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...

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$700.00
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. had it replaced (1 reports)
2003 Ford Taurus suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 142011

Taurus ES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

The back struts went completely out. I had to somehow get it to the mechanic to have it replaced. There is still a loud clunking sound in the back when I drive.

- , West Chester, OH, USA

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