Notes: Most people need a car where the coil springs don't puncture or shred tires while driving. The Taurus fails in that respect.

The 1999-2003 Ford Taurus has a huge problem with coil springs breaking, which can puncture or even shred tires while driving.

The US government spent THREE YEARS (2008-2011) investigating the 2002-2003 Taurus coil springs. Although Taurus/Sable from earlier years were recalled, ultimately the NHTSA did not force a recall. They determined that because there had been no deaths & very few bad crashes & injuries, the broken coil springs defect was no big deal & not a safety defect. Tell that to all the owners who had close calls...


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
34,931 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced relay (1 reports)
2002 Ford Taurus AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 142005

Taurus SES 3.0L V6 Flex Fuel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,862 miles


Blower only works on high speed. R/R heater relay. Blower also squealing when first turned on.

- , Friendsville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 152009

Taurus SES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

I took this problem to a Gypo mechanic who diagnosed the problem wrong. I took it back. Still wrong. Finally the dealer fixed it. First two tries cost me over $100.00, down the rat hole. Dealer's charge is exorbitant, but they fix the problems. I bought an extended warranty after this failure. Cost over $1800.00 for 4 years or until 75,000 miles.

- , Kerrville, TX, USA

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