2002 FORD TAURUS VIN: 1FAFP55U02G235657

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VIN 1FAFP55U02G235657 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

2002

Plant City

CHICAGO

Series

SE SVG

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Chicago

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)

115.5835

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

155

Other Engine Info

EFI

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

2002 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%

2002 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
Head/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Head/Torso 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 1FAFP55U02G235657

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 17, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10414472
Consumer Location: CHEEKTOWAGA, NY
VIN: 1FAFP55U02G****

Summary of Complaint

ON MAY 15, 2011 I WAS USING MY 2002 FORD TAURUS TO RUN ERRANDS . AFTER DRIVING FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME I BECAME AWARE OF A STRANGE ODOR, ALL OF THE GAUGES APPEARED NORMAL, AND THERE WERE NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED ON THE DASHBOARD. HOWEVER, I WAS CONCERNED ENOUGH TO GET A SECOND OPINION. FORTUNATELY, THE FACILITY THAT NORMALLY SERVICES MY VEHICLE IS LOCATED LESS THAN 2 MILES FROM MY HOME. AFTER VISUALLY INSPECTING THE VEHICLE AND CHECKING ALL FLUIDS THE MECHANIC PROCEEDED TO TEST DRIVE THE VEHICLE, ATTEMPTING TO DUPLICATE THE SMELL. THE CAR ONLY TRAVELED A SHORT DISTANCE BEFORE THE LEFT REAR TIRE BLEW OUT. FURTHER INVESTIGATION, ON A LIFT, REVEALED A BROKEN LEFT REAR COIL SPRING. THE JAGGED END OF THE SPRING WAS PROTRUDING INTO THE INNER SIDEWALL OF THE TIRE, HAVING CAUSED IT TO RAPIDLY DEFLATE. THE MECHANIC THEN INFORMED ME THAT THE SMELL I EXPERIENCED WAS MOST LIKELY THE BROKEN SPRING RUBBING ON THE SIDEWALL OF THE TIRE. TO MY ASTONISHMENT I WAS ALSO TOLD THAT IT WAS A FAIRLY COMMON EVENT AND THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR FAILURE OF THE REMAINING 3 COIL SPRINGS. I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE CONTINUED USE OF THIS VEHICLE, I AM WELL AWARE OF THE HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUDDEN DEFLATION OF A TIRE AT ROAD SPEED. I HAVE ATTEMPTED TO CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY, BECAUSE I WAS ALSO TOLD BY MY MECHANIC THAT AT ONE TIME FORD HAD A RECALL AND A CAMPAIGN TO REMEDY SUCH A PROBLEM. TO DATE, I HAVE NOT BEEN SATISFIED WITH THE RESULTS.

Components: SUSPENSION TIRES EQUIPMENT

May 24, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10332468
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS GROVE, OH
VIN: 1FAFP55U02G****

Summary of Complaint

OWN A 2002 FORD TAURUS. CAR PARKED IN PARKING GARAGE WHILE AT WORK. AFTER WORK WENT TO CAR, STARTED IT, PUT INTO REVERSE, MOVED NOT EVEN THREE INCHES, SOUND LIKE GUNSHOT, FRONT SPRING BLEW THROUGH FRONT TIRE ON DRIVER SIDE. MY SON SAID I HAD GUARDIAN ANGEL...WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED IF CAR HAD ACTUALLY MADE IT TO THE ROAD. I HAVE ONLY HAD CAR THREE YEARS. TOWED TO REPAIR SHOP, MECHANIC SAID LOOKS JUST LIKE RECALL SITUATION ON 2001 TAURUS, SAME SPRING INCIDENT..MINE NATURALLY NOT COVERED, BUT THIS IS WRONG. I WAS NOT AWARE OF RECALLS ON 2001 VEHICLES. I HAVE NO MONEY, THIS REPAIR WILL SET ME BACK QUITE A BIT. I AM THANKFUL THAT NOBODY WAS HURT BY FLYING PARTS! *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

