2001 Ford Taurus SES 3.0 from North America
Steer Clear of Ford Taurus
Windows make awful noise when raising and lowering.
Replaced Transmission at 125000 miles.
Knocking noise at front end. Replaced rotors four times and because the rotors were warped on this model, pads wore quickly and have been replaced five times.
(Let me add I know there are a lot of miles on this vehicle, but most are highway miles as I travel a great deal.)
Cylinder in rear brakes went bad almost causing an accident. (Replaced entire rear brake system)
Two of the plugs are on back of this motor making plugs and wires hard to change. This also causes No. 6 wire to melt causing misfire in that cylinder.
Motor has been replaced and have had heads replaced recently.
Engine light has been on since the day after I bought it. The dealership checked it as well as my mechanic. Computers show nothing to cause this and was told to ignore it.
It is a comfortable riding car. Very expensive to maintain though. I don't believe I will ever own another one and would not recommend this particular car to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th November, 2007
5th Feb 2008, 06:23
188000 miles? No wonder your hacing problems with it. I didn't know a motor could be replaced at 188000 miles. But hey I'm only a mechanic what do I know.
29th Feb 2008, 21:40
I would have thought you could replace a motor whatever the mileage. But hey I'm not a mechanic, and we have so much faith in them.
1st Mar 2008, 14:32
I can't fathom how anyone could say you can only replace an engine at certain mileages. They are held in by bolts. Bolts can be unscrewed at any mileage from 1 to 1,000,000. I have never had to replace a motor in any of my Fords, but the longest I ever kept one was just over 320,000 miles and it didn't need one then either. I've never replaced an engine or transmission in any of my Fords.