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Catalytic Convertor Problems of Ford Taurus



Ford Taurus owners have reported 12 problems related to catalytic convertor (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 2006 Ford Taurus 1
Failure Date: 08/01/2011

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the catalytic convertor fell off of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who inspected the vehicle and advised that the failure was caused by road conditions. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of failure; however no further assistance was provided. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was 63,000. The failure mileage was 58,000. Updated 09/05/lj.

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car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 2007 Ford Taurus 2
Failure Date: 10/03/2009

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Taurus. While driving 25 mph the flange for the catalytic converter fractured off. He made an interim repair to resume normal vehicle operation. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and a repair kit installed at an expense of $200. 00. The manufacturer designed a repair kit because the flange for the catalytic converter was welded improperly. When the exhaust manifold fails as in this condition, the risk for fire hazard was increased. The failure and current mileages were 51,000. Updated 03/04/10 the consumer stated the flange separated from the catalytic converter pipe which allowed it to drop to the ground. Updated 06/18/10.

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car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 3
Failure Date: 04/01/2008

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle began to overheat. There was no smoke coming from the engine compartment, but the temperature dial dropped quickly. Within minutes, the contact pulled the vehicle over and shut off the engine. She allowed the vehicle to cool off and it was towed to a repair shop. The mechanic checked the vehicle and stated that all of the fluids were fine; however, the catalytic converter failed. The vehicle heads were made of aluminum and when the engine overheated, they warped and cracked. The failure caused the entire motor to be replaced. During the entire ordeal, there were no warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure has not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were 80,000. Updated 08/31/09 updated 09/03/09.

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car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 2007 Ford Taurus 4
Failure Date: 10/15/2007

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Taurus. While driving in reverse at approximately 2 mph, the contact heard a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. He stopped the vehicle and noticed that the exhaust pipe was on the ground. He had the vehicle towed to a local dealer and they stated that the lower part of the fledge weld caused the catalytic converter to detach. The dealer replaced the catalytic converter. The current and failure mileages were 24,872. Updated 12/12/07 updated.

car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 5
Failure Date: 10/21/2003

While driving catalytic converter developed a crack. Owner contacted the dealership regarding the problem.

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car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 6
Failure Date: 06/16/2003

There is a problem with the catalytic converter. Consumer states vehicle is out of warranty. Dealer notified.

car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 7
Failure Date: 11/02/2002

Catalytic converter rattling inside. Replaced by dealer.

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car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 8
Failure Date: 06/01/2002

The catalytic converter has been repaired twice and is out again. The abs brakes failed almost causing an accident.

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car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 9
Failure Date: 10/06/2000

The vehicle experience cold start, dealer replaced the catalytic converter.

car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 10
Failure Date: 12/25/1998

Recalls 97v097000/96v166000; while driving the rpm's went up, zoomed up, and the car died, coasted to the side and parked. Dealer contacted, and stated the vehicle did not comply with the recalls. Provide further information.

car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 11
Failure Date: 05/17/1998

Whenever stopping or starting the vehicle, it would rumble/ vibrate and shake badly. Took to dealer to have vehicle checked. Was told that the catalytic convertor had to be replaced. The problem of vibrating and rumbling still exists.

car image   Catalytic Convertor problem of the 1998 Ford Taurus 12

Catalitic converter pipe bracket cracked and sounded like a manifold leak. Cost to replace the entire unit is about $600. 00 dollars. This dos not seem to be a standard amount of time for this to happen on this type of vehicle.

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