29th Mar 2003, 15:27

I own a 2000 Ford Taurus, and currently it has 63,500 miles on it. The only things that have been replaced are the tires, and the brake pads and rotors. Other than that the car has been fine. I don't use premium gas, I use the regular 87 octane... sure it rattles alittle, but only until it warms up. I can't see myself paying a $1.70 or more per gallon just to fix a problem that I have actually heard won't ever go away.

2000 Taurus SE FFV.

3rd Apr 2003, 11:42

In September 2002, with 59,300 miles, the vehicle in this review was returned to the dealer where it was purchased from and traded in on a new 2002 Ford Ranger 4x2 XLT SuperCab. The dealership manager, aware of the disappointing experience I had with my Taurus, worked very hard to find the exact Ranger I wanted and then put together an absolutely fantastic deal.

I am absolutely delighted with the Ranger, which has given me absolutely no troubles in the 16,000 miles I have put on it so far. In terms of overall quality, it's light years ahead of the Taurus I owned.

17th May 2003, 07:45

I own a 2000 Ford Taurus and it has given me many problems from brakes to changing the wheel bearings. So for it has been running good I had the tires changed and I still get a light vibration in the steering. I wanted to see if any body has the same problem with there 2000 Taurus?

21st Nov 2003, 01:29

I own a 2000 Taurus and in the first month I was very disappointed. On 2 occasions the front axle came apart leaving me dead in the water. After towing it to the dealer both times I was told that the problem was wrong parts used by the factory the first time. The second time was mechanical error by the dealer's mechanic. After this problem was cleared up the only other parts replace have tires, brakes and rotors.

16th Feb 2004, 21:48

I have a 2001 Ford Taurus SES, and it has seen it share of problems. Like most, I have also experienced the shaking of the steering wheel when applying the brakes. I am a ASE certified mechanic, but since under warranty I took the car to the ford dealership for repairs and they replaced the rotors and the brake pads. Much to my dismay, the steering wheel still shook while braking. I returned the vehicle to the service department where I was informed that they would re-examine the problem. They turned the rotors and still the problem existed. Displeased with the dealer, I went down to the local O'Reilly Auto Parts and purchased new Lifetime parts for my taurus and changed them out myself. The parts were easy to change and upon completion of the job the problem was fixed. The only other problem I have seen was replacement of the cv shafts at about 50,000 miles for vibration under heavy throttle. This was about 200 dollars for parts and labor. I recommend using 89 octane. My taurus pings and knocks with 87 octane and using the mid-grade fuel corrects this problem. It will be cheaper in the long run to buy the mid-range gas than to have to replace parts destroyed by cheap gas. Avoid the Continental tires that come with Tauruses, for some reason or another vibrate at highway speeds. I purchased 4 Michelin Symmetry tires from discount tire and they are smooth as glass.

31st Mar 2004, 10:19


I'm from Mexico city and I'm the owner of 2000 Mercury Sable. As most of you I have some complaints about the shaking steering wheel when you brake at highway speed.

Has any of you find a solution for this problem?. I'm desperate, I have tried almost everything. My car has only 10,000 miles and my rotors and brake pads have been replaced twice, but this just solves the problem for two or three months and then the steering wheel starts shaking again.

5th Apr 2004, 18:53

Hello Taurus owner.

I have a 2000 SES (24 DOHC V6, 3.0), it only has 18,000 miles and it is no longer under warranty (3 months over three years). I have a problem today. The engine light is on solid. We took to the dealer, and they did a computerized test, and told us that one of the cylinder has no pressure. They didn't really know where precisely is wrong, but it will cost $2500 to repair. I didn't really quite believe this, given the fact that some dealers don't know what they are talking about. It still drives fine. According to the manual, it could be temporary because the gas tank pressure, and it could mean its engine problem. Anyone has similar problem that can help me with an answer or comment?

Sincerely thank you.

Pete Sanchez.

25th May 2004, 09:55

I'm having the same trouble with the car just stalling out in the middle of driving on the turnpike. I was driving 2 hours when it all of sudden died on me. We were lucky not to be hit. About 30 minutes later it did the same thing. When we had to drive home the next day the same thing happened. We are lucky that we weren't hit. I have it at the dealer's and they can't find anything wrong so far. They are however charging me to look at it. I have the premium extended warranty that I paid a high price for. It may or may not cover this situation. I am holding my breath that they find the problem and it is covered. If not, I will be selling the car. I can't endanger my family with an unsafe vehicle. Has anyone else also had this problem? I contacted the company and they can't do anything for me they say.

25th May 2004, 14:46

I have a 2001 Ford Taurus SEL model and it runs fine. I had a problem once with the engine light staying on. there was 2 problems the EGR valve and the fact that my gas cap was broke. I've had to change the tires more than normal, but then again there used tires, so this time I;m getting new ones!. Um I got hit on the passenger side and it barely left a dent. All in all my car is very reliable and it has 93000 miles already. My ABS and brake light keep coming on simultaneously, does anyone know if this could be because I need brake fluid or because I have a dummy tire for a wheel?.

18th Aug 2004, 20:10

I got a 2000 taurus, I have had trouble with the brakes, steering, the motor pings, the windshield wiper hoses melted, now the trannie is starting to slip anyone else have problems like this.

22nd Sep 2004, 08:08

I have a 2000 Taurus. It has about 93,000 miles. The engine light has been popping on and off since we purchased the car in February 2001 with only 20 miles. For the past two years the gas gage has not worked properly. I use the odometer to determine when I need gas. Like others, I also experience the vibration problems. My car was also stalling; I had to get my fuel pump replaced to stop this problem. And I have had to get my rotors replaced. Today, when I parked my car, my engine was smoking on the passenger side. I hope this is not my coolant. Does anyone know what is causing this?