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...


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
110,954 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
  2. mechanic cleaned where circut board for dash plugs in (1 reports)
2002 Ford Taurus accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Ford Taurus:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 092010

Taurus SEL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 215,000 miles


Was intermittent for a while, now all the time. Can't see any gauges at night, nor speedometer.

- , Imperial, MO, USA

problem #6

Mar 052010

Taurus SE 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

My dash lights half work. There is a light or lights that have gone out. Half the dashboard lights up.

- , Evansville, IN, USA

problem #5

Jan 032010

Taurus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

When i turn on my headlights, the dash lights go off except for the turn signal lights which both stay on. help!

- , Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 082008

Taurus LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,255 miles


Lights were out fuse was good. Dropped off to have mechanic fix. Mechanic cleaned all of the contacts and luckily it works again.

- , Willington, CT, USA

problem #3

Apr 232008

Taurus ESE 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

Just want a fix for the problem! dash light does not go on and the turn indicators are on.

- , Lake Villa, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 192007

Taurus SE 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,395 miles

I haven't figured this one out yet and was wondering if anyone else has seen this problem and knows the solution?

- , Danville, NH, USA

problem #1

Nov 202007

Taurus SE 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,031 miles

When it is cold and outside the dash lights do not come on, only the turn indicators, when you turn on the head lights. At first it took a couple of minutes for the lights to come on, now it takes up to 45 minutes. It is unnerving to be driving at night without dash lights!

- , Trenton, ON, Canada

Not what you are looking for?