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.

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...

6.3

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
96,676 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. continously slamming each door till light goes off (1 reports)
2002 Ford Taurus accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #6

May 212015

Taurus SES 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,500 miles

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

Just looking for a reason that door open indicator light stays on and chimes continue with all doors closed and key in ignition.

- , Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #5

Dec 042013

Taurus SES 2.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

It is such an inconvenient that all doors are shut and door ajar dashboard light is on, needing to slam doors continuously to get it to shut off.... Some points the dome lights won't work when doors are open, yet turn on when closed doors or driving down road.

- , Bear Lake, PA, USA

problem #4

Oct 272007

Taurus V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

for quite a long time now the door ajar light has been on. This means the doors won't lock. And sometimes when i park the interior light will not shut off unless i drive it around the block again or let it go and sometimes it will stay on 20-30 minutes.This is very annoying!!

- , La Fontaine, IN, USA

problem #3

Jan 112010

Taurus SE 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles

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

When I have closed my door to my car, many times the car has an indicator light come on that says that a car door is ajar. This means that they car will NEVER lock. If you use the automatic locks, they will reverse the lock to the door.

- , Evansville, IN, USA

problem #2

Aug 232008

Taurus SE 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

THIS DAM CAR HAS BEEN GIVING ME PROBLEMS SINCE THE FIRST YEAR I HAD IT, I WISH SOMEBODY COULD HELP ME WITH THESE PROBLEMS, IT SEEMS LIKE ONE THANG BREAKS AFTER THE OTHER. I JUST CANT WIN WITH THIS CAR.

- , Casselberry, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 252009

Taurus LS 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,555 miles

Ford is definitely a 4 letter word in my house. I will never own another one of these poorly put together automobiles again. I would be tempted to buy a foreign automobile before I bought another Ford. You know why Ford's first car was called a model-T? Because they so severely screwed up Models A-S!

- , Rogers, AR, USA

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