hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,406 miles

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments (Page 3 of 6)

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problem #62

May 212009


  • 60,000 miles


My low mileage 2001 Ford Taurus had the rear coil spring break while I was driving causing other car damage including ripping open a new tire. All told $600 of damage occurred and if I had been driving faster, my life would have been in danger.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #61

Apr 012009


  • 40,000 miles
Driving my 2001 Ford Taurus and realized I had a flat. My husband came to get me and noticed that my rear tire was shredded and my rear springs broke and the jagged metal shredded my tire. I called Ford who told me it was covered under something like a recall, but not an actual recall. We drop car off, I then get a call saying it will be $736!!! the service manager said he didn't realize it was my rear tire (not front) when he told me it would be 100% covered. Why isn't it covered if all these complaints and they are covering front. My car has a little more than 40,000 miles on it. This was after spending $1200 on air conditioning system last summer and $600 for heater problems this winter.

- Drexel Hill, PA, USA

problem #60

Apr 182009


  • 140,000 miles
2001 Taurus SE, while doing a tire rotation, noticed left rear coil spring broken, sharp end was only 1/4" from tire. Left front spring broke last year damaging a new tire, spring was replaced in recall but not the tire. How many people have to die before you make them recall these cars with defective springs?

- New Auburn, WI, USA

problem #59

Apr 102009


  • 52,000 miles


My son was driving my 2001 Ford Taurus. He pulled in to my driveway with smoke coming from under the hood and right side of car. My mechanic said the front spring broke which also broke the strut and shredded the boot. Its covered by the warranty. Now my concern is the rear springs. Why is there no recall for this! apparently Ford knows of these complaints and does nothing! please issue a recall!! before someone gets killed!

- Narrowsburg, NY, USA

problem #58

Apr 052009


  • 100,125 miles
Left rear coil spring broken, no immediate damage to vehicle.

- Ithaca, NY, USA

problem #57

Nov 102008


  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. While driving less than 20 mph, the rear passenger side tire shredded. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic. The rear coil spring snapped and punctured the tire. The mechanic also stated that the front coil springs were failing and advised the contact not to operate the vehicle. The mechanic stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign id number 04V332000. The manufacturer stated that they would not have to make repairs until the coil springs actually failed. The current and failure mileages were less than 88,000.

- Wilmington, MA, USA

problem #56

Apr 282008


  • 56,754 miles


Had both front coil springs covered under Ford recall but also had left and right rear coil spring fractures not covered under recall. Rear coils replaced and installed for $415.13. There should be a recall on the rear coil springs as well...

- Van Wert, OH, USA

problem #55

Mar 242009


  • 92,873 miles
My husband was driving the vehicle when the rear tire blew making the car undrivable. It was towed to a mechanic who found that both of the rear springs had snapped. I was told that had he been traveling at a higher speed he most assuredly would have either been seriously injured or killed. The cost of the repair so far has totaled almost $900 dollars. Ford has acknowledged that they know about this problem and my front springs are also about to snap. Ford stated that the front springs are recalled but the rear are not because there have not been any fatalities yet. I hope that it does not take a death or serious injury to get Ford or the nhsta to make Ford own up to its responsibility.

- Wilmington, MA, USA

problem #54

Feb 142009


  • 64,000 miles
A noise from the rear of the vehicle lead me to look and find my rear coil springs on both sides are broken. I understand there is a recall on the fronts, but not the rears, which makes no sense. From other complaints I've read, I'm pretty lucky. Mine broke near the base, and caused no further damage, but many apparently break in the middle and destroy the tire. Just about every Taurus I see sags in the back. I'm sure there are a lot more out there that people are driving on and have no idea.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #53

Oct 232008


  • 100,000 miles
Went to my local Ford dealer to take care of a recall notice I had received on my 2001 Taurus for broken front springs. While the dealer took care of my front springs they also inspected the rear springs on the car. When they were finished they came out and told me the rear springs are cracked and needed to be replaced but were not covered under the recall. I work in the auto industry dealing with metal parts. I understand the process of heat treating metals and if Ford was having problems with the front springs cracking and breaking due to bad heat treating, the rear springs from the same time period should be suspect and also part of the recall.

- Knightstown, IN, USA

problem #52

Mar 072009


  • miles


Passenger rear coil spring on 2001 Ford Taurus broke and ruptured tire.

