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2002 Ford Taurus
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: Most people need a car where the coil springs don't puncture or shred tires while driving. The Taurus fails in that respect.
The 1999-2003 Ford Taurus has a huge problem with coil springs breaking, which can puncture or even shred tires while driving.
The US government spent THREE YEARS (2008-2011) investigating the 2002-2003 Taurus coil springs. Although Taurus/Sable from earlier years were recalled, ultimately the NHTSA did not force a recall. They determined that because there had been no deaths & very few bad crashes & injuries, the broken coil springs defect was no big deal & not a safety defect. Tell that to all the owners who had close calls...
Worst 2002 Taurus Problems by Category
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- suspension problems71NHTSA complaints: 1086
- engine problems31NHTSA complaints: 113
- transmission problems30NHTSA complaints: 22
- AC / heater problems25NHTSA complaints: 6
- interior accessories problems21NHTSA complaints: 16
- cooling system problems8NHTSA complaints: 11
- body / paint problems5NHTSA complaints: 52
- brakes problems5NHTSA complaints: 44
- electrical problems5NHTSA complaints: 40
- seat belts / air bags problems4NHTSA complaints: 62
- fuel system problems3NHTSA complaints: 27
- windows / windshield problems3NHTSA complaints: 62
- steering problems2NHTSA complaints: 18
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 41
- lights problems1NHTSA complaints: 24
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 47
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 17
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 16
- exhaust system problemsNHTSA: 10
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