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...

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
80,093 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

May 112014

Taurus SES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,093 miles

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

The car is weird electronically, on my dash is a pic of my car, on left side, also the pic of service engine soon light. Now when I cut either my parking or my headlights on then both these go off and don't come on until I cut the car lights off. I'm worried this may cause a fire or another serious problem! I wish Ford would do a recall to find out why this happens before it causes a serious problem and may cause someone to lose their life.

- , Archdale, NC, USA

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