- Lanesville, IN, USA

problem #51

Feb 032008


  • 62,000 miles
My '01 Taurus ses with 62K was making a loud noise from the rear. Took it for an inspection and found the left rear spring was broken. It scratched the inner side of the tire but did not puncture it. As a consequence and $400 later I had the springs replaced. This car was involved in the front spring shield recall. The repair shop told me that the most common repair on the Taurus/Sable and Focus is broken rear springs.

- White Plains, NY, USA

problem #50

Feb 262009


  • miles
I own a 2001 Ford Taurus. Approximately 2 years ago, I was driving to work and heard something drop from my car (at a speed of 20 mph). I stopped my vehicle and walked down the road to find, what appeared to be a part from my vehicle. My husband looked at it, and wouldn't you know, it was my front coil that had busted. I took it into the dealership and they repaired it since there was a recall on the front coils. Last week, I was on the freeway and I heard something metal-like fall off my vehicle and my car fishtailed (about 55 mph). I stopped the vehicle on the side of the road and found that a coil had busted yet again. This time, the coil that broke was from the rear and good old Ford advised that there is no recall on the rear coils---just the front!are you kidding me? so, in short, there is an apparent problem with the coils on the 2001 Ford Taurus. I have read through about 200 complaints thus far and decided that something as to be wrong with these coils and I feel that it's the companies responsibilities to resolve these issues. Please, do no wait for someone to loose a life in order to issue a recall.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #49

Feb 112009


  • 26,000 miles
I am sending this on behalf of my father who does not have internet access. He owns a 2001 Ford Taurus that is primarily driven by my mother and only has 26000 miles on it. A few days ago when he was cleaning out his garage he found a piece of metal on floor which he believed was from the car. After taking the vehicle to his local mechanic he was informed that the rear coil spring was broken and needed replaced. After doing some research on your website I found that there is a recall on the front springs but not the rear. I also checked with the dealer where the car was purchased and was told the same thing about the recall for the front but not the rear. I asked the dealer why there would not be a recall for the rear and according to him he thinks there should be but Ford has not released one as of yet. Both rear springs and swag end links had to be replaced the correct the issue at a cost of about $500. This whole situation is a little disheartening since the vehicle has such low mileage, is a 1 owner, very well maintained and has been garage kept since it was new.

- Harrison, OH, USA

problem #48

Feb 162009


  • 129,000 miles
Rear coil spring on my 2001 Ford Taurus broke.

- Dedham, MA, USA

problem #47

Feb 152009


  • 125,000 miles
2001 Ford Taurus has a broken rear coil spring. I understand that the front coil springs are covered under an extended recall due to a corrosion/high failure rate issue. Why aren't the rear coil springs covered by this recall?

- Granger, IN, USA

problem #46

Feb 152009


  • 83 miles
Ford has a waranty replacement on thier front springs for a Ford Taurus but not on thier back springs, I own a 2001 Ford Taurus with 83,000 miles and the both back springs are broke and it was close to punturing the rear tire, if the front springs break and are coverd but not the backs one is'nt it a safety issue as well.

- Baxter, MN, USA

problem #45

Jan 262009


  • 80,400 miles
My passenger side rear coil spring broke. Luckily I found the broken piece in my driveway. Took it to midas and received a quote to replace both rear springs at a cost of $900.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #44

Dec 172008


  • 52,000 miles
Right rear coil spring broke. The car has only 52,000 miles on it. If I hadn't noticed a piece of the coil spring on my garage floor, who knows what may have happened. This is my wife's car. We just had new tires and a four wheel alignment a month before the spring broke.

- North Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #43

Jan 142008

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the springs and struts on the rear of the vehicle failed. If driven, the struts could puncture the tires. She did not realize the failure until January 14, 2009 after new tires were placed on the vehicle. She stated that the front end of the vehicle was recalled for the same issue and the rear springs and struts should be recalled as well. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure occurred without warning. The current and failure mileages were 65,000. Updated 02-23-09 the consumer noticed the vehicle was not staying on the road properly when the roads were wet. The consumer had great difficulty maintaining the vehicle. The consumer had the tires replaced and in the process she was informed the springs were broken. Updated 02/25/09.

- Cincinatti, OH, USA

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