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6.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,278 miles

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2001 Ford Taurus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 202006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2001 Ford Taurus ses wagon. Purchased 4/2001 with 32 miles on it. Found out right after purchase that rotors had been ground down. Dealer blamed original parts. Upon braking, steering while heavily rocks from side to side. Obvious to anyone sitting in the car. Rotors have been replaced at least twice, and ground down at least 3 times. Car only has 70,000 miles on it. Travel is 90% highway miles, little braking at all. Dealers just keep suggesting new rotors and pads or grinding down but I have been doing this approx. Every 8,000-10,000 miles. Shimmy in wheel never fully goes away no matter what I do. I am afraid that I will not be able to stop one day given how much vibration in the car there is. No one knows what's wrong or is admitting it. Research will show that I am not the only one with this complaint, so clearly there is a design flaw of some kind.

- Afton, VA, USA

problem #8

Nov 082003

Taurus

  • 13,000 miles
Consumer complained about front brake rotors. The front brake rotors were replaced on four separate occasions, but the problem still occurs.

- Havertown, PA, USA

problem #7

Aug 152003

(reported on)

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,500 miles
Problems with 2001 Ford Taurus brake rotors. The front end vibrated and the brake rotors were replaced numerous times, however the problem still existed. Ford was ordered to repair all repairs but they only turned the rotors. Also the passenger window dragged, the lights dimmed when the radio or heater was on, and also the transmission jerked at times and there was a vibration in the front of the vehicle, the mechanic stated it was due to tire wear.

- Lost Creek, WV, USA

problem #6

Aug 072003

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

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

Service brakes, hydraulic: Foundation components: Disc: Rotor on 2001 Ford Taurus -- have replaced rotors twice and tires once since purchasing vehicle in January 2003 w/ only 30K miles on it. Now have 49K miles and the steering wheel practically jumps out of my hands while braking due to the rotors which were put on only 2 months ago after dealership billed Ford for shaving rotors below safety specifications and had to be replaced at my expense. Ford needs to do something about the extreme heat generated thereby causing rotors to have to be replaced everytime individual must suddenly stop ! Ford should pay for next rotors and should consider recalling vehicle due to braking system will cause accidents if someone cannot stop and Ford will be liable in my particular situation. I will advertise this information and make readily available all my documentation to the legal field and any attorney who requests it.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #5

Feb 152003

Taurus

  • miles
Consumer states that brake rotors are wearing, and when applying the brakes, vehicle will have a heavy vibration and extended stopping distance. Dealer notified.

- Lost Creek, WV, USA

problem #4

Apr 142001

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
2001 Ford Taurus. Brakes resurfaced at 23,000 miles. (May 2002) still not right, asked to recheck. The dealer insisted nothing wrong. Rotors replaced at 38,000 miles. So far, Ford refusing to pay. Not to mention, four new tires about the same time.

- Omaha, AR, USA

problem #3

Feb 202003

Taurus

  • miles

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

The brake rotors failed, which caused the vehicle to experience stopping distance.

- Riverdale, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 092002

Taurus

  • miles
Brake rotors keep overheating, resulting in them crystalizing. Had them replaced 4 times, problem still occurred. Contacted dealer.

- Dunlap, TN, USA

problem #1

Apr 012001

Taurus

  • miles
The rotors on my brand new Ford Taurus are warped, they will be brouhgt in for service on 4/23/01 under my current warranty. I will ask for the rotors to be replace dnot just turned down.

- Malden, MA, USA

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