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  Safety Recalls of Ford Taurus Vehicles

There have been 65 safety recalls for the Ford Taurus. The most recent recalls are shown below. Table 1 and Table 2 show the historical recalls and the recall statistics by the model year of the Ford Taurus.

NHTSA Recall #: 18V141000; Mar. 1, 2018

if the key is removed from the ignition while the vehicle is not in the park position and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2017 Ford Taurus, 2018 Ford Taurus
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Recall Summary: ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2017-2018 ford taurus vehicles equipped with mechanical key ignition systems. the keys for these vehicles may be able to be removed from the ignition when transmission is not in the park position.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 17V530000; Aug. 28, 2017

If the heat shield detaches, the steering gear may overheat, increasing the steering effort required by the driver, especially at lower speeds, and increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2017 Ford Explorer, 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan, 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utilit, 2017 Ford Taurus
Component: STEERING
Recall Summary: Ford motor company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 explorer, taurus and police interceptor utility and sedan vehicles. The steering gear heat shield fasteners may corrode, allowing the heat shield to detach. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 16V925000; Dec. 22, 2016

An oil leak, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.

Recalled Vehicles: 2017 Ford Explorer, 2017 Ford Explorer Police Intercept, 2016 Ford Flex, 2017 Ford Flex, 2016 Ford Taurus, 2016 Lincoln MKT, 2017 Lincoln MKT
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER
Recall Summary: Ford motor company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford taurus, 2016-2017 Ford flex, Lincoln mkt, 2017 Ford explorer and Ford explorer police interceptor utility vehicles equipped with 3. 5l gtdi engines. Improperly brazed turbocharger oil supply tubes may leak oil on engine components. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 16V621000; Aug. 25, 2016

A loss of power to the fuel pump will cause the engine to stall or prevent the vehicle from starting, increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2013 Ford Flex, 2014 Ford Flex, 2015 Ford Flex, 2013 Ford Taurus, 2014 Ford Taurus, 2015 Ford Taurus, 2013 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor, 2014 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor, 2015 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor, 2013 Lincoln MKS, 2014 Lincoln MKS, 2015 Lincoln MKS, 2013 Lincoln MKT, 2014 Lincoln MKT, 2015 Lincoln MKT
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Recall Summary: Ford motor company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ford taurus, Ford flex, Lincoln mks and Lincoln mkt vehicles equipped with 3. 5l gtdi ecoboost engines and 2013-2015 Ford taurus police interceptor vehicles.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 16V247000; Apr. 26, 2016

An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2009 Ford Flex, 2010 Ford Flex, 2011 Ford Flex, 2012 Ford Flex, 2008 Ford Taurus, 2010 Ford Taurus, 2011 Ford Taurus, 2012 Ford Taurus, 2008 Ford Taurus X, 2009 Ford Taurus X, 2009 Lincoln MKS, 2011 Lincoln MKS, 2008 Mercury Sable
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Recall Summary: Ford motor company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Ford flex, 2008 and 2010-2012 Ford taurus, 2008-2009 Ford taurus x, 2008 Mercury sable, 2009 and 2011 Lincoln mks vehicles. The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 15V812000; Dec. 2, 2015

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Recalled Vehicles: 2013 Ford Explorer, 2013 Ford Flex, 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan, 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Utilit, 2013 Ford Taurus, 2013 Lincoln MKS, 2013 Lincoln MKT
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Recall Summary: Ford motor company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 explorer, explorer police utility, taurus, taurus police interceptor, flex, Lincoln mks, and Lincoln mkt vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may crack, allowing fuel to leak. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 15V605000; Sep. 28, 2015

If the fuel tank separates from the vehicle, a fuel leak may occur, increasing the risk of a fire.

Recalled Vehicles: 2016 Ford Explorer, 2015 Ford Taurus, 2015 Lincoln MKS
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
Recall Summary: Ford motor company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford taurus, Lincoln mks, and 2016 Ford explorer vehicles manufactured on July 24, 2015. During vehicle production, the fuel tank attachment bolts may not have been properly tightened.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 15V464000; Jul. 24, 2015

If the parking brake does not fully engage and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'park' while on a slope, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2015 Ford Explorer, 2016 Ford Explorer, 2015 Ford Flex, 2015 Ford Taurus, 2015 Lincoln MKS, 2015 Lincoln MKT
Component: PARKING BRAKE
Recall Summary: Ford motor company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford taurus, Ford flex, and Lincoln mks vehicles manufactured may 4, 2015, to may 23, 2015, Lincoln mkt vehicles manufactured may 4, 2015, to may 21, 2015, and 2015-2016 Ford explorer vehicles manufactured may 4, 2015, to may 23, 2015.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 15V340000; Jun. 2, 2015

If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 2011 Ford Flex, 2012 Ford Flex, 2013 Ford Flex, 2011 Ford Fusion, 2012 Ford Fusion, 2011 Ford Taurus, 2012 Ford Taurus, 2013 Ford Taurus, 2011 Lincoln MKS, 2012 Lincoln MKS, 2013 Lincoln MKS, 2011 Lincoln MKT, 2012 Lincoln MKT, 2013 Lincoln MKT, 2011 Lincoln MKZ, 2012 Lincoln MKZ, 2011 Mercury Milan
Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Recall Summary: Ford motor company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford fusion vehicles without a 3. 5l engine and Lincoln mkz hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 Mercury milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford taurus, Ford flex, Lincoln mks, and Lincoln mkt vehicles equipped with a 3.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 15V040000; Jan. 28, 2015

