hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,000 miles

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problem #4

Jan 262015

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 182,000 miles
When it gets cold outside, the door latch becomes stuck and the door will not latch and close properly and the door flies open. The passenger door latch will do the same thing. So you have to drive holding the door shut until the door latch/sensor decides to unfreeze. This is a serious safety hazard because you may think the door is shut because the sensor light goes off and then you start to drive and the door flies open. If you look online, several model years from 1997 and up of the Taurus have experienced the same thing as well as the Mercury Sable and a few other older Ford models. I just read online that they recalled 2010-2013 for door latch issues. Please make them extend the recall for older Ford Taurus before somebody dies or gets seriously injured.

- Blacklick, OH, USA

problem #3

Mar 132013


  • 85,000 miles
Driver side door latch not latching.

- Oregon, WI, USA

problem #2

Jan 012008

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Door latch switch sticking.

- Eagan, MN, USA

problem #1

Mar 302009


  • 100,000 miles
In cold weather the drivers door will not latch...the latch is somehow freezing, ,has happened several times now.

- Canfield, OH, USA