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...


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
74,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Ford Taurus engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012007

Taurus 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles


when i accelerate my car makes a rattling noise, im thinking its the serpentine belt because when i had gotten that fixed the noise had stopped but about a week or two later the noise started again. my friend has a ford Taurus and he has the same issue but its a little louder and his car is a older model. but does anybody have the same issue that i have? some people can hear it and some cant but when its your car, you know how its suppose to sound, and i hate all fords!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but it is a pain in the butt to pay for the repairs especially for that serpentine belt because you have to directly buy it from ford. fords suck, fix or repair daily

- , Oak Lawn, IL, USA

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