# 2000 Ford Taurus - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

## Common problems of the 2000 Ford Taurus

1,211 problems have been reported for the 2000 Ford Taurus.
The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 2000 Ford Taurus.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension
with 421 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
(98 problems).

### Table 1. Common problems of the 2000 Ford Taurus

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PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the *problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year*. The total sales of the 2000 Ford Taurus in the United States are 351,083 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Taurus owners in the last 17 years is 1211, and the age of the vehicle is 17, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

PPMY Index = 1211 / 351,083 / 17 * 1000 = 0.20.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Ford Taurus model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2000 Ford Taurus in 2000.

#### Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year | Number of Problems |

2000 |
9 |

2001 |
118 |

2002 |
89 |

2003 |
104 |

2004 |
190 |

2005 |
110 |

2006 |
77 |

2007 |
88 |

2008 |
68 |

2009 |
30 |

2010 |
29 |

2011 |
23 |

2012 |
21 |

2013 |
20 |

2014 |
7 |

2015 |
9 |

2016 |
8 |

2017 |
5 |

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Compare the 2000 Ford Taurus with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Ford Taurus,
the following table can be used to compare the 2000 Ford Taurus
with the Ford Taurus from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2000 Taurus is 1,211
while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Ford Taurus is 498.

### Table 3. Compare the 2000 Ford Taurus with other model years