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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
78,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2004 Ford Taurus engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 102009

Taurus SES

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles


Plain and simple the car started on fire,Was driving on interstate 90 when I saw my temp was starting to red line, pulled over and got out of the car to open the hood, and noticed that the paint was bubbling so i turned the car off and called 911, by the time they got to my location the engine was on fire and the front headlights had melted off,this was my dad's car before he passed on so I should have deemed it totaled but it had to many memories,and the fact there was an extended warranty and my insurance company wanted to fix it, still drives today and what happened was some wires touched and that started a cascading effect.

- , Waseca, MN, USA

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