1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 vin U from North America
A good family car
The first thing that went wrong was warped rotors. They went bad at 60,000 miles, and were replaced again at 95,000 miles.
At 55,000 miles, the vehicle speed sensor was replaced under my extended warranty.
Most recently, at 100,000 miles, both lower ball joints were replaced.
Our 1999 Taurus has been a good car so far. I have read about other problems with this model, but my car doesn't seem to be affected yet.
I am an Assistant manager of a local NAPA Auto Parts Store, and can attest to problems other manufacturers are having with there cars. General Motors in particular seems to have charging system problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th April, 2003
8th Jun 2003, 16:17
This is pertaining to a review of the 1999 Ford Taurus.
I also drive a '99 Taurus SE. It currently has 68,000 miles on it. It is a leased car that had 3,000 miles on it when I leased it.
So far, I have had the power steering pump replaced (at 26K miles), ball joints (at 55K), tie rods (at 50K), and have had persistent problems with warped rotors, steering linkage, and currently ruptured cooling system lines (the metal ones of course that are "special order").
There has also been a string of other little quirks that my local dealership notes to "unknown electrical problems" such as the door ajar signal staying on, dome lights not shutting off even when switch is in "off position", and radio LCD display not working.
This car replaced a 1993 Taurus. Although the '93 Taurus had several recalls, it was by far a more reliable vehicle than the '99 model. The '93 was traded in for this newer car at 125K and although it looked pretty rough, it was still a very dependable car. I only wish I could say the same for the 1999 Taurus.
22nd Mar 2005, 20:47
My car also decides that a car door is open when one is not. The dome light stays on and the "door open" light stays on. This usually doesn't last very long, but if it does, we take out the fuse.