really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
103,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1999 Ford Taurus electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 222009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


I am writing for my mother. She is 87 years old and has a 1999 Ford Taurus that only has 70000 miles on it. She thought this would be her last car. Recently, she could not start the car. She had it towed to a mechanic who said it involved the electrical system but could not repair. It was towed to a second mechanic who also could not repair it. It was then towed to a Ford dealership. They said a part needed to be replaced but that the part was no longer made. They are attempting to get a part for a different car and adjust it to fit the Taurus. It has now been a month that my mother has been without her car and she is not sure if they will be able to repair it at all. It is terrible that they do not continue to make parts that are needed for car repairs. A car is not a "throw - away" item that one discards when a part in broken. This is very poor business practice.

- , San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 232008

Taurus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,000 miles

Living in Wisconsin, it gets pretty freakin cold. One day my car wouldn't start. It wouldn't start when we tried to jump it, so we got a new battery. Put the new battery in and it worked for about the 30 minutes i was driving it. I parked it, it was 6 degrees farenheit outside, for about 5 hours. Went to go outside to start it and it started and i heated it up. When i went back outside about 10 minutes later, it was dying. The dash lights were dim and the cd player didn't work. I turned the car off and we tried jumping it. It would not work. We tried again and let the two cars connect for about 5 minutes. It worked for about 2 minutes and died. I dont know if its a battery issue, an alternator issue, a starter issue, an electrical issue, i just don't know. Maybe its just too cold? The car has never been parked in a garage for the 10 years weve had it and this shouldn't be happening. The Ford Taurus is usually a dependable car.

- , Janesville, WI, USA

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