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Ford Freestyle, Ford Taurus X, SUV
#7446 of 7481 Re: DIY - Air filter replacement [vrm]
Mar 05, 2009 (6:10 pm)
thanks for your response. the car informed me that it was ready for an oil change when i hit 15k. it's supposed to have the oil changed every 7.5k miles. i bought the car new. i will check my owners manual today for air filter instructions and also to confirm what's expected for scheduled maintenance.
#7447 of 7481 Re: DIY - Air filter replacement [xtra1]
Mar 07, 2009 (2:44 pm)
Air filters are supposed to go for 30,000 miles, not 15,000. If you live in the dusty desert, then 15,000 might be OK, though.
#7448 of 7481 need rear brakes replaced at 23,000 MILES!
Aug 20, 2009 (11:43 am)
I got an awful shock when I went for a routine oil change and was told I needed to have my rear brakes replaced and all four tires changed. It sounded like a scam from the dealership so I confirmed with a highly respected local mechanic.
According to the Ford Warranty 18,000 miles is the cut off for Ford to voluntarily replace the brakes for free. Is there anything I can do? I am so furious.
In addition, I have experienced 3x the car stopping movement when I'm turning and applying the brakes at a low speed(like 10mph) Then the car starts back up. It seems like an ABS problem. I have experienced it 2x making a left but my husband noticed it 1x making a right. Does anyone else know anything about this? I'm wondering if a problem in the front could cause the excessive wear in the rear.
#7449 of 7481 Re: need rear brakes replaced at 23,000 MILES! [xtra1]
Aug 20, 2009 (12:15 pm)
My TX just had all 4 brakes and tires replaced at 27000 miles. It's a company lease so I was not all that worried about it but it was strange. I also had to change out the battery recently. All this is still relatively minor, and I'm happy with the vehicle but I'm starting to worry a bit.
#7450 of 7481 Re: need rear brakes replaced at 23,000 MILES! [xtra1]
Sep 10, 2009 (5:51 pm)
It would be helpful if you include the model year and trim in such messages.
#7451 of 7481 Real world MPG Taurus X SEL AWD
Oct 19, 2009 (10:03 am)
I have an SEL AWD and so far I am getting 13.5 mpg in the city just running errands around town no more than 5 miles away. Is this common?..I though I would be getting at least 15 mpg.
#7452 of 7481 Re: Real world MPG Taurus X SEL AWD [joes11]
Oct 19, 2009 (12:29 pm)
I have an 08 Limited FWD and get 19-20 around town and just got back from a 3,000 mile trip where the average was 25.1 mpg.
#7453 of 7481 Re: Real world MPG Taurus X SEL AWD [joes11]
Oct 19, 2009 (1:12 pm)
You should bear in mind that the trips you are describing are basically the worse case scenario for fuel consumption. It could only get worse by adding hills and significant cold ( which is my situation ) or altitude.
#7454 of 7481 Re: Real world MPG Taurus X SEL AWD [joes11]
Oct 19, 2009 (7:42 pm)
17 mpg in town with awd.
Nov 10, 2009 (8:26 am)
on'08 taurus x limited ---i reset tire pressure then went to check the tire pressure OK on the unit---but it did'nt show up--all other messages were there ((oil pressure etc) but no tire pressure/ it was shopwing on the message unit when i checked the pressure a couple of month's ago. vehicle has 5k on it.