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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,510 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 232006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,550 miles


: the contact stated while preparing to back the vehicle out of the driveway, the child unbuckled the seat belt and was able to unlock the door. The contact stated the door alarm did not sound. As the vehicle was backed out and to the left at 5 mph, the 4 year old child was thrown out the rear right door. The child became pinned under the front right wheel of the vehicle, and sustained abrasions and swelling of the ankles, knees, and left thigh. The child was taken to the emergency room. A police report was taken. The manufacturer of the booster seat and vehicle were not notified.

- Minot Afb, ND, USA

problem #4

Jul 012001

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
Both rear door and front pass. Door latch springs will not retract handle/latches. Passenger thinks they have closed door, but handle is up/out and door is not latched. Door flies open on a turn in road.

- Brewerton, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 272004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver's side and passenger 's side doors failed to lock and unlock when applied. Consumer contacted the dealer on more than one occasion about this problem. But the dealer had not fixed the vehicle at this time.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Feb 272004


  • 48,000 miles
Rear doors won't stay closed. Consumer states that he had to tie the two door handles together to keep them closed.

- Streetsboro, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 012003

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Rear driver's side door latch. Door does not fully latch unless abnormal force is used to shut the door.

- Marrero, LA, USA

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