There are 366 complaints filed for the 2004 FORD TAURUS Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2004 FORD TAURUS. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process.
The car has a sports mode, but it doesn't alleviate the issues. The transmission problems are less noticeable on the model with a V6 engine. Ford's AXOD transmission and its successors were used in the Ford Taurus from 1986 until 2007. The early models had a problem with internal lubrication, causing them to be unreliable.
The 2004 is the third Taurus I've owned; No major problems with any of them. All of them get from 23 to 29 mpg. I've had both sizes of engines and both of them have plenty of power for normal
The Ford Taurus is a popular vehicle. However, there are problems specific to the Taurus, such as peculiar noises and quirks, which are the result of poor manufacturing processes that went into the vehicle. While many problems have been sorted out over the years, there are a few reoccurring problems.
Most Common 2004 Ford Taurus Problems. The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. The engine may misfire and/or buck while driving at freeway speeds with no fault code stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve.
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