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...

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
18 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,462 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #1

Jul 182002

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles

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

While driving 49 mph, the consumer was involved in a head on collision and the air bag did not deploy. The consumer sustained injuries. The dealer had been notified. The front or side air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was a total loss.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

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