November 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10244685
Consumer Location: MURFREESBORO, TN
VIN: 1FAFP55U02G****

Summary of Complaint

THE SUMMARY FROM NHTSA ACTION # EA08018 PRECISELY DESCRIBES WHAT HAPPENED W/ OUR TAURUS. " THE BROKEN COIL SPRING PUNCTURED THE ADJACENT TIRE RESULTING IN LOSS OF INFLATION PRESSURE" IN OUR CASE THE TIRE HAD TO BE COMPLETELY REPLACED. **** WE ALSO HAD A SPRING/COIL BREAK W/IN THE ENGINE IN MARCH 2007. **** NHTSA ACTION NUMBER : EA08018 NHTSA RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER : N/A MAKE / MODELS : MODEL/BUILD YEARS: FORD / TAURUS 2002-2003 MERCURY / SABLE 2002-2003 MANUFACTURER : FORD MOTOR COMPANY COMPONENT : SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS DATE INVESTIGATION OPENED : AUGUST 28, 2008 DATE INVESTIGATION CLOSED : OPEN. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

May 02, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10226569
Consumer Location: BRISTOL, RI
VIN: 1FAFP55U02G****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS PULLING OUT OF PARKING SPOT. I HEARD A LOUD POPPING SOUND AND AIR RUSHING OUT. I STOPPED AND GOT OUT AND NOTICED I HAD A FLAT TIRE. I CALLED AAA AND SERVICE GUY CAME AND TOLD ME THE DRIVER SIDE FRONT SPRING BROKE AND PUNCTURED THE TIRE. I KNOW FORD HAS A RECALL ON SOME MODEL TAURUS BUT NOT MINE. I WAS FORCED TO PAY OUT OF POCKET FOR A TIRE NEW AND TWO NEW SPRINGS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 10, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10202044
Consumer Location: SCHENECTADY, NY
VIN: 1FAFP55U02G****

Summary of Complaint

I'VE NOTICED ON A FEW OCCASIONS THAT MY PASSENGER FLOOR BOARD WOULD BE WET; MY FAN BLOWER MOTOR STOPPED WORKING; I WENT TO A LOCAL GARAGE TO HAVE IT FIXED AND WHEN I LEFT I REALIZED THAT THE FAN ONLY WORKED ON HIGH. I CALLED THE GARAGE AND WAS ADVISED THAT I WILL NOW NEED A RESISTOR REPLACEMENT.

Components: SUSPENSION

June 05, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10193780
Consumer Location: BRISTOL, RI
VIN: 1FAFP55U02G****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON A RURAL ROAD AND HEARD A RATTLING SOUND, I THEN HAD MY MECHANIC LOOK AT MY CAR, AND HE FOUND A BROKEN FRONT SPRING ON PASSENGER'S SIDE. *AK

Components: SUSPENSION

April 11, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10187811
Consumer Location: PORTAGE, MI
VIN: 1FAFP55U02G****

Summary of Complaint

TL*- THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. HE NOTICED THE FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE TIRE WAS FLAT DUE TO A PUNCTURE BY THE COIL SPRING. THE DEALER INSPECTED THE VEHICLE, BUT THEY WERE UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE REASON FOR THE FAILURE. THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THE SAME MAKE AND MODEL RECALL # 04V332000 CONCERNING THE COIL SPRING. HOWEVER, THE 2002 MODELS WERE NOT INCLUDED. THE CONTACT FELT THIS VEHICLE SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. THE VEHICLE CURRENTLY HAD 50,000 MILES. *AK

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

February 18, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10183289
Consumer Location: KAYSVILLE, UT
VIN: 1FAFP55U02G****

Summary of Complaint

THE 2002 FORD TAURUS BEGAN TO SHAKE DURING BRAKING OR OVER SPEEDS OF 20 MPH. THE SHAKING BECAME WORSE UNTIL THREE OF THE FIVE LUG STUDS ON THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE WHEEL SNAPPED OFF. THIS CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO BECOME UNDRIVABLE. THE HUB HAD TO BE COMPLETELY REMOVED AND THE FIVE STUDS HAD TO BE REPLACED. *JB

Components: VISIBILITY

May 04, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10120285
Consumer Location: WADSWORTH, OH
VIN: 1FAFP55U02G****

Summary of Complaint

WE PURCHASED A 2002 FORD TAURUS SES NEW IN 2002. THE BLOWER MOTOR FOR HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING RECENTLY QUIT WORKING. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR REPAIR. I WAS ADVISED THAT WATER HAD SHORTED OUT THE BLOWER MOTOR CAUSING IT TO BURN UP AND THEY HAD TO REPLACE THE BLOWER MOTOR, BLOWER RESISTOR AND INSTALLED A "RAINHAT EXTENSION KIT". I WAS ADVISED THAT THE KIT WAS DEVELOPED BY FORD TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF WATER ENTERING THE BLOWER MOTOR AND SHORTING IT OUT. I WAS BILLED $374.37 TO REPAIR WHAT IS OBVIOUSLY A MANUFACTER'S DEFECT. I FEEL THAT FORD SHOULD HAVE REPAIRED THIS DEFECT UNDER AN EXTENDED WARRENTY AS IT IS OBVIOUSLY A DESIGN DEFECT. THE CAR HAS BEEN GARAGED WHEN NOT IT USE SINCE IT WAS NEW. IT PRESENTLY HAS ABOUT 49,500 MILES ON IT.

Components: TIRES

October 11, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10049947
Consumer Location: BRISTOL, RI
VIN: 1FAFP55U02G****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE TIRES SHOWING SIGNS OF DRY ROT. *MR THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED A FLAT TIRE. ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE FOUND A CRACK IN THE TIRE TREAD. THE CONSUMER WAS TOLD THAT ALL THE TIRES HAD SIGNS OF DRY ROT AND A TECHNICIAN STATED THAT THE ENTIRE TIRE HAD CRACKS AROUND IT. FORD SHOWED NO SIGN OF CONCERN. *SCC *JB

Components: SUSPENSION SERVICE BRAKES

December 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11383037
Consumer Location: BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI
VIN: 1FAFP55S32G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE LIGHT STARTED TO FLASH WHILE DRIVING HOWEVER, THERE WAS NO BRAKE MALFUNCTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AUBURN AUTOMOTIVE (500 S. OPDYKE RD, WATERFORD, MI 48328, (248) 332-9300) TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE UNDERCARRIAGE OF THE VEHICLE WAS EXTREMELY RUSTED AND THAT THE VEHICLE WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. *BF

Components: SUSPENSION

June 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11328887
Consumer Location: SOUTH AMBOY, NJ
VIN: 1FAHP59S62A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 65 MPH, THE FRONT AND REAR DRIVER'S SIDE COIL SPRINGS FRACTURED. THE CONTACT DROVE TO THE RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO BE DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WERE CONTACT NOR INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 60,000.

Components: VISIBILITY STRUCTURE

May 31, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11233130
Consumer Location: DULUTH, GA
VIN: 1FAFP52U12A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE'S WINDSHIELD WAS LOOSENING ON THE UPPER PASSENGER SIDE. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE WINDSHIELD WAS COMING OUT OF THE MOLDING. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 129,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING AIR BAGS

January 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11173440
Consumer Location: TEMPE, AZ
VIN: 1FAFP55U92G****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL: I BOUGHT A CAR FROM A MAN LESS THAN 5 MONTHS AGO AND I SLOWLY STARTED TO NOTICE SOME THINGS. I STARTED OUT WITH 3 WINDOWS WORKING INSTEAD OF FOUR WHICH I WAS NOT TOLD. MY DRIVER SIDE WINDOW DOESN'T EVEN WORK AND IT STOPPED ABOUT A MOTH AGO. A WEEK BEFORE THAT MY AIRBAG LIGHT COMES ON, MY BROTHER WAS ACTUALLLY THE ONE DRIVING WHEN THAT HAPPENED. ALSO, I FOUND OUT THAT I HAD THE WRONG BATTERY IN THE CAR SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT OTHER DAMAGE THAT HAS DONE. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

