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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,750 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 172005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

The consumer smelled a strong odor of gasoline. It was a hot summer day and the consumer had disregarded the odor at the time. After the smell lingered the consumer inspected underneath the vehicle but did not see any leaks, but did notice a spot on the driveway where the vehicle had been parked. Concerned, the consumer took the car to the garage and the mechanic said that there was a leak in the gas tank towards the top. The mechanic could not purchase an after market replacement gas tank claiming that a Ford dealership would have to be consulted. The consumer contacted a Ford dealership and they inspected the vehicle and discovered a leak on the seam of the gas tank. The gas tank was replaced, but Ford would not offer any cost assistance or cover the repairs. The consumer felt that this was a factory related defect. The dealership did not offer any explanation as to why this defect had occurred. This was an expensive repair.

- Clyde , NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 152003

(reported on)

Taurus

  • 125,000 miles
The vehicle experienced the same defect with its fuel tank as stated in recall 97 V 144 000, butthis vehicle not covered under recall due to VIN. Vehicle was manufactured in the wayne plant, and in the same month as stated in the recall, but not in one of the states listed.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 102001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving approximately 55 mph vehicle ran over an article on road which punctured gas tank. Tank punctured so easily that it emptied the full tank of gas in approximately 2 minutes. Ford dealer replaced entire tank at consumer's expense.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 102001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving approximately 55 mph vehicle ran over an article on road which punctured gas tank. Tank punctured so easily that it emptied the full tank of gas in approximately 2 minutes. Ford dealer replaced entire tank at consumer's expense.

- Marietta, GA, USA

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