pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
196,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new battery (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace fuse (1 reports)
1997 Ford Taurus electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012015

Taurus 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 220,000 miles


The battery terminal was loose on my car. I went to work stopped to get a sandwich at subway, started the car back up and the battery/alternator light came on but car started back up with no problems other than the light coming on. Went to school, came out after end of day and the car wouldn't turn on. It clicked as if the battery was dead. I popped the hood and the battery terminal on one side was completely corroded. A man from the school put the new terminal which was a different on the wires put he never securely attached the terminal, so I got a jump and it still didn't stay on it just kept cutting off.

- , Elizabeth City, NC, US

problem #2

Apr 182015

Taurus 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 240,000 miles

A mechanic just called me with a possible solution to the alternator not charging the battery. A fuse under the hood needs to be replaced. We'll see if that is the case.

- , Elizabeth City, NC, US

problem #1

Aug 102011

Taurus GL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

One day was driving along when the car stopped working. Was not sure what the problem was until the mechanic stated the battery was dead. the alternator was checked and was said to be in good shape. The mechanic stated the car is one of the origianl flex fuel vehicles and the computer works harder and drains the battery. Once a year I buy a new battery to avoid this problem.

- , Brooklyn, NY, USA

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