DPFE Sensor, that's the exhaust backpressure differential sensor used
in the EGR system. I think the recall covered your year but you
probably won't qualify now. It's only about $30 at the dealer and
takes five minutes to replace. If your engine light comes on at the
code is P0401 or P0402 most likely bad DPFE. Not a problem in my book.
If they do the recall on your coil springs and afterwards you hear a
knocking in your front end afterwards they probably did not tighten the
stabilizer links sufficiently.
That's all I got. Good luck.
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I'm not certain if it covers yours, but there have been several
recalls involving the brake light switch, which is mounted on the brake
pedal. Grease or oil sometimes can leak in and cause the contacts to
overheat. That melts the insides and make it either stay on or off all
the time. Also, there are recalls on the connector as it's easily
damaged. It sits just above where you put your foot, and I assume some
people are smashing it by accident.
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My 2000 Taurus I had until 55k miles. I had to replace the BOO switch twice
before the recall switch finally came out. Also, someone else mentioned
DPFE. I had to replace it too.
I found a broken coil spring on the front doing a routine tire rotation, and
I barely ever had the car in salt.
Lastly, the AX4N tranny was replaced by Ford under warranty at 30k.
Not a great piece of engineering, that Taurus...
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