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#3251 of 3389 '03 Taurus- you may have a problem
Dec 12, 2005 (2:17 pm)
If you own a 2003 Ford Taurus the odds are very good that you already have, or are just about to have your Defrost Blower Motor go out.
We noticed a puddle of water on the passenger side floor very soon after we bought the car. It turns out that due to a design defect, water can get into the heater system and ends up on the floor. We took the car to the dealer twice (under warranty) to have this addressed. What the dealer didnít tell us- is that the blower motor and resistor wind up sitting in a puddle of water.
You donít need to be an electrical engineer to figure out what happens next. This week the weather turned cold and the blower motor burned out. Back to dealer, 3rd time, charged nearly $300 to replace the blower motor. They told us sorry, not a warranty issue!
Ford has issued at least 2 TSBs on this, and they know it is a design issue. There hasnít been a recall so they tell you to get lost.
If you have a 2003 Taurus, this will probably happen to you. If it already has do us all a favor and file a complaint with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Link below:
You will need your VIN # to complete the process, but aside from that it is easy.
If enough people complain, they may make Ford issue a recall and correct this under warranty.
#3252 of 3389 Good-Bye Taurus
Dec 19, 2005 (12:26 pm)
Ford says 2006 will be the last model year of the Taurus. I once owned a Taurus. Its a shame Ford did not invest more into the Taurus to keep it competitive with the Camry and Accord. At one time years ago, The Taurus was the best selling car in the U.S., outselling the Camry and Accord. Good-Bye Taurus.
#3253 of 3389 Re: Good-Bye Taurus [jh1977]
Dec 22, 2005 (9:06 am)
"The Taurus was the best selling car in the U.S., outselling the Camry and Accord. Good-Bye Taurus."
Yes, but they made that drastic "jelly bean" design and the Taurus lost the number one spot and never regained it. The Fusion is a great car, the 500 was designed to be very bland, and consequently is not a run away success. Ford needs to fire it's designers and get some young blood in there!
#3254 of 3389 Ok, You were right about the DPFE Sensor-now
Dec 22, 2005 (5:38 pm)
First let me say you were right on about the DPFE sensor on my 2000 Taurus that wouldn't idle. Now, I have a new question, please. My automatic headlights do not come on anymore, but the parking lights work automatically. I checked the fuse and it is fine. Is there a separate relay for the headlights? Was told by mechanic that I would just probably need to replace switch, which is $85 at dealership parts. Mechanic did not check just figured that would be my fix. Any suggestions?
#3255 of 3389 Re: Good-Bye Taurus [chuck1]
Dec 23, 2005 (11:26 am)
I agree 100% Ford destroyed the Taurus with the "jelly bean" design, not updating the car with modern technology to compete with the Camry and Accord. Ford should bring in new Designers for the 500 and Montego (The successors to Taurus and Sable) so the cars can be redesigned. These cars are currently designed for the 65 plus senior citizen crowd and they remind of the 1970s Plymouth Valiant. When the new 3.5 liter engine arrives for the 500/Montego, Ford needs to redesign the 500 and Montego so they can have attractive body styles to appeal to customers in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. The Camry and Accord cars have attractive body styles, why can't the 500 and Montego have the same.
#3256 of 3389 2005 Taurus--move forward when touching brake
Dec 23, 2005 (5:16 pm)
I have a 2005 Taurus with 33K, 3.0L. I have noticed that only on the first start of the day, for 1-2 minutes, there is a clunking noise each time I press the brake pedal about 1Ē. The RPMís go down with the brake pedal and the car will move forward (very slightly). It does this everyday on only the first start of the day. The Ford dealer had an engineer from Ford look at it. They ended up saying that they tried other Taurus on the lot and saw the same problem. They say that no one had ever complained about this problem, and were not sure what was causing it.
Any of you out there have a 2005 Taurus that you can test to see if you have this problem?
#3258 of 3389 Re: Good-Bye Taurus [jh1977]
Dec 23, 2005 (10:59 pm)
"Ford needs to redesign the 500 and Montego so they can have attractive body styles to appeal to customers in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. The Camry and Accord cars have attractive body styles, why can't the 500 and Montego have the same."
JH, I agree with everything you have said. My only comment is that the 500 will probably appeal to the 45 year age group if it were designed properly. It needs a little more excitement. I think the Fusion is a step in the right direction!
#3259 of 3389 2002 Mercury Sable GS
Dec 24, 2005 (9:01 am)
Do somebody know where is located the power window fuse and how many amps uses? All the windows refuse to work.
I just suspect the problem is with the power window fuse.
Thank you for your attention.
#3260 of 3389 Turn Signal Relay
Dec 25, 2005 (11:27 am)
I have a 96 LX. Does anyone know where the turn signal relay is located. It clicks fast and then clicks slow. The turn signal lights work when it clicks slow, so I'm thinking the relay needs to be replaced. Thanks