1993 FORD TAURUS VIN: 1FACP57U1PG155758

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VIN 1FACP57U1PG155758 Decoding Ford Vin Decoder

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0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

FORD

Manufacturer Name

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, USA

Model

Taurus

Model Year

1993

Plant City

CHICAGO

Series

GL

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

ILLINOIS

Body Class

Wagon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

2982.445648

Displacement (CI)

182

Displacement (L)

3.0

Engine Power (kW)

96.9410

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

130

Engine Brake (hp) To

140

Other Engine Info

EFI: Electronic Fuel Injection

Engine Manufacturer

Ford

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

Driver Seat Only

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

1993 FORD TAURUS Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

1993 FORD TAURUS Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1FACP57U1PG155758

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 05, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 540116
Consumer Location: MEDFIELD, MA
VIN: 1FACP57U1PG****

Summary of Complaint

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION DOWNSHIFTS ERRATICALLY. OWNER BELIEVES THAT THE TRANSMISSION REACHES A CERTAIN HEAT LEVEL AND STARTS DOWNSHIFTING TO THE POINT THAT THE VEHICLE JERKS THE STEERING WHEEL RIGHT OUT OF HER HANDS.

Components: SUSPENSION

December 05, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 538876
Consumer Location: LIVERPOOL, NY
VIN: 1FACP57U1PG****

Summary of Complaint

COIL SPRINGS FAILED PRIOR TO RECALL NOTICE.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

July 24, 1994
NHTSA ID Number: 959207
Consumer Location: NEWTONVILLE, MA
VIN: 1FACP57U1PG****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HIT A BUMP IN THE ROAD AND BOTH MOTOR MOUNTS BROKE REQUIRING REPLACEMENT. TT

Components: STEERING

February 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10632773
Consumer Location: TAMPA, FL
VIN: 1FALP5847PA****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1993 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE CONTACT'S HANDS BECAME STUCK TO THE STEERING WHEEL. THE CONTACT MANAGED TO RELEASE THE STEERING WHEEL AND NOTICED A DARK YELLOW GLUE OR PASTE LIKE SUBSTANCE COMING OUT OF THE SEAMS OF THE STEERING WHEEL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000. UPDATED 10/30/14*CN UPDATED 4/27/2015 *JS

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 25, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10537234
Consumer Location: IRVINGTON, NY
VIN: 1FACP52U8PA****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1993 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH, THE HEADLIGHTS TURNED OFF SPORADICALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE SINCE THE VEHICLE HAD SURPASSED THE STATUE OF LIMITATIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 77,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

September 06, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10483504
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: 1FACP5748PG****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLIGHTS WENT OUT. FIDDLED DESPERATELY WITH THE ON/OFF SWITCH & GOT THEM TO COME BACK ON. WENT OUT SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE NEXT 30 MINUTES ... DISCOVERED TURNING OFF AND BACK ON FIXED. SUSPECTED IT HAD TO DO WITH THE HEAT. OVER THE TWO MONTH, RECURRED SEVERAL TIMES AFTER DRIVING FOR 30 MINUTES OR SO. ALSO FOUND THAT USUALLY PRESSURE APPLIED TO THE SWITCH ITSELF AND JIGGLING WOULD BRING THEM BACK, AND DISCOVERED I COULD HOLD THE HIGH BEAMS ON. FINALLY SEARCHED HERE AND FOUND 98V009000, WHICH SEEMS TO BE THE SAME PROBLEM. HAVE CONTACTED THE LOCAL DEALER ... BUT GAVE THEM RECALL 98S01 (FOUND ELSEWHERE WHEN LOOKING FOR REPLACEMENT PART WHEN I HAD DECIDED THAT IT MOST LIKELY WAS IN THE SWITCH). *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

December 05, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10369643
Consumer Location: RUTHERFORD, NJ
VIN: 1FALP57U3PA****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1993 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 15 MPH THE FRAME ON THE VEHICLE FRACTURED AND COMPLETELY SEPARATED FROM THE VEHICLE CAUSING HIM TO TEMPORARILY LOSE CONTROL OF THE STEERING WHEEL. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE FRAME HAD CORRODED CAUSING IT TO SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 105,000.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

