fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,500 miles

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2001 Ford Taurus steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 312008


  • miles


I bought my 2001 Ford Taurus used, in 2004 it has been a good car until 2008 when it started shaking in the front end. I took it to the mechanic and they told me it was a rack and pinion, so I had that replaced and paid through the nose. The car was still shaking, I took it back he said that I had to get it aligned because it was towed out and he did not have the equipment to do that. I replaced the now bald tired and had it aligned. Still shaking and now worse, I am now unemployed and can not afford to take the car to the shop and the warranty on the mechanic I took it to is up and he says it is my responsibility to pay for him to look at it further. When I had it aligned they did tell me that the rods and the struts were fine. So what exactly could this be? after 40 mph the steering wheel shakes like crazy and there is a whirling noise coming from the wheels. Please help.

- Greenville, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 102004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
While driving it was hard for the consumer to steer the vehicle. Dealerships informed the consumer that the problem pertained to the rack and pinion. It was also difficult to steer the vehicle while trying to park. The consumer was told that the rack and pinion cracked.

- Pana, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 152002


  • miles
A squealing sound made when making a turn. Vehicle taken to dealer, and informed consumer that rack and pinion needed to be replaced. Feel free to provide any further infromation.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 252002

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving off a lot steering wheel statrted making a whining noise. Dealer replaced rack and pinion twice, but problem still exists.

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA

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