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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,500 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 #4

Apr 232007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The vehicle was brought to a repair shop for new rear drums. The mechanic replaced the rear drums and brakes, and noticed that the rear coil spring failed. Through research the contact discovered several complaints regarding the above mentioned failure. The current and failure mileages were 72,000.

- Ogdensdurg, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 102005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles
A loud grinding noise was coming from the left rear wheel while driving 35-40 mph. Vehicle was taken to a repair shop, and mechanic determined that a part of the brake broke off into the brake drum, and that the drum/pads, and brake cylinder need to be replaced. The dealer was notified. Before the loud grindng noise there was a loud pop from the left rear wheel. Rear shoes and rear wheel cylinder were repalced and brake system was bleed. 2 brake drums also had to be resurfaced.

- Baldwin, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 102003

(reported on)

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Ford Taurus 4 door sedan. There was a clunking noise when the consumer moved the gear shift selector from park to another gear position. The lock cylinder in the ignition was frozen, the radio was inoperative, and the door panels were removed to clean the window runs... the rear drum assembly was cracked and pitted.

- Hawk Run, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 092001

(reported on)

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was up on a rack for oil change and noticed that rear brakes lines were rubbing. There was no installation between brakes, preventing rubbing. Therefore, leaking will occur from brakes because of this problem. Consumer states metal to metal contact was occurring.

- Medford Lakes, NJ, USA

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