2001 FORD TAURUS VIN: 1FAFP55U11A162672

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Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Clear

VIN 1FAFP55U11A162672 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

2001

Plant City

ATLANTA

Series

SES / SE SVG

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

GEORGIA

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

Engine Brake (hp) From

145

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

2001 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%

2001 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 1FAFP55U11A162672

Components: SEAT BELTS

January 10, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10788821
Consumer Location: PATTON, MO
VIN: 1FAFP55U11A****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVERS SIDE SEAT BELT CANNOT BE PULLED OUT, THEREFORE, I CANNOT USE IT AT ALL. NOT ONLY IS THIS UNSAFE, BUT WITH MANDATORY SEAT BELT LAWS IN SOME STATES, I MUST GET THIS REPAIRED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 13, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10159718
Consumer Location: BARBERTON, OH
VIN: 1FAFP55U11A****

Summary of Complaint

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED UPON ENTERING THE VEHICLE, THE KEY WOULD NOT TURN IN THE IGNITION. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN INSPECTED BY A MECHANIC.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

May 16, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10158443
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAFP55U11A****

Summary of Complaint

STRANGE SOUND FROM FRONT RIGHT TIRE IN TERMS OF LOUD SQUEAKING WHEN GOING OVER BUMPS AND ROLLING ROAD. TOOK CAR TO DEALER. IT WAS FOUND TO HAVE A BROKEN TIE ROD AT THE FRONT RIGHT END. HOWEVER THEY ALSO FOUND THE RIGHT REAR COIL SPRING WAS BROKEN. THE BROKEN SPRING HAD CUT A DEEP GROOVE INTO THE INNER SIDEWALL OF THE TIRE. I HAD THE BROKEN SPRING AND TIE ROD REPLACED BY THE DEALER UNDER THE TERMS OF MY EXTENDED WARRANTY BUT THEY WERE NOT OBLIGATED TO PAY FOR THE TIRE. I PAID FOR A NEW TIRE. ON THE WAY HOME A LOUD HAMMERING SOUND NOW CAME FROM THE RIGHT REAR TIRE AREA WHEN RIDING OVER BUMPS. TOOK CAR BACK TO DEALER AND HE FOUND THAT THE RIGHT REAR STRUT WAS RUINED DUE TO THE BROKEN COIL SPRING AND REPLACED IT. THE DEALER SAID THE LEFT REAR SPRING WAS GOOD AND DID NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED. MY MAIN CONCERN IS NOT THAT I WAS NOT COVERED FOR COST OF THE REPLACEMENT TIRE BUT RATHER THAT THIS BROKEN SPRING BE ALLOWED, BY DESIGN TO RUIN A TIRE THAT CAN RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT. A NEW SPRING CAN STILL BREAK AND PUNCTURE THE TIRE. I NOW HAVE TO SPEND MY OWN MONEY AS SOON AS MY WARRANTY RUNS OUT (IN A FEW WEEKS) TO REPLACE THE COIL SPRING ON THE LEFT REAR SIDE. IF THESE THINGS WERE NOT DESIGNED RIGHT OR MADE RIGHT, WE SHOULD AT LEAST BE TOLD TO CHANGE THEM AFTER A CERTAIN NUMBER OF MILES RATHER THAN WAIT FOR A FAILURE TO OCCUR AND RISK A TIRE BLOWOUT. *JB

Components: SUSPENSION

February 19, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10150649
Consumer Location: NORTH CANTON, OH
VIN: 1FAFP55U11A****

Summary of Complaint

THE REAR COIL SPRING ON MY 2001 FORD TAURUS CAME LOSE FROM ITS BASE. I NOW HAVE TO REPLACE BOTH THE COIL AND THE TIRE. THIS WORK WILL BE SCHEDULED BY A LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP. *NM

Components: SUSPENSION

May 10, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10125421
Consumer Location: CLIFTON PARK, NY
VIN: 1FAFP55U11A****

Summary of Complaint

THERE WAS NO MEANINGFUL EVENT OR EVIDENCE (NOISE, ETC.)PRECEEDING THE DISCOVERY OF THE FAILURE OF BOTH REAR COIL SPRINGS. I VISUALLY SAW THEM AFTER BEING REMOVED AND THEY HAD CORRODED AND SNAPPED COMPLETELY THROUGH. THEY WERE FOUND AFTER REQUESTING AN INSPECTION PRIOR TO THE WARRANTY EXPIRED. THE FORD DEALER SAID IT WAS A COMMON PROBLEM, BUT NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY. I CARRY NO WEIGHT IN THE BACK OF MY CAR EXCEPT 3 TIMES WEEKLY I HAVE MY GRANDCHILDREN AGES 2 AND 3 1/2 YEARS!! REPAIR REQUIRES THE REPLACEMENT OF STRUTS AS WELL. AFTER GETTING A SECOND OPINION WHERE THE SECOND COIL SPRING WAS IDENTIFIED, I HAD THE REPAIR COMPLETED AT A NON-FORD REPAIR FACILITY.

