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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,000 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.

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2001 Ford Taurus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 192004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles


Premature failure of the starter.

- Palatine, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 072005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
The contact states there is recall NHTSA campaign 04V332000 concerning the front coil springs; the vehicle was repaired by the previous owner according to the recall. Now, the contact has the same problem, which was affecting the rear coils springs. It was repaired at the contact's expense. The consumer had to purchase a new starter updated 01/11/06.

- Odgensburg, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
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

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