really awful
Crashes / Fires:
28 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
23 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,448 miles

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2001 Ford Taurus seat belts / air bags problems

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #33

Sep 252006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles


: the contact stated that the vehicle was involved in a rear impact accident while the vehicle was in the parked on normal road conditions. The contact was wearing the seatbelt but still suffered major and permanent injuries. The fuel line did not shut off during the accident and the frontal driver and passenger airbags did not deploy. There were no warning signal prior to the accident. An police report was processed. Further examination of the vehicle was being done by the insurance Agency.

- Racine, OH, USA

problem #32

Aug 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
: the contact stated the driver side air bag did not deployed in a frontal impact crash. The speed of the vehicle at time of impact was 45 mph. There was pre-impact braking. The occupant was wearing a seat belt. There were no injuries.

- Racine, OH, USA

problem #31

Nov 192005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 92,475 miles
Contact stated while driving vehicle at 60 mph it hit a deer. This was a frontal impact. The air bags on neither side deployed. However, the air bag warning light stayed on. He took the vehicle to the dealership to have the warning light checked. They checked it. The dealership told the contact it was safe to drive the vehicle.

- Spring Arbor , MI, USA

problem #30

Oct 062005

Taurus 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles


While driving 25 mph the contact's vehicle was involved in a crash, vehicle wa St boned. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy correctly. The air bag came out of the side panel of the door and did not completely blow up. There was only one injury. The driver suffered whiplash from the crash. A police report was taken. The vehicle is a 2001 Ford Taurus wagon. Pictures of the vehicle were taken and are available for display. The contact has not called Ford.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #29

Jul 252005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • miles
While sitting at a drive thru another vehicle struck the driver's vehicle head on and the air bags did not deploy. The consumers son was the driver of the vehicle.

- Albertson, NY, USA

problem #28

Aug 292005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
The contact stated the front air bags did not deploy. He called Ford and told them he was hurt because the air bag did not deploy on 8-22-05 when H the contact's vehicle hit a something on the road. He was thrown around in the car a lot. Ford has not responded. The air bag light was on. The air bag light was not on prior to the accident. Prior to the accident on 8-22- 05 the contact's hit a raccoon while going approximately 70 mph on 5-22-05, and the air bags did not deploy.

- Middleton, WI, USA

problem #27

Oct 202004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles


The air bag casing on the steering wheel cracked. Consumer took vehicle to dealer, and was informed that it was only wear and tear, and it was nothing they could do.

- New Brunswick, 00, USA

problem #26

Oct 282004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 70 mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. Upon impact, both frontal air bags failed to deploy. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection. The cause had not been determined.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #25

Aug 212004


  • 67,000 miles
After starting the vehicle air bag warning light illuminated. The warning light would stay on until the vehicle was shut off. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Union City, CA, USA

problem #24

Aug 222004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 390,228 miles
The consumer vehicle was involved in a frontal collision with another vehicle at approximately 20 mph or more, upon impact the air bags did not deploy. Dealer was contacted.

- Venango, PA, USA

problem #23

Sep 012004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle involved in accident and the air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained injuries when his head hit the steering wheel.

- Syosset, NY, USA

problem #22

Jul 202004


  • miles
While driving 45-55 mph on wet pavement, the consumers vehicle hydroplaned and crashed into a guard rail. The air bags did not deploy at any time.

- Bushkill, PA, USA

problem #21

Apr 162004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,316 miles
During a 25 mph vehicle collision front air bags did not deploy, and the front seat belt unlocked. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #20

Dec 252003


  • 45,000 miles
While driving 20 mph vehicle was involved I a head on collision. Upon impact, dual air bags did not deploy. Passenger sustained lower back and neck injuries.

- Lincoln, CA, USA

problem #19

May 032004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 41,451 miles
While driving 35 mph, the consumer's vehicle collided with another vehicle. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. The driver and passenger sustained major injuries and were transported to the hospital. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection and the mechanic was unable to resolve the problem.

- West Paducah, KY, USA

problem #18

Apr 042004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
Air bags in my 2001 Ford Taurus did not deploy upon hitting a Honda Accord in the rear.the result of the impact was ~2500 damage to the Ford Taurus and ~ 4500 to the Honda Accord it struck in the rear while stationary.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #17

Jan 212004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
The vehicle hit a tractor trailer from the right side and the air bags failed to deploy upon impact.

- Saluda, SC, USA

problem #16

Dec 282003

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles
Without warning frontal air bags deployed while the consumer was driving at 25 mph. The force of the deployment caused the seat belt to be torn from the door post. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined that something hit the air bag sensor and caused the passenger side air bag to deploy. The insurance company and independent body shop stated that the air bag, sensor or both are defective. The manufacturer has not resolved this problem. The consumer is afraid to drive the vehicle.

- Lancaster, SC, USA

problem #15

Nov 162003

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,500 miles
I had a severe T-bone type crash with a vehicle-not my fault as the other vehicle lost control and ended up in front of me-traveling approximately 45 to 50 mph. On a local highway. Our airbags, neither drivers nor passengers, did not deploy nor did the shoulder harnesses keep us from being thrown forward. Only the fact that we braced ourselves kept both of us from being badly injured.

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #14

Sep 232002

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On September 23, 2002 I was involved in an auto accident. A Saturn turned directly into my vehicle's path. I was traveling at aproximately 40miles per hour and hit the Saturn on the left front of the vehicle. My car then left the roadway and hit a tree head on. The entire front of my car was damaged and pushed back. The Saturn's air bags deployed, my air bags did not. Both cars were totaled. I was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus that I had purchased two months ago as a program car. The steering wheel of the auto was warped and my right breast was damaged. I spent 5 days in the hospital due to the damage to my breast resulting in internal bleeding, which required blood transfusions. It has been one year and my breast still hasn┐T healed, and I may be permantly disfigured from this accident. My daughter, sitting in the passenger seat, obtained a neck injury that required surgery and 9 months of physical therapy. She still has problems with her neck. My grandson was in the backseat and was treated and released from the hospital.

- Seymour, TN, USA

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