February 20, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10315193
Consumer Location: RAVENNA, OH
VIN: 1FACP57U0PG****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1993 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT A WARNING. HE WAS ABLE TO COAST THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. HE THEN TRIED TO RESTART THE VEHICLE BUT IT FAILED TO START. THE VEHICLE WAS THE TOWED TO HIS RESIDENCE WHERE HE NOTIFIED A LOCAL MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE FUEL PUMP CAUSED THE FAILURE. THERE WERE NO REPAIRS MADE TO THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 162036.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 15, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10250042
Consumer Location: CLEVELAND, OH
VIN: 1FACP52U1PA****

Summary of Complaint

I PULL IN THE DRIVEWAY IN MY 1993 FORD TAURUS. THE ENGINE WOULD NOT TURN OFF. I PULLED THE CAR IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE TO SEE HOW I COULD SHUT IT OFF. THE ENGINE STARTED TO ACCELERATE. AS IT WAS BUILDING RPM'S SMOKE WAS COMING FROM UNDER NEATH THE CAR AND THE CAR STARTED TO SHAKE. I GOT OUT OF MY CAR TO LIFT THE HOOD TO PULL SOME WIRE TO DISCONNECT THE ENGINE. AS I STARED TO LIFT THE HOOD THE CAR TOOK OFF IN REVERSE AT A HIGH SPEED. IT WENT FIFTY FEET AND TURNED RIGHT HIT A ELECTRIC POLE AND SLAMMED INTO A HOUSE. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

September 24, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10244315
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FALP54P0PA****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1993 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH THROUGH THE TOLL PLAZA, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO SLOW DOWN WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT EXITED OFF THE INTERSTATE AND APPROACHED A TRAFFIC LIGHT THIRTY SECONDS LATER. SHE NOTICED SMOKE UNDER THE HOOD AND THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A REPAIR SHOP. THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THE CABLE TO THE CRUISE CONTROL WAS STUCK. PRIOR TO THE FAILURE, THE CONTACT HAD NEVER USED THE CRUISE CONTROL BUTTON. THE DEALER WAS NOTIFIED AND ADVISED HER TO BRING IN THE VEHICLE; HOWEVER, IT WAS ALREADY BEING REPAIRED BY HER MECHANIC. THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE WAS STUCK WHICH CAUSED THE THROTTLE TO SATY OPEN. UPDATED 11/19/08. *JB

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 10, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10236203
Consumer Location: NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
VIN: 1FALP5243PA****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT MY 1993 FORD TAURUS 3 MONTHS AGO..IT HAS 59K ON IT...ONE WEEK AFTER BUYING IT CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON..WHEN I APPROACHED THE DEALERSHIP THERE COMMENT WAS.."WELL THINGS GO WRONG DAILY WITH USED CARS..I DRIVE THE CAR FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES THEN THE LIGHT WILL COME ON. I HAVE CHANGED ALL THE SENSORS..HAD A TUNE UP..RADIATOR FLUSH..JUST TO MENTION A FEW THINGS...HAD NEW MOTOR MOUNTS PUT IN TOO..ALL OF WHICH HAS COST ME WELL OVER 700.00...I CALLED FORD WHEN I NOTICED THEY HAD A RECALL ON THE ELECTRICAL IN WHICH I WAS INFORMED THEY WOULDN'T DO A THING..I CAN ONLY DRIVE THIS CAR FOR SHORT PERIODS OF TIME BEFORE THE ENGINE STARTS SMELLING HOT..THOUGH WITH THE NEW THERMOSTAT IT NEVER REGISTERS ITS OVER HEATING..TOOK IT TO MY MECHANIC AND HAD A COMPUTER CHECK DONE..BUT WOULDN'T U KNOW LIGHT WOULDN'T COME ON SINCE IT WAS JUST SITTING. SEEMS IT ONLY COMES ON WHEN DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD..AGAIN TOLD THE DEALERSHIP...THEY KEEP SAYING MUST BE A CENSOR..WHICH SEEMS TO ME THEY KNEW THIS WHEN THE CAR WAS SOLD TO ME..YET DIDN'T DISCLOSE THAT PART..WHEN I PURCHASED IT. I WAS SOLD A LEMON..AND FORD WILL NOT HONOR THERE RECALLS ON IT..SO SEEMS IM DOOMED..IM ON DISABILITY AND CANT AFFORD ALL THESE REPAIRS BUT NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE.. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

