pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
91,031 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. body work on fender (1 reports)
  2. repair rusting (1 reports)
2008 Ford Taurus body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 242014

Taurus FWD 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,313 miles


2008 Ford Taurus SEL - Sedan - FWD - 3.5 v6 - Titanium Green Metallic

This car has been a TRIM and paint disaster since I bought it in 2012. I know the original owner personally and they took very very good care of the car.

But once I got it things just seemed to go.

So as you will see in my other post under premature rusting for the Drivers Side Rear Fender which cost $565 to fix.

After rust proofing my car over before winter, waxing it, using krown salt eliminator.....It has started to break out rust around the " dog legs" of the car.

I was totally shocked. Now this part of the panel had not been replaced. But when the original rust repair was done in the fall of 2013 there was 0 rust down there.

Then i was doubly shocked to see on the passenger side in the same area it's starting there and worse.

It's a good car. But I'm cursing myself for buying it. I had a 1999 Intrepid that was never rust proofed and it went almost 12 years before any corrosion showed up on it ( and they were notoriously bad for rust).

So when I talked to the body shop guy he said ya...it's going in the same area the Ford Escapes do as well.

This car first showed up with rust @ the age of 4. Which i then fixed. And now even after being oil sprayed rust is still coming through.

- , London, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Apr 152012

Taurus FWD 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,749 miles

2008 Ford Taurus Sedan purchased new. 3.5L v6. Titanium Green Metallic.

Starting to rust on drivers side rear fender. $400-700 to fix.

Did not purchase rust proofing but the car is washed all the time & is parked in a garage all year.

Just outside corrosion warranty by a few months Ford would not cover.

Car had 138,000km roughly when it happened & mostly highway miles.

ABSOLUTELY Ridiculous a car made that's only 4 years old would start to rust out. I know people 2001 neons that never wash them, sit outside & still don't have exterior body rust as of 2012 & neons aren't in the same price segment. Tells you right there Ford Quality Control of paint metal. TOTAL BS.

- , London, Ontario, Canada

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