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.

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...

7.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
25,460 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

transmission problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 152003

Taurus SES 3.0L V6 Flex Fuel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,420 miles

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

With tranny cold, will not shift into o/d for at least 5 miles. Service manager could not explain why! After 11 years still the same! (See fuel mileage complaint)

- , Friendsville, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 022004

(reported on)

Taurus SES

  • 34,500 miles

At first all Ford did was change a filter and replace the tran. fluid. But than the trouble light came back on and now the talk is to replace the tran. It seems the transmission never goes into overdrive.

- , Airmont, NY, USA

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