July 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10233620
Consumer Location: NEW BERLIN, WI
VIN: 1FALP5248PG****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1993 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A LOCAL MECHANIC FOR AN OIL CHANGE AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE COIL SPRINGS AND STRUTS FAILED AND THE SWAY BAR WAS DAMAGED. PRIOR TO THIS INFORMATION, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE FRONT END WAS LOWER THAN NORMAL. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED BY THE DEALER. NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 98I002000 (SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS) WAS REFERENCED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 150,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

June 04, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10229979
Consumer Location: LORIDA, FL
VIN: 1FALP52U7PG****

Summary of Complaint

THERE ARE ALOT OF RECALLS ON MY CAR AND NO ONE WILL HELP ME. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

May 15, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10227978
Consumer Location: NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
VIN: 1FALP5243PA****

Summary of Complaint

THE HEAT FROM THE ENGINE COMES INSIDE MY CAR...MAKING IT HOTTER ON THE INSIDE THAN OUTSIDE..DRIVING IT YESTERDAY THE A/C FAN FROZE UP CAUSING IT TO SMOKE AND WAS UNDRIVABLE. JUST HAD IT IN FOR A MAJOR TUNE UP A WEEK AGO YET STILL THIS PROBLEMS OCCURS.. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

January 03, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10225773
Consumer Location: PESHTIGO, WI
VIN: 1FACP52U4PG****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AND THE RIGHT SIDE SPRING BROKE. I PARKED THE CAR AND IN ABOUT TWO MONTHS I REPLACED THE WHOLE STRUT . WHEN I WAS DONE I TOOK IT FOR A RIDE AND WENT ABOUT TWO BLOCKS AND THE DRIVER'S SIDE SPRING BROKE. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

January 09, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10215092
Consumer Location: ALLIANCE, OH
VIN: 1FACP57U2PG****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1993 FORD TAURUS. THE FRONT SUSPENSION FELL OUT WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THEY STATED THAT THE COIL SPRING NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 98V094000 (SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS). THE MANUFACTURER WAS UNABLE TO ASSIST. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 108,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 106,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10214209
Consumer Location: VILLA PARK, IL
VIN: 1FACP5845PG****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1993 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH, THE SUBFRAME OF THE REAR CORNERS FAILED. THIS CAUSED THE STEERING TO LOCK AND NEARLY RESULTED IN A CRASH. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 98V323000 (STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS) IN 1999. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT PROVIDED ANY ASSISTANCE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 113,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

November 19, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10209515
Consumer Location: EVANSVILLE, IN
VIN: 1FALP54P3PA****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1993 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD A POPPING SOUND COMING FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THE STEERING WHEEL MOVED TO THE LEFT. THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THE STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS (NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 98V323000) AND REFERRED HIM TO THE DEALER. THE DEALER STATED THAT THEY WERE UNABLE TO ACCESS THE RECALL. AS OF NOVEMBER 20, 2007, THE DEALER HAD NOT REPAIRED THE VEHICLE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 157,815.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

September 03, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10204003
Consumer Location: DECATUR, TX
VIN: 1FALP5246PA****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1993 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE HEADLIGHTS FLICKERED RAPIDLY. THE FAILURE OCCURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH FAILED AND THAT HIS VIN WAS EXCLUDED FROM NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 98V009000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH). NO REPAIRS WERE MADE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 192,000. *UPDATED 12/12/07 *BF UPDATED 12/12/07

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

May 30, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10194836
Consumer Location: MONTROSS, VA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1993 FORD TAURUS. ON MAY 30, 2007, THE VEHICLE CAUGHT FIRE WHILE PARKED. THE CONTACT NOTICED BLACK SMOKE RISING FROM UNDER THE HOOD, WHICH LED TO THE VEHICLE BEING ENGULFED IN FLAMES. THE LOT WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED SUSTAINED DAMAGE AS WELL AS THE ITEMS THAT WERE IN THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE CONTACT HAS PICTURES AND CAN OBTAIN A COPY OF THE SHERIFF'S REPORT. THE VIN, ENGINE SIZE, AND PURCHASE DATE WERE UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 170,000.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

May 13, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10192798
Consumer Location: STREETSBORO, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

