2005 Ford Taurus from North America
Faulty transmission... Brakes???
Have had all required maintenance. Bought from Hertz rent a car at 20000. Certified vehicle...
48000, air conditioning went out.
55000, check engine light comes on once in a while, even after a tune up.
58000, transmission went out. Extended warranty covered a rebuilt one, but it's up and the transmission is starting to slip.
65000, master cylinder went out.
67000, brake booster went out, and it wasn't covered because warranty is up.
Oil leaking. Dealership is trying to tell me I have a blown head gasket.
Paint on rear bumper is oxidized. Live in AZ, but it's a little early for it to do that.
Interior plastic around the front windshield kept falling down. Clip broke, had to buy some insulation foam for it to stick back up there.
No acceleration. My 89 Nissan hard body truck with a 4 cylinder, with 8 spark plugs, automatic transmission, fuel injected/carburetor, that was brand new 11 miles when purchased for 7,900, blew the 25000 6 cylinder Ford Taurus away...
Feel sorry for all the people who purchased the Taurus with no extended warranty.
Nice roomy car. Looks nice. That's about it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th April, 2010
14th Apr 2010, 12:27
Sorry for your experience, but one main reasons why you probably had so many is because it was a rental vehicle; usually people beat the crap out of rental vehicles.
My mom has had her 05 Taurus for 5 years, and it almost has 100,000 miles and she hasn't had any problems, only general maintenance.
This is their third Taurus, and they haven't had any major problems.
Sorry you got a lemon.
14th Apr 2010, 13:13
My 2005 also has the "Check engine" light come on occasionally. I found on Internet that ffv Vulcan's tend to do that. If it is an ffv, use 91 octane. Mine runs much better on 91 octane.
14th Apr 2010, 18:06
I would be reluctant to buy any ex-rental car, and especially one with automatic transmission (they are hired to people who struggle to tell the pedals apart).
Also, in my experience, rental companies are the worst for clocking their vehicles.