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:
No data
Average Mileage:
128,440 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Ford Taurus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 202013

Taurus SES 2.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,879 miles


Stupid door locks do not work with the switch or the remote

- , bellingham, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 092014

Taurus SES 2.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

when opening door from outside, handles will not retract back down, when real freezing or cold weather the door will unlock but will not latch shut. There have been times when closing doors that the locks automatically locked and the keys were in the ignition and vehicle running.

- , Bear Lake, PA, USA

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