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
Typical Repair Cost:
$600.00
Average Mileage:
110,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace rack & pinion (1 reports)
2002 Ford Taurus steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 012013

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

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

I purchased this as a program car from Ford, so it was used. Almost immediately I started having problems with fluids leaking. The rack and pinion has been replaced twice now and started going bad again about a year ago. The rack and pinion will have to be replaced a third time. THIS IS REDICULOUS & IS A DESIGN FLAW but Ford does not have it listed as a recall.

- , Auburn, KS, USA

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