really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,215 miles

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problem #8

Sep 282007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Taurus. While driving 5 mph, the contact heard a loud noise and the vehicle stopped. The road conditions were normal. The vehicle was towed to the repair shop and the mechanic stated that the passenger side front coil spring failed. The coil spring punctured the tire. The current and failure mileages were 60,000. Updated 12/27/07 the dealer stated also repaired the ab sensor assembly. Updated 12/12/07

- Elizabeth , PA, USA

problem #7

Oct 062006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,771 miles
2002 Ford Taurus. Loss of brakes due to malfunction in ABS system. Removed fuse to the ABS system and the brakes returned. Daughter was on way home from work and went through a red traffic light because there was no brakes at all. Good thing late at night and no one to be hit. Ford continues to say not a recall problem.

- Al;Liance, OH, USA

problem #6

Nov 012002

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The contact stated the brakes have not operated properly since purchase. The vehicle will not slow down when the brake pedal is depressed. She must pump the pedal repeatedly, but this does not always work. The rotors and pads have been replaced by the dealership. The dealership was unable to diagnose the cause of the problem. The vehicle has been to an independent repair shop, and they too were unable to diagnose the cause of the problem. Also, the contact detected fumes coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the same repair shop, and they determined the radiator overflow tank had a crack on the bottom. No repairs have been made.

- Newport, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 272004

Taurus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
I was driving on a 65 mph highway at posted speed. I exited onto a ramp, and applied the brakes. The pedal went to the floor with no braking. The automobile had only 12,000 miles.

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #4

Mar 262004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,950 miles
During wet/dry conditions, brakes are applied and vehicle fails to stop and continues to roll. This condition is intermittent.

- Belleview , FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 112004

(reported on)


  • miles
There was no indication that the brakes stopped working untill driver applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor.

- Deer Park, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 282003


  • miles
While traveling on the highway and without prior warning brake pedal will go all the way down to the floor.

- Blue Springs, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 142002


  • miles
My daughter was pulling into a parking space, she applied the brakes, the car lunged ahead and hit the building. The passenger air bag deployed and not the drivers air bag. She had her seat belt on and hit the steering wheel. I talked to Ford and they siad to go through my insurance company.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA