hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,645 miles

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2001 Ford Taurus suspension problems

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #12

Jun 212007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. While driving 35 mph, the passenger side front tire flattened. The contact pulled over and changed the tire. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed the cause of failure as a failed spring. The dealer also noticed that the rear spring had failed. The current and failure mileages were 106,000.

- East Tawas, MI, USA

problem #11

Jul 102006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
I own a 2001 Ford Taurus the front spring were defective and recall now the rear spring are defective and Ford isn't having a recall --will anything be done to recall the rear spring?

- Olyphant, PA, USA

problem #10

Jul 042004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The caller received recall on the front springs, but he was having a problem with the rear springs. The caller said the rear spring failed, and it put a groove in the passenger rear tire. The caller found it before the tire blew out. The caller replaced both rear springs at his own expense with another brand. Dealer said they would not replace the rear springs for free. Manufacturer has not responded to the caller on the rear springs. The sway bar bushings were replaced three times, the rear bushings were replaced twice. Updated 01/19/06.

- Reelsville, IN, USA

problem #9

Dec 072001

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,138 miles


I bought a new Ford Taurus in 2001. Three months after my purchase, a vibration began in the front end. I took the car in and had repairs. To my dismay, the car began to vibrate again in January 2002. I took my car in for repairs again. April 2002 the same problem occurred again, so more repairs. This continued until I gave the car back (July 2004) due to these problems and many others. The dealership, silsbee Ford, seemed to only fix the problem temporarily, resulting in me returning the vehicle again and again. I believe there was an underlying problem that was overlooked and I assumed taking the car to a dealership the problem would have been found and properly fixed. By Mar 2003 appr. 21,000 miles one cv shaft and axle seal replaced, rod asy replaced at 38,000 miles, and by Jan 2004 the other cv axle was replaced. This car has had three sets of tires before 60,000 miles, new rotors at appr. 38,000 miles. The rotors have been turned a number of times before replacing. Consumers need to be informed of makeshift repairs done at dealerships. I turned in my car to the company because it was getting too dangerous to drive and obviously the dealership wasn't competent enough to find the underlying problem. I have tried many different avenues trying to resolve this situation and the Ford company keeps stating the warranty is out. I know this but the problem is, my vehicle should have been repaired properly the first time or at least the second time it was in the shop for repairs, while under warranty. I believe my family was endangered because of the negligence of this company.

- Buna, TX, USA

problem #8

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 #7

Mar 012004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The anti-sway bars on my Ford Taurus ses have come loose on three separate occasions. The bars came loose at 10,000 miles, 16,000 miles, and most recently at 50,000 miles. Since the latest repair (at 50,000 miles) is now allegedly out of warranty the dealer want $140 to fix the problem again. And there is no guarantee that this problem will not continue to resurface. I argued with the dealer and the manufacturer (Ford customer relations) that this is an ongoing problem and a defect, not a new problem. The bars should not be coming loose on their own. It is important to note that on the second repair attempt (at 16,000 miles) the dealer installed a special kit that they received from Ford to fix this problem. This is evidence that the manufacturer and the dealer are aware of a generalized problem and that sway bars are coming loose on this car model (2001 Taurus ses) and perhaps on many others that share the same sway bar design. NHTSA should investigate the safety issue involved in loose sway bars on the Ford Taurus. NHTSA should also investigate the attempt by Ford and the Ford dealers to make customers pay for repairs that never resolve the problem. If Ford and the dealers are allowed to claim that this repair is out of warranty then all they have to do is sit and wait until the warranties expire and all defects become a customer-paid repair.

- Cicero, NY, USA

problem #6

Dec 022003

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,666 miles


When applying the brakes the front end shook violently. The dealer rotated and balanced all four tires. The dealer also replaced the front rotors and pads and adjusted the rear brakes.

- Forest Hills, NY, USA

problem #5

Aug 152003

(reported on)

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,500 miles
Problems with 2001 Ford Taurus brake rotors. The front end vibrated and the brake rotors were replaced numerous times, however the problem still existed. Ford was ordered to repair all repairs but they only turned the rotors. Also the passenger window dragged, the lights dimmed when the radio or heater was on, and also the transmission jerked at times and there was a vibration in the front of the vehicle, the mechanic stated it was due to tire wear.

- Lost Creek, WV, USA

problem #4

May 212001


  • 10 miles
The vehicle severely pulled to the left while driving. The dealership was unable to locate the cause of the problem.

- Saco, ME, USA

problem #3

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

problem #2

Dec 262000


  • miles
Vehicle exhibits grinding noise on right side when turning corners, back end moves when cornering, rear suspension seems to be loose when cornering, vehicle pulls to the right and left while driving, shocks seem to have a rough ride.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 012001


  • miles
Vibration in steering gets worse the faster the vehicle goes. Dealer so far has not found a cause.dealer informed consumer that the vibration is within Ford specifications.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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