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...

2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,850 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Ford Taurus engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 042007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,850 miles

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

The speed control deactivation switch on the steering wheel will not turn off the cruise control. Tapping the brake pedal does turn it off. When leaving the freeway and driving on surface streets, the cruise control reactivates if the resume button is brushed. My local Ford Agency explained that it's caused by a defective switch on the master cylinder. That's the same problem that lead to earlier recalls by Ford.

- Alpine, CA, USA

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