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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,721 miles

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2007 Ford Taurus exhaust system problems

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2007 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #8

May 222011


  • 60,676 miles


While pulling out of a parking lot the exhaust pipe failed at the manifold connection dropping the entire front of the exhaust, including the catalytic converter to the ground. At a higher speed or with uneven ground this could have caused serious damage or injury. This appears to be a common occurrence with this year vehicle. Exhaust/emissions problem. The consumer stated Ford is covering the parts and labor at 100%. updated 05/24/11

- Wheeling, WV, USA

problem #7

May 162011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
The connection from the exhaust system to the engine manifold has failed twice, once at 32K miles and now at 81K miles. Both times this caused the entire exhaust system to collapse towards the front of the vehicle causing the vehicle to stop moving forward. Luckily both times I was in a parking lot going under 15mph otherwise this could have caused an accident on a roadway. I did not hit anything either time. The safety concern is not the fact that this part fails for no apparent reason, but the fact that there is no support for the exhaust system between the rear and front of the vehicle.

- East Taunton, MA, USA

problem #6

May 072010


  • 42,753 miles
The entire front end of the muffler system fell to the ground on my 2007 Ford Taurus, shortly after pulling out the driveway. If this would have happened on the highway it might have been real bad and involved other people on the road. Thank god it was on a side street. If it would have ent in a pot hole at a decent speed, I am sure it would have been ugly.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #5

Jun 132008


  • 36 miles


Weldment holding the exhaust manifold gave out, causing the catalytic converter, and back to drag on the ground. Took it via flatbed and dealership re-welded it back on.

- Juneau, WI, USA

problem #4

Jun 052009

(reported on)


  • miles
2007 Ford Taurus sel exhaust system came loose from where its fastened to the manifold of the engine. The consumer stated the pipe in the flange that fastened to the manifold was not flared properly at the factory. There was no hanger at the front as the catalytic converter was actually made on the pipe that fastened to the flange. Apparently, the support hanger was quite a distance back as the pipe could possibly drop down if it were to come loose at the front. The consumer discovered he could easily slip the pipe back into the flange. It was as if the pipe had never been flared. The consumer took the vehicle to a muffler shop to have the pipe welded, but the part was not designed for a weld nor was there room to do so. The repairman was only able to tack weld it. The consumer went to another shop and was informed Ford was aware of the problem and there was a repair kit available.

- Exline, IA, USA

problem #3

Jun 152008


  • 20,000 miles
While driving mt vehicle with 20,000 miles, the exhaust fell off at the flange behind the manifold while driving. I've read of many instances of this happening. The dealership replaced the flange and catalytic converter because it was under warranty. This model should definitely be recalled for this defect.

- Freeport, PA, USA

problem #2

May 172009


  • 37,000 miles
Fortunately the 2007 Ford Taurus was in the parking lot when the whole exhaust fell off the vehicle due to a melted flang. Was not aware that we had to check a tsb for the safety of our vehicle. It is still under warranty so do not have to pay. Very worried about other drivers safety. Could not imagine driving 65 miles per hour and have your exhaust fall off.

- Meade, KS, USA

problem #1

Sep 182008


  • 36,300 miles
I parked my car at work in the morning. Got in it at lunch and realized that the exhaust had fallen off at the manifold. The mechanic said that it was a bad weld job from the manufacturer. This is the first occurrence and hopefully the last.

- Columbus, MT, USA

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