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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
18 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
18 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,106 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Ford Taurus seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Jan 102003

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,200 miles


I was involved in a front and mostly side collision where my car was totaled. A couple of days before the accident my airbag light came on and then went off. I took the car (2001 Ford Taurus ses) to cowles Ford in woodbridge va. I was told the car was safe to drive and that the airbags would deploy properly if I were involved in an accident. I made an appointment to have the car looked at on 12/27/02. The accident happened before the appointment and only one side airbag deployed but not on the side I was on. I was driving, wearing my seatbelt the side airbag did not deploy. During the accident I was still thrown into the side of the car even thought my seatbelt was worn. I sustained some minor to serious injuries and am currently still being treated for these. I have contacted Ford Motor Company to report the problem so that this will not happen to someone else in the future. They have ignored my phone calls and have failed to respond to my complaints. I do not have the money to hire an attorney to fight this but am looking for any help from you in making sure that the cars we buy for the amount of money we spend will be safe for our families. Thank you for your time.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #7

Sep 262002


  • miles
I was involved in a two vehicle accident. A vehicle pulled out in front of me and I struck his right side with my front. Neither front airbag deployed.

- Chillicothe, MO, USA

problem #6

Sep 242002


  • miles
Consumer states while driving 55mph had a accident the car spun around 3 times and hit a tree and air bags did not deploy causing injuries. Nlm

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 272002

(reported on)


  • miles


While driving the vehicle the air bag light would illuminates on the dash and remain on. Nlm

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #4

Jan 232002


  • miles
On I-24 East bound, raining, about 65 mph, pulled into left lane to pass slower vehicle, car hydroplaned and lost complete control of vehicle, hit head on into guardrail - neither drivers nor passengers airbags deployed (battery still had power after collision), went backwards down the interstate on the shoulder causing car to be a complete loss. Car: 2001 blue Ford Taurus ses - purchased: 01/21/2002 loss: 01/23/2002. (tiresize: 16 inch)

- Estill Springs, TN, USA

problem #3

Oct 122001


  • miles
When car was started airbag indicator on instrument panel continued to flash for several minutes. Indicator stopped flashing and remained on. The car was immediately taken to dealer. Airbag indicator went out when key was turned off. Service advisor said it was safe to drive and recommended it be brought back Monday morning. Car was returned to dealer on Monday. Dealer could not find a cause and suggested this was a known problem. Service advisor said to check back with Ford in the future and see if there is an advisory on this problem.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #2

Nov 302000


  • miles
Air bag deploys without warning under normal driving conditions, air bag light stays lit after vehicle has been started and then light will flash 4 times, after the air bag explodes the air bag light stays on, consumer has taken vehicle into delaership on numerous occasions and the problem still exists, consumer states delaership's answer to the problem was to have other customers drive the vehicle and the consumer could use a loaner vehicle, consumer declined the request.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 112001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag warning light intermitently blinks on and off. This indicates that there is a problem with air bag system. Dealer has been contacted.

- Mt. Vernon, IL, USA

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