hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,897 miles

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2001 Ford Taurus engine problems

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 052014

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles


While driving at a 50miles per hour speed on bronx river parkway New York the theft light came on the dashboard cutting off all the electricity and shutting off the car forcing me to go on the road shoulder. Fortunately was no accident but it was a life threatening situation. Since then this situation happen 4 to 5 times more.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 312012


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the engine stalled as the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the camshaft sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 49,000.

- Malden, MA, USA

problem #3

Jun 122013


  • 160,000 miles
The engine light came on while driving and the car stall and the steering wheel lock while driving. This incident happen twice today again, while driving.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 102012


  • 136,484 miles
I was driving my 2001 Ford Taurus onto a freeway and got up to 45 mph and the car continued to accelerate after I lifted my foot off the gas. I attempted to press on the brake as hard as I could and the car was still accelerating. Pressing the brake would not make the car stop. I was not using cruise control. I pulled off to the side of the freeway and put the car in park, the car was still revving up, so I turned the car off. I waited a couple of minutes and started the car again and continued driving and the car exhibited the same conditions as before. I was able to exit the freeway and was about to get to an intersection that had a stop sign. I realized that even after pressing down on the brakes as hard as I could, the car was not going to stop so I proceeded to pull over to the side again and quickly put the car in park and turn the car off. I left the car there and walked to the nearest gas station and towed the car home. I did not feel safe driving anymore and it is a miracle that I did not cause an accident.

- Monterey, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012008

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
My Ford Taurus 1st broke down on the interstate. I was on my way taking my kids to chuck E. cheese. It ran hot out of the blue. After that I got it towed, I did replace the motor, had the transmission worked on, replace many sensors, replaced the fuel filter, replaced the fuel pump, the sensor of the air condition. I have replaced almost everything on that car from the time I bought it in 07 until 2010. And its still not running. Its parked they are saying its something with the transmission again. I have spent so much money in that piece of junk Ford. I feel they should fix the transmission this time and give me some of money back for all the repairs. And for the record my dates are estimated because I just parked and it and stop keeping up with it. Just plain ole got tired. That car took me broke. I finally had to bow down and go get another 1 with payments as last resort. For me and my 2 little girls 1 of them whom is disabled.

- East Dublin, GA, USA

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