2000 FORD TAURUS VIN: 1FAFP5529YG137802

TBD
Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 1FAFP5529YG137802 Decoding Ford Vin Decoder

Error Text

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

Make

FORD

Manufacturer Name

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, USA

Model

Taurus

Model Year

2000

Plant City

CHICAGO

Series

SES / SE SVG

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

ILLINOIS

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

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)

3000.0

Displacement (CI)

183.07123228419

Displacement (L)

3.0

Engine Power (kW)

108.1265

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Fuel Type - Secondary

Ethanol (E85)

Engine Brake (hp) From

145

Engine Brake (hp) To

150

Other Engine Info

EFI: Electronic Fuel Injection, FFV: Flexible Fuel Vehicle

Engine Manufacturer

Ford

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

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

2000 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%

2000 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 1FAFP5529YG137802

Components: SUSPENSION

August 25, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10201007
Consumer Location: GALLOWAY, OH
VIN: 1FAFP5529YG****

Summary of Complaint

RIGHT REAR SPRING IN 2000 FORD TAURUS IS BROKEN. THIS CAUSES DANGEROUS CONDITION. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

January 04, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10146895
Consumer Location: QUAKERTOWN, PA
VIN: 1FAFP5529YG****

Summary of Complaint

AS I WENT TO START MY 2000 FORD TAURUS SE I STARTED THE CAR PUT THE CAR IN DRIVE AND HEARD A LOUD POPPING NOISE, MY REAR COIL SPRING HAD FRACTURED AND PUNCTURED AND SLICED AND DESTROYED THE REAR TIRE, I AM IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THE VEHICLE REPAIRED AT A FORD DEALER,THERE HAVE BEEN 100'S OF THE SAME INCIDENT AND THIS SHOULD BE FORD'S LIABILITY TO REPLACE THE REAR SPRINGS AND LIABLE FOR NEW TIRE. *JB

Components: SUSPENSION

March 01, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10113758
Consumer Location: NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH
VIN: 1FAFP5529YG****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRONT COIL SPRINGS OF THE CONSUMER'S 2000 FORD TAURUS FAILED. *NM THE CONSUMER FEELS THAT DID NOT FIX THE COILS SPRING PROBLEM BY ADDING GUARDS. *NM

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 23, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10083581
Consumer Location: CRYSTAL, MN
VIN: 1FAFP5529YG****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE PARKING THE VEHICLE IN THE DRIVEWAY CONSUMER NOTICED THAT THE SPEEDOMETER WAS NOT WORKING. *AK

Components: SUSPENSION

June 13, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10033311
Consumer Location: OWEGO, NY
VIN: 1FAFP5529YG****

Summary of Complaint

THE LEFT REAR SPRING ON OUR 2000 FORD TAURUS FAILED. THE SHARP, JAGGED END OF THE BROKEN SPRING GOUGED THE INNER SIDEWALL OF THE LEFT REAR TIRE, BUT THE TIRE REMAINED INFLATED. WE DONT KNOW WHEN THE SPRING FAILED OR WHEN THE TIRE WAS DAMAGED. WE WERE UNAWARE OF THESE FAILURES, SO WE USED THE CAR NORMALLY  DRIVING IT AT HIGHWAY SPEED AS WELL AS IN TOWN. THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY PROBLEM. THE FORD DEALER DISCOVERED THE REAR SPRING FAILURE AND THE TIRE DAMAGE DURING A ROUTINE ANNUAL STATE SAFETY INSPECTION. WHEN I SEARCHED THE NHTSA WEBSITE, I LEARNED THAT TAURUS FRONT SPRING FAILURES WERE REPORTED AT ABOUT 45000 MILES BUT NO REAR SPRING FAILURES HAD BEEN REPORTED. WE REPLACED THE FRONT & REAR SPRINGS. OUR CAR WAS IN THE DEALERS REPAIR SHOP FOR 25 DAYS. FORD MOTOR COMPANY REFUSED TO COVER THE ENTIRE REPAIR COST. FORD DIDNT PROVIDE A LONER CAR. I DON'T KNOW IF FORD HAS A PROACTIVE PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THIS SERIOUS SAFETY PROBLEM. THE 2000 TAURUS SPRING FAILURES LISTED ON YOUR WEBSITE DOUBLED IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS. WHEN DO YOU PLAN TO ANNOUNCE THE DANGER OF THESE SUDDEN SPRING FAILURES? AT THIS POINT, IM UNEASY DRIVING OUR 2000 TAURUS EVEN WITH THE NEW SPRINGS. AND, IM REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE WHEN ANOTHER 1999 OR 2000 TAURUS PASSES US ON THE HIGHWAY. DO THE 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004 TAURUS CARS HAVE THIS PROBLEM TOO? END YOU PICTURES OF THE GOUGED TIRE AND BROKEN SPRING. WHERE SHOULD WE SEND THEM? *AK

