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After a hiatus during which it was known as the Five Hundred, the Taurus returned to the marketplace. A new engine made this revised Taurus quicker and more responsive, but fuel economy took a hit. Still, all of the attributes that made the car beloved in the first place returned.
Alerts
There is 1 recall 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?
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

After a hiatus during which it was known as the Five Hundred, the Taurus returned to the marketplace. A new engine made this revised Taurus quicker and more responsive, but fuel economy took a hit. Still, all of the attributes that made the car beloved in the first place returned. Just as did its predeccesors, this Taurus offers a comfortable ride, ample interior room, easy access and a huge trunk to remain a solid -- if unexciting contender in the segment. It also racked up some impressive crash-test results.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , 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
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (263 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2008 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

“CONTINUE TO GET A CLICKING SOUND RANDOMLY BUT FREQUENTLY”

Anonymous, MD (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“passenger side only put out hot air ,had to have Freon put into cooling system”

Anonymous, NC (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Climate door activation module failure”

Anonymous, VA (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Actuator directing air flow failed. Required new part”

Anonymous, MS (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Clicking noise”

Paul J., DC (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Needed to have a motor replaced”

Keith C., CO (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The control had to be replaced”

Anonymous, MB (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“blower went out at 4 years. The part that changes it from defrost to heat and fan speed was the issue”

Anonymous, WI (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“The fan for the front window defroster stopped working. It was an easy fix, but everything is expensive”

David B., OR (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Condenser failed which is part of the radiator requiring expensive replacement of the whole unit. $600”

Anonymous, VA (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“heated seats quit working”

Anonymous, IN (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“HEATED SEAT SYSTEM FAILED. FIX REQUIRED A NEW COMPUTER”

Anonymous, MD (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The control switch on the drivers seat doesn't work”

Anonymous, MB (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Heater was not producing temp greater than 60-70 degrees. System was backwashed & flushed, new thermostat installed & ant-freeze added. Result: System works fine”

Anonymous, NY (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“system not cooling had to have it serviced and Freon put in”

Anonymous, NC (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“A/C blows hot. Mechanic says refrigerant is leaking from compressor/condenser - a major repair bill to replace these units. Have always had problems with a/c system in this car. Had it repaired once under warranty for same problem. Also has heating/a/c duct doors open/close flapping noise at start up-but goes away after a minute”

Anonymous, VA (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Added refrigerant lasted about six weeks”

Norman D., AR (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-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

“Both front needed to be replaced. Thought tire wear was due to alignment, which was fixed, but still had uneven wear. Then problem was found. Also had to replace 2 tires on same side”

Tammy T., GA (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Ball joints worn out, very defined movement in steering going over bumps”

Anonymous, VA (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Both front needed to be replaced. Thought tire wear was due to alignment, which was fixed, but still had uneven wear. Then problem was found. Also had to replace 2 tires on same side”

Tammy T., GA (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“replaced out of warranty”

Stephen P., WV (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“pump was leaking”

Anonymous, MO (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Power steering pump leaked, fluid dropped onto belt, glazing it. Had to replace both”

Anonymous, VA (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“replaced within 3 yr. warranty - same sound again - weak suspension”

Anonymous, PA (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Seems to be a common failure for the 2008 Taurus and seen a Ford Technical Bulliton / service alert for front struct / shocks for several different build lots. NOT happy with this failure (high cost to fix; not always a final fix) and long term risk”

Alfred W., FL (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Mechanic informed me that struts were causing uneven brake wear and "shimmy" when braking at speed”

Anonymous, NY (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The left front steering rack broke when I was backing into a parking space”

Anonymous, AL (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“rack and power steering pump replaced”

Roger D., PA (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“replaced seals in the rack, replaced the tie rods due to years of salt and rust”

Anonymous, VT (2008 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“steering locked up luckily it happened as we were turning into our driveway”

Jolene D., MO (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Leaking seals required replacement of rack and pinion components, a $2000.00 fix”

Anonymous, MB (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“left inner tie rod loose,repaired and alignment done”

Anonymous, MB (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-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)

