hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,500 miles

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2001 Ford Taurus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 172004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,000 miles


Brake failure in the Ford Taurus 2001 131,000 miles [xxx] major accident avoided (master cylinder failure) life or death safety issue w/ the Ford Taurus 2001 regarding the "brakes". yesterday I had a complete "brake failure" without any warning and or sign of a problem. As it turned out it was the master cylinder that "failed". the brake fluid container in the engine compartment was full even long after the incident. I was traveling across a five mile bridge (howard franklin) from clearwater to tampa at 70 miles per hour w/ no vehicle in front of me. Without warning I had no brakes and I had to coast to a stop and jam in the emergency brake. Luckily I wasn't killed and or seriously injured. How can this possibly happen " how many times has this occurred before " the vehicle in question has 131,000 miles on it. I have it inspected regularly and w/ complete service routinely. The [xxx]. passenger in car who's life was endangered [xxx]. it's a miracle that we didn't have a major accident, injury, or death. Updated 07/24/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 192002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Upon depressing brake pedal to slow/stop brake pedal descended to the floor with no warning due to the master cylinder failing.

- Louisburg, NC, USA

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