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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 2
Average Mileage:
55,879 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 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 (Page 5 of 11)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #137

Sep 262006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles

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

Driving 25 mph, straight & smooth when rear coil spring snapped puncturing tire & hit garage before stopping. Part replaced at my expense at a dealer. Part is not available. Real safety issue here and could have been bad if it happened while highway driving. Ford should have extended the warranty on these springs like they did on the front ones. The front coil spring also snapped on this car earlier in the year.

- Holley, NY, USA

problem #136

Dec 252006

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
At 50,000 miles, the drivers' side rear coil spring broke and punctured rear tire. I replaced both rear coil springs as well as worn struts and bought two new tires. I did not keep the old parts.

- Eau Claire, WI, USA

problem #135

Dec 262006

Taurus

  • miles
Driving down the high way and the back coil spring broke and punctured my tire. I called Ford dealership to see if on recall like the front coil springs and they are not. I had to pay to get replaced along with the tire.

- Kingsford Heights, IN, USA

problem #134

Dec 122006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,302 miles

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

2001 Ford Taurus (48302 odometer) rear coil spring broke replaced springs with rear struts.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #133

Dec 142006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,328 miles
On 12-14-06 I was sitting in my 2001 Ford Taurus when both springs broke I took the car to dealer where they replaced both rear springs struts and mounts. Luckily, I was not driving the car at that time. Dealer said these were not covered on the recall only the front springs.

- Blasdell, NY, USA

problem #132

Nov 082006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,120 miles
Rear coil fracture on my 2001 Ford Taurus.

- Wilmington, MA, USA

problem #131

May 012006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

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

: the contact stated the vehicle presented problems with the rear coil springs while driving various speeds. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic shop, who determined that the passenger side rear coil springs failed and needed to be replaced. There were no further repairs made. The contact encountered many complaints in regards to this matter # 10076221 regarding: Suspension: Rear: Springs: Coil springs. Updated 12/18/2006 -

- Bellingham, MA, USA

problem #130

Nov 142006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
On my 2001 Ford Taurus during an annual state inspection (Nov. 14, 06), the mechanic found a fractured rear suspension spring that was very close to cutting the rear tire. Both struts needed to be replaced.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #129

May 292006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
: the contact stated the rear driver side coil springs fractured, puncturing the rear driver side tire, while pulling out of a parking space at 10 mph. The rear coil springs were replaced by an independent mechanic. The contact received a recall letter about the front coil springs. The dealer or manufacturer were not contacted in regards to a possible recall on the rear coil springs. There were several complaints on this matter via the NHTSA website about the suspension: Rear: Springs: Coil springs.

- Stanford, KY, USA

problem #128

Nov 112006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,648 miles
Broken driver's side rear coil strut spring, on 2001 Ford Taurus. Just missed hitting tire. You could see corrosion through coil spring. Was noticed while repairing rear sway bar end link which was also broke from corrosion.

- Elmont, NY, USA

problem #127

Nov 022006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving various speeds, there was a rubbing noise coming from the rear end. The vehicle was inspected by an independent repair shop who determined both rear coil springs were fractured and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not alerted. As the rear springs were being replaced, it was discovered that the stabilizer link was broken as well. Updated 11/08/06.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #126

Oct 272006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,838 miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle drove low in the back and a tire rubbing sound could be heard. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who upon examination, determined that the rear coil springs and the struts needed to be replaced. The mechanic replaced the springs and struts. The contact noticed other similar complaints on the NHTSA website.

- Cranston, RI, USA

problem #125

Oct 302006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,900 miles
: the contact stated during a vehicle inspection, the rear coil springs failed to pass. The dealer determined the recall #04V332000 concerning the front coil springs did not include the rear coil springs.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #124

Oct 132006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,306 miles
Ref: NHTSA action # EA06002. I'm contacting you on behalf of my aunt & uncle who do not have internet access. On 10/13/06 they took their 2001 Ford Taurus with 29,306 miles to a reputable Ford dealer in Chicago for an oil change. The dealer found that both rear coil springs had broken and both rear tires were being gouged. The car was repaired at a cost of slightly less than $700. The car is well maintained, kept in a garage and is not abused in any way. Documentation can be supplied if you want it.

- South Holland, IL, USA

problem #123

Oct 042006

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,829 miles
: the contact stated while taking the vehicle to the dealer for brake service, the mechanic noticed the rear coil springs were severely damaged and needed to be replaced. There were no prior warnings of damage to the rear coil springs. The dealer replaced the rear coil springs and expressed that they have noticed similar problems with vehicles of the same year and model. The manufacturer was contacted, and determined that nothing more could be done since the vehicle was already repaired. Complaints have been made for this component on the NHTSA website one of the ODI #'s was 10076221. There were 123 results. Updated 11/30/06.

- Defiance, OH, USA

problem #122

Sep 252006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,889 miles
Rear coil spring snapped, front coil springs were replaced due to recall in 2004 which Ford Motor Company paid for but now will not pay for defective rear coil springs to be replaced, dangerous situation while driving when springs break.

- Holley, NY, USA

problem #121

Sep 192006

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car taken in to mechanic and was informed that the rear suspension coils were broken and could potentially lead to a tire puncture which could cause a serious incident. Mechanic said he believed there was a recall on this matter and suggested we investigate this hazard further.

- Rowley, MA, USA

problem #120

Sep 192006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
There is a recall on the front coil springs of my Taurus. My mechanic has also found that both my rear coil springs are broken causing the vehicle to handle improperly. Also I was advised not to haul anything in the trunk until they are fixed.

- Slater, IA, USA

problem #119

Sep 012006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,330 miles
I have discovered that the rear coil springs on my 2001 Ford Taurus have broken and that the repair is expensive. Luckily, no tires were lost.

- Ashford, CT, USA

problem #118

Aug 212006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,396 miles
Vehicle taken in for routine inspection - technician discovered rear suspension coil spring broken. Both rear springs and associated hardware replaced at full cost of around $600. This is clearly a materials defect impacting vehicle safety, having failed in only 5 years. Vehicle driven in northeast us.

- Folcroft, PA, USA

Read the next 20 complaints »

Not what you are looking for?