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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,633 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 182006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,900 miles


Drivers side air bag exploded, but did not inflate. I was driving approximately 25-30 miles in traffic and hit nothing. The airbag light was not on.

- Benicia, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 282004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
Side airbag deployed after car (2001 Ford Taurus) hit pothole. No side impact took place. No damage to side of car. Only damage was scrape on rim of front left wheel after it went into the pothole going forward. On at least 2 occasions prior to this the airbag light went on and off periodically. Incidents were documented with auto dealer at service interval and dealer said could not find problem. But with a history of a problem with sensors and a deployment due to no side impact, this in my opinion represents a safety issue that should be explored as having an airbag go off as you are driving could certainly trigger an accident.

- Annandale, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 272001

(reported on)


  • miles
While the vehicle was parked and without prior warning driver's side air bag spontaneously deployed, cause has not been determined.

- Ft Worth, TX, USA

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