fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

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2001 Ford Taurus miscellaneous problems

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 262014


  • miles


I have a recall on my 2001 Ford Taurus for front coil springs. It is still on my VIN number from 2004. I just recently purchased the vehicle in 2013. I have been have problems with my suspension and steering for awhile. The Ford dealer says that I don't have a recall on my vehicle. I need it fixed because it is a saftey recall that wasn't fixed in 2004

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #6

Sep 012002

Taurus 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Constant water leak on drivers side floor, anytime it rains or is washed. Brought back to dealer several times without results. Coolant leak, air bag sensor comes on occasionaly.

- Franklin, MA, USA

problem #5

Jun 142005


  • miles
I own a 2001 Ford Taurus. We have been having an on going oil filter leak. We have dealer paperwork to prove it. I found on-line a tsb 01-20-4 showing the problem. We went to drew Ford today 6-14-05. The problem is the machined lines on the oil filter mounting surface. Our service writer told us we'll be charged $60 to find the leak. When it's plain as day where its leaking. We're told the warranty is the lst 36,000 miles only, but we have been reporting this all along to Ford. When I found this tsb on-line number 01-20-4. I want my car fixed for free.this is a hazard, not only the smell of burning oil, but the fire hazard, the dealer said there is a chance if it is fixed if all the metal and sandpaper debris from the oil filter pad enter the engine or oil this could lead to engine bearing damage. So now this is a catch 22. I have passed the 36,000 miles., having over 90,000 miles. I told the dealer ( drew Ford) in la mesa ca I leave on vacation, I'm driving to mn 6-19-05. 5 days from now. This should be a re-call. It is for 2001 Taurus, Ranger and 2001 Sable models.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #4

May 012005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


Consumer complaint regarding recall notice for 2001 Ford Taurus and lack of notification.** answer required***. the consumer had not received and info regarding the recall repair.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
We noticed the lower half of the car is covered with small rust spots 44000 miles. We do not have an estimate on fixing this problem. At 39000 miles we began experiencing a rattle under the right front passenger floor board. This has been inspected and nothing has been found so far, however the rattle continues to grow worse. Just under 30000 miles the front brakes required replacment. New rotors and brake pads were installed, however within a weeks time the car was back in for more brake work. The pads were replaced by the shop, but the sqeaking has returned again.( we did not have the brakes repaired at the Ford dealership, because we were told that this was not covered under warranty.) the fuel gauge reads erracticly between full and 1/4. I have made no attempt to have this fixed yet. The engine has developed a hard starting problem within the last few weeks. It will crank and not start. Then after a couple of attempts, it will start but idle rough.

- Shelbyville, KY, USA

problem #2

Oct 022002


  • miles
Consumer states that the brake pedal is to close to the accelerator pedal that when trying to apply the brakes the consumer has stepped on the accelerator pedal also. Contacted dealer.

- Annadale, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 242001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There was a problem with tires. Tires were causing vehicle to shake when driving due to improper design of the tire belt. Contacted dealer, and dealer replaced tires at 1600 miles. P215/60R16, replacement tires, 4000 miles, mounted on a 2001, Ford, Taurus. The vehicle still sways and shakes, even after the tires and rims had been replaced. Alternator failed and was replaced. There was rattle noise from windshield /dash area.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

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