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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

Oct 252002

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles

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

The vehicle pulled to the right and left and failed to stop when brakes were applied. The dealer replaced the rotors and brake pads, but the problem was not corrected. As the result of the brakes failure, the consumer lost control of the vehicle and was injured and the vehicle was damaged.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #6

Oct 022001

Taurus

  • miles
Consumer states that the brakes on the vehicle do not work properly. The consumer has to push the brakes all the way in before the vehicle will stop. Contacted dealer.

- Annadale, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 222002

Taurus

  • miles
We were traveling northbound in I-25 at las vegas, nm. A vehicle traveling the opposite had lost control, passed the median, and disabled at the right lane we were traveling. It was raining hard and I did not have the chance to avoid it. I had slammed my brakes, skidded and hit the disabled vehicle. The damage in my vehicle was more on the passenger side. Both front airbags did not deploy. At the towing company, they tried to start it and noticed airbag light camed on and flashing. It seems airbags activated after the impact but did not deploy.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #4

Jul 012002

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When key is turned to start engine ignition switch will not return to the number 4 position. Vehicle checked by dealer, who advised consumer that it is suppose to work that way. Consumer stated the starter blew up, the brakes were inoperative, the transmission does not shift properly, the windows were inoperative.

- Fort Benton, MT, USA

problem #3

Jun 192000

Taurus

  • miles
Vehicle accelerated with brakes applied. This occurred three times. Previously, vehicle dragged 20-30 seconds approaching a stop due to it not stopping on time.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 062001

Taurus

  • miles
Brakes are noisy during stops, consumer has to press hard on brakes to get vehicle stopped.

- Cincinnati, OH, 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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