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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
62,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. extended warranty company replaced engine (1 reports)
  2. replaced engine at own expense (1 reports)
2001 Ford Taurus engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012003

Taurus ES 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


3 months after I replaced the transmission the engine started a knock in the crankshaft again i contacted ford company in Texas, planet ford dealership in Houston Texas, ford dealership in the US Virgin Islands and they did everything to repair the car and did not honor the warranty agreement all they did was gave the run around. After all the problems with this car I decide not to anymore and did not here from ford until this month 4/2008 they are trying to sue me for a little over 9,000.00 dollars that I owe them but the car still park since 2003. I spent 4.000.00 down payment for this car paid 5,900.00 in monthly payments plus what I spent on the car to try and keep it running during 2003.

- , Ocala, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 062008

Taurus SES 3.0L 24v V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles

Duratec engines have a history of this,#6 engine bearing spun @ 77,000miles, extended warranty company replaced the engine with a used engine.

Out of pocket expense including two weeks rental car was aprox $1000

- , Lansdale, PA, USA

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