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

June 02, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10024683
Consumer Location: HUNTINGTON, WV
VIN: 1FAFP5529YG****

Summary of Complaint

SINCE THE PURCHASE OF THE VEHICLE THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE BRAKES. THE FRONT BRAKES LOCKED UP, ESPECIALLY IN WET WEATHER. THE DEALER ATTEMPTED TO FIX THE VEHICLE TWICE, AND STATED THERE WERE NO OTHER REMEDIES TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. *AK THE BRAKE PROBLEM CONTINUED. THE FRONT BRAKES LOCKED UP IN EMERGENCY STOP SITUATIONS. THE CONSUMER'S DAUGHTER WAS IN A MINOR ACCIDENT DUE TO BRAKE FAILURE. *SCC *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 21, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11341971
Consumer Location: LAS VEGAS, NV
VIN: 1FAFP55U2YG****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I MAKE A LEFT TURN, MY TRANSMISSION DISENGAGES & MY ENGINE RPM'S INCREASE UNTIL I RECOVER FROM THE TURN.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

February 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11322524
Consumer Location: WEST PARK, FL
VIN: 1FAFP55S1YA****

Summary of Complaint

IT PRESENTED A SERIES OF MISSED FIRED AND OVER HEATING ON THE ROAD , AFTER DRIVING AROUND 150 MILES , THE ENGINE LEAKING OIL AND IT LOSS POWER MAKE IT ON SAFE TO DRIVE . THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM IS ICED UP LIKE A FRIDGE AND LESS COOLING IN AN OVER WHOLE LOOK THE CAR NEED SAFETY CONTROL AND ALL OF THIS CAN CLEARLY SEEN ON THE CITY ROAD WAY .

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11233778
Consumer Location: BETHEL, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HEADLIGHTS FAILED TO SHUT OFF, WHICH REQUIRED THE BATTERY CABLE TO BE DISCONNECTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT FELT THAT THE VEHICLE WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE IN THE EVENT THAT THE DAY TIME RUNNING LAMPS, HIGH BEAMS, AND FOG LIGHTS SHORT OUT. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 25, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11220843
Consumer Location: BILLINGS, MT
VIN: 1FAFP56S0YG****

Summary of Complaint

JUNE 2018 PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG DEPLOYED WHILE BEING DRIVEN ON A CITY STREET BY MY GRANDDAUGHTER, NO THERE NO SIGNS OF A COLLISION. IT WAS TAKEN TO A MECHANIC.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

February 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11174555
Consumer Location: LANCASTER, CA
VIN: 1FAFP5527YA****

Summary of Complaint

PART OF THE ENGINE, TOP PORTION CLOSEST TO THE FIREWALL ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, CAUGHT ON FIRE WHILE I WAS DRIVING ON A CITY STREET NEAR MY RESIDENCE IN LANCASTER, CA. I NOTICED THE SMOKE EMITTING FROM UNDER THE HOOD WHEN I CAME TO A STOP AT THE STOP LIGHT.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 26, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11040129
Consumer Location: CONROE, TX
VIN: IFAFP58U2YA****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL I CONTACTED THE LOCAL DEALERSHIP ABOUT THE UNSAFE AIRBAGS AND THEY SEEMED TO FEEL AS IF IT WAS NO BIG DEAL AND TOLD ME THAT THEY DID NOT HAVE THE PARTS TO FIX MY AIRBAGS.

