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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 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.

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2001 Ford Taurus transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 222009


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the transmission began leaking fluids and slipping two months after the vehicle was purchased. The speed was unknown. The dealer replaced the torque converter to correct the failure; however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated that the torque converter had fractured. The dealer advised replacing the transmission. The manufacturer stated that there were no recalls on the vehicle and would not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 70,000 the current mileage was 80,000.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 282006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Purchased a 2001 Taurus in 2004 with 26000 miles. Had transmission issues within 2 months. Dealer reflashed transmission under warranty of used car dealer. Now the transmission is still not working right, and is on the verge of failure. I already had a code for torque converter come up, but it doesn't show any more.

- Gilbertsville, PA, USA

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