really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,500 miles

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problem #4

Jun 102002

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
Front passenger seat belt failed to work. Was told by Ford service that this was not a warranty item as vehicle had over 60,000 mi, however passenger use was less than 5,000 mi. I replaced at cost of $173.

- Hanover Park, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 082004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
The front passenger side seat belt would not retract at all to secure the passenger in the seat.

- Saint Cloud, MN, USA

problem #2

Sep 292003

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
Driving on high way 20 in Cherokee county ga a car ran a red light hitting me head on going approximately 30 mph myself going 45-50 mph luckily I did not suffer major bodily injury (whiplash and lots of bruises). My question is should airbags have deployed? and seat belt did not lock causing me to make contact with the dash and steering wheel. I was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus ls.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 062003

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was involved in an accident and the driver's air bag failed to deploy. Also the seat belt failed to properly restrain consumer, which caused injuries.

- Falls Church, VA, USA