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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
74,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Ford Taurus engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012007

Taurus 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles


when i accelerate my car makes a rattling noise, im thinking its the serpentine belt because when i had gotten that fixed the noise had stopped but about a week or two later the noise started again. my friend has a ford Taurus and he has the same issue but its a little louder and his car is a older model. but does anybody have the same issue that i have? some people can hear it and some cant but when its your car, you know how its suppose to sound, and i hate all fords!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but it is a pain in the butt to pay for the repairs especially for that serpentine belt because you have to directly buy it from ford. fords suck, fix or repair daily

- , Oak Lawn, IL, USA

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