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10.0

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

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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 Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 252002

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles

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

The consumer states that the engine had a lack of breaking, a malfunction in the transmission shifting, the left front window had locked, the switch caused the starter to become inop/remain in power, and the ignition switch locked in the start position. The dealer refused to remedy the problem.

- Fort Benton, MT, USA

problem #8

Oct 172002

Taurus

  • miles
Consumer states while driving in center lane the vehicle stalled w/O warning. Consumer restarted vehicle, but it would only travel approx. 2mph. Once on the side of the road, consumer restarted vehicle again and rpms revved excessively.

- Brewster, NY, USA

problem #7

Sep 082002

Taurus

  • miles
Car stalled/shut down while driving under normal conditions. Car would not start until after it sat for approximately 30 minutes. Dealer service found no codes in the computer. I am worried that this will happen again in a more dangerous situation such as freeway driving resulting in a major accident and injuries.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #6

Nov 242001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

There was a problem with tires. Tires were causing vehicle to shake when driving due to improper design of the tire belt. Contacted dealer, and dealer replaced tires at 1600 miles. P215/60R16, replacement tires, 4000 miles, mounted on a 2001, Ford, Taurus. The vehicle still sways and shakes, even after the tires and rims had been replaced. Alternator failed and was replaced. There was rattle noise from windshield /dash area.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #5

Jul 012002

Taurus

  • 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

problem #4

Mar 152001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that vehicle had shut off causing a car crash. Nlm consumer adds there was a loud noise when put in reverse and drive at times and goes into gear very hard, then the transmission went out in the vehicle while driving, dealer replaced transmission and worn planetary gears. Eleven days after vehicle was repaired, the engine cut off causing an accident. Consumer loss all power with steering and brakes. Consumer states there is a sqeaking noise in right front and drivers seat when driving. No problem found.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 302000

Taurus

  • miles

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

Vehicle experiences hesitation and is sluggish on take off, there is a buzzing noise in the engine when putting in park position, dealer tightened bolts and motor mount to alleviate grinding noise in engine.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 122001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When using turn signal to go left or right signal will go out before turn is made. Took to dealer and had it repaired, but problem still exists. The turn signal was repaired twice, but the problem still exists. The exhaust makes humming sound when at idle. Wiper blade failed and was replaced. The vehicle gets low mileage when A/C on, the engine was leaking oil.

- Covinna, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There was some leaking from radiator which was caused by a cracked hose. Taken to dealer and dealer replaced hose. A few months later, problem was still occurring. Consumer states engine light is illuminated, dealer replaced the O2 sensor and water pump, the engine light remains illuminated. Consumer states the air conditioner was blowing hot air and consumer experienced an asthma attack.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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