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...


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
54,113 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace disks when changing brake pads (3 reports)
2002 Ford Taurus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 152003

Taurus SES 3.0L V6 Flex Fuel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles


Bought used 04/05.03. 16000 miles. Brakes shaking on test drive.Purchased w/ promise of fix. 18000 miles dealer tried turning rotors on vehicle. Made worse. Will order parts (not stocked ???). 3 weeks later finally got parts. Installed. Problem fixed for now. See later!

- , Friendsville, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 052007

Taurus SES 3.0L V6 Flex Fuel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,339 miles

Here we are again w/ brakes shaking. Brake pads only 1/3 worn, but rotors warped.(Ford Rotors & pads) Replaced W/ aftermarket pads & rotors. (premium quality)

- , Friendsville, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 142010

Taurus SES 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles

Disks shouldn't have to be replaced every time. But they warp so badly the front of the car shakes when braking.

- , Kalamazoo, MI, USA

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