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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
52,600 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced starter (1 reports)
2004 Ford Taurus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 282013

Taurus SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,600 miles


The car had been driven that morning but then wouldn't start in the afternoon. Tried to jump start and it worked the first time but daughter shut the car off not realizing it needed to run for awhile (this is when we thought it was the battery). It wouldn't start again after that so we took the battery in for testing. They said, it's charging 100% but the side is a little swollen which means you'll probably have trouble with it when it starts getting cold, so, we bought a new battery, put it in, car still wouldn't start. Had it towed to the shop. Keep in mind, we had it towed on 9/2/13 and had to have the transmission replaced. We'd only had the car back for 2 weeks when we had to have it towed again on 9/28 for the starter. The starter had already been replaced on 8/8/12 but needed another replacement on 9/28/13. Thankfully the car parts place where the started was purchased in August '12 said the part was covered under a 'limited' warranty so we only had to pay $75 for labor to replace it. Could have been worse, but still, so inconvenient to have it towed again (tow insurance is well worth the money!) and be without a car for 2 days when we had to go without the car for 2 weeks when the transmission was replaced, all within the same month!

- , Liberty, MO, USA

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