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Avg. Price Paid: $15,354 - $21,004
Original MSRP: $25,555 - $34,005
MPG: 18 City / 28 Hwy
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2012 Ford Taurus Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINERecall Date: 03/27/2013
  • Consequence: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V109000
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,037
  • Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 2012 Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and model year 2013 Explorer vehicles manufactured July 19, 2011, through March 15, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the fuel tanks may have a marginally sealed seam in the side of the tank. As a result, the fuel tanks may not provide the expected strength in the event of an impact. The tanks may also leak.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel tanks and replace them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 9, 2013. Ford's recall campaign number is 13S03. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Reliability

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Warranty

Note that warranty coverage that came with the vehicle when it was new may not transfer to subsequent owners. Check with the manufacturer to see if a warranty may still apply.

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