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...


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Ford Taurus brakes problems

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 232005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles


I have a 2002 Ford Taurus.. starting shaking while driving at 8,500 miles. Took it to Ford and they stated rotors were warped and replaced them. At approx 18,000 miles they warped again. Ford would not cover the warrant so I ended up paying to have them resurfaced. I filed a complaint with the attorney generals office and ended up getting reimbursed for the repair. I'm now at 28,000 miles and they are shot, unable to be resurfaced and must be replaced. Needless to say I'm not going to deal with Ford any longer and will replace with a higher quality after market product. I have found and exorbanent ammount of other Taurus owners online that are having the same problems. I was wondering if you could look into it and the feasability of issueing a recall. The warping is pretty common from what I can see and causes the vehicle to shake violently when attempting to stop, and is extremely bad when stopping from highway speeds

- Reading, PA, USA

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