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Engine Exhaust System Problems of Ford Taurus - part 1

Ford Taurus owners have reported 38 problems related to engine exhaust system (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2013 Ford Taurus 1
Failure Date: 09/01/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the vehicle had a strong hesitation when approaching a stop or while making a turn. The vehicle stalled several times without warning. In addition, there was an extensive amount of dark gray smoke from the tailpipe. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to replicate and diagnose the failure. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16v621000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was unable to provide a time frame as to when the parts would be supplied to the dealer. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

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car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2016 Ford Taurus 2
Failure Date: 05/13/2016

Upon hard acceleration, cabin is filled with strong rotten egg smell / exhaust. Ac is in the auto mode and recirculation is not engaged. Must roll all windows down in order to clear the cabin of fumes. Very similar to same issue described with Ford explorer. Incidence first occurred may 13, 2016 (date of delivery) and has happened consistently upon hard acceleration. Currently, vehicle has approximately 10000 miles and continuing to have issue. Vehicle is at dealership currently.

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car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2005 Ford Taurus 3
Failure Date: 03/06/2013

Was pulling out of a parking lot and hear a loud exhaust and heard it dragging. Looked under car and the catalylic converter broke off at the front flang behind the mounting bracket. . Order a new one from auto parts wear house . Com for $137. 78 better weld then original part.

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car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2007 Ford Taurus 4
Failure Date: 05/22/2011

While pulling out of a parking lot the exhaust pipe failed at the manifold connection dropping the entire front of the exhaust, including the catalytic converter to the ground. At a higher speed or with uneven ground this could have caused serious damage or injury. This appears to be a common occurrence with this year vehicle. Exhaust/emissions problem. The consumer stated Ford is covering the parts and labor at 100%. Updated 05/24/11.

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car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2007 Ford Taurus 5
Failure Date: 05/16/2011

The connection from the exhaust system to the engine manifold has failed twice, once at 32k miles and now at 81k miles. Both times this caused the entire exhaust system to collapse towards the front of the vehicle causing the vehicle to stop moving forward. Luckily both times I was in a parking lot going under 15mph otherwise this could have caused an accident on a roadway. I did not hit anything either time. The safety concern is not the fact that this part fails for no apparent reason, but the fact that there is no support for the exhaust system between the rear and front of the vehicle.

car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 6
Failure Date: 04/27/2011

Approximately 1 year ago, I was having mechanic problems with my 2001 Ford Taurus. The engine light came on. I had it inspected by a mechanic. The egr valve and egr sensor was replaced. About two weeks ago, the engine light came back on. I was not able to have it checked by a mechanic again. About a week ago, I noticed that when I started the engine, there was an instantaneous smell of exhaust in the passenger compartment. The windows were all in the closed position. I was required to drive with my windows down for a few days until I could have it looked at by a mechanic. The mechanic found that the egr sensor had melted due to the egr valve not functioning properly. The vacuum line from the egr valve to the egr sensor had also melted. During the few days that I had to drive it, I suffered from extreme headaches, nausea, and lightheadedness from the exhaust coming into the car. Although there was no fire, there was a great potential for a fire due to the extreme heat causing the sensor to melt.

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car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2007 Ford Taurus 7
Failure Date: 05/07/2010

The entire front end of the muffler system fell to the ground on my 2007 Ford Taurus, shortly after pulling out the driveway. If this would have happened on the highway it might have been real bad and involved other people on the road. Thank god it was on a side street. If it would have ent in a pot hole at a decent speed, I am sure it would have been ugly.

car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2007 Ford Taurus 8
Failure Date: 05/17/2009

Fortunately the 2007 Ford Taurus was in the parking lot when the whole exhaust fell off the vehicle due to a melted flang. Was not aware that we had to check a TSB for the safety of our vehicle. It is still under warranty so do not have to pay. Very worried about other drivers safety. Could not imagine driving 65 miles per hour and have your exhaust fall off.

car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2007 Ford Taurus 9
Failure Date: 09/18/2008

I parked my car at work in the morning. Got in it at lunch and realized that the exhaust had fallen off at the manifold. The mechanic said that it was a bad weld job from the manufacturer. This is the first occurrence and hopefully the last.

car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2005 Ford Taurus 10
Failure Date: 09/10/2008

I have a 2005 Ford Taurus/60,000 miles and they just told me my intake manifold is cracked. I don't understand how Ford would put a bad manifold on a almost new car. I am just upset that Ford would put a plastic manifold where it can be cracked so quick and unsafe. The dealer went ahead and repaired the manifold but what is the assurance that the manifold will not crack again. My warranty has expired so I had to pay out of my pocket. This item should be recalled to ensure the safety of your customers.


 
car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2004 Ford Taurus 11
Failure Date: 06/28/2008

Car had no pickup, then the manifold caught fire. Found out it was a bad cat which caused it. Had to replace the manifold asy, sensor asy, egr valve gasket, egr solenoid.

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car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2007 Ford Taurus 12
Failure Date: 06/15/2008

While driving mt vehicle with 20,000 miles, the exhaust fell off at the flange behind the manifold while driving. I've read of many instances of this happening. The dealership replaced the flange and catalytic converter because it was under warranty. This model should definitely be recalled for this defect.

car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2007 Ford Taurus 13
Failure Date: 06/13/2008

Weldment holding the exhaust manifold gave out, causing the catalytic converter, and back to drag on the ground. Took it via flatbed and dealership re-welded it back on.

car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 14
Failure Date: 01/29/2008

This vehicle continues to get check engine light with code p0175. The vehicle bucks and jerks and hesitates. The car also has been using alot of gas as well which is abnormal.

