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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
126,187 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the front rotors with new disc pads (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1997 Ford Taurus brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012011

Taurus GL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles


94000 miles I get to replace all new rotors and pads on front as well as a new caliper on the driver side where the seal popped. I got away cheap at $178 cause i did the work myself.

- , Little Chute, WI, USA

problem #2

Jan 202007

(reported on)

Taurus SL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,562 miles

The car was given to me so it was not maintained right then it sat for two years. I have no heat and I replaced the thermostat so it is not that. Now out of nowhere with no warning when I brake hard it grinds but also if I turn the wheel and brake it sounds like there is a helicopter above my car. I was actually looking for the darn helicopter and then realized that it was my car. The car stops with no problem so I don't think it is the brakes, and there was no warning. Last time I got the car looked at they said it was all rusted underneath, and that I needed rotors so I think that could be the problem.

- , Bridgeport, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 122003

(reported on)

Taurus LX

  • 128,000 miles

The front rotors continue to warp too quickly, about every 15,000 miles.

- , Attleboro, MA, USA

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