October 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11132160
Consumer Location: VALLEJO, CA
VIN: 1FAFP56S72A****

Summary of Complaint

ON 14 OCT 2017, THE SUBJECT VEHICLE HAD JUST BEEN SERVICED. ON THE DRIVE HOME, THE THROTTLE CABLE BECAME STUCK CAUSING THE CAR TO NOT STOP ACCELERATING. THE DRIVER WAS ABLE TO EXIT THE HIGHWAY AND STOPPED THE CAR BY CRASHING INTO A DUMPSTER/FENCE AT A SERVICE STATION.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES ENGINE

February 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11118162
Consumer Location: MILWAUKEE, WI
VIN: 1FAFP55222G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. IN ADDITION, THE DOOR AJAR WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED EVEN WHEN THE DOORS WERE NOT OPEN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURES COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER AND DEALER WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000. *DT *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

February 26, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11076150
Consumer Location: VERMILION, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT PASSENGER COIL SPRING BROKE CAUSING A BLOWOUT ON THE TIRE IN MOTION ON A CITY STREET

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11073352
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, KS
VIN: 1FAFP55202G****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING AT A SPEED OF ABOUT 25 MPH ,MY CAR SUDDENLY REVVED UP AND SPED UP WITHOUT MY PRESSING THE GAS. I NEARLY REAR-ENDED A CAR IN FRONT OF ME. I PRESSED ON MY BRAKE AS HARD AS I COULD BUT IT DID NOT HELP MUCH .I DOWNSHIFTED TO 3RD GEAR BUT STILL NOT MUCH HELP. FINALLY IT RETURNED TO NORMAL SPEED. I WAS TOO SCARED AND DID NOT SEE HOW HIGH THE RPMS WENT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING SERVICE BRAKES

January 03, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11066448
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: 1FAFP53U22A****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2002 FORD TAURUS SUDDENLY WOULD NOT SHIFT OUT OF PARK. MY BACK DRIVER SIDE BRAKE LIGHT WON'T WORK. I LOOK IT UP AND SAW A RECALL BUT WHEN I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP THEY SAID THERE WASN'T A RECALL ON MY CAR. PLEASE HELP

Components: SUSPENSION

October 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11033406
Consumer Location: ROCKFORD, IL
VIN: 1FAFP52U12G****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR HAS EXPERIENCED 2 FAILURES OF THE RIGHT FRONT STRUT SPRING RESULTING IN DESTRUCTION OF THE TIRE. FIRST AT 75,000 MILES SECOND AT 100000 MI. BOTH TIRES FLATTENED AT BETWEEN 30 & 50 MPH

Components: SUSPENSION

June 29, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11025204
Consumer Location: SISTER BAY, WI
VIN: 1FAFP56S52A****

