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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,105 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

Mar 152006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


1)the seat belt buckle worked fine, until 2) the buckle started sticking and it's impossible to unbuckle, causing 3) possible death if the seatbelt buckle is not replaced. This is similar to NHTSA campaign id number : 01V144000, however, my car was not built until December 2000.

- Blue Springs, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 172006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,000 miles
: the contact stated that the driver seat belt buckle tongue would not eject from the buckle assembly. The contact arrived to a destination, parked, and attempted to unlatch the seat belt which would not unlatch. The seat belt buckle tongue was wiggled while the release button on the seat belt assembly was depressed. The seat belt unlatched after 10 minutes, but is now unable to buckle. The buckle was free of contaminants and there are no pictures available. The dealer was contacted on 07/21/06 and determined that the vehicle's VIN was not included in a recall on the same problem for the same vehicle.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #1

Apr 162004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,316 miles
During a 25 mph vehicle collision front air bags did not deploy, and the front seat belt unlocked. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Westerville, OH, USA

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