1993 HEAD GASKET WENT BAD WITH ONLY 70,000 MILES

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

September 05, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 10188946
Consumer Location: GLENOLDEN, PA
VIN: 1FALP5249PA****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1993 FORD TAURUS. THE VEHICLE RECEIVEDE RECALL REGARDING THE CIRCUIT BREAKER OPENING. THE FAILURE CAUSED THE HEADLIGHTS TO DIM FOR SHORT PERIODS OF TIME. THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE HAD THE SAME FAILURE, BUT FORD STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 130,000, AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000.*AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

February 19, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10169571
Consumer Location: WILLOWBROOK, IL
VIN: 1FALP5744PG****

Summary of Complaint

BLOWN HEAD GASKET ON 1993 FORD TAURUS WITH 3.8L ENGINE WITH 63,890 MILES. TOTAL REPAIR $2008.12. *JB

Components: TIRES WHEELS

July 04, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10166913
Consumer Location: TOLEDO, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

1993 FORD TAURUS LEFT FRONT TIRE SEPARATED FROM VEHICLE. *TS *JB

Components: TIRES

July 04, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10166954
Consumer Location: TOLEDO, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2003 FORD TAURUS BLEW A TIRE AND BOUNCED ACROSS THE MEDIAN INTO WESTBOUND TRAFFIC. *KB *JB

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

January 01, 1901
NHTSA ID Number: 10156216
Consumer Location: TACOMA, WA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER COMPLAINT CONCERNING 1993 TAURUS ENGINE PROBLEMS. *TS *JB

Components: AIR BAGS

February 11, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10151291
Consumer Location: WESTLAND, MI
VIN: 1FALP5244PG****

Summary of Complaint

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED IN A MULTI CAR CRASH AT 30 MPH IN ICY CONDITIONS; HOWEVER THE FRONT AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THE VEHICLE WAS STRUCK BY NUMEROUS OTHER VEHICLES AND THE VEHICLE WAS IMPACTED ON THE ENTIRE FRONT END, PASSENGER'S SIDE DOORS AND DRIVER'S SIDE REAR DOOR. INJURIES WERE SUSTAINED TO THE DRIVER TO THE CHEST FROM IMPACTING THE STEERING WHEEL AND KNEES HITTING THE DASH. THE PASSENGER SUSTAINED INJURIES TO THE NECK, A COLLAPSED RIGHT LUNG AND SEVERAL BROKEN RIBS FROM IMPACTING THE DASH BOARD. BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE WEARING SEAT BELTS. THE POLICE WERE ON THE SCENE AND MADE A WRITTEN REPORT. THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY AND DEEMED TOTALED. UPDATED 03/280/6. *JB

Components: STRUCTURE

January 25, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10148841
Consumer Location: BENSALEM, PA
VIN: 1FACP52U8PA****

Summary of Complaint

SUBFRAME WHICH SUPPORTS THE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION DROPPED OUT WHILE DIVING. STEERING SUDDENLY BECAME VERY DIFFICULT. CAR WAS PULLED OFF ROAD WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. RECALL ITEMS WHICH WERE REPLACED IN 1999 HAD FAILED AGAIN. FORD TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SECOND FAILURE.*AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 22, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10143589
Consumer Location: LOUISVILLE, KY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

HEAD GASKET FAILED ON 1993 FORD TAURUS GL, 3.8L. THIS DEFECT IS PREVALENT IN THE MAJORITY OF AUTOMOBILES MANUFACTURED WITH THIS ENGINE. *JB

Components: SUSPENSION

June 09, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10143278
Consumer Location: EAST MEADOW, NY
VIN: 1FALP52U0PA****

Summary of Complaint

RIGHT FRONT COIL SPRING BROKE WHILE DRIVING ON LOCAL ROAD. HAD IT REPAIRED AT LOCAL NEARBY SERVICE STATION. RIGHT TIE ROD WAS RUINED TOO. THIS SPRING HAD BEEN REPLACED BY THE FORD DEALER AS PART OF A SAFETY RECALL IN 1998. *NM

Components: SUSPENSION

May 31, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10143279
Consumer Location: EAST MEADOW, NY
VIN: 1FALP52U0PA****

