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...

9.8

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Ford Taurus windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 132002

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles

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

Windshield wipers failed intermittently on December 13, 2002 (well within first 500 miles of operation). Ford dealer could not identify problem. On December 14, wipers suffered catastrophic failure. Wipers were supposedly fixed by Ford dealer on February 13, 2003. According to po, fuse 215 was not seated and had burn mark; replaced fuse, rechecked operation. On February 15, wipers experienced intermittent failure again (shut down for approximately ΓΏ½ hour within first 5 minutes of operation following cold start, then resumed operation).

- Foster City, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 132002

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Windshield wipers failed intermittently on December 13, 2002 (well within first 500 miles of operation). Ford dealer could not identify problem. On December 14, wipers suffered catastrophic failure. Wipers were supposedly fixed by Ford dealer on February 13, 2003. According to po, fuse 215 was not seated and had burn mark; replaced fuse, rechecked operation. On February 15, wipers experienced intermittent failure again (shut down for approximately ½ hour within first 5 minutes of operation following cold start, then resumed operation).

- Foster City, CA, USA

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