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:
Average Mileage:
93,692 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace window regulator and motor (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Ford Taurus windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 032015

Taurus SES 2.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 187,454 miles


Drivers window went down and will not go up.sometimes it would not go up or down and the interior lights would not work either. As far as I am concerned Ford's are pieces of shut and we have three with driver side door or window problems.

- , bellingham, WA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012008

Taurus SES 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

The left rear window has never worked since I got the car. Not a huge inconvenience since people rarely ride in the back and need to put down that window, and the reason I decided it's not worth spending the money to get it fixed. Still, it's just a pain to have a window that doesn't work on the rare occasion you might need it to!

- , Clayton, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 292009

Taurus SES 3.0L V6 Flex Fuel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,622 miles

L/R window not working. Tech diagnosed ($68.00). Recommend R/R window motor & regulator ($265.74) not fixed.

- , Friendsville, PA, USA

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