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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
33,250 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace brakes (4 reports)
  2. Replace brakes and rotors (3 reports)
  3. not sure (1 reports)
2008 Ford Taurus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 152011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


My Ford is very well maintained and was given to me brand new. Thankfully we have an on sight mechanic at my job, who does regular maintenance on it. He has had to replace the brakes almost every 8 months and the rotors twice in 3 years. To me and my mechanic this is really very unacceptable.

- Lisa H., Martinez, CA, US

problem #7

Nov 212012

Taurus SES 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

The problem is this is the second time I have had to replace the rear brakes on this car. This car has an easy life - it drives to work and back each day on the highway. So I find it crazy that it has needed new brakes two times before 60k in mileage.

- Noel O., Windsor, CT, US

problem #6

May 122012

Taurus XL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,011 miles

Ford to my knowledge is not acknowledging that there is a problem even though early on they were extending the original 12mo/12000mi warranty to 36mo/36000mi..I have a vague feeling that something in the computer controlled ABS or traction control is the culprit. This may result in premature life of the repaired rear brakes. Has anyone gotten any help from Ford on this?

- jwfindarle, Riverbank, CA, US

problem #5

Apr 032012

Taurus Limited 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,675 miles


contacted Ford, problem was denied.No way in heck I should have had to put rear brakes on my car,at 18,675 miles ,but the worst part was having to buy new rotors.They were at disguard level.If Ford does not admit there is a problem here,I will never buy a Ford again!!!!!I guess this is how you reward loyal buyers.Very upset with Ford !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want my money back for brakes and rotors!!!!!!!!!!!Are you listening Ford?This is my ford story.I do intend to contact my local news trouble shooter on tv to draw more attention to this problem!!!!!!!!!!!

- Karen L., Hamilton, OH, US

problem #4

Oct 192011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

Another rear brake failure at low miles. Front brakes are in excellent shape. This is not an unusual problem as evidenced by browsing the web. I hope Ford will acknowledge this, so they will come up with a fix, and minimize the number of lost future customers.

- Sal S., Phoenix, AZ, US

problem #3

Jan 272010

Taurus SEL 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,451 miles

The rear brakes needed new pads and rotor at 58662 kil. The front brakes were still in excellent condition I do mostly highway driving and my brakes never wear out this soon .Except for my previous car which was a 2005 Ford 500 This car ford issued a recall stating that there was a problem with premature brake wear .They replaced the pads and rotors at no cost to me .Now on this car they say its normal wear and no matter how much i complained to the dealer and ford i got no satisfaction Now at 95500 kil the front brakes are still in good condition and the back brakes are 2/3 worn out.I have driven fords for over 55 years this might be my last one

- Elvin M., Bruce Mines, Ontario, Canada

problem #2

Nov 062010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles

the brakes are not working on the car, on weather condition roads, just slightly covered, the car slides & slides, i have never been so scared . My car only has 22,000 miles on it. i am afraid to drive it. it is going into the shop on monday, not only that , but since i have had the car it bounces up and down with a erching noise like the shocks are worn out, & especially if you wash the car this noise goes on for another week. the worst car i have ever had, and i don't buy anything but fords.

- Becky C., Vermilion, OH, US

problem #1

Aug 092010

Taurus SEL 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,492 miles

Dealer cannot explain why rear brakes and rotors were worn before the front brakes were almost new. After the repair, I still have a scraping sound that dealer could not find and fix. I have to leave the car with them for another whole day. I was told it was nothing and not to worry, but if it is bearing and it seizes all hell will brake loose. Pun intended ! Any ideas out there?

- Wayne B., Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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