hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
126,750 miles

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 185,000 miles


2001 Ford Taurus door lock not latching during winter weather. Very serious and scary safety issue, very much so when their is ice and snow on the roads. Attending work and appointments is mandatory. Holding the door shut while driving is not acceptable. After minimal research online I have found thousands with the same problem. Ford needs to address this very serious issue. The news & media must be alerted and a recall should be issued.

- Broomfield, CO, USA

problem #3

Nov 122012


  • 170,000 miles
Vehicle doors will not latch when the temperature drops below 30 degrees. This has been an ongoing problem and well is reported throughout many model years for Ford Taurus. It is a dangerous defect that needs to be addressed.

- St Paul, MN, USA

problem #2

Dec 162011


  • 152,000 miles
Once again my door latches will not close when the weather is closed. I have to drive around holding my door shut. I reported this to Ford and they said that they will not fix it. It is a known issue to this vehicle and is incredibly dangerous. Please do something about this!

- St Paul, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 272010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • miles
I first noticed the right rear door of my 2001 Taurus was not unlocking with the automatic feature, about one year ago. Thought that maybe one of my grandchildren had caused the problem. Then, about one month ago, the same thing happened to the front passenger door. My grandchildren do not travel in the front compartment of my car. Nor do I have very many passengers. Also, my grandchildren have not been in my car much in the past 14 months, as they have moved to another county. I then had my mechanic check it out. He did some research and found that he could not order the parts to replace the door locking actuator. The part was out of stock, because a large number of other Ford Taurus owners were having the very same problem. I'm sorry that I did not contact you earlier. My mother had been in the hospital for a week, and I had lots of catching up to do. Anyway, my mechanic did not recommend installing a used part, as the same thing would very likely happen. When I contacted Ford Motor Company regarding this problem, I explained that I thought it was a safety issue. They pretty much told me "sorry for the inconvenience, lady... but, you're on our own". in the event of an accident, I would not be able to unlock all doors on the right side of the car by way of automatic feature, either on the door handle or the hand-held remote. Children are not always swift in being able to unlock a car door and then opening the door in an emergency. I feel that this is a safety issue and should be looked into. Everyone that I have mentioned this problem to has said, without me mentioning the safety issue first, this was a serious safety issue. I look forward to your response to this matter.

- Littlestown, PA, USA

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