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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
139,286 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 092016

Taurus

  • 250,000 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 brake lights remained illuminated regardless if the brake pedal was being depressed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 250,000.

- Onalaska, WI, USA

problem #6

Oct 152015

Taurus

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the brake lights illuminated continuously while the brake pedal was not being depressed. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V106000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #5

Jul 012015

Taurus

  • 132,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. While driving at low speeds, the vehicle accelerated independently without warning. The failure occurred intermittently. In addition, when the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle failed to respond. The contact was able to avoid a crash by shifting the gear into neutral. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 132,000.

- Weyersk, VA, USA

problem #4

Oct 112012

Taurus

  • 124,000 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 while driving approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal was depressed without a response. The vehicle then slightly crashed into the preceding vehicle. There were no injuries. A police was report was filed. The vehicle was able to be driven cautiously. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the master cylinder was replaced. The failure recurred which caused another crash. The driver sustained a neck injury. A second police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000.

- Swansea, MA, USA

problem #3

Jan 052013

Taurus

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while completing a turn at 15 mph and applying the brakes, the front wheels seized and the brakes failed. The condition of the road was wet. The contact stated there was a rattling noise that came from under the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic, who discovered a corroded brake proportioning valve. The failure was reported to the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 47,000. The current mileage was 51,000.

- Medford, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 242012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 177,000 miles
I lost braking when a came to a hard stop. Noticed that brake fluid dripping out by driver's door. I found out the brake lines that go to the rear of the car ruptured. Most of the brake lines are visible and are in good shape under the vehicle. Part of the brake lines rise under a recess in the underbody floor. There a plastic shield protects it from the parking brake cable. It was there that the lines had corroded badly and ruptured. This is listed on sited on the internet and should be warned to all Taurus owners.

- Wethersfield, CT, USA

problem #1

Oct 112011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles
I had an accident. When I was hit my seat belts did not function effectively, and therefore I was injured.

- Glendale, CA, USA

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