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2002 Ford Taurus
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...
Worst 2002 Taurus suspension Problems
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- broken front spring48
- both rear coil springs broken11
- broken coils8
- excessive front end noise2
- spring broke and blew tire2
- clunking in front end1
- NHTSA: Suspension: Front: Springs: Coil Springs401
- NHTSA: Suspension: Front297
- NHTSA: Suspension155
- NHTSA: Suspension: Rear109
- NHTSA: Suspension: Rear: Springs: Coil Springs85
- NHTSA: Suspension: Rear: Springs22
- NHTSA: Suspension: Front: Stabilizer Bar7
- NHTSA: Suspension: Front: Macpherson Strut4
- NHTSA: Suspension: Front: Control Arm: Lower Ball Joint3
- NHTSA: Suspension: Front: Shock Absorber2
- NHTSA: Suspension: Front: Springs: Leaf Spring Assembly2
- NHTSA: Suspension: Automatic Stability Control (Asc)1
- NHTSA: Suspension: Front: Control Arm1
- NHTSA: Suspension: Rear: Shock Absorber1
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