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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,000 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.

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.

2001 Ford Taurus body / paint problems

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 202013

Taurus

  • 50,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that during rainy weather, the passenger side of the vehicle filled up with water behind the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that a rain hat extension kit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 1/12/16

- Laurel, MT, USA

problem #8

Mar 012013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 185,000 miles
2001 Ford Taurus door lock not latching during winter weather. Very serious and scary safety issue, very much so when their is ice and snow on the roads. Attending work and appointments is mandatory. Holding the door shut while driving is not acceptable. After minimal research online I have found thousands with the same problem. Ford needs to address this very serious issue. The news & media must be alerted and a recall should be issued.

- Broomfield, CO, USA

problem #7

Nov 122012

Taurus

  • 170,000 miles
Vehicle doors will not latch when the temperature drops below 30 degrees. This has been an ongoing problem and well is reported throughout many model years for Ford Taurus. It is a dangerous defect that needs to be addressed.

- St Paul, MN, USA

problem #6

Jun 132012

Taurus

  • 130,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the floor panel on the rear passenger side was completely corroded. The contact also mentioned that water ran down into the windshield and collected under the fan blower, which caused the corrosion. A mechanic stated that the floorboard needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 130,000.

- Allentown , PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 162011

Taurus

  • 152,000 miles
Once again my door latches will not close when the weather is closed. I have to drive around holding my door shut. I reported this to Ford and they said that they will not fix it. It is a known issue to this vehicle and is incredibly dangerous. Please do something about this!

- St Paul, MN, USA

problem #4

Nov 242011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
Excessive corrosion has resulted in the sub-frame breaking near the right front sub-frame fastener.

- Eliot, ME, USA

problem #3

Jan 012008

Taurus

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle doors will not latch closed when weather is cold. Doors will eventually close shut after vehicle interior has been warming up for in excess of 20 minutes. Forced to either let car idle and warm interior to make doors close or drive while holding doors flush with frame. Ford Motor Company would not address the issue after contacting them via email and telephone.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #2

Nov 302000

Taurus

  • miles
Consumer states that that exterior body hood is uneven, molding below windshield wiper broke / cracked, right rear door has poor fit.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 302000

Taurus

  • miles
The exterior body hood is uneven, exterior body molding below windshield wiper broke and cracked, right rear door has poor fit and does not seem like it wants to close.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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