CarComplaints.com Notes: Most people need a car that shifts gears & coil springs that don't shred tires. The Taurus fails in that respect.

The 2003 Ford Taurus has major issues with the transmission failing. Typically the 2003 Taurus transmission failure costs $2,000 to fix by about 90k-100k miles. Not good.

Adding insult to injury, the 1999-2003 Taurus also 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...

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
61,254 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Ford Taurus lights problems

lights problem

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2003 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012008

Taurus SES 3.0L Ohv V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,254 miles

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

I bought a car with what I thought was an option worth having. Then the option doesn't work properly. I replaced the headlight switch thinking that was the problem and didn't fix it. Ford dealership wants $60 an hour plus diagnostic charges. Won't even give advice on how to fix on my own.

- , Avonmore, PA, USA

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