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1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
114,700 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 lights problems

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 152015

Taurus

  • 120,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the brake lights illuminated continuously while the brake pedal was not being depressed. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V106000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #3

Jul 042014

Taurus

  • 108,800 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the brake light illuminated causing his battery to drain. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V106000 (exterior lighting). The approximate failure mileage was 108,800.

- Kansas City , MO, USA

problem #2

Oct 012011

Taurus

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated after the vehicle was turned on it failed to shift out of the park position. The contact also stated by depressing the brake pedal the failure was temporarily resolved. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who confirmed the brake switch should be replaced. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified and confirmed the VIN did not qualify for NHTSA campaign 04V106000 (exterior lighting:brake lights:switch). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 105,000 and the current mileage was 106,000.

- Purling, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 232009

Taurus

  • 125,000 miles
When hot (ambient temperature), car will not shift into gear from "park" upon starting engine. Brake lights will not operate - same as NHTSA recall 04V106000. I have almost been "rear-ended" twice during last month. Ford advises that my VIN not subject to recall, but safety problem exists.

- Maumelle, AR, USA

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