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...


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
62,566 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2002 Ford Taurus suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 132014

Taurus SES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,133 miles


I've replaced the struts on the back on both the driver's and passenger's side. I still heard a noise coming from the back again if I do a right turn or hit a pot hole or a speed bump like place. I'm not sure what else to do, I don't want to wait til it does some real damage and maybe causes me to wreck it! I just don't feel safe right now to drive it far at all, I just generally drive it to church and back home which is less than 8 miles each way. If there's not a recall on this there should be.

- , Archdale, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 152009

Taurus SES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

I have been a Ford man for 60 years, and have owned LTD's Mercury's, Lincoln Town Cars plus this Taurus, which has caused more problems than any of the other models.

- , Kerrville, TX, USA

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