Somehow the Ford Taurus manages to be a rather large sedan with a tight and cramped interior. Poor packaging efficiency, led by a center console resembling the Great Wall of China and not much rear-seat room results in an interior that feels smaller than many midsized sedans. Small windows and thick pillars add to the claustrophobic feel, making it difficult for the driver to see out.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

Overall Reliability
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Ford Taurus owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"rubber strips on the top each side. from front to back"

Linda K., MT (2015 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

"a piece of the mold fell of rear the door"

Bill H., CA (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

"The plastic triangle on the front window came loose and broke off"

Anonymous, NM (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Some trim pieces sheered off on the highway."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The interior of this car is absolutely embarrassing. The fit and finish will make you scratch your head wondering how it passed quality control. The roof is falling down towards the rear of the vehicle. The speaker is not mounted right on the center of the dash and is actually a little warped. The rear pillar covers are falling off. Terrible car on the inside"

Matthew J., DE (2015 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"There are locations where the paint has started to peel. This mostly occurred on the edges of the doors."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 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

Air or water leaks

"Sometimes when it rains, I have water leaking into the car from the the sunroof."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Headliner in the rear, next to center stop light, has come loose has a soft rattle. We plan to get this fixed in the next couple of weeks. It can be heard only from the back seat."

Anonymous, UT (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Windshield mounted rear view mirror causes major cabin noise annoyance."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

"There is an annoying rattle in the trim panel above the glove box. When we took it to the dealer they told us the rattle was in the rear-view mirror but when you press on the trim panel the noise goes away. Stupid dealer."

Michael M., UT (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

"make creaking noise when making right hand turns etc... Read about similar problems on internet. Took to dealer three times and only fixed after contacted Ford. Replaced a strut and bushings"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Seal in roof loosened"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Ford Taurus Limited 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

Mirrors

"passenger mirror was lose. Dealership had to remove door panel and tighten mirror connection"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)
Seat belts

"Seat belts lock up and cannot be pulled out"

Anonymous, NM (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

"When we first bought the car the sunroof would open and get jammed. This happened four times and was repaired at the Ford dealership. But it kept happening over and over. Now we just don't use the sunroof because we don't want the hassle of breaking it again... Ford dealership said it was breaking because it was chilly out"

Matthew J., DE (2015 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)
Windows

"Noisy when up and down"

Bill H., CA (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Tail light got water in the light it did not effect the light other that it got moisture in it"

Harold T., AR (2015 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6)

"the brake lights stay on intermittently, as if I have my foot on the brake, when I do not."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Driver's side heated seat malfunctioned. Part was affordable, labor was $400! didn't get it fixed."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 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

4WD/AWD components

"The problem was with an adjustment module that controls a major belt . This belt runs the alternator, a/c and power steering. Both adjustment module and belt needed to be replaced. Also, the module that controls the all wheel drive system needed to be replaced."

Donna G., MA (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"The module that controls the tracking of the all wheel drive system was not functioning correctly which caused the drive vibration."

Donna G., MA (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 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

Display screen freezes up

"Display locks-up often; camera stays on after putting car in reverse; screen goes blank and will not reset unless turning off car multiple times."

Michael H., VA (2015 Ford Taurus SHO 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Display screen goes blank

"screen goes black, then usually restarts again about 10 seconds later, although once it didn't come back on until car was restarted the next day. Dealer has replaced the screen but problem persists"

Mike B., WI (2015 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

Calipers

"The caliper failed on a 2015 Ford"

David H., MO (2015 Ford Taurus SE 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"Brakes stuck "on" slightly and overheated brake pads"

Lee S., MI (2015 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Slipping transmission

"Shifting from park to drive or reverse to drive, the transmission would shutter before dropping into gear. Once in gear all would be okay. Dealer said something about fluid draining, and it was normal. Still does it occasionally."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Ford Taurus Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Fuel injection system

"The fuel pump sensor broke on a Friday and I had to get the car towed to the dealership Monday morning, leaving me without a car all weekend. I have the extended warranty so the repair only cost $100 out of pocket."

Kevin B., TX (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 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

Shocks or struts

"leaking oil from shock"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

Climate System

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

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

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

Engine Major

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

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Recalls
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SUSPENSION:REAR
Feb 10 2020
A fractured rear toe link will cause a sudden change in vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013-2018 Lincoln MKT and Ford Flex and Taurus vehicles with the Police Interceptor or SHO Performance Pack. The rear suspension toe links may fracture due to stress on the rear suspension.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension toe links, free of charge. Remedy parts are not currently available. Owners were notified about the recall on March 3, 2020. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts become available, which is currently expected to be the end of September 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332 or Lincoln customer service at 1-800-521-4140. Ford's number for this recall is 20S04.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V072000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 211207
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Aug 25 2016
A loss of power to the fuel pump will cause the engine to stall or prevent the vehicle from starting, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI Ecoboost engines and 2013-2015 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor vehicles. A component within the fuel pump electric module (PEM) may overheat causing a loss of electrical power to the fuel pump.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel PEM part number and replace the fuel PEM, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 1, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S31.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V621000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 77502
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
Sep 28 2015
If the fuel tank separates from the vehicle, a fuel leak may occur, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured on July 24, 2015. During vehicle production, the fuel tank attachment bolts may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the fuel tank straps may fracture and the fuel tank could separate from the vehicle.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the fuel tank attachment bolts, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on October 19, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S26.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V605000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 203
PARKING BRAKE
Jul 24 2015
If the parking brake does not fully engage and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'Park' while on a slope, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015, Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 21, 2015, and 2015-2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015. The affected vehicles have a parking brake that may not fully engage when applied. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will test the operation of the parking brake system, and if necessary, replace the parking brake control assembly, free of charge. The recall began on September 4, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C07.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V464000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7165
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