really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,069 miles

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2001 Ford Taurus electrical problems

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 182010


  • 120,931 miles


Car wanted to accelerate when applying brakes. Had to put car into neutral and apply brakes to stop, engine RPM race for a few seconds. This is the third time I had this same car problem repaired. Dated June 18, 2010, lithia Ford dealer # 23. Had to replace maf senor, afls 154 reman sensor asy, reprogam PCM 5926 cf.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 162007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the low speed on the air conditioner failed. The dealer was aware of the failure, and mentioned that there was a kit available to remedy the failure. The contact was concerned that Ford customers were not notified of the repair kit. The current and failure mileage were 92000. Consumer states that rain and to leak in and destroy the blower motor and resistor with the blower destroyed front windshield will not defrost. Update 4/9

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #6

Jul 302006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,900 miles
My car is only 5 years old and both rear struts failed. Also the right rear spring broke and punctured the tire. Why are the front springs be on recall and the rear springs are not? had to replace both rear spring & struts. $521, and tire $124.) I have been told by many if this happen on the hwy, I could have flip my car cause a major accident! now car does not want to start. I took it to four Ford dealership, they all said the same thing. First they would have to run diagnostic test, then depending on the results of the test and a tech to drive the car. Maybe they can fix it. And to top everything all the Ford dealerships sent everybody in the shop home, because they did not have anything too do ?

- Osseo, MN, USA

problem #5

Jul 152005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,219 miles


I was driving my Ford Taurus and all at once the engine shut down. I lost all power of the vehicle. Fortunatley I was not driving fast about 35 mph when the incident happened and I safetly stopped on the shoulder of the road. Turned off and on the ignition and the car started as if nothing had happened. Driving home the same failure happened.since then I drove the car two more miles but I am afraid to drive the vehicle, specially on the highway. I am planning on taking the car to the dealer but I fear they wont find anything wrong with the car since the failure seems occur randomly.

- Garwood, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 202002

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
2001 Ford Taurus is having problems starting, also having problems with stalling. The vehicle will start back up, but the consumer has to shake and turn the steering wheel. This has been a problem for over a year. Consumer has taken the car to the dealership, but the dealership can not find cause of the problem. The problem is intermittent. That is why the dealership can not seem to find the problem. The car has been in the shop 3 times. First time the starter was changed. The problem still exists. The consumer has not contacted Ford motors. The dealership has told the consumer to bring back the car so they can examine the vehicle again. Slow speeds and turning are when the vehicle is stalling out. The consumer does not think that the motor is the problem, that is an electrical problem.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 092003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
I pushed the cigarette lighter in to get hot and it shot out. It fell on the floor mat and I burned my hand picking it up before if caught the car on fire. I no longer use my lighter for fear it will start a fire.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #2

Aug 152003

(reported on)

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,500 miles
Problems with 2001 Ford Taurus brake rotors. The front end vibrated and the brake rotors were replaced numerous times, however the problem still existed. Ford was ordered to repair all repairs but they only turned the rotors. Also the passenger window dragged, the lights dimmed when the radio or heater was on, and also the transmission jerked at times and there was a vibration in the front of the vehicle, the mechanic stated it was due to tire wear.

- Lost Creek, WV, USA

problem #1

Mar 012002


  • miles
Consumer states can not use 2 or more vehicle accessories at the same time. If uses windshield wipers, horn will not operate or vice-versa.

- Houston, TX, USA

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