pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
87,622 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace ball joints, tie rod ends, cv joints (2 reports)
  3. replace sway bar links (1 reports)
2001 Ford Taurus suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 162011

Taurus SE 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles


the strut bushings are worn....mechanic said that he has had several ford Taurus owners in his shop for same problem. he said it shouldn't be happening. I had to replace struts, brakes, rotors and now he says bushings and ball joints are bad. but that the strut bushings shouldn't hv cracked.

- , Uvalde, TX, USA

problem #6

Sep 012009

Taurus 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,351 miles

Very annoying. Before leaving on a 10,000 Km trip, I Had the front end checked by a trustworthy mechanic who said it was not a problem that would leave me stranded on the road. After that I search on the internet and found info the said the main control arm was bedded in plastic, to reduce construction costs. Also said that around 100.00 Km , the would be a CLUNKING noise develpoe as the plastic wore out and a major front end job would be required. This was the info from my mechanic also except he didn't say why !

Appears ti be a major flaw in that year design.

- , Regina, SK, Canada

problem #5

May 182009

(reported on)

Taurus LX 6 Cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles

The suspension on the Taurus is making a clunking noise. I had to replace the ball joints, tie rod ends, cv joints along with other issues that I have had with this car. (Ford should be liable for this also, as they are the front) 2 sets of brakes and tires within the last 8 years.

- , Milford, MI, USA

problem #4

Apr 062006

Taurus SE 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


Totally noisy situation on front end especially over rough surfaces. Sway bar links are made of plastic and break very easily evidently.

- , Wabash, IN, USA

problem #3

Sep 152006

(reported on)

Taurus SES

  • 50,000 miles

with all the front end problems encountered, only a matter of time before the rest of components break...

- , Hopatcong, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 272007

(reported on)

Taurus SES 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles

I have a clunking sound coming from front suspension when driving over bumpy roads mostly when im coasting if I give it gas it must tighten suspension and doesnt always rattle. I've had several parts replace to only make it quiet temporarily;front struts, lower ball joints, sway bar links.

- , Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 072006

(reported on)

Taurus SES 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles

There is a loud clunking noise in the front passenger's side when the car hits bumps in the road. The noise started just after the 36,000 mile warranty was up. I have been told the noise was caused by bearings and tie rod ends, which I had replaced. The noise persists and seems to be getting worse. Three garages have not been able to locate the source of the noise (including one today). To me, it sounds like something in the suspension is broken. No one has been able to help me with this. The noise has gotten much worse over the last couple of years, and it is very annoying.

I will not own another Ford. I have never had so many problems with a car before.

- , Canton, OH, USA

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