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...

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012006

Taurus SEL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

I will never purchase another Ford product! The car is only 6 years old and I have had 3 major problems--the electric car seat motor seems to be shot, the air conditioner acts when it wants to, and the vinyl is peeling off the rear interior panels. I have never had any such problem with a Toyota, which I previously owned and had for 14-15 years. I figured I try a Taurus next because it was more affordable. I can't afford to purchase another one of these products. It's not worth the savings!!

- , Jamaica, NY, USA

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