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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,000 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.

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 042002

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles


Windows would fog up for no apparent reason! I bought the car new & it was never in a flood. Defroster blower motor stopped at 21,000 mi had to replace resistors stopped at 54,000 replaced resistors again.stopped at 77,000 replaced resistors ! did not fix problem ! took car to Ford dealer they charged $ $99.58 to check out non working blower motor.told me it would cost $453 to replace blower motor and seal cowling to prevent water from collecting in the blower motor!! I did not have them do the repair. The water collecting in the blower motor is what would cause the windows to fog up !!! a bad safty hazard.the new blower motor had a water drain hole in it, that the old motor did not have--this shows Ford was aware of this very hazardous window fogging problem !! and covered it up. I have the old motor with rusty water stains on it. It was full of water when I removed it from the car.

- Hinckley , OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 252005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
We've had many problem in the past year. First in the peak of winter the heater core had to be replace. Following a month later with the engine making a horrible rattling, when the car in in idle it would stop all together, the car has been brought to a Ford dealer...which estimates the cost to be $4700 to fix the problem. The car is at 81000 miles and though we purchased the is 1800 miles the cost will be ours to fix it. I've never had an engine die in a car that is 4 years old. The car has been sitting for the past week while we figure out what to do with it.

- South Chatham, MA, USA

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