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. 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...


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
34,931 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced relay (1 reports)
2002 Ford Taurus AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 142005

Taurus SES 3.0L V6 Flex Fuel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,862 miles


Blower only works on high speed. R/R heater relay. Blower also squealing when first turned on.

- , Friendsville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 152009

Taurus SES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

I took this problem to a Gypo mechanic who diagnosed the problem wrong. I took it back. Still wrong. Finally the dealer fixed it. First two tries cost me over $100.00, down the rat hole. Dealer's charge is exorbitant, but they fix the problems. I bought an extended warranty after this failure. Cost over $1800.00 for 4 years or until 75,000 miles.

- , Kerrville, TX, USA

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