Why does my heater core keep failing?
November 6, 2008 1:01 PM Subscribe
The heater core in my 2001 Ford Taurus has just failed for the third time in less than 18 months. The car has about 90K miles on it. What could be causing these repeated failures?
posted by maurice to Technology (6 answers total)
Servicing has always been done at a dealer but not always the same dealer. We assumed the first failure was normal wear and tear. The second failure happened on a trip so we had the repairs done at a different dealership in another state. Because it occurred more that 12K miles after the first repair, it was not covered by our warranty. Four months after it was last replaced, the heater core has failed again. The car is at a third dealer now because my son has it at college. The warranty on the last repair should cover the work but I want to understand what could be leading to this reoccurring failure.