Summary of Complaint

COIL SPRING IN DRIVER'S SIDE FRONT STRUT FAILED SUDDENLY WHEN VEHICLE WAS BEING DRIVEN ON RESIDENTIAL STREET IN SISTER BAY, WI. THERE WAS A LOUD BANG WHEN SPRING FRACTURED AND SUSPENSION COLLAPSED. FAILURE OF COIL SPRING OCCURRED AT ABOUT 10:15 AM ON THURSDAY JUNE 29, 2017. AFTER VEHICLE WAS SAFELY PARKED IN A BANK PARKING LOT THE OWNER THEN JACKED UP FRONT END AND REMOVED WHEEL/TIRE. OWNER NOTICED HOW ENERGY RELEASED WHEN COIL SPRING FRACTURED DROVE SPRING VIOLENTLY DOWNWARD TO FRONT WHEEL KNUCKLE ASSEMBLY. FORTUNATELY WHEN SPRING WAS DRIVEN DOWNWARD IT DID NOT PUNCTURE TIRE. THE NEXT DAY VEHICLE WAS LOADED ON A TRANSPORTER AND TAKEN TO JIM OLSON EXPRESS IN STURGEON BAY, WI, FOR REPAIR. SUBSEQUENT REPAIRS INCLUDED REPLACEMENT OF BOTH FRONT STRUTS AND ALIGNMENT CHECK/ADJUSTMENT. TOTAL COST OF REPAIR INCLUDING CHARGE OF USD 165 BY TRANSPORTER COMPANY WAS USD 1,010. AT TIME OF COIL SPRING FAILURE THE VEHICLE HAD 134,128 MILES ON THE ODOMETER. VISUAL INSPECTION BY OWNER OF BROKEN PIECE OF COIL SPRING DID NOT REVEAL ANY SURFACE CORROSION. OWNER SPECULATES COIL SPRING FRACTURE MAY HAVE BEEN DUE TO 15 YEARS OF STRESS LOADS ON THE SPRING OR PERHAPS THERE WAS A DEFECT IN METAL OF COIL SPRING.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 16, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11005527
Consumer Location: CHARLOTTE, NC
VIN: 1FAFP55U62A****

Summary of Complaint

ENTERING MY NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN GAS PEDAL "BROKE". CAR ACCELERATED TO HIGHEST RPM AND I HAD TO COUNTERACT THIS BY PUTTING BOTH FEET ON MY BRAKES TO KEEP MY CAR FROM FLYING OFF AND HITTING SOMETHING. EXTREMELY SCARY. CAR CANNOT BE TURNED ON WITHOUT THE ENGINE REVVING TO THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE SPEED. HAD I BEEN ON THE INTERSTATE I MAY BE DEAD. GAS PEDAL IS DEPRESSED ALL THE WAY TO FLOOR. HAVE NOT YET HAD IT INSPECTED BY A SHOP.

Components: SUSPENSION

April 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10979066
Consumer Location: JOHNSTOWN, PA
VIN: 1FAFP53U82A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH, A LOUD NOISE WAS HEARD AND THE FRONT COIL SPRING DETACHED WITHOUT WARNING, PUNCTURING THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE TIRE. THE CONTACT AND HER CHILDREN WERE RESCUED BY A FAMILY MEMBER WHO TOWED THE VEHICLE TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 79,365.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 19, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10970629
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, OR
VIN: 1FAHP53U92G****

Summary of Complaint

COOLING SYSTEM PROBLEM. HAVE REPLACED WATER PUMP 4 TIMES IN THIS VEHICLE. THERE IS DEFINITELY AN ISSUE WITH THE COOLING SYSTEM. PLEASE ISSUE RECALL. SPECIFIC PROBLEM...CAR SHUTS DOWN.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 13, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10966166
Consumer Location: SAINT LOUIS, MO
VIN: 1FAFP55U92G****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING MY 2002 FORD TAURUS, IT STARTED TO STALL AND AND NOT PICK UP SPEED WHILE I WAS DRIVING IT. IT STARTED SHAKING AND CUT OFF SEVERAL TIMES. I WAS ABLE TO START IT BACK UP TWICE THEN IT STOPPED IN FRONT OF MY JOB. IT HAD TO BE TOWED TO THE AUTO REPAIR SHOP. THEY STATED THE COMPUTER WENT OUT IN THE CAR. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANS. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO ABOUT THAT. CAN FORD GIVE ME ANY ANSWERS. NEVER HEARD OF THIS BEFORE.

