Ford Taurus owners manuals

Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus specs

Model overview

The Ford Taurus is a car that was produced by Ford in the U.S. from 1986 to 2019. Launched in 1985, six generations were built over 34 years with a brief break between 2006 and 2007. Until the 2009 model years, the Taurus was marketed alongside its counterpart, the Mercury Sable. The Taurus also served as the base for the Lincoln Continental from 1988 to 2002.

In 2010, Ford launched the sixth-generation Taurus, alongside the resurrection of the Taurus SHO. In 2013, the Ford Police Interceptor Sedan was launched as a replacement for the Crown Victoria equivalent.

From 1985 to 2007, the Taurus was a mid-size vehicle, front-wheel drive, and becoming a full-size in 2007 offering front or all-wheel drive. The Taurus was manufactured as a four-door sedan only with a hatchback station wagon offered from 1986 to 2005.

Most of the Taurus models are equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 288 hp and runs either the front or all four wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox. A high-performance SHO model is available and comes with a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine that delivers 365 hp, accelerating from zero 0 to 60mph in 5.2 seconds.

Ford Taurus known problems

Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Ford Taurus are:
  • The check engine light may appear on, as a sign of an issue with the synchronizers. The magnet produced for the camshaft position sensor might become displaced from its mount, producing synchronizer failure.
  • Owners reported engine stalling or hesitation upon acceleration during extremely cold days.
  • Engine buck and misfire at highway speeds probably caused by the camshaft synchronizer assembly.
  • Owners feeling a burning smell mainly caused by engine oil pan gasket leakage.

Ford Taurus PDF owner manual

On this page you can find the owners manuals for the Taurus model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your Ford Taurus to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.
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