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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 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.

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 exhaust system problems

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 202007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


Check engine light turned on in October 2005 and was told it was a failure of egr sensor; light turned off when I added more coolant to the reservoir, which was empty but not generating a heating message. Light turned back on after next gas fill.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 162004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The consumer stated the emission sensor light continued to stay on. The part has been replaced, however the light is now back on. Please provide additional information.

- Westminster, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 012004


  • miles
Engine check light illuminated and remained on while driving. Vehicle was diagnose by state inspection station of a failed control auxiliary emission unit, which needed to be replaced.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 052003


  • miles
While traveling on the highway and without prior warning vehicle started smoking from underneath the vehicle.

- Wylie, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 252003


  • miles
Pressure egr valve failure. Ford has acknowledged problem by extending warranty for 2 years, 24K, but this problem should be viewed for possible mandatory recall.

- Carmichaels, PA, USA

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