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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
60,914 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. moved the door lock button up and down (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Ford Taurus engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012015

Taurus ES 3.2V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,829 miles


Car starts up fine when cold, when the car is driven awhile and I cut the engine off it won't start until it cools down. Brought a new battery, had the alternator checked, still will not start if car is warm.

- , Modesto, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 122010

Taurus SEL 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

Jim B. reported this problem for his 2002 Taurus. When the car had been run a few miles and the engine turned off, the engine would start but felt like it was running on 2 of the 6 cylinders and soon died. We tried his temporary fix and it worked. Moved the door lock button up and down a few times to "wake up" the anti-theft system, the engine started and ran normally.

We love the car, but this wierd failure is not acceptable. We need a permanent fix.

- , Lafayette, CA, USA

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