Components: SUSPENSION ENGINE

July 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11012990
Consumer Location: NORFOLK, VA
VIN: 1FAFP55S8YA****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL, I HAVE A BAD NOIZ IN THE MOTOR AND MY SUSPENSION IS BAD

Components: ENGINE

May 30, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10992250
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN, NY
VIN: 1FAFP58S3YA****

Summary of Complaint

RETURNING FROM LAKE GEORGE WE EXPERIENCED A LOUD RATTLING ,SHAKING NOISE. WITHIN SECONDS THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. WE PULLED OVER TO A SAFE SPOT AND WERE TOWED TO SUPERIOR AUTO ON 19TH ST. IN BROOKLYN. AWAITING PART SEARCH!?!

Components: SUSPENSION

July 15, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10984452
Consumer Location: LAUREL, MD
VIN: 1FAFP55S1YA****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V332000 (SUSPENSION), BUT THE CONTACT WAS NOT NOTIFIED. AFTER AN OIL CHANGE, THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE STRUTS WERE BENT WITH EXTENSIVE CORROSION ON THE SPRING COILS AND STRUTS. THE DEALER FAILED TO INDICATE IF THEY WOULD PROVIDE THE RECALL REPAIR FOR THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10949003
Consumer Location: NEWARK, OH
VIN: 1FAFP58S7YG****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD TAURUS. UPON STARTING THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT NOTICED A STRONG FUEL ODOR. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FUEL ODOR HAD BEEN PRESENT SINCE 2012. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. UPDATED 05/09/17*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE IS SLUGGISH AT TIMES. ALSO THE TIRES SPIN WHEN STARTING AND STOPPING THE VEHICLE. UPDATED 08/30/2017*JS

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

October 28, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10919874
Consumer Location: HOLLAND, OH
VIN: 1FAFP55S7YG****

Summary of Complaint

CAR FAILS TO ACCELERATE AT TIMES. GAS PEDAL IS DEPRESSED BUT ENGINE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE GETTING FUEL. AFTER REPEATED ATTEMPTS -- HITTING ACCELERATOR -- ENGINE WILL SUDDENLY "CATCH" AND LURCH FORWARD. SEEMS TO BE A THROTTLE PROBLEM, BUT FORD DEALER WILL NOT ADDRESS. EVEN THOUGH CAR FALLS IN RECALL RANGE FOR 2000-2003 TAURUSES WITH "STICKY" THROTTLES (RECALL WAS ISSUED IN 2013), DEALER SAYS IT IS "NOT ON RECALL LIST." OVER 450,000 VEHICLES ARE -- BUT APPARENTLY MINE IS NOT ONE OF THEM. SEEMS LIKE A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION TO ME. YOU'RE DRIVING IN A 55 MPH ZONE AN SUDDENLY YOUR CAR SLOWS TO 20 MPH NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU PRESS THE GAS PEDAL. THEN AFTER 20 SECONDS IT SUDDENLY TAKES OFF? NOT GOOD. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