Components: SUSPENSION

April 01, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10120386
Consumer Location: REYNOLDSBURG, OH
VIN: 1FAFP55U11A****

Summary of Complaint

2001 FORD TAURUS SAFETY RECALL REGARDING FRONT COIL SPRINGS.*** NO ANSWER REQUIRED***. *MR THE CONSUMER STATED THE REAR COIL SPRINGS ON HIS VEHICLE FAILED AND HE WANTS THE MANUFACTURER TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE REAR COIL SPRINGS AS WELL. *JB

Components: SUSPENSION TIRES

November 18, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10101304
Consumer Location: CLEVELAND, OH
VIN: 1FAFP55U11A****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER RECEIVED RECALL 04V332000 CONCERNING FRONT COIL SPRINGS. NO PARTS WERE AVAILABLE. SERVICE MANAGER WALTER. FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE TIRE EXPLODED WHILE DRIVING. FIRESTONE, FR440, P215/60R16. *AK

Components: TIRES

May 12, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10018621
Consumer Location: PORT CHARLOTTE, FL
VIN: 1FAFP55U11A****

Summary of Complaint

LEFT FRONT TIRE, ON FIRESTONE AFFINITY 206016, BLEW OUT WHILE DRIVING. IF I WAS DRIVING AT A FASTER SPEED WOULD HAVE CAUSE A LOT OF DAMAGE. *JB

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 23, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11389681
Consumer Location: SANTA ROSA, CA
VIN: 1FAFP55U31G****

Summary of Complaint

SINCE I'VE OWNED THE CAR THE TRANSMISSION ON THE DASH HAS BEEN OFF MEANING ... TO PUT IT IN DRIVE IT HAS TO SAY 1 ST. ON THE DASH REVERSE IS WHERE DRIVE IS OR D. ... YESTERDAY I CAME TO A STOP SIGN AND THERE WAS A HUGE THUNK AND I COULD NOT DRIVE THE CAR HAD FROZE THEN AFTER MESSING WITH THE SHIFT ARM IT WENT THUNK AGAIN AND I GOT IT HOME BUT CANT DRIVE ANY FARTHER ..I ALSO HAVE HAD ELECTRONIC PROBLEMS SINCE I GOT IT ONE DASH LIGHTS INSIDE WONT WORK NEXT DAY BLINKER NEXT DAY RADIO NEXT DAY HEAD LIGHTS .... AND THE FRONT END THUNKS WHEN DRIVING AND IS NOT CONNECTED TO THE ROAD ...IT FEELS *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

December 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11384164
Consumer Location: CEDAR FALLS, IA
VIN: 1FAHP56S31G****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR WILL SOMETIMES STAY AT HIGH RPMS EVEN WHEN PRESSURE IS RELEASED ON THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. THIS HAPPENED TO ME IN 2018 WHEN I FIRST GOT THE CAR AND HAS HAPPENED RECENTLY IN DECEMBER 2020. IN THE FIRST EPISODE, I DEPRESSED THE BRAKE AND THE CAR DID NOT SLOW DOWN UNTIL I SHIFTED TO NEUTRAL. IN THE SECOND, MY WIFE HAD TO THROW IT INTO PARK. THE CAR WAS IN MOTION ON A CITY STREET IN BOTH INSTANCES GOING STRAIGHT

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11299129
Consumer Location: BELLINGHAM, WA
VIN: 1FAHP53U91G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT'S MOTHER OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE HER MOTHER WAS TURNING INTO A PARKING LOT, WHEN DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE VEHICLE HESITATED AND ACCELERATE FORWARD. THE DRIVER SHIFTED THE GEARS TO PARK AND TURNED OFF THE IGNITION TO COME TO A STOP. THE CONTACT STATED NO WARNING LIGHTS WERE ILLUMINATED. UPON INVESTIGATION THE CONTACT ASSