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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
102,200 miles
Total Complaints:
12 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (11 reports)
  2. replace the heat core (1 reports)
1999 Ford Taurus AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1999 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #12

Sep 101999

Taurus ES 3.0V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 153,000 miles


it's the winter here in San Diego, when I drive my Ford I have to dress like I'm in Michigan

- Rachel O., Vista, CA, US

problem #11

Jan 082009

Taurus 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

from the time I bought it heat always smile bad when I send it for check up the first year I bought it they said bacteria in pipes and after couple years late heat didn't work my husband take it to mechanic to fix it they clean and flush the system work for couple weeks and after that problem keep on coming back , and this year get worse cold air is the most time some times get heat and this will surprise me what make it work and other time not working and my husband trying to fix it but he didn't know what is the problems please help if you have the problem what did you do to fix it I don't want to send it and spend money because I read lot people has the same problem and even mechanic they don't know exact problem and they don't do the right job.

- Nuha N., Allentown, PA, US

problem #10

Nov 012008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,603 miles

I wear a hat, gloves and a WARM coat in the winter when I drive - but most annoying is it can take 15-20 for the car to warm up - once the car temp is between hot and cold the heater will blow other than freezing cold air then - Its been looked at by 2 places, back flushed etc - recommend a new heater core which was going to be about 1000.00

- S B., Vancouver, BC, Canada

problem #9

Apr 012010

Taurus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles


I live in Colorado so my heater works hard, but no excuse for total failure

- Kelly Z., Littleton, CO, US

problem #8

Oct 152008

Taurus SE 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

The heat in the vehicle doesn't work at all. from investigating the problem the blend door melts. and is not a recall. also the components to the engine cooling system are not compatible so the rust builds up rather quickly. this causes the coolant to not circulate. i have had to flush the system often and replace the thermostat several times but the vehicle still tend to begin to overheat and not give hot air.

- Ryan H., Ashland City, TN, US

problem #7

Sep 302009

Taurus SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

One day my father offerd to buy any used car my wife, she needed one badly last year. It was her first car. I couldn't help but let out a groan as i saw my wife pull into our driveway with this ford p.o.s. knowing the headaches this 'thing' was going to cause me. Of course my dad was wanting her to just "get something" and she did not have any clue of what, how, or the hmmm's of buying a car. amazingly though, my biggest problem with this ford is the heater only works when going over 45 mph. I love my wife, but i just told her "get a coat".

- cilairin, Lawrence, KS, US

problem #6

Dec 012009

Taurus 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles


no or very slight heat.cold in ohio in winter .must have heat! replaced thermostat,even though engine got normal temp. heater hose from engine is hot but heater hose thru firewall just a little warm.Is there a temp control valve or water flow regulator in the heater system and where is it?

- Bob C., Circleville, OH, US

problem #5

Oct 072008

Taurus SE 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I would like to know how to correct this problem, living in Alaska I really need to have heat!

- aluckalaska, Seward, AK, US

problem #4

Oct 312008

Taurus LX 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

As I mentioned before, once my Ford Taurus turned 8 years ago, it turned into a piece of junk and a money pit. The heater only blows cold air.

- shewch, Surrey, BC, Canada

problem #3

Jan 012009

Taurus SE 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,990 miles

We bought this car used for our son. My husband noticed when we bought it that the heater didn't work. They replaced the thermostat and did a complete flush. The heater worked for awhile, but as it got colder the heater just didn't work. Also, the temp control goes from the middle (where it is supposed to be) down to the cold mark. What is up with that. We just wondered what is up with it and what needs to be done to fix it.

- Carol M., Oak Harbor, OH, US

problem #2

Feb 122007

Taurus EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

I paid about $200 to have the thermostat and hoses replaced and the core flushed. The system blew mildly warm air which got me thru winter of 2007. Now it will not blow any heat and the entire core needs to be replaced at a cost of over $500! That's why I normally do not buy American Cars! And no do not bail out the "Big 3" Let them figure out how to compete!!!!!

- J M., Dover, OH, US

problem #1

Nov 172007

Taurus SE 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,452 miles

I had the coolant flushed and the thermostat replaced still does not work

- Felicia S., Dayton, OH, US

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