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...

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
49,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced starter (1 reports)
2002 Ford Taurus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 202009

Taurus SES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,500 miles

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

Starter just died and the car had to be towed to the repair shop. That's enough of the major complaints. There are other minor ones, but I've spent more than enough time on these.

- , Kerrville, TX, USA

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