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:
Average Mileage:
93,692 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace window regulator and motor (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Ford Taurus windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 032015

Taurus SES 2.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 187,454 miles


Drivers window went down and will not go up.sometimes it would not go up or down and the interior lights would not work either. As far as I am concerned Ford's are pieces of shut and we have three with driver side door or window problems.

- , bellingham, WA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012008

Taurus SES 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

The left rear window has never worked since I got the car. Not a huge inconvenience since people rarely ride in the back and need to put down that window, and the reason I decided it's not worth spending the money to get it fixed. Still, it's just a pain to have a window that doesn't work on the rare occasion you might need it to!

- , Clayton, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 292009

Taurus SES 3.0L V6 Flex Fuel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,622 miles

L/R window not working. Tech diagnosed ($68.00). Recommend R/R window motor & regulator ($265.74) not fixed.

- , Friendsville, PA, USA

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