October 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10916187
Consumer Location: MCKEESPORT, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ABOUT 35MPH AND I LET OFF THE GAS PEDAL AND NOTICED THE CAR WAS GAINING SPEED. I THEN SHIFTED IN TO NEUTRAL AND THE MOTOR BEGAN TO REV TO 4K RPMS. MY THROTTLE HAD GOT STUCK. I TAPPED THE PEDAL AND GOT IT TO STOP. TURNED AROUND AND PROCEEDED TO TAKE IT HOME AND IT HAPPENED AGAIN THIS TIME PUSHING ME THROUGH A REDLIGHT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 08, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10881694
Consumer Location: BETTENDORF, IA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I CONTACTED FORD IN 2011 BECAUSE MY CAR CAUGHT FIRE WHILE I WAS DRIVING IT AND EXPLODED. THEY WROTE ME A LETTER ASKING FOR RECEIPTS FOR OIL CHANGES AT A FORD DEALERSHIP. I HAD BOUGHT IT USED FROM REYNOLDS FORD IT HAD 1 OWNER. I DID HAVE IT FIXED BY PEOPLE NOT AT FORD AND OIL CHANGES NOT AT FORD . I BOUGTH A NEW CAR BUT THE FIRE WAS SCARY AND MY LIABILTY DOES NOT PAY FOR IT. I RECENTLY SAW ANOTHER CAR ON FACEBOOK IT LOOKED LIKE MY CAR IA SKED WHAT KIND OF CAR IS THAT THEY SAID A 2000 FORD TAURUS. I BLEIVE THAT THIS SHOULD OF BEEN RECALLED WHEN I TOLD THEM WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO ME. I WAS LUCKY I JUMPED OUT RIGHT AWAY OR I WOULD HAVE BURNED AND THANK GOD I HAD NO CHILDREN WITH ME. I AM REPORTING THIS TO YOU. PLEASE LET ALL OTHER FORD TAURUS OWNERS KNOW MY CAR HAD JUST HIT 200,000 MILES. I HOPE NO ONE GETS HURT. FORD SHOULD HAVE THE RECORDS OF THE PICTURES I SENT TO THEM. I WAS NOT GOING VERY FAST ON A LOCAL STREET WHEN I NOTICED SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE DASH BOARD I OULLED OVER FAST UNDID MY SEAT BELT AND GRAB MY PURSE AS SOON AS I DID THAT THE MOTOR EXPLODED AND WAS ON FIRE. WITNESS SAID THAT I WAS VERY LUCKY THE FIREMAN WERE THERE PRETTY FAST AND THEY BELIEVED IT WAS AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. IF I CAN HELP IN ANY WAY PLEASE LET ME KNOW AT [XXX]. INFORMATION Redacted PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

February 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10876090
Consumer Location: EWING, NJ
VIN: 1FAFP5825YG****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR AXLE WAS COMPLETELY RUSTED AND THE SUBFRAME THAT HELD THE TWO REAR TIRES WAS ALSO RUSTED AND FRACTURED. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT HAD TO CHANGE THE REAR TIRES MORE FREQUENTLY. THE CHECK ENGINE AND ABS LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENTIRE FRAME NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 300,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 17, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10870094
Consumer Location: AURORA, CO
VIN: 1FAFP55S9YG****

Summary of Complaint

BROKEN SPEED CONTROL CABLE. BROKEN IN THE SAME PLACE AS PICTURED IN MANY ONLINE PHOTOS AS BEING RECALLED YET THE FORD DEALER SAYS THIS CAR IS NOT COVERED. SAME THING HAPPENED WITH A 1997 FORD EXPLORER WITH BROKEN SWAY BAR LINK. DOES ANYONE RESEARCH THE RECALLS, THEY ARE NOT COMPLETE. THE NHTSA IS NO BETTER THAN THE BBB. JUST A COMPLAINT BLOG.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY/WIPER

February 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10839503
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, MO
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2000 FORD TAURUS SES IS HAVING A PROBLEM WITH THE RADIO AND WINDSHIELD WIPERS.WHEN I START THE CAR IN THE MORNING THE RADIO IS PLAYING AND THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS ARE WORKING.AS I AM DRIVING THE CAR THE RADIO SUDDENLY TURNS OFF AND THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WON'T WORK.THE RADIO AND WINDSHIELD WIPERS WON'T WORK FOR THE REST OF THE DAY.THE NEXT MORNING WHEN I START THE CAR TO GO SOMEWHERE THE RADIO AND WINDSHIELD WIPERS ARE WORKING AGAIN.AS BEFORE,WHILE I AM DRIVING THE RADIO GOES OFF AND THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS STOP WORKING AGAIN AND THEY WON'T WORK FOR THE REST OF THE DAY.

Components: POWER TRAIN TIRES

July 21, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10838873
Consumer Location: ENON, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION COME AND GOES WHEN IT WANT TO ANY EQUIPMENT RECALLS ON 2000 FORD TAURUS

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10836780
Consumer Location: ESBON, KS
VIN: 1FAFP5521YG****

Summary of Complaint

DAUGHTER WAS DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AND IT WAS AS IF IT WENT INTO NEUTRAL. NO FORWARD OR REVERSE GEARS. THERE WAS NO INDICATION OF ANYTHING ABOUT TO HAPPEN TRANSMISSION WAS NOT SLIPPING OR ACTING UP PRIOR TO THIS. JUST GLAD THERE WAS NOT HEAVY TRAFFIC AS THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A BAD SCENARIO. AFTER RESEARCH HAVE FOUND THIS IS A VERY COMMON OCCURRENCE ON THIS VEHICLE. WONDERING WHY FORD HAS NOT DOWN SOMETHING ABOUT IT. BOUGHT A FORD TAURUS BECAUSE WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A VERY SAFE CAR FOR A YOUNG DRIVER.

Components: SUSPENSION

July 03, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10825359
Consumer Location: SPRING HILL, KS
VIN: 1FAFP55S0YG****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING MY 2000 FORD TAURUS DOWN THE HIGHWAY AT 70 MPH WITH MY WIFE AND SMALL CHILD, ON OUR WAY TO CHURCH, WHEN THE PASSENGER SIDE SPRING BROKE AND NEARLY PULLED OUR CAR INTO A GUARD RAIL AND OFF A BRIDGE. THIS HAPPENED SOMETIME IN 2004 AND I CAN STILL REMEMBER THE EXACT LOCATION ON HWY 59. IT'S A DAY I DOUBT I EVER FORGET. I REMEMBER THE MECHANIC TELLING ME A FRONT SPRING SHOULD NEVER FAIL. HE SAID THERE WERE NO CURRENT RECALLS, SO I WAS STUCK WITH THE BILL. I REMEMBER BEING FURIOUS WITH FORD NOT ONLY BECAUSE MY FAMILY NEARLY DIED, BUT BECAUSE THEY WOULDN'T OWN UP TO SOMETHING THAT SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN. HERE IT IS NEARLY 12 YEARS LATER, AND I FOUND AN INVOICE FROM 2008 FOR NEW STRUTS AND SWAY BARS THAT COST ME NEARLY $1,000. I CAN'T HELP BUT THINK THAT BILL WAS SOMEHOW RELATED TO WHAT HAPPENED WHEN MY SPRING BROKE IN 2004, BUT MAYBE NOT. BASED ON THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS, I FEEL IT IS TIME FOR THE RECALL TO BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE OTHER FORD OWNERS, ESPECIALLY SINCE WE ARE ALL DEALING WITH THE SAME EXACT ISSUE. I HAVE SUBMITTED A COMPLAINT TO FORD 1-800-392-3673 AND I BELIEVE MY NEXT STEP WITH BE THE FTC 1-877-382-4357. THIS IS AN OBVIOUS WRONG THAT NEEDS TO BE MADE RIGHT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

December 28, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10818974
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAFP5225YG****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR BURNT TO THE GROUND OUT OF NO WHERE.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

November 05, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10808068
Consumer Location: GRETNA, VA
VIN: 1FAFP55S5YA****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2000 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 45 MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY WITHOUT ANY WARNINGS AND THE BRAKES FAILED TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO REGAINED CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE BUT IT CRASHED INTO A DITCH. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED BACK AND NECK INJURIES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO SALVAGE YARD AND DEEMED DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 136,000.

Components: SUSPENSION SERVICE BRAKES VISIBILITY/WIPER

December 23, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10777805
Consumer Location: FRIENDSWOOD, TX
VIN: 1FAFP5521YA****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT END UNACCEPTABLE! THEN DEFROSTER DIDN'T WORK IN WINTER AND I HAD TO USE MY SHIRT SLEEVE TO KEEP RUBBING THE WINDSHIELD. I TOLD AC COLLINS FORD DEALERSHIP THAT SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH THE COIL SPRINGS AND BRAKES WHEN I BOUGHT IT. I ALSO TOLD THEM THAT THE AC WAS LEAKING IN CAR. I TOLD THEM THAT THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD SHAKE WHEN I WAS BRAKING. I CAN SEND OVER THE EMAILS IF YOU LIKE. AC COLLINS SOLD ME THIS CAR WITH SERIOUS SUSPENSION PROBLEMS. YOU MAY HAVE ALL RECORDS OF PROOF. FRONT SUSPENSION COIL SPRING FRACTURE DEFECT INVESTIGATION FOR THE 2000 TAURUS INVESTIGATION: #PE04044 OPENED: MAY 24 2004. STATUS: RECALL VEHICLE COMPONENT: SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS*

Components: SUSPENSION

July 29, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10745282
Consumer Location: WAKEFIELD, MA
VIN: 1FAFP58S1YG****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVERS SIDE FRONT COIL SPRING BROKE AND RUPTURED THE TIRE. I BOUGHT THE CAR IN CALIFORNIA AND MOVED TO NEW ENGLAND 10 YEARS AGO, SO IT HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO ROAD SALT. I CALLED FORD. THE REPRESENTATIVE INFORMED ME THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL ON THIS VEHICLE. I READ THAT THERE HAD BEEN A RECALL ON THE 1999-2000 FORD TAURUS FOR THIS PRECISE PROBLEM. IT IS VERY POSSIBLE I MAY HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE OTHER COIL SPRINGS WHILE DRIVING AND NOT AS IN THIS OCCASION WHILE THE CAR WAS PARKED IN MY DRIVEWAY. MA 10/8 ....UPDATED 11/13/15 *BF *CN

Components: TIRES

June 30, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10731383
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAFP58S6YA****

Summary of Complaint

2 MONTHS AGO ADVISED BY WALMART THAT TIRES WERE DRY ROTTING. 3 WEEKS AGO TOOK CAR IN TO MECHANIC AND WAS ADVISED TIRE WAS SEPARATING AND THAT ALL 4 TIRES NEEDED REPLACING DUE TO AGE AND DRY ROT. WENT BACK TO SAM'S CLUB BECAUSE I STILL HAD ABOUT 40% LEFT ON MY WARRANTY. THEY ONLY WOULD COVER THE ONE SEPARATING AND REFUSED TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE OTHER 3 TIRES. TODAY, DRIVING DOWN THE FREEWAY, THE TREAD PEELED OFF THE TIRE DAMAGING MY CAR BUT LUCKILY NO ACCIDENT. ALSO FOUND OUT THE TIRE WAS MANUFACTURED OVER ONE YEAR BEFORE I PURCHASED IT. PLEASE CRACK DOWN ON RETAILERS SELLING OLD TIRES AND NOT HONORING WARRANTES AND TELLING PEOPLE TO DRIVE ON DANGEROUS TIRES. I HAVE PICTURES OF THE TIRE. UPDATE 9/15/15*CW UPDATED 11/02/2017*CN

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING SERVICE BRAKES

May 08, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10715627
Consumer Location: HAMPTON, VA
VIN: 1FAFP58S0YA****

Summary of Complaint

STARTED TO SMELL BURNED WIRES IN CAR. LOOK UNDER DASH AND SMOKE AND WIRES WHERE BURNED. BRAKE LIGHTS DONT WORK. READING ONLINE AND OTHER ISSUE WITH THIS CAR AND PEOPLE WHERE HAVING SAME ISSUE. WHEN I CALLED DEALER THEY SAID THERES NOTHING THEY CAN DO BECAUSE THEY ARE NO MORE RECALLS ON THAT. BUT I THINK THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND CAN CAUSE GREAT DANGER.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 15, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10682489
Consumer Location: KYLE, TX
VIN: 1FAFP58S4YG****