If the interior door handle return spring is unseated, the door may unlatch in the event of a side impact crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Recalled Vehicles: 2010 Ford Taurus, 2011 Ford Taurus, 2012 Ford Taurus, 2013 Ford Taurus, 2011 Lincoln MKS, 2012 Lincoln MKS, 2013 Lincoln MKS
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
Recall Summary: Ford motor company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Ford taurus vehicles manufactured December 1, 2009, to July 31, 2010, and 2011-2013 Lincoln mks vehicles manufactured June 1, 2011, to October 31, 2011.... Details of this recall goto detail
Table 1. Historical Recalls of Ford Taurus Vehicles
Date Component Vehicle Affected
Mar. 1, 2018   Power Train:automatic Transmission 2,100
Aug. 28, 2017   Steering 253
Dec. 22, 2016   Engine And Engine Cooling:engine:gasoline:turbo-charger 1,163
Aug. 25, 2016   Fuel System, Gasoline:delivery:fuel Pump 77,502
Apr. 26, 2016   Air Bags:frontal 695
Dec. 2, 2015   Gasoline Fuel System 868
Sep. 28, 2015   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:mounting 203
Jul. 24, 2015   Parking Brake 7,165
Jun. 2, 2015   Steering:electric Power Assist System 393,623
Jan. 28, 2015   Structure:body:door 194,889
Jul. 2, 2014   Power Train:axle Assembly:axle Shaft 83,250
May. 29, 2014   Exterior Lighting 183,425
Jun. 26, 2013   Latches/locks/linkage 12,569
May. 31, 2013   Gasoline Fuel System 390,783
Mar. 27, 2013   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly 3,037
Apr. 10, 2006   Electrical System: Instrument Panel 19
Nov. 9, 2005   Visibility:windshield Wiper/washer:motor 199,942
Jul. 15, 2004   Suspension:front:springs:coil Springs 899,060
Jul. 8, 2004   Seats:front Assembly:power Adjust 24,277
Mar. 2, 2004   Engine And Engine Cooling 399,926
Mar. 2, 2004   Exterior Lighting:brake Lights:switch 938,789
Mar. 10, 2003   Visibility:windshield 67,894
Oct. 2, 2002   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:pedals And Linkages 369,614
Dec. 21, 2001   Engine And Engine Cooling:cooling System:fan 695,260
Aug. 8, 2001   Visibility:windshield Wiper/washer:motor 1,083,000
Apr. 27, 2001   Seat Belts:front:buckle Assembly 4,567
Mar. 12, 2001   Exterior Lighting:headlights:switch 74,000
Mar. 12, 2001   Exterior Lighting:tail Lights:switch 157,000
Feb. 28, 2001   Exterior Lighting:back Up Lights 28,000
Nov. 28, 2000   Equipment:other:owners/service/other Manual 495,000
Aug. 24, 2000   Seat Belts:front:anchorage 5,961
Aug. 24, 2000   Equipment:other:labels 167,000
Sep. 20, 1999   Seat Belts:front:anchorage 25,306
Dec. 16, 1998   Structure:frame And Members 2,697,000
Nov. 9, 1998   Power Train:automatic Transmission:cooling Unit And Lines 1,800
Sep. 1, 1998   Vehicle Speed Control 6,000
Aug. 25, 1998   Seat Belts:front:anchorage 7,000
May. 6, 1998   Suspension:front:springs:coil Springs 281,000
Mar. 25, 1998   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly 400
Feb. 10, 1998   Exterior Lighting:headlights 571,800
Jan. 21, 1998   Exterior Lighting:headlights:switch 506,000
Jun. 9, 1997   Power Train:automatic Transmission 100,000
Feb. 26, 1997   Vehicle Speed Control 212,700
Feb. 25, 1997   Engine And Engine Cooling:cooling System:fan 75,200
Sep. 18, 1996   Power Train:automatic Transmission 340,000
Sep. 5, 1996   Power Train:automatic Transmission:gear Position Indication (prndl) 40,000
Aug. 12, 1996   Fuel System, Gasoline:fuel Injection System 4,700
May. 14, 1996   Power Train:automatic Transmission 100,000
Jan. 25, 1996   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:switches:brake Warning 76,500
Oct. 11, 1994   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:pedals And Linkages 1,500
Jun. 23, 1993   Structure:frame And Members 1,610,000
Jan. 4, 1993   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:antilock 212
Aug. 17, 1992   Seat Belts:front:buckle Assembly 565,000
May. 11, 1992   Wheel 654,000
Sep. 4, 1991   Structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:support Device 1,300
Aug. 6, 1991   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:disc:rotor 325,000
Mar. 4, 1991   Seats 278,000
Aug. 28, 1990   Wheels:center Section 1,212
Oct. 13, 1989   Exterior Lighting:headlights:switch 2,900
Sep. 4, 1987   Fuel System, Gasoline:delivery:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 3,600,000
Feb. 19, 1987   Visibility:windshield Wiper/washer:motor 28,000
Nov. 7, 1986   Suspension:rear:axle:spindle 631
Oct. 28, 1986   Steering:wheel And Handle Bar 4,714
Mar. 10, 1986   Visibility 4,700
Dec. 26, 1985   Steering:column Locking:anti-theft Device 4,500


Table 2. Recall Statistics of Ford Taurus Model Years
Model# Recalls
2018 Ford Taurus 1
2017 Ford Taurus 2
2016 Ford Taurus 1
2015 Ford Taurus 3
2014 Ford Taurus 3
2013 Ford Taurus 8
2012 Ford Taurus 5
2011 Ford Taurus 4
2010 Ford Taurus 3
2008 Ford Taurus 1
2006 Ford Taurus 2
2004 Ford Taurus 1
2003 Ford Taurus 3
2002 Ford Taurus 3
2001 Ford Taurus 9
2000 Ford Taurus 8
1999 Ford Taurus 5
1998 Ford Taurus 2
1997 Ford Taurus 3
1996 Ford Taurus 6
1995 Ford Taurus 5
1994 Ford Taurus 4
1993 Ford Taurus 6
1992 Ford Taurus 5
1991 Ford Taurus 4
1990 Ford Taurus 6
1989 Ford Taurus 5
1988 Ford Taurus 5
1987 Ford Taurus 8
1986 Ford Taurus 8