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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 problems69NHTSA complaints: 581
- engine problems31NHTSA complaints: 51
- transmission problems26NHTSA complaints: 15
- AC / heater problems24NHTSA complaints: 5
- interior accessories problems19NHTSA complaints: 13
- cooling system problems8NHTSA complaints: 11
- brakes problems5NHTSA complaints: 26
- electrical problems4NHTSA complaints: 28
- seat belts / air bags problems4NHTSA complaints: 52
- fuel system problems3NHTSA complaints: 15
- windows / windshield problems3NHTSA complaints: 50
- body / paint problems2NHTSA complaints: 31
- steering problems2NHTSA complaints: 11
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 36
- lights problems1NHTSA complaints: 12
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 28
- exhaust system problemsNHTSA: 10
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 7
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 3
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