hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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problem #2

Mar 012004


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that he received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 03V087000 (visibility) however, his VIN was not included in the recall campaign. The contact also mentioned that he had been experiencing the same problem that was listed on the recall, in which the blower motor was retaining water and caused the motor to fail. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 032007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
This is an apparent problem with many of the Ford tauruses where the heater just stops working. Each time it stops working it seems to cost over $2,000 to fix the issue. The actuator motor, the heater core, and the blower door all continue to be affected. Even after repair it seems that it will only work for about 1 year before it needs to be fixed again. Just outside of the warranty period. We have replaced the heater system 3 times and it just did it again. Research on line shows that this is a significant issue with many of the Ford products that use the heater set up like the Taurus. It may also include the for F150 truck with a similar problem.

- Burke, VA, USA