Components: SUSPENSION

February 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10948940
Consumer Location: RIDGELEY, WV
VIN: 1FAFP53U92A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT HEARD A LOUD THUMPING NOISE FROM THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE WHEEL WELL. THE CONTACT REMOVED THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE WHEEL AND NOTICED THAT THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE COIL SPRING WAS RUPTURED AND DAMAGED THE TIRE SEVERELY. WHEN THE CONTACT CALLED THE MANUFACTURER, HE WAS INFORMED THAT THE VIN WAS EXCLUDED FROM NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V332000 (SUSPENSION). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 99,000. UPDATED 04/05/17*LJ *CN

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

October 12, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10946467
Consumer Location: SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT
VIN: 1FAFP55U52G****

Summary of Complaint

THE BOSCH CO. HAS NOT GOT BACK TO ME ABOUT ITS BRAKE PAD RECALL (RECALL NOTICE 16E026) ON PADS PGD598. I CALLED STARTING IN OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR AND THEN TWO OR THREE MORE TIMES AND STILL NO RESPONSE.

Components: SUSPENSION

December 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10940223
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAFP53U82G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 5 MPH APPROACHING A STOP SIGN, THE SUSPENSION COIL FAILED WITHOUT WARNING AND DAMAGED THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE TIRE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 190,000.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10927475
Consumer Location: BIRMINGHAM, AL
VIN: 1FAFP56S92A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND CRASHED INTO A TREE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED SEVERE INJURIES TO THE HEAD AND LEFT SIDE OF THE BODY THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

April 18, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10927001
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAFP55U52G****

Summary of Complaint

LATE SEPTEMBER EARLY OCTOBER I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM BOSCH ABOUT A RECALL ON BRAKE PADS I HAD GOTTEN FROM PEPBOYS. I WORK FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT IN UTAH AND WE DO MOST OF THE WORK OUR SELF. SO I CALLED THEM AND THEY TOLD ME THEY WOULD CALL BACK TO TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO DO FOR THIS RECALL. AFTER 2 WEEKS AND NO CALL, I CALLED THEM, THEY PUT ME ON HOLD AND NEVER GOT BACK. I CALLED AGAIN A FEW DAYS LATER AND WAS TRANSFERED TO A VOICE MAIL BOX THAT WAS FULL AND NOT TAKING MESSAGES. THIS CAR IS SITTING HERE FOR A MONTH AND WE ARE NOT ABLE TO USE IT BECAUSE OF THIS RECALL. THE SHIMS ON THE BACK OF THE PADS COMES OFF AND CUTS INTO THE ROTORS. ONE SIDE HAS DONE THIS AND THE OTHER IS JUST STARTING TO CUT INTO THE ROTOR. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO GET THEM TO SPEED UP WITH THIS.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 11, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10925371
Consumer Location: TEMPE, AZ
VIN: 1FAFP55272G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED, THE BRAKE LIGHTS FAILED TO ILLUMINATE INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH WAS MALFUNCTIONING, BUT WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V106000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 233,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

October 17, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10917625
Consumer Location: PALMER, TN
VIN: 1FAFP55222A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS UNDERGOING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, THE TECHNICIAN INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE REAR COIL SPRINGS WERE FRACTURED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

December 18, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10908146
Consumer Location: FARMINGTON, MI
VIN: 1FAHP53U12G****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER'S DOOR HANDLE WILL FREEZE UP ON PARTICULARLY COLD DAYS, AND THE DOOR WILL NOT STAY SHUT ONCE IT HAS BEEN OPENED. CONSEQUENTLY, THE DOOR HAS TO BE TIED SHUT, OR IT HAS TO BE HELD ON TO. IT HAS BEEN THIS WAY FOR ABOUT 3 YEARS, EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE ATTEMPTED SEVERAL "SURE" FIXES FOR THE PROBLEM. ONCE THE WEATHER WARMS UP, THE PROBLEM GOES AWAY... UNTIL THE NEXT COLD SNAP. IT IS NOT COLD OUT RIGHT NOW, SO I CAN'T DOCUMENT THIS WITH A PHOTOGRAPH. INCIDENTALLY, ALL OF THE OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLES TEND TO STAY IN THE "OPEN" POSITION ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN LIFTED. WE TEND TO GET IN THE HABIT OF PUSHING THEM DOWN AFTER WE OPEN IT, BUT IT SEEMS UNSAFE TO ME.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

