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:
118,400 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Ford Taurus suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 112012

Taurus SE 6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,400 miles


I recently had new struts put on the rear of my 2002 Ford Taurus and there were no stabilizer links on the car. I bought it used so I don't know if they rusted off or what but not there. I pulled up to a red light and heard and felt a snapping popping sound coming from the front drivers side. I continued to drive the car and about 1/2 mile later the car started jerking from side to side and couldn't control it. It would pull on way and I'd have to pull it back and a little later it would pull again and it was that way, back & forth the rest of the way home. I could not drive it more than 20-25 mph hr. I have not found out what the problem may be as of yet so if anyone else has had a similar problem would love to know what it was and how expensive to repair. I am retired living on a very fixed income and it seems to me that Ford has made a real bad mane for itself with all these suspension problems.

- , Montrose, PA, USA

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