Summary of Complaint

LEFT FRONT COIL SPRING BROKE WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY. HAD TO BE TOWED TO LOCAL SERVICE STATION. BROKEN SPRING COULD NOT BE REMOVED WITHOUT PUNCTURING LEFT FRONT TIRE. ALMOST LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE. THIS SPRING HAD BEEN REPLACED BY THE FORD DEALER AS PART OF A SAFETY RECALL IN 1998. MY RIGHT SPRING FROM THIS RECALL ALSO FAILED THE YEAR BEFORE. SEE COMPLAINT WITH INCIDENT DATE 6/9/2003. *NM

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 21, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 10125574
Consumer Location: OLYMPIA, WA
VIN: ?****

Summary of Complaint

I RECENTLY READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT SPONTANEOUS FIRES IN FORD MODELS ON CNN. I USED TO HAVE A FORD TAURUS WHICH CAUGHT ON FIRE. LUCKILY WE PUT IT OUT BEFORE IT GOT VERY LARGE BUT THE ENTIRE WIRING HARNESS BURNT AND IT WAS UNREPAIRABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 26, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10122475
Consumer Location: RICHMOND, CA
VIN: 1FACP52U0PG****

Summary of Complaint

HIT DIP (ROAD DEFECT) 04/26/05; DRIVER'S-SIDE AIRBAG (FROM STEERING WHEEL) DEPLOYED. THOUGHT CAR ABOUT TO CATCH ON FIRE (THAT AIRBAG POWDER WAS SMOKE); QUICKLY EXITED CAR, THEN REALIZED SITUATION. SUSTAINED AIRBAG BURNS - LOWER FACE/CHIN, ALL ACROSS CHEST/BREASTS; RIGHT HAND BRUISED, SWOLLEN BETWEEN 2ND & 3RD KNUCKLES. *NO* DAMAGE TO CAR, OTHER THAN AIRBAG DEPLOYING. MY OPINION REGARDING AIRBAGS SHIFTED 180 DEGREES; JUST WANT MY CAR'S AIRBAGS DISABLED, BUT TOLD THAT'S ILLEGAL (AT LEAST IN CA). SHOULDN'T HAVE TO DRIVE AFRAID OF AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT & INJURY OR EVEN DEATH, WITHOUT ANY SAY IN THE MATTER. AS I UNDERSTAND IT, AIRBAGS DESIGNED TO PROTECT 220-LB. _MAN_ IN FRONT-END COLLISION, RE-ENGINEERED AFTER 1ST GENERATION TO DEPLOY WITH MORE FORCE BECAUSE _NON-SEAT-BELT-WEARERS_ INJURED. I _ALWAYS_ WEAR SEAT BELT IN CAR (CA LAW); SINCE RELATIVELY SHORT (5'5"), DIRECTLY IN LINE OF DRIVER'S-SIDE AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT); LIGHTWEIGHT (125 LBS.) -- NOWHERE NEAR 220 LBS. EXTREMELY LUCKY NO OTHER CARS AROUND WHEN INCIDENT OCCURRED; ELSE UNNECESSARY AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT COULD HAVE CAUSED AN ACCIDENT: DEPLOYMENT (EXPLOSION) AND RESULTANT POWDER SHOCKED ME & OBSCURED VISION. PER MOTOR SPORTS DIGEST ([email protected]), FOR PROFESSIONAL/SKILLED RACE CAR DRIVERS: - "... SHOWROOM STOCK CLASSES ... USE THE SAME KIND OF CARS WE ALL DRIVE EVERY DAY, ONLY THEY _REMOVE_ THE AIR BAG FOR SAFETY!" AT RACING SPEEDS, WITH SAFETY PARAMOUNT -- YET RACERS REALIZE AIRBAGS ARE DANGEROUS. - "... IT['S] STRANGE WHY PEOPLE CAN'T REALIZE THAT WHAT CAN KILL A SMALL CHILD WILL AT LEAST INJURE AN ADULT!" [ I AGREE] - "... MECHANICS AND INSTALLERS ARE ALL WARNED OF THE DANGERS OF THE AIR BAG.... TOUCHING THE WRONG WIRE WHILE THEIR HEAD IS UNDER THE DASH CAN CAUSE PERMANENT HEARING LOSS AT THE VERY LEAST IF THE AIR BAG DEPLOYS." (LOCAL FORD DEALER REQUIRES $324.00 TO HOOK UP, RUN AIRBAG SIMULATOR BEFORE RE-INSTALLING AIRBAG (WHICH I DIDN'T WANT ANYWAY!) TO INSURE MECHANIC'S SAFETY.)

