Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
59,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace ball joints (2 reports)
2001 Ford Taurus suspension problems

suspension problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 Ford Taurus:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 122007

Taurus SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles


Dates and cost are not exact as multiple problems were fixed at the same time. The ball joints went bad and needed replaced. While they were repairing the ball joints they found the left rear spring (coil) was broken also. Total bill for both ball joints and one coil spring was 1100 dollars plus. The recall change for tire protection which only affected the front springs had already been installed at as soon as it had been received..

- , Niles, MI, USA

problem #1

May 052008

Taurus SEL 3.0L 24 valve Dohc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

I took the Taurus in for routine maintenance and was told both front ball joints were worn. I couldn't believe it. The mechanic showed me the problem with both front ball joints. He also stated the left front axle was bad. I had all the above replaced. I was told that this is an on going problem with the Taurus.

- , Eastpointe, MI, USA

Not what you are looking for?