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...

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Ford Taurus accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012008

Taurus SES 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Intermittent problem with the trunk not opening. Sometimes won't open when using either the trunk release inside the car, or when using the trunk button on the keyless remote. When I push the trunk release, I can hear a 'clunk' from inside the trunk, but it won't open. If I then 'bang' on top of the trunk with the heel of my hand, then it pops open!

- , Clayton, NC, USA

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