fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,147 miles

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2001 Ford Taurus electrical problems

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 132006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,737 miles


: the contact stated upon entering the vehicle, the key would not turn in the ignition. The vehicle has not been inspected by a mechanic.

- Barberton, OH, USA

problem #4

May 022005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
When placing key in the ignition, the vehicle will not start. This happened intermittently. Sometimes it would not start whatsoever. Vehicle had to be towed to dealer once. On 3 separate occasions the vehicle would not start at the dealership. Dealer said the first incident was a faulty starter, but after a couple of weeks this problem happened again even after starter was replaced. In this process of back and forth to dealer on 4 different times there was several repairs of starter, sensor, computer board, and some other electronic component and these all stemmed from placing key in the ignition and the vehicle would not start. Dealer said this was ignition and starter related. This is still a problem. Dealer business manager has extended the warranty.

- Oak Bluff , MA, USA

problem #3

Jul 102003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Ford Taurus 4 door sedan. There was a clunking noise when the consumer moved the gear shift selector from park to another gear position. The lock cylinder in the ignition was frozen, the radio was inoperative, and the door panels were removed to clean the window runs... the rear drum assembly was cracked and pitted.

- Hawk Run, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 172002

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition key switch locks every time when vehicle is started. (service bulletins#012113-627-1sb6274). When the key was turned the start position it did not turn back to the run position. After the consumer refueled the vehicle and proceeded into traffic, the key released all the way to the off position.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #1

May 122002

(reported on)


  • miles
Ignition system did not return to run position/ windshield wipers / other sustems wouldn't work.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

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