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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...


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
112,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

electrical problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

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 #1

Jan 112010

Taurus SE 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles

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

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