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:
$208.00
Average Mileage:
56,364 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. drain flush cooling system (1 reports)
2002 Ford Taurus cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 072010

Taurus SES 3.0L V6 Flex Fuel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,364 miles

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

I noticed coolant was rusty colored. Feduke Ford drained flushed and replaced coolant. Afterward I noticed there wasn't much heat for defrost or inside the car.(see later)

- , Friendsville, PA, USA

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