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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
72,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace reservoir (3 reports)
2001 Ford Taurus cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 152007

Taurus SES 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


The reservoir cracked and leaked anti freeze every time I parked, had to keep filling. I replaced it and it cracked again after about a year. I still have this problem. I took it off and patched it up. let's see how long that will last.

- , Berwyn, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 102011

Taurus SES 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

It's just a small leak but it still makes a mess. I feel Ford should take care of this issue. If I don't keep adding anti-freeze I can blow the heads or event the entire engine. Anti freeze is not cheap.

- , Berwyn, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 172008

Taurus SE 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

When I went to get the reservoir from the auto store, Ford shipped the wrong one twice. I also found out that the resevoir is notorious for cracking on the bottom on this model car.

- , Wabash, IN, USA

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