September 08, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10906070
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: 1FAHP56S72G****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE ACCELERATING ONTO AN INTERSTATE(210FRWY IN LA), THE VEHICLE BEGAN ACCELERATING ON IT'S OWN UP TO 4000 RPM'S. THE CAR REACHED UP TO 80 MPH WITHOUT TOUCHING THE PEDAL. I HAD TO USE THE NEUTRAL SETTING ON TRANSMISSION TO SLOW DOWN AND EVENTUALLY EXIT THE BUSY HIGHWAY. AFTER CHECKING UNDER THE HOOD I NOTICED THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE OUT OF IT'S PLASTIC RETAINER AND STUCK ALONG THE BROKEN PLASTIC CLIP THAT HOLDS IT. THIS CAR BELONGS TO MY 78 YR OLD FATHER INLAW AND I AM GLAD THIS HAPPENED TO ME AND NOT HIM OR THE OUTCOME COULD HAVE BEEN FATAL. FORD SHOULD HAVE A RECALL ON THIS DESIGN FLAW IN MY OPINION. AT THE VERY LEAST THEY SHOULD HAVE A SIMPLE FIX LIKE A METAL CABLE RETAINER.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

September 08, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10906085
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: 1FAHP56S72G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING 10-20 MPH, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO PLACE THE VEHICLE IN NEUTRAL TO SLOW IT DOWN. THE CONTACT INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND NOTICED THAT A PLASTIC TAB LINKED TO THE VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL CABLE FRACTURED AND SEIZED IN THE OPEN POSITION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED, BUT WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 87,667.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

August 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10897930
Consumer Location: NORTH AUGUSTA, SC
VIN: 1FAHP56SX2A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED ON ITS OWN AT TWENTY SIX PERCENT THROTTLE WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS AN INVESTIGATION PER NHTSA ACTION NUMBER: PE12033. THE CONTACT ALSO REFERENCED NHTSA ITEM NUMBER: 100526000, WHICH EXPIRED ON AUGUST 31, 2014. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS UNAWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 107,672.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 11, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10895281
Consumer Location: NORTH LOGAN, UT
VIN: 1FAFP55U62G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS BEING SERVICED FOR AN OIL CHANGE, THE TECHNICIAN INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE REAR SPRING WAS FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,654.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 07, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10894625
Consumer Location: SWARTZ CREEK, MI
VIN: 1FAHP56S52G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. WHILE MAKING A TURN AT 30 MPH, A LOUD BANGING AND GRINDING NOISE WAS HEARD FROM THE REAR DRIVER SIDE. THE CONTACT PULLED THE VEHICLE OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, REMOVED THE REAR DRIVER SIDE TIRE, AND NOTICED THAT THE COIL SPRING WAS FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,500.

Components: SEAT BELTS

August 05, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10893380
Consumer Location: WASHINGTON, DC
VIN: 1FAFP53UX2G****

Summary of Complaint

SEAT BELT WILL NOT BUCKLE ON FRONT PASSENGER SIDE I THINK SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE LATCH INSIDE BECAUSE THE MALE WILL NOT FIT INSIDE THE BUCKLE.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

May 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10883047
Consumer Location: MERRYVILLE, LA
VIN: 1FAFP55U42A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD TAURUS. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO STOP THE VEHICLE, THE BRAKE PEDAL EXTENDED TO THE FLOORBOARD, BUT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT IMMEDIATELY SLOW DOWN OR STOP. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE BRAKING SYSTEM WAS FAULTY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,000.

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