Ford Taurus 2008-2018 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Ford Taurus.
ADD KEY (Must have two working original keys):
1. Insert the first previously programmed coded keys into the ignition.
2. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (RUN) position for at least 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and remove the first coded key from the ignition.
4. Within 10 seconds of turning the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position, insert the second previously coded key into the ignition.
5. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (RUN) position for at least 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
6. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and remove the second coded key from the ignition.
7. Within 20 seconds of turning the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and removing the previously programmed coded key, insert the new un-programmed key (new key/valet key) into the ignition.
8. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3(RUN) position for at least 6 seconds.
9. Remove the newly programmed coded key from the ignition.
If the key has been successfully programmed, it will start the vehicle’s engine and will operate the remote entry system (if the new key is an Integrated Keyhead Transmitter). The theft indicator light will illuminate for 3 seconds and then go out to indicate successful programming. If the key was not successfully programmed, it will not start your vehicle’s engine and/or will not operate the remote entry features. The theft indicator light may flash on and off. Wait 20 seconds and you may repeat Steps 1 through 8. If the failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the new key(s) programmed.
To program additional new un-programmed key(s), wait 20 seconds and then repeat this procedure from Step 1.
About Ford Taurus
The 2010 Ford Taurus was unveiled in Cobo Hall during the 2009 Detroit International Auto Show. The Taurus and Taurus SHO press preview took place in Asheville, North Carolina, from June 15 to 19, 2009.
The Ford performed admirably in test drives, and the media lauded some of the new features included in the 2010 Ford Taurus. All-wheel drive was one of these features, as was cross-traffic alert, collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control. Others, on the other hand, criticized the Taurus’s lack of interior space and reduced sight lines despite its full-size exterior, and Edmunds noted that the eighth-generation Honda Accord (which competes in the mid-size segment) had superior driving dynamics, a more efficient design, and nearly as much interior space as the Taurus despite its significantly smaller external dimensions.
The base SE model was priced at $25,995, the mid-level SEL at $27,995, and the top-of-the-line Limited at $31,995. Ford intended to sell 10% to 15% of high-performance SHO vehicles.
In August 2009, the SHO (Super High Output) was released. Was equipped with a twin-turbocharged, direct-injection gasoline EcoBoost 3.5L V6 engine. It was equipped with 365 horsepower (272 kW) and 350 pound-feet (470 Nm) of torque. It got 17/25 mpg in AWD. The starting price for the SHO was $37,995, which featured the EcoBoost V6, all-wheel drive, an improved 6-speed automatic transmission, and a variety of exterior and interior trim changes. A fully equipped SHO may cost up to $45,395. Additionally, a performance package was available, which included upgraded brake pads, a 3.16:1 final drive ratio (up from 2.77:1), retuned electronic power steering, additional suspension tuning, a retuned AdvanceTrac system (Ford’s combined traction control and electronic stability control system) with sport mode and “true off,” a summer compound Goodyear Eagle F1 245/45ZR20 tire, and an electric air pump with fix-a-flat in lieu of The Performance Package retains the majority of the SHO’s features, including a power moonroof, heated/cooled seats, multi-contour seats, auto-sensing lights and wipers, automatic high beams, adjustable pedals, blind spot information system (BLIS), and satellite navigation. However, the Driver Assist option group is incompatible with the Performance Package. Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Warning System, Lane Keep Assist, and Active Park Assist are among the available features.