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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
140,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. hook the seatbelt through the door and click it in (1 reports)
  2. use a screw driver to pull the latch in the door (1 reports)
2000 Ford Taurus accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2000 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

May 192009

Taurus SEL 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles


The door in cold temperatures will not stay closed unless the door latch is heated.

- , Murphy, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 282007

Taurus SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

When it is most inconvenient, during the bitter cold winters in Minnesota, the door will not latch shut. It will close but it won't latch no matter if you try locking it or slamming it several times. The cold causes something in the latching mechanism to fail and until you heat the car up by driving your door will swing open unless you find a way to keep it shut. Not a good situation if you need to drive somewhere or leave your car and have the doors stay locked and shut. I have had this car for about 4 years and it has been a giant P.O.S. Stupid things like this happen all the time but that sort of shotty craftsmanship shouldn't surprise anybody who owns and American made vehicle.

- , Woodbury, MN, USA

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