2013 Ford Taurus brakes problems: premature brake wear

Premature Brake Wear

2013 Ford Taurus

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Ford dealer.

7.7

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$330
Average Mileage:
34,900 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace brakes (7 reports)
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2013 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 012014

Taurus SEL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Bought this vehicle as dealer car with 20k miles. First couple of years drove a lot of highway for work after a job change still driving a lot but more of 50/50 balance of highway/city. Vehicle now has 190,000 and I am not a heavy footed braker either. I have lost count on the amount of times I have had to change the brakes, pads and calipers. I am using the better pads too, not cheap ones. It seems I am having to change them every 3 months anymore. Luckily the pads are under warranty so I can return the bad ones and get my money back but I am having to change both front and back brakes way to much, it is so frustrating. I can tell immediately when they are starting to go because the start grinding really bad and the wheels are just black all the time. Other then this issue. I really like this vehicle and I am planning to replace this vehicle this year but I can't see me buying another Ford.

- Ted N., Granger, US

problem #6

Mar 312017

Taurus AWD 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

Took the car in twice to a ford dealership. They said the brakes were fine. A month later the grinding got worse. The back brake was overheating and smoking when driving more than 40 miles. Called the dealership and was told it wouldn't hurt the brakes. If I wanted to bring it in they will clean the brakes because I had them check a month before and they were fine. Was told it was more and likely rust build up. Really. Called the dealership I bought it at and they got me in right away. The driver side brake pad was grinding into the rotor. The caliper was bad and also the pads. They checked the other back brake and the caliper was leaking. Had them replace both sides. Brake pads,rotors,calipers. We had a extended warranty. It covered the calipers,pads and some of the labor. It didn't cover the rotors. So out of pocket it cost 430 dollars. Can't believe with only 35000 mile on my car and the brakes are this bad. This was the first car I ever bought brand new. Guess I will stay away from Ford cars next time I buy a car.

- Debbie B., Palmyra, WI, US

problem #5

Jan 312014

Taurus SEL 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

I purchased my 2013 Ford Taurus brand new. The car currently has 54,000 miles and the rear calipers have been replaced 3 times. I just had to have the front brake pads replaced and the rotors cut. Most of my miles are highway driving (50 miles round trip dailiy) . Tired of having the brakes fixed and being told I have a heavy brake foot. I can't recall having to replace brake pads and rotors on the prior 6 cars I owned except for normal wear. In fact, I cannot remember having calipers replaced on prior cars at all. At least the cost to repair the rear brake system is covered under warranty since the calipers have been replaced so frequently.

My last four cars were Fords, not sure I will ever buy another.

- Katie W., Colonia, NJ, US

problem #4

May 012015

Taurus SEL 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

42000 miles rear brakes started binding up. Took to dealer, they stated calipers are good. Pads froze due to road salt/ rust. Told dealer to free up pads, no luck, still a problem. In process of taking back to dealer for proper repair. 95% of mileage driven on highway to and from work 45 miles round trip.

Been driving for over 30 years, 1st time I've ever had rear brake issues on a car after 42000 miles. Dealer says need to replace pads and rotors maybe calipers too. Of course warranty over after 36000.

Should be a recall! Rear pads 1/2 the size of front! Hello Ford engineering? It's a Full Sized Sedan. This isn't Rocket Science.

- Dan B., Campbellsport, US

problem #3

Mar 112015

Taurus SEL 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

THE REAR DRIVER SIDE BRAKES HAVE BEEN ACTING UP AND WILL MAKE A LOUD CLUNK WHEN YOU GO TO STOP. THE RIMS OF BOTH BACK TIRES WERE HOT AND BRAKES HAVE AN ELECTRICAL BURNING SMELL. HAD TO REPLACE BRAKE PADS AND CALIPERS. THE TOTAL PARTS AND LABOR COST WAS $382.

- Jeanette F., South Rockwood, MI, US

problem #2

Sep 292014

Taurus Limited 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

Not sure why Ford built a full sized car and then made the rear brake pads smaller than the front when they should be at least as big as the front or larger. Their small size caused them to wear out prematurely which caused them to "stick" against rotor causing overheating and smoke and burning rubber. Dealer mentioned that they have had several Taurus's with this problem. I believe Ford skimped in the wrong area and should be responsible to fix this problem. I don't understand why they would cheapen a component as critical as brakes on a full sized vehicle.

- Steven S., Frankenmuth, MI, US

problem #1

Aug 192013

Taurus AWD V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

dealer covered under warranty (nice).....mentioned it happens to Northern vehicles only because of snow and salt on the calipers. I do not want to have to change brakes and rotors every 18K miles on a car. If Ford does not want to rectify I will have to switch manufacturers which is unfortunate because I like what they have done with designs and technology but will not put up with the issues. I believe Ford should have a recall for this problem.

- John B., LaFayette, NY, US

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