“Anti-lock brakes will engage randomly while accelerating from a dead stop. Almost completely stops the car before it disengages. Dealer has checked it out multiple times. Dealer says probably just dust on the ABS sensor causing it to freak out. N”

Jonathan D., CA (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

“right rear caliper locked up. this is the 2nd caliper on this wheel that failed - thoUSnds of miles between failures”

Anonymous, AL (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Loud squeak when depressing brake pedal. Mechanic says the caliper something-or-other needs lubrication. When brakes are replaced, noise goes away but eventually ALWAYS comes back”

Jonathan D., CA (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Not sure why they are bad, but I have had to replace the rotors and calipers at different due to rust”

John V., PA (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Front brakes worn scored drum”

Anonymous, BC (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“I noticed that the car seemed to no longer 'coast' away when releasing the brakes. Suspected a stuck caliper and that turned out to be true. Had an extensive brake job done, then the shop told me the Master Cylinder was bad. They replaced it at their cost. My Dad, who gave me the car, had mentioned he was warned by the Ford dealer to watch the fluid level in the Master Cylinder. I think they knew there was an issue. This was before the car had 40,000 miles on it. Brakes and master cylinder wer”

Joe S., MI (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

“rear brakes war faster than front brakes on this model”

Anonymous, CT (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“resurfaced rotors and replaced brake pads”

Anonymous, OK (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Got it fixed, identified when I was having the dash panel replaced a at Ford Dealer. Fixed at Firestone Store”

Jim F., MI (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Brakes have been replaced twice; front, 8,000 miles ago and last week; rear, 3,000 miles ago and last week. Also replaced struts and tie rod last week”

Anonymous, NY (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

“pulls right or left when applying brakes, mostly when wet”

Dean K., WA (2008 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Rotors maintenance were improperly performed by the Ford garage personnel”

Anonymous, FL (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“situation resolved with resurfacing and new brake pads”

Anonymous, OK (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

“Master Cylinder problem may have caused failure (seizing) of right rear brake caliper. Had Rear calipers replaced, then shop decided Master Cylinder needed replacement too”

Joe S., MI (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-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

“Shifting was sometimes great and then sometimes not. The dealer could not get the transmission to act up when he took the car for a test drive. He finally reprogramed the electronics. It helped, but it didn't solve the problem completely”

Anonymous, ID (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“There is a definite transmission bump at low speed from 1st to 2d shift. While I have complained several times to the Ford dealer servicing my car, none of the people there agree. The problem is more pronounced at first movements in the morning when”

Anonymous, MD (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Engine revs up when shifting up sometimes”

Anonymous, NC (2008 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Rough shifting when cold and when new drivers have used the car”

Irving S., NY (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission shifts hard”

Shawn D., NY (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission bangs hard when up shifting at 45 to 50 mph if you let up on the accelerator slightly before increasing speed. typically in slow moving traffic”

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

“It would rapid shift up to high gear to soon causing a drop in pull away power. When depressing the throttle all the way to the floor for passing it would feel like it was trying to decide which gear to go in causing a few seconds of switch clicking”

Michael H., CA (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“3 - software failures”

Anonymous, MA (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

“Transfer case gasket leak”

Anonymous, ON (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“transmission would not shift properly exterior speed sensor faulty and replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, BC (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Had 2 transmission sensors go bad. Had to have towed to dealership”

Anonymous, MO (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Senor replaced to stop hard shifting but didn't totally resolve problem”

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“Paint started to peel and rust appeared at top of rear driver side wheel well approximately 1 month after warranty expiry. Neither dealer nor Ford would accept responsibility for rust repair because there was no perforation”

Anonymous, QC (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The paint on the plastic trim and bumper is fading”

Jeff B., CA (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“hood is rusting as is the side panels”

Anonymous, MI (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“the paint on the hood has faded badly. rest of car isfine for its age”

Anonymous, VA (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The paint on the bumper has become very faded, while the paint everywhere else remains shiny and unblemished”

Tanya B., GA (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Rust on rear wheel wells, ford warranty only covers 5yr if rusts through. Rusted through at 5.5 yrs, body shop said ford should have covered, but they wouldn't”

