10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,300
Average Mileage:
130,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace all coils/ecm (1 reports)
2008 Ford Taurus X engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Ford Taurus X Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012014

Taurus X SEL 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

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

In the Ford Taurus X (2008 and 2009) years, the coils (there are six of them) go bad and once they go bad, they cause the ECM to short.

Ford Dealers give 2 conflicting reasons: 1) the coil goes bad, shorts, and then shorts the ECM; or 2) the ECM goes bad and shorts a coil.

Either way, according to the Ford issued TSB, the ECM has to be replaced ($800 - $1000) and ALL SIX coils have to be replaced as they acknowledge that it is likely to happen again if "new" coils are not used. The coils cost between $150 - $200 EACH.

Thus, the repair for this KNOWN issue, including labor, costs over $2500.

- Joe P., Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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