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Starter Problems of Ford Taurus



Ford Taurus owners have reported 22 problems related to starter (under the electrical system category).

car image   Starter problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 1
Failure Date: 10/15/2012

Affected part: starter. . . Car would not start. I got it jumped and drove to autozone to test. Starter was dead. Replaced starter. Affected part: not sure what part but I am having problems with the headlights/dashlights and air, all weakening as I am driving. Vehicles think I am flashing my headlights at them.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 2
Failure Date: 08/25/2011

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Ford Taurus. The contact attempted to start the ignition and the engine failed to operate. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the ignition starter was replaced for the second time. The original starter installed by the manufacturer was replaced in August of 2011. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The failure mileage and VIN were unavailable. Js.

car image   Starter problem of the 2003 Ford Taurus 3
Failure Date: 04/02/2008

I purchased my 2003 Ford Taurus from carmax in baltimore, MD in sept 2006 after trading in my 2000 Ford ranger. The Taurus was a rental car in NJ before being sold to carmax. Since I purchased the car, I have had to replace the battery, starter, blower motor relay, transmission gasket and now the air compressor, power steering pump and belt needs to be replaced.

car image   Starter problem of the 2007 Ford Taurus 4
Failure Date: 12/10/2007

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Taurus. The vehicle failed to start occasionally. The failure has occurred eleven times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on December 10, 2007, but they could not duplicate the failure. On January 21, 2008, the dealer replaced the starter, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was returned to the dealer on March 5, 2008, but they could not duplicate the failure. The failure occurred seven additional times since the last visit to the dealer. The contact has email correspondence available between him and the dealer. The current mileage was 37,000 and failure mileage was 34,000. Updated 4/21/08.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2007 Ford Taurus 5
Failure Date: 06/26/2007

Problem started about 4 months after purchase. Long crank time, if not cranked longer than 2 seconds, will not start right away. Only when vehicle`s been sitting for 6 or more hours. I've taken to the garage overnight 4 times, but they keep saying nothings wrong. I didn't have this problem when I first bought this car. Starter, alternator, spark plugs, and wires, and all fuses still good. Will my car be ok? with winter coming, I don`t want to be stranded.

car image   Starter problem of the 2004 Ford Taurus 6
Failure Date: 06/12/2006

Long and or hard start, recently no start. Have found many technical service bulletins with same complaint. Repair shop has yet to identify problem.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 7
Failure Date: 12/07/2005

The contact states there is recall NHTSA campaign 04v332000 concerning the front coil springs; the vehicle was repaired by the previous owner according to the recall. Now, the contact has the same problem, which was affecting the rear coils springs. It was repaired at the contact's expense. The consumer had to purchase a new starter updated 01/11/06.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Ford Taurus 8
Failure Date: 10/04/2005

2002 Ford Taurus. The consumer states the starter motor had to be replaced. The vehicle would not start and it had to be towed to the dealership. They replaced the starter motor. This happened on October 4, 2005. There were no problems with the vehicle prior to this. The consumer stated the warranty expired on August 24, 2005 and the roadside assistance expired also. Updated 2/7/2006 -.

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car image   Starter problem of the 1996 Ford Taurus 9
Failure Date: 06/26/2005

When I bought this car it had a spare tire on it, which had a hole in it that I was not informed of. The electrical things inside the car do not work, such as the windows, a/c and radio buttons. The a/c and radio cut on and off by themselves. The windsheid wipers are somehow connected to the starter so everytime I start the car thw wipers come on and stay on for about 10 seconds. Also, I had the car diagnosed by a mechanic and he says that this car has been sitting under water.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 10
Failure Date: 05/02/2005

When placing key in the ignition, the vehicle will not start. This happened intermittently. Sometimes it would not start whatsoever. Vehicle had to be towed to dealer once. On 3 separate occasions the vehicle would not start at the dealership. Dealer said the first incident was a faulty starter, but after a couple of weeks this problem happened again even after starter was replaced. In this process of back and forth to dealer on 4 different times there was several repairs of starter, sensor, computer board, and some other electronic component and these all stemmed from placing key in the ignition and the vehicle would not start. Dealer said this was ignition and starter related. This is still a problem. Dealer business manager has extended the warranty.


 
car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Ford Taurus 11
Failure Date: 02/01/2005

Dt: the inside dash lights and power windows come on intermittently. When the vehicle would not start, the consumer took it in and had the battery and starter tested. The mechanic told the consumer they were fine. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, they reprogrammed the key, replaced the battery and the starter and they all said that they could not find the problem at all, which lead the consumer to believe that it was an electrical issue.

car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 12
Failure Date: 11/19/2004

Premature failure of the starter.

car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 13
Failure Date: 08/20/2002

2001 Ford Taurus is having problems starting, also having problems with stalling . The vehicle will start back up, but the consumer has to shake and turn the steering wheel. This has been a problem for over a year. Consumer has taken the car to the dealership, but the dealership can not find cause of the problem. The problem is intermittent. That is why the dealership can not seem to find the problem. The car has been in the shop 3 times. First time the starter was changed. The problem still exists. The consumer has not contacted Ford motors. The dealership has told the consumer to bring back the car so they can examine the vehicle again. Slow speeds and turning are when the vehicle is stalling out. The consumer does not think that the motor is the problem, that is an electrical problem.

car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 14
Failure Date: 07/01/2002

When key is turned to start engine ignition switch will not return to the number 4 position. Vehicle checked by dealer, who advised consumer that it is suppose to work that way. Consumer stated the starter blew up, the brakes were inoperative, the transmission does not shift properly, the windows were inoperative.

car image   Starter problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 15
Failure Date: 12/30/2001

While traveling 40-60 mph on highway, theft light flashes on momentarily and vehicle stalls and shuts down. This has happened on at least 5 occasions. Vehicle has been taken to dealer 4 times for this problem. On the first return to the dealership, dealer stated nothing showed up on diagnostic check, and they reprogrammed the computer. Afterwards we began having problems with ignition switch. On the 2nd return to dealership, was told it was an intermittent problem and we would have to keep driving the vehicle until it became more regular. On the 3rd return to the dealership, they replaced the starter. Car is now at dealer, has been there for 6 days without any information on status being provided by dealer. We feel car is too dangerous to drive. What help can we get?.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2000 Ford Taurus 16
Failure Date: 05/04/2000

While driving down the road vehicle will shut off in the middle of the road. Took vehicle to dealer, and they replaced burned out starter. But can't duplicate the problem.

car image   Starter problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 17
Failure Date: 10/08/1999

Starter failed.

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car image   Starter problem of the 1999 Ford Taurus 18
Failure Date: 08/01/1999

Starter does not work properly, and they never know when vehicle will start or not. Contacted dealer, and dealer had replaced starter 5 times.

car image   Starter problem of the 1998 Ford Taurus 19
Failure Date: 08/18/1998

Design location of the starter is directly below the oil filter resulting in fire when changing oil filter, electrical short from tool burned filter housing and ignited the oil stream. Mjs.

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car image   Starter problem of the 1998 Ford Taurus 20
Failure Date: 08/18/1998

The design location in which a starter is directly below the oil filter is a potential safety hazard. Yh.

car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Ford Taurus 21

The consumer states that the engine had a lack of breaking, a malfunction in the transmission shifting, the left front window had locked, the switch caused the starter to become inop/remain in power, and the ignition switch locked in the start position. The dealer refused to remedy the problem.

car image   Starter problem of the 1997 Ford Taurus 22

While driving at 65 mph starter malfunctioned without warning, causing vehicle to come to a complete stop. Please provide further details if needed.

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