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car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 1998 Ford Taurus 15
Failure Date: 10/22/2007

Engine oil is leaking on exhaust system from back side of engine. Strong smell and oil on ground' 81,000 miles on vehicle. I purchased vehicle new. Replaced valve cover gaskets. Still leaking oil.

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car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 16
Failure Date: 01/11/2006

Service engine light on code#430 and #340. Told by pacifico Ford I have an emission failure and I need 2 catalytic converters and a cam sensor and cam synchronizer on 1/11/2006 at 89044 miles. The dealer replaced the #2 cam parts under warranty on 11/04/2002 at 55616 miles.

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car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2002 Ford Taurus 17
Failure Date: 01/01/2006

I have a 2002 Taurus. When the engine is warmed, exhaust fumes come in the ventilation system, (heater or a/c). The fumes are overcoming. No sound of a leak and no help from any repair place.

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car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 1998 Ford Taurus 18
Failure Date: 09/17/2005

Smoke was rising from underneath car on the right side. Turned engine off and found oil was running down and hitting the hot exhaust pipe causing the smoke. Car was towed to the repair facility. Repair facility found the oil pan gasket was bulged out on the right side about 3/4" thus allowing oil to run out of the oil pan. Oil pan gasket was replaced.

car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 1998 Ford Taurus 19
Failure Date: 11/09/2004

There were particles coming through the air vents and all over the car. The consumer's children have become sick and the consumer wears a mask. The consumer has taken the vehicle to the dealer for repair with no solution.

car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 20
Failure Date: 06/23/2004

1997 Ford Taurus. Car began rough idling at cold start. After warming up would run fine. Took to mechanic twice. They did not know problem said it was safe to drive. Car only had 80,000 miles on it at the time. Car eventually started losing anti-freeze (not leaking, just turning up low every couple of days), exhaust fumes heavy, white smoke from exhaust, gas mileage terrible. I took to my uncle, a mechanic in another city and he knew what it was immediately. As I suspected, head gasket. Will cost $800-1000 to repair. This is my second Ford. Other was a 1995 Ford escort. After two transmissions and a cracked engine it died two years ago for good. I'm a sigle mom and this is only transportation. Cannot afford a new car yet. But it will not be a Ford when I can. Ford has changed and is not the same as it used to be. Ford does not care about the consumer.

car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2002 Ford Taurus 21
Failure Date: 01/03/2004

I bought my car new in Nov 01. I noticed a stale smell and complained to the dealer and they changed a filter. Two days later the smell was back. This month,after a heavy rain, there was 1 1/2 inches of water on my passenger floor and water in my heater blower which within a matter of minutes killed my blower on all positions but high. I called Ford and they said there was no recalls on my vehicle. I did some research and found that my car was manufactured in oct 01 and there was a recall on the windshield. I took the car to the dealership and they told me it was probably not the windshield put a design flaw and they had a kit that would fix the problem and they would put a new blower in. I informed them that I was not going to pay anything for this they said they would contact the rep. I scheduled an appointment and in the meantime called Ford and told them that I was not paying for it because it was a design flaw. I talked with gloria and she took all the information and she told me that she would advise the dealership and also throw in a carpet shampoo and deordorizer treatment. When I picked my car up I was charged $36. 66 for a consumer CO-pay and I had to pay it or I could not have my car.

car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 2002 Ford Taurus 22
Failure Date: 11/15/2003

Transmission not shifting into gear properly. Hard to shift from park into gear and makes clunk noise. Exhaust rattle/vibration/noise.

car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 1996 Ford Taurus 23
Failure Date: 03/14/2003

The service engine soon light on the dash of my 1996 Ford Taurus has been on for several months. After many diagnostic tests the problem is still not resolved. The obd computer in the vehicle is reading for 4 oxygen sensors when this vehicle only has 3 oxygen sensors. This resulted in the vehicle failing emissions testing for the state of georgia.

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car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 24
Failure Date: 11/02/2002

Cam sensors are being replaced in the 1997 Ford Taurus models; since they are related to the the firing of the engine it will cause the emissions to increase and should therefore be covered under the 8yr/84000 mile law. Dt.

car image   Engine Exhaust System problem of the 1998 Ford Taurus 25
Failure Date: 07/31/2002

I bought the 1998 Ford Taurus used but in good shape,at 70,000 the complete exhaust system failed the dealer fixed it but 5 more thousand miles and it would have cost over 1000. 00 dollars. On July 31 2002 the car had a complete transmission failure including all the components that connect it to the engine. I take very good car of my cars because I live in a rural area with the nearest city of any size 45 miles away. The miles might sound like alot but they are all easy highway miles. I contacted the local dealer but they said it was out of waranty and said it would cost over 3500. 00 to fix,I had it worked on in a shop in reno nv and they informed me that the damage was not normal wear and tear and they work on hundreds of transmissions on Ford car. After doing some research it is a ongoing problem with many Ford's with the 3. 0l and 3. 8l v-6 engines. It seems wrong for a relatively new car that I am still paying on to have this king of major problem and Ford need's to come clean that thier is a major design flaw. P. S I am also having problems with my 2001 Ford winstar's transmission too.

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