Suspected a stuck caliper and that turned out to be true. Also, the much-hyped Sync voice-activated, hands-free communication and entertainment interface is a new option. My steering sounded like rusted door hinges of an old abandoned building. The eight-way power seat in my test car offered plenty of adjustment range for short or tall drivers. Mechanic says the caliper something-or-other needs lubrication.
Buy your own Replacement Direct Fit Bumper Cover now! I think they knew there was an issue. Dealer has checked it out multiple times. Whether or not it will be depends on how consumers react to its cabin and styling. The stench is So strong that it remains on your clothing and tastebuds. The wheels stay grounded, and the steering wheel turns with precision. Whether or not it will be depends on how consumers react to its cabin and styling.
They replaced it at their cost. I drove an all-wheel-drive Taurus Limited. Edgier Styling Ford says there are some 500 updates to the Taurus compared to the Five Hundred, and they start up front. It sorts through potholes and expansion joints with little disturbance, and save for some wind noise off the , the cabin stays relatively quiet on the highway. AdvanceTrac electronic stability control is available. The 2008 Ford Taurus formerly the Five Hundred has been rated one of the safest sedans in both U. The pre-stripped ends allow for easy connection.
Combine that with its cargo dimensions and available all-wheel drive, and the Taurus seems destined to be a solid, if unemotional, choice. Both share the same V-6 engine, and an automatic transmission is standard. Edgier Styling Ford says there are some 500 updates to the Taurus compared to the Five Hundred, and they start up front. Other times it comes up short — prod the gas pedal from a stoplight, and the gear changes are jerky and awfully late. The Taurus is the only one to offer a fold-flat front passenger seat; with it down, Ford says the car accommodates cargo up to 9 feet long. Repair shop was surprised the car ran at all including driving several hundred miles home. There's a slightly different look to the Taurus, with a new three-bar chrome grille, more sculpted hood, and new front fascia, plus new taillamps and dual chrome exhaust tips and more brightwork all around.
The housing is fabricated using polyamide resins. He finally reprogramed the electronics. Just recently, the wrench light along with the engine light came on together. Passing others requires just a modest step on the gas, and at 75 mph the car feels like it still has plenty of oomph left. This formula is also designed for extreme temperatures and provides excellent low temperature operation.
Both have improved, but neither is as compelling as some competitors. The cruise control would work, but there were times the vehicle would surge as if you were pressing down and up on the gas pedal. For 2008, a new sound-deadening material called Sonosorb has been installed in doors, pillars, and headliner; there have also been some structural improvements, and the climate control system is 50 percent quieter than before. The rear seat offers spacious accommodations, though the backrest was angled a bit far for my taste. It took the dealer all day to locate the problem, then he had to order the part to repair it. It appears the problem has been solved.
Have not priced repair but have been told it costs quite a bit. The cruise control would work, but there were times the vehicle would surge as if you were pressing down and up on the gas pedal. After turning off the engine and restarting the warning light was off and everything seemed fine. Bottom Line The product works great! I replaced the fuel cap, but that didn't help. Took it in for a recall and it work great for a day. This premium formula reduces component wear that can affect power steering system life.
The six standard airbags include side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows. I never wondered if I had missed something with my over-the-shoulder glances. How it Moves With its upsized V-6 engine the 3. The overhead grab handles still slam against the ceiling when you let go — something most automakers addressed years ago with soft-shut handles. Now, for 2008, the Taurus has more power and a more responsive.
The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. Ford also sells the Taurus X, a six- or seven-seat wagon derived from the Taurus. The suspension has been tuned for more travel and a softer ride, and the engine is now mounted on isolating hydraulic mounts for smoothness. The mushy pedal feel is typical for a large car. My mileage ranged from the mid-teens around urban Chicago to 26 mpg during one 30-minute freeway trip. It comes primed and ready to prep for painting.
The curtain airbags include a tip sensor to maintain inflation for several seconds if the Taurus rolls over. I drove an all-wheel-drive Taurus Limited. Both have improved, but neither is as compelling as some competitors. Both can be specified with front-wheel drive or with a road-oriented all-wheel-drive system, and both come with a new 3. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the car its highest rating, Good, for all three of its crash tests — front-impact, side-impact and rear-impact. Find replacement parts and upgrades for your 2008 Ford Taurus.