Ford Taurus owners have reported 12 problems related to engine oil leaking (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Taurus based on all problems reported for the Taurus.
Was inspecting the underside of my 2010 Taurus sho. The lh turbo (front turbo) seems to be covered in oil. Talking with my mechanic this can create a fire hazard. The flash point of 5w-30 is 435^c. During normal engine operation exhaust temperature can get to and exceed 700^c. The exhaust is only a few inches from where the oil return line goes back into the reservoir. There was a TSB for the issues but some owners say that did not resolve the issue. How can owners be expected to pay for installing an updated design when its not their fault? especially when it comes to somthing that could cause a fire? I have been doing some research and other people have experienced issues with the gasket on the oil return line. There have also been reports of fires with these cars that were most likely caused by an oil leak. There are no recalls currently issued for the turbos on this car. I feel that this issue is very serious and should be recalled because of the change of fire. There was a lawsuit filed against Ford for defects with the eco boost motors but nothing ever came of it back in 2013. . Read more...
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There was an oil leak to the turbo charger while driving car. Car burned to the ground.
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The contact owns a 2002 Ford Taurus. While driving approximately 3 mph, the driver side front tire blew out followed by a loud bang. The contact attempted to change the tire, but it would not come off. After careful inspection, he noticed that the front coil springs failed. The dealer stated that his vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 04v332000 (suspension:front:springs:coil springs). The contact had the vehicle repaired at his expense. He filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. The current and failure mileages were 98,000. Updated 02-14-08. There was an oil leak near the oil pan.
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I have a 1996 Taurus gl. The car leaks oil, and then it leaked transmission fluid from the pan. The main problem with this car is the oil leak. I spent 500 to get it fixed and the darn thing stopped leaking and now it leaks again. I have a friend that has a 1997 and her car leaks also. Why did Ford make a product that leaks like a siv.
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Starter burned out prematurely because of faulty location of the oil filter right above the starter causing oil to be leaked into the starter and causing failure.
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Vehicle was taken to the dealer for a routine check up, and mechanic determined that oil was leaking from underneath the vehicle, and that the oil gasket needed to be replaced. The consumer wrote that he should be refunded money paid for the work that had to be done.
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Consumer states even when pressing on brakes, the vehicle will try to move forward or jerk. Contacted dealer. Consumer states vehicle leaks oil in the hood area on the right side, also smokes and there is a noise on the right side when consumers foot is on the brake.
Vehicle was going in for a routine check and mechanic spotted an oil leak. Dealership replaced the oil pan . But vehicle smells like oil when stopping, and oil smell came from inside of vehicle.
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There is a fuel smell in passenger's compartment due to oil leaking from oil pan. Consumer states the smell is so bad it makes her sick to her stomach.
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Engine oil pan rusted through from the bottom which caused oil leak. This may cause a fire. Please provide further information.
I noticed that the vehicle was leaking oil slowly but fairly constantly, I then proceeded to take the vehicle to a mechanic. The mechanic stated that the oil pan gasket was defective and that he suggest that I talk to Ford about the problem because he said that this should not happen to a vehicle with this amount of miles on it. I then took the vehicle to another mechanic for a second opinion and he said the same thing. Attempts to speak to Ford about the problem have only resulted in your warranty has expired and we will not cover this. This seems to be a defective part and I also saw through your website that there was at least one other complaint that seemed to fit this description. Thank you in advance for any assistance that you may be able to offer.
Vehicle was taken to dealer for a burning smell. Mechanic stated that the oil filter was defective and loose, causing an oil leak.
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