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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,625 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 102008

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles


Water leaks into the passenger floor board on my 2001 Ford Taurus. In researching it on the web I found a link to this site. It just started a few months ago. I found another complaint 10184014. This site said to mention recall number 03V087000. As widespread as this appears to be I feel that Ford should cover the design mistake.

- Greenville, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 122003

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles
Have complained to dealer/Ford Motor Company re: Foul odor when heat is running. Was told that I probably had a high sensitivity to allergies. Complained about having to replace breaks at 15,000 miles. Had to replace oil gasket pan twice within the same year. Dealership did not find this unusual. Car accelerates without warning sometimes. The motor is making a rushing noise. Was told that this was the normal sound of the motor although it did not start until six months down the road. Had to take car back to replace back/warped windshield after having it one day. Dealership will not even allow me to trade vehicle and does not acknowledge fact that too many things have gone wrong in too short a period of time. Purchased vehicle in 2002.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 252002

(reported on)


  • miles
The consumer states that the engine had a lack of breaking, a malfunction in the transmission shifting, the left front window had locked, the switch caused the starter to become inop/remain in power, and the ignition switch locked in the start position. The dealer refused to remedy the problem.

- Fort Benton, MT, USA

problem #1

Apr 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Visibility out of front windshield is affected due to design of front windshield. There is a reflection of dashboard that shows on center of windshield, and adds additional visual information to process during operation of vehicle.

- Dallas, GA, USA

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