. Car just stopped driving”

James M., NY (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Stripped splines on torque converter with shaft that powers the transmission fluid pump”

Dean A., VA (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“slipping”

Neil M., NC (2004 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“The transmission needed to be rebuilt at 143000 miles. That seems reasonable”

Anonymous, CO (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“this never should have happened. I have alway maintained my cars”

Anonymous, CT (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“It seems that all fords loose the trany at 80000 miles”

Anonymous, NE (2004 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

Engine knock or ping

“Have not determined the root cause, but it is serious. I do not have quick acceleration, and must "baby" the accelerator to get up to speed, otherwise it bogs down. Engine light is lit”

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“engine4 running rough--cam sensor and vacuum leak”

Anonymous, TX (2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

“Oil pan gasket replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“After every oil change, the gasket on the oil filter begins to leak after about 3000 miles”

Anonymous, CO (2004 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

Slipping transmission

“It continues to slip when slowing down and accelerating. Have not been able to find the exact problem”

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“would not go into gear!”

Anonymous, NE (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“Transmitssion fluid leak due to old seal”

Anonymous, ON (2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

“It leaks enough that I won't park in a friends driveway or my own unless there is a tray under it”

Anonymous, WA (2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

“had to tighten water pump bolts after a flush”

Anonymous, IA (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“transmission line in radiator leaked--trans fluid in radiator also had to have trans flushed”

Anonymous, TX (2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0-L V6)
Thermostat

“It just stopped working”

Nancy J., AL (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Water pump

“Ford dealer indicated to replace water pump gave them the OK do it got bill for $800 and $500 was labor plus parts Refused to pay saw Automotive Shop Manager removed labor charges still had to pay $450 for parts and taxes. Excess cost”

Frederick L., LA (2004 Ford Taurus SES 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Check engine line staying on. Repair shop has looked at it three times and not been able to fix problem”

Debra B., WA (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“they failed, replaced, then others failed, engine light keeps coming on, some replacement parts failed”

David E., CO (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)

“light keeps coming on”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“Catalytic converter wore out. Replacement cost over 1K”

Anonymous, NC (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“No one could/would tell us whether there were 3 or 4 catalytic converters on the car. Changed 2 instead of 3. All clogged & had to be changed again. Then another one has clogged. When they clog, they burn out another piece in the engine that needs to be replaced. Cannot determine why they are clogging so often but it's getting very expensive!”

Anonymous, OH (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Check Engine light came on. Diagnosed as Catalytic Converter. Expensive repair”

Anonymous, MO (2004 Ford Taurus SES 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

Locks and latches

“Back door locks don't work with the electronic starter. They did a few years ago”

Anonymous, ME (2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0-L V6)

“Driver door remote lock doesn't work. Front passenger door exterior latch doesn't return to be flush to body causing door to remain unsecured without extras effort”

Glenn B., OH (2004 Ford Taurus SE 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

CD player

“CD player has troubles reading when the CD was ejected. It takes about 30 seconds to reset so you can put another CD in”

Sharon P., AZ (2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0-L V6)
Speakers

“One door speaker blew on this Taurus, and opposite front door speaker belw on our 2005 Taurus. Was able to puy one pair, and have audio shop repai9r one in each of the two Taurus' to end up having both fix. Audio repair shop tech stated that the Fo”

Joseph M., VA (2004 Ford Taurus SEL 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

Engine rebuild or replacement

“Engine lost power during acceleration. Traced to faulty valves. replaced valves”

Anonymous, TN (2004 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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