Summary of Complaint

THIS EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED TO MY 2000 TAURUS: REPORT RECEIPT DATE: JAN 28, 2015 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V040000 COMPONENT(S): STRUCTURE POTENTIAL NUMBER OF UNITS AFFECTED: 194,889 ALL PRODUCTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RECALL EXPAND DETAILS CLOSE 5 ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS EXPAND MANUFACTURER: FORD MOTOR COMPANY SUMMARY: FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2013 FORD TAURUS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED DECEMBER 1, 2009, TO JULY 31, 2010, AND 2011-2013 LINCOLN MKS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED JUNE 1, 2011, TO OCTOBER 31, 2011. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE RETURN SPRING MAY UNSEAT, RESULTING IN INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE THAT DOES NOT RETURN TO THE FULLY STOWED POSITION AFTER ACTUATION. CONSEQUENCE: IF THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE RETURN SPRING IS UNSEATED, THE DOOR MAY UNLATCH IN THE EVENT OF A SIDE IMPACT CRASH, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY. REMEDY: FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT ALL FOUR OF THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLES AND EITHER REPAIR OR REPLACE THEM, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN MARCH 16, 2015. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS 15S02. NOTES: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV. REQUEST RESEARCH HELP REFINE/NEW SEARCH SELECT ONE OR MORE AREAS TO SEARCH, THEN ENTER UP TO 25 NHTSA IDS SEPARATED BY COMMA, SLASH (/) OR NEW LINE. HELP RECALLS INVESTIGATIONS COMPLAINTS SERVICE BULLETINS NHTSA ID'S15V040. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

January 03, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10658470
Consumer Location: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2000 FORD TAURUS ATTORNEY REPRESENTING CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO VEHICLE DEFECTIVE POWER WINDOW SWITCH *CN THE CONSUMER'S SON INADVERTENTLY ACTIVATED THE DEFECTIVE AND UNSAFE POWER WINDOW SWITCH. THE WINDOW CLOSED AROUND HIS HEAD AND NECK PREVENTING HIM FROM CALLING TO HIS MOTHER. THE CONSUMER WAS UNAWARE HER SOME WAS IN TRAPPED, BECAUSE SHE WAS CLEANING THE SNOW FROM THE CAR. THE CONSUMER FINALLY NOTICED HER SON IN DISTRESS AND ATTEMPTED TO RESUSCITATE HIM. MOMENTS LATER, SHE RUSHED HIM TO THE HOSPITAL. AS A RESULT OF THE DEFECTIVE WINDOW SYSTEM, HER SON SUFFERED SEVERE AND PERMANENT INJURIES. *JB

Components: STEERING

November 18, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10661502
Consumer Location: RESCUE, CA
VIN: 1FAHP56S23G****

Summary of Complaint

AS I APPROACHED A STOP LIGHT I HEARD A BRIEF FAINT WINE AND MY VEHICLE FROZE. I COULD TURN THE VEHICLE ON AND OFF AND SHIFT IT INTO GEAR BUT THE CAR WOULD NOT MOVE. I WAS PUSHED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND AWAITED A TOW TRUCK. WE CHANGED THE TRANSMISSION OIL AND FILTER HOPING FOR THE BEST BUT NO LUCK. THE CAR STILL SITS. *JS

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10644611
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAFP53UXYG****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT HAD TO MAKE SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO START THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE OCCURRED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE STARTER AND SOLENOID FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

June 03, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10632222
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAFP55S9YG****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE REVERSING, THE FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE TIRE BLEW. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE COIL SPRING FRACTURED. AS A RESULT, THE INDEPENDENT MECHANIC REPLACED THE COIL SPRING AND TIRE. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT ON A DIFFERENT OCCASION, THE FRONT PASSENGERS COIL SPRING AND TIRE HAD TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THEAPPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

March 05, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10631952
Consumer Location: DAVENPORT, IA
VIN: 1FAFP56SXYA****

