2003 Ford Taurus

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2003 Ford Taurus Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Fuel Pump, Mass Air Flow Meter and Oil Pan Gasket (3.0L Engine VIN U). The failure of the Fuel Pump will prevent the engine from starting. The cost to repair the Fuel Pump is estimated at $263.90 for parts and $110.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Mass Air Flow Meter is estimated at $196.02 for parts and $32.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Oil Pan Gasket is $19.25 for parts and $195.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Steering & Suspension

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Ball Joints. The cost to repair the Ball Joints is estimated at $57.00 each for parts and $97.50 per side for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Brakes

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Accessories

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Flex Fuel Sensor Module. Failure of the Flex Fuel Sensor Module applies to flex fuel models only. This fault can cause the vehicle to run out of gas. The cost to replace the Flex Fuel Sensor Module is estimated at $34.00 for parts and $39.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Overall

4 out of 5 4 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
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Engine Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Transmission & Driveline Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5
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