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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,617 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 #9

Jan 102010

Taurus

  • 155,000 miles

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

The drivers side seat belt cannot be pulled out, therefore, I cannot use it at all. Not only is this unsafe, but with mandatory seat belt laws in some states, I must get this repaired.

- Patton, MO, USA

problem #8

Nov 282014

Taurus

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the front passenger side buckle assembly was not functioning properly. The contact mentioned that the seat belt was able to be secured but was extremely difficult to release. The contact had to make several attempts for the front passenger side seat belt buckle to release. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 01V144000 (seat belts) and 00V240000 (seat belts). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. Updated 01/13/15

- Monroe, MI, USA

problem #7

Oct 112011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles
I had an accident. When I was hit my seat belts did not function effectively, and therefore I was injured.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 272012

Taurus

  • 75,000 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 all of the seat belts in the vehicle failed and could not be dislodged from the buckle assembly. The dealer was notified of the failure who advised the contact that there was a recall for the failure under NHTSA campaign id number: 01V144000 (seat belts: Front: Buckle assembly) but the vehicle was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Braeaux Bridge, LA, USA

problem #5

Sep 212008

Taurus

  • 137,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact was notified about a recall, but was informed that his vehicle was not included. He was experiencing seat belt failure and stated that when he buckles the belt, the seat belt indicator light still illuminates on the instrument panel. When he unbuckles the belt, it will not buckle properly again. The failure and current mileages were 137,000.

- Saltlake City, UT, USA

problem #4

Nov 032005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Seat belt won't extract or retract properly in rear seat causing it to be loose and not fitting. Also causing it to lock up in operation leaving you to have to feed it forcibly back in to be able to use it.

- Menomonee Falls, WI, USA

problem #3

Oct 232006

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,550 miles

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

: the contact stated while preparing to back the vehicle out of the driveway, the child unbuckled the seat belt and was able to unlock the door. The contact stated the door alarm did not sound. As the vehicle was backed out and to the left at 5 mph, the 4 year old child was thrown out the rear right door. The child became pinned under the front right wheel of the vehicle, and sustained abrasions and swelling of the ankles, knees, and left thigh. The child was taken to the emergency room. A police report was taken. The manufacturer of the booster seat and vehicle were not notified.

- Minot Afb, ND, USA

problem #2

Dec 092000

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
: the contact stated all four of the vehicle seatbelt straps will not retract. Although, the vehicle was seen by a dealership, no repairs were made.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 062001

Taurus

  • miles
Consumer had trouble with seat belts. They retracted sometimes. Passenger side seat belt will not come out. Dealers were saying they were waiting for replacement belts.

- Colwich, KS, USA

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