Summary of Complaint

CAR HAD NOT BEEN DRIVEN FOR A MONTH OR TWO. AFTER STARTING IT ONE DAY IN EARLY MARCH, OWNER HEARD SPRING ON THE FRONT, LEFT STRUT POP AND BREAK. THE CAR WAS NOT IN MOTION NOR HAD IT BEEN FOR QUITE SOME TIME. IN AN ATTEMPT TO TAKE IT TO A LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP, THE SPRING PUNCTURED TIRE. THE SET OF FOUR TIRES HAD BEEN RECENTLY PURCHASED BY OWNER. OWNER HAD TO PAY FOR TOW, BRAND NEW TIRE, AND BOTH FRONT QUICK STRUTS FOR VEHICLE PLUS LABOR COSTS. THERE WAS A RECALL ISSUED ON 7-15-2004 REGARDING INSTALLING PANELS TO PROTECT THE TIRES FROM THE EXACT TYPE OF DAMAGES INCURRED. DAHL FORD DEALERSHIP STATED THE RECALL DID NOT APPLY TO VEHICLE'S SPECIFIC VIN, SO, THEY WOULD NOT PUT THE PANELS IN NOR REPLACE DAMAGED COMPONENTS AT NO CHARGE. OWNER ADVISED DAHL FORD THAT THIS RECALL WAS SENT FROM ADVANCE AUTO PARTS ONLINE GARAGE SERVICES, SO, IT CANNOT BE TOO INVALID. OWNER ALSO WAS TOLD BY EMPLOYEES OF A LOCAL MEINEKE CAR CARE CENTER THAT THE ISSUES FOR THE CAR SHOULD BE COVERED UNDER THE RECALL. FORD MOTOR COMPANY REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN REGISTERED IN ONE OF THE STATES WHERE THE DAMAGE TO STRUTS AND SPRINGS CAN OCCUR--FROM ROAD SALT--AND OWNER SPENT CLOSE TO $800 REMEDYING A PROBLEM THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN COVERED UNDER THE RECALL. THE VIN DOES NOT INDICATE THAT THE PANELS WERE EVER INSTALLED AT AN EARLIER DATE, AND THE LACK OF DOING SO CAUSED THE EXACT TYPE OF ISSUE OUTLINED IN RECALL NUMBER 04S17. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

January 31, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10626995
Consumer Location: CHARLESTON, WV
VIN: 1FAFP53U9YG****

Summary of Complaint

COIL SPRINGS FOR THIS YEAR ARE DEFECTIVE! MY DRIVER'S SIDE FRONT COIL SPRING EXPLODED AND SHOT THROUGH THE SIDE WALL OF THE TIRE WHILE THE CAR WAS SITTING IN THE DRIVEWAY! I HAVE PICTURES IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM. I HAD BEEN ON THE INTERSTATE THE DAY BEFORE; THANK GOD IT DIDN'T HAPPEN THEN! FORD TOWED THE CAR IN AND REPLACED THE TIRE AND THE FRONT COIL SPRINGS UNDER THEIR RECALL NOTICE WHICH HAD JUST COME OUT. ABOUT A YEAR LATER THE REAR SPRINGS BROKE; FORD SAID IT WAS NOT THEIR PROBLEM. R U KIDDING ME!!## I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF COIL SPRINGS FAILING EXCEPT ON BAHA RACERS OR SOMETHING JUST AS ABUSIVE. THIS CAR WAS DRIVEN ON PAVED ROADS AND INTERSTATE! THE COIL SPRINGS ARE DEFECTIVE! THE FORD ENGINEERS & QC WERE PENNY WISE AND POUND STUPID. GO GET THEM! *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

June 10, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10618118
Consumer Location: STANLEY, WI
VIN: 1FAFP58S3YG****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH, THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE COIL SPRING BECAME FRACTURED AND PUNCTURED THE TIRE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED ABOUT THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 146,456. UPDATED 9/2914*CN

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

July 08, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10609270
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAFP56S5YA****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DEPRESSING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, THE PEDAL BECAME STUCK CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO EXPERIENCE AN UNINTENDED ACCELERATION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 102,000.

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