Notes: Most people need a car that shifts gears & coil springs that don't shred tires. The Taurus fails in that respect.

The 2003 Ford Taurus has major issues with the transmission failing. Typically the 2003 Taurus transmission failure costs $2,000 to fix by about 90k-100k miles. Not good.

Adding insult to injury, the 1999-2003 Taurus also 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...


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
15,013 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. dealer lubricated window regulator (1 reports)
  2. replace window regulator assembly (1 reports)
2003 Ford Taurus windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 092007

(reported on)

Taurus 4D Sedan V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,634 miles


From work order:

Both front windows are noisy going up and down

Cause: Removed left frnt door trim panel, inspect why window makes noise either going up or down. Replace bad lf window regulator assy, remove rf door tr

regulator assembly front door window electric less motor & drive - replace

addl time needed to drill out rivets from door glass and actuators

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 092007

(reported on)

Taurus 4D Sedan V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,392 miles

Sounded like my windows were grinding when I would try to bring them up or down.

This is exactly what my work order states:

A both front windows noisy

Cause: lube window reg. mechanism, r&i both frnt door tri m panls 030205B lube window reg. mech, includes r&i frnt door trim pnls

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

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