Anonymous, WI (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“RUSTING AROUND THE WHEEL WELL ON DRIVER SIDE”

Edward A., ON (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Rust around both back fenders and inside the back door weld”

Anonymous, MI (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Rust bubbles in front of rear wheels”

James R., IA (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-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

Gauges

“Lights out on instrument panel showing RPM and speed”

Shawn D., NY (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“License plate bulb went dim and replacement was difficult”

Shawn D., NY (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“replaced left rear directional and license plate bulb”

Kenneth B., MA (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“License plate light and Foglight needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, MI (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

“The passenger seat heater quit. It took the dealer all day to locate the problem, then he had to order the part to repair it. Another day”

Anonymous, ID (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Drivers side seat heater not working. Have not priced repair but have been told it costs quite a bit. We will explore repair before next winter”

Timothy A., OH (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Driver's seat warming stopped working”

Joe S., MI (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Needed to have a seat heating element replaced”

Keith C., CO (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“The light in the dash board where it shows your mph is partially out”

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-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

“6 CD player seized up and decided to replace with a single CD player ( after market by specialty company )”

Anonymous, BC (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“6 disc cd player quit working and replaced for $250.00”

Gene T., NC (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Cd's stuck inside, wont eject or play”

Shawn D., NY (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

“The compass, mileage, and miles per gallon indicator lights went out”

Loren B., NE (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Had to be replaced”

Anonymous, OH (2008 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.5-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

“Driver seat heater unit malfunction detected after expiry of warranty--unable to establish if malfunction occurred before or after expiry as it was rarely activated. Estimated repair $500.00. Premature malfunction in light of rare useage”

Anonymous, QC (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“HEATED SEAT NO LONGER WORKS - GIVES NO HEAT ON DRIVERS SIDE”

Edward A., ON (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“Both front seat heating pads have failed twice”

Anonymous, ON (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“seats no longer heat... have had coils replaced twice”

Anonymous, MI (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

“Steering wheel squeaks and vent fan makes loud rattle noise for first 30 seconds of use”

Anonymous, NC (2008 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Air or water leaks

“Water leak on passenger floor area. Likely water flows into climate control air intake and leaks into blower motor, then onto passenger floor. Worse on 2003 version, but still a problem with 2008 model too”

Anonymous, CA (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

“I can hear the outside, I will keep the radio on to block wind sounds”

Anonymous, OH (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“When cold, no power could be delivered to the wheels. Repair shop was surprised the car ran at all (including driving several hundred miles home). Still was shocked the transmission quit within a couple thoUSnd miles of warranty expiration”

Anonymous, PA (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“something broke gear”

Anonymous, IL (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

“transmission was slipping and it was repaced”

Anonymous, VA (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

“PCU module failure caused problems with coils”

Anonymous, FL (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

“As I am driving the car starts jerking. Took it in for a recall and it work great for a day. The next day I call dealer back to tell him about it. He said it could possibly cost $2000 to fix. Thought if they fixed it on a recall for a day then they should fix it to last”

Mark W., TN (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Muffler

“had to replace muffler after six years of use”

Anonymous, VT (2008 Ford Taurus Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“muffler failed and was not covered by extended warrenty we purchased. cost of repair was over $800”

Thomas M., VT (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-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

Coil

“replaced all 6 coils to be sure I did not have problems with the new PCM”

Anonymous, FL (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Timing belt or chain

“Check engine light came on. Timing equipment and main belt had to be replaced - an expensive affair”

Anonymous, OH (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-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 original fuel pump cracked around the top ring allowing fumes to come out the top along with fuel when the vehicle was filled. I replaced the pump and 6 months later had to replace the pump again due to pump failure. These were not oem pumps. Over all I would not recommend this vehicle as the transmission broke at about 100,000 km and it cost $4000 to repair it. The vehicle is well maintained and always has it's regular service”

Anonymous, ON (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Water pump

“Water pump went bad and started leaking. Had to replace the water pump”

Anonymous, IL (2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-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.

What Owners Say

“Leak in PTU intermediate shaft seal. Had right side axel removed and replace seal with seal kit. Install new seal shaft support ring and dust shield”

Dennis F., IL (2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
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