pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
99,967 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace steering rack (1 reports)
2001 Ford Taurus steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


Ford sucks. The steering went out in my car, hoping it was just the pump, i replaced it with no resolve.. found it was the the rack and had to spend way to much to fix.

- , Vandalia, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 192011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

I'm a single mother barely making ends meet. I just bought this car 4 months ago with what little money i could save of my tax return. This is not my only problem with the Ford Taurus and i'm sure its not the last. While driving my daughter to her pediatrician appointment, there was construction on the roads and OUT OF NOWHERE my power steering went out while turning the curves in the road. WE COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED!! apparently this is very common. I AM BROKE and spending every nickel and dime i have to fix this piece of crap.I am SO angry with ford. This should'nt be taken lightly. All in all i spent $450 to replace the RACK AND PINION steering gear. My worries are not over yet!

I AM NOT HAPPY, I WANT COMPENSATION FOR THIS^ Ford is putting their customers lives in danger and its NOT ok! SHAME

Onto the next project i cannot afford... Flushing the transmission (Shake my head) Yea, thats going too!

- , Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 302008

Taurus SES 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,900 miles

My wife called and said it's really hard to turn the car. Checked the power steering reservoir, which was quite low. Added a whole quart of power steering fluid, started the car and drove it home with no issues. A few hours later, I noticed a large puddle of some fluid below the car. Checked the power steering reservoir and it was completely empty. Dealership says Rack and Pinion steering is shot, and it will be roughly $800.00 to fix it.

This was the last straw. We traded this in on the crossover SUV my wife always wanted, a Pontiac Aztek. Knock on wood, it cannot possibly be worse than this piece of crap. I've never purchased any vehicle but a Ford, but my wife won't even allow me to buy another Ford vehicle for her, as this car stranded her on 7-8 occasions, and she only drives it 4,000 miles a year. Steer clear of this model year on the Taurus if you value your money.

- , Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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