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 01, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 10115711
Consumer Location: COUSHATTA, LA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE BEING PARKED FOR APPROXIMATELY 6-8 HOURS VEHICLE CAUGHT ON FIRE. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE WAS UNDETERMINED.*AK

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 14, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10108265
Consumer Location: EATON, OH
VIN: 1FACP524XPA****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR STARTED STALLING. THE CAR JUST STOPPED WORKING. IT HAS ALSO ALMOST CAUSED US TO GET HIT WHEN IT STALLS OUT AND WHEN IT WAS ABOUT TO GO OUT WE ALOMOST CAUSED SOME ACCIDENTS. WE HAFT TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION BECAUSE IT IS CRACKED. EVERYONE HAS TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS OUT OF TAURUS.*AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

February 11, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10104881
Consumer Location: WILLOWBROOK, IL
VIN: 1FALP5744PG****

Summary of Complaint

FORD TAURUS HEATER STARTED BLOWING COLD AIR AND A CLOUD OF WHITE SMOKE WAS COMING OUT OF THE REAR EXHAUST PIPE WHICH MADE IT DIFFICULT TO SEE. LIMP INTO DEALER WHO SAID THE HEAD GASKET IS SHOT WHICH IS COMMON ON THE 3.8L V6 ENGINES IN FORDS. MENTIONED TO THE DEALER THAT I ONLY HAD 63,890 MILES ON THE CAR AND HE SAID THAT'S WHEN THEY USUALLY START TO GO. PAID TOTAL OF $2008.12 FOR REPAIR INCLUDING NEW RADIATOR WHICH THEY SAID I NOW NEED AFTER PUTTING IT ALL BACK TOGETHER BECAUSE THE CAR WAS LEAKING COOLANT WHICH IT HAD NOT BEFORE I GOT CAR HOME AFTER BEING ALL FIXED AND IT WAS LEAKING COOLANT. RETURNED BACK TO FORD AND THEY FORGOT TO TIGHTEN A HOSE. I BELIEVE THE ORGINAL RADIATOR WAS FINE THE HOSE WAS NOT TIGHTENED ENOUGH IN THE FIRST PLACE. *JB

Components: SUSPENSION

November 06, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10098903
Consumer Location: BUXTON, ME
VIN: 1FACP52UXPG****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVERS SIDE FRONT COIL SPRING FRACTURE 1993 FORD TAURUS. *AK

Components: CHILD SEAT

November 01, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10097474
Consumer Location: SEEKONK, MA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

EVENFLO CAR SEAT HARNESS ADJUSTER STRAP DIFFICULT TO ADJUST WEATHER THE CSS IS OCCUIED OR OCCUPEID. CSS INSTALLED FORWARD FACING, BACK SEAT, CENTER WITH LAP BELT. *BF *NM

Components: SUSPENSION ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 01, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10097379
Consumer Location: PECATONICA, IL
VIN: 1FALP5243PG****

Summary of Complaint

NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS CONCERNING LEAKING HEAD GASKETS. *BF THE VEHICLE HAS HAD NUMEROUS PROBLEM WITH THE VEHICLE WHICH INCLUDE THE INTAKE MANIFOLD, COOLING FAN, IGNITION WIRING, COIL SPRING FAILURE, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED, ALTERNATOR, HEAD GASKET AND MUFFLER. WHILE RESEARCHING THE VEHICLE ON NHTSA SITE THE CONSUMER DISCOVERED SEVERAL RECALLS ON THE VEHICLE RELATED THE FAILURES HIS VEHICLE EXPERIENCED. *NM

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 25, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10095446
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH VEHICLE STALLED. VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION, AND MECHANIC DETERMINED THAT TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. *AK

FORD TAURUS Sold

ford taurus 1990 vin 1facp50u8lg150223
1990 FORD TAURUS Normal Run & Drive
1FACP50U8LG150223
ford taurus 1990 vin 1facp54yxla136839
1990 FORD TAURUS Normal Unknown
1FACP54YXLA136839
ford taurus 1992 vin 1facp55u9ng162389
1992 FORD TAURUS Normal Run & Drive
1FACP55U9NG162389