2012 Ford Taurus Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Front Wheel (standard), AWD
Body / Chassis : Steel unibody
Production Years for Series : 2010 -
Price : MSRP: $26,600-39,200
Weight : 4015 lbs | 1821.173 kg
MPG City : 18
MPG Highway : 28
Combined MPG : 22.00
Introduced At : 2009 Detroit Auto Show

Power

V 6 60-degree
Displacement : 3500 cc | 213.6 cu in. | 3.5 L.
Power : 263 HP (193.568 KW) @ 6250 RPM
Torque :249 Ft-Lbs (338 NM) @ 4500 RPM
Bore : 3.6 in | 91 mm.
Stroke : 3.4 in | 86 mm.
Compression : 10.3:1
Valvetrain : 24 DOHC (4 valves per cylinder)
Construction : Aluminum block and head
Sequential Electronic Multi-port Fuel Injection
Redline : 6700 RPM
Ignition system :Pencil Coil
Intake manifold :Composite, Split Plenum
Exhaust manifold :Cast Iron
Crankshaft :Forged Steel
Throttle body :65mm, Electronic
Pistons :High-Temperature Cast Aluminum Alloy with Low-Friction Coated Skirts, Low-Tension Rings
Connecting rods :Cracked Powder Metal
Transmission:
6 Automatic Overdrive

Gear Ratios

1st Gear : 4.48
2nd Gear : 2.87
3rd Gear : 1.84
4th Gear : 1.41
5th Gear : 1.00

Handling

Safety

NHTSA Crash-Test Results
2012 Ford Taurus 4 DR FWD
Frontal driver : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Frontal passenger : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Side driver : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Side rear passenger : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Rollover 2 Wheel Drive : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating Risk of Rollover 11.3%
2012 Ford Taurus 4 DR AWD
Frontal driver : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Frontal passenger : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Side driver : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Side rear passenger : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Rollover 4 Wheel Drive : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating Risk of Rollover 11.3%

Recall

Component

EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Company

Mfr Report Date20081124
NHTSA Campaign ID14V285000
SummaryFord Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Taurus vehicles manufactured November 24, 2008, through February 28, 2014, originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. When used in areas that use road salt, the license plate lamp assembly may experience an electro-chemical reaction and corrosion as a result of water intrusion.
ConsequenceThis corrosion may result in a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
RemedyFord will notify owners, and dealers will replace the license plate lamp assemblies, free of charge. The recall began on July 26, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S08. Note: Under program 14R01, Ford will notify owners in non-corrosion states, and, at the customer's request, dealers will replace the license plate lamp assembly.
NotesOwners 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.

Component

STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Company

Mfr Report Date20091201
NHTSA Campaign ID15V040000
SummaryFord Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Ford Taurus vehicles manufactured December 1, 2009, to July 31, 2010, and 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured June 1, 2011, to October 31, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation.
ConsequenceIf the interior door handle return spring is unseated, the door may unlatch in the event of a side impact crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.
RemedyFord will notify owners, and dealers will inspect all four of the interior door handles and either repair or replace them, free of charge. The recall began March 23, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S02.
NotesOwners 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.

Component

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Company

Mfr Report Date20100323
NHTSA Campaign ID16V247000
SummaryFord Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Ford Flex, 2008 and 2010-2012 Ford Taurus, 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X, 2008 Mercury Sable, 2009 and 2011 Lincoln MKS vehicles. The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, 'Occupant Crash Protection.'
ConsequenceAn improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
RemedyFord will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the driver's frontal air bag module, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 13, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16C06.
NotesOwners 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.

Component

STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Company

Mfr Report Date20100907
NHTSA Campaign ID15V340000
SummaryFord Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3.5L engine and Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L GTDI engine and 2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with any available engine. The affected vehicles have electric power steering assist systems that may shut down as a result of a steering motor sensor fault.
ConsequenceIf the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
RemedyFord will notify owners, and dealers will check the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) for Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). If dealers find any loss of steering assist DTCs, the steering gear will be replaced, free of charge. If, no codes are found during the PSCM inspection, the PSCM software will be updated, free of charge. The recall began on July 21, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S18.
NotesOwners 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.

Component

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Company

Mfr Report Date20110719
NHTSA Campaign ID13V109000
SummaryFord 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.
ConsequenceA fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
RemedyFord 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.
NotesOwners 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.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated October 2019

2012 Averages

Avg. Home : $263,200
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $3.55
Total Car Production : 10,335,765

For additional safety information and testing procedures, please visit the NHTSA website.
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