hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,924 miles

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problem #2

Feb 272006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,048 miles
1. drove car approximately 35 miles. Parked the car for several hours. Upon returning to the vehicle, the front drivers side wheel well was touching the tire making the vehicle immovable. The vehicle was transported to the dealership for problem determination and repair. 2. the dealer determined there were 2 broken coil springs (drivers side front and rear), a failed strut (drivers side), a broken sway bar link, and a missing axle boot clamp. 3. 1 strut replaced, 2 front springs replaced, 2 rear springs replaced, sway bar link replaced, axel boot clamp installed, front end aligned.

- Lancaster, KY, USA

problem #1

May 292006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,800 miles
2002 Ford Taurus with 76,000 miles coil and strut broke and punctured large whole in front driver side wheel. Pulling foward at low speed and then backing out of driveway when failure occurred. Failure corrected by replacing both front coils and springs, two new front tires, alignment and labor totaling $800. 1998-2001 models had a recall to place a shield on springs which they know break and cause flat tires. My vehicle was not under recall but had it had the shield, I would not have had to replace my front tires.

- Wadsworth, OH, USA