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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,359 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 engine problems

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #17

Apr 012014

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles

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

Extensive corrosion on the engine cradle may impact its structure and failure can impact suspension and steering.

- Fulton, NY, USA

problem #16

Aug 112013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 175,000 miles
Leaking coolant from the firewall.

- Bethlehem , PA, USA

problem #15

May 042004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I read an article today concerning the us is investigating Ford tauruses for stuck throttles, model years 2005-2006. Please consider expanding the investigation to include the 2001 model year. I purchased the car used from a Ford dealer in 2004 (approx) and have been having the same problem of the car engine speeding-up when coming to a stop. The article is located at: money.cnn.com/2012/03/12/autos/ford_taurus_investigation/index.htm?source=cnn_bin after many attempts, the Ford dealer could not find the cause of the problem and the car is still doing it today. The warranty company, back in 2004/2005, said they were going to report this problem to the NHTSA, but I am not sure if they ever did. Thank-you.

- Canastota, NY, USA

problem #14

Sep 112008

Taurus

  • 160,000 miles

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

Drove home from work. Was inside my home about 10 minutes. Heard a loud noise went out side and my car was on fire. Fire men put it out and said it probably started up in the dash area.

- Kilgore, TX, USA

problem #13

Jun 152007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Water leak caused blower motor & resistor to short. $475 + tax to reprit. Internet search yields many other similar complaints and occurrences. Silent recall by Ford that is repaired at no cost while car still under warranty. However, when car out of warranty, consumer responsible for cost of repairing this defect. Reference Ford technical service bulletins tsb 04-15-3 and tsb 03-15-6.

- Blacklick, OH, USA

problem #12

Mar 082007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,600 miles
-the contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus ses. The contact stated that the front end of the vehicle shook while driving at 45 mph or faster and got worse the vehicle reached 60 mph. Also, the contact stated that the engine light turned on approximately 2 months after purchasing the vehicle and has not turned off. The contact was told that the emissions caused the engine light to turn on, but that she should not worry about it. The contact had the vehicle for three years now. The contact stated that the engine lost power about 8 months ago, she got a jump start, and had no problem again. The vehicle was currently in a repair shop, and she was told that there was a coolant leak, and that the vehicle needed to have the radiator flushed. The failure and current mileage were both 94600. Updated 04/09/07.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #11

Jun 042005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

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

On June 4th, I was travelling on I-95 South bound (New Jersey turnpike) when all of a sudden my 2001 Ford Taurus lost power, and stalled out. I immediately pulled over to the shoulder. I took it to an independent mechanic who advised that the engine head gasket may be the cause. After taking it to the dealer they advised that this is not covered, since the warranty has expired. I only have 33,000 miles on the vehicle, and this should nevere happen to any Ford product, especially with 33,000 miles. Obviously, their is an engine problem that Ford may not want to address, and as always the consumer gets the short end of the stick. I strongly belive there is a considerable defect with this model engine and should be investigated.

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #10

Apr 262005

(reported on)

Taurus 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Ford Taurus experiencing problems with stalling.** answer required***. consumer stated that this vehicle has had major problems since the date of purchase.

- Sebring, FL, USA

problem #9

Jan 012005

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving engine stalled. Took vehicle to dealer for inspection twice, but the cause of the problem could not be determined.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #8

Aug 302004

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
While having the oil changed consumer was told that the head gasket was blown. There was no defects noticeable by the consumer. It was the second incident concerning head gasket.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #7

Jun 012004

Taurus

  • miles

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

While driving consumer smelled something burning and smoke. This happened on three different occasions. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer. However, the problem recurred.

- Needham, MA, USA

problem #6

May 042004

Taurus

  • miles
While driving, check engine light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Vehicle then stalled. Consumer tried to restart vehicle but was unable to do so. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the engine needed to be replaced due to piston and head gasket wearing out.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 122003

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles
Have complained to dealer/Ford Motor Company re: Foul odor when heat is running. Was told that I probably had a high sensitivity to allergies. Complained about having to replace breaks at 15,000 miles. Had to replace oil gasket pan twice within the same year. Dealership did not find this unusual. Car accelerates without warning sometimes. The motor is making a rushing noise. Was told that this was the normal sound of the motor although it did not start until six months down the road. Had to take car back to replace back/warped windshield after having it one day. Dealership will not even allow me to trade vehicle and does not acknowledge fact that too many things have gone wrong in too short a period of time. Purchased vehicle in 2002.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 122003

(reported on)

Taurus 6-cyl

  • miles
Problem with engine failure. The consumer's service dealer had been unable to determine the cause of the engine failure. There was a noise coming from the driver's side wheel (front wheel was chopped), and the vehicle stalled. Various componets were replaced, however the vehicle continued to stall.

- Blandford, MA, USA

problem #3

Jul 242003

(reported on)

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When at a stop vehicle still will move slightly and jerk the brakes wasn't right. The car was sent to the dealer ship twice after and they couldn't find the cause after talking to the service director the brakes are better now.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

May 292003

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
Vehicle surges forward when foot is upon brake pedal.

- Whiting, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 042003

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
While traveling vehicle would stall. Dealer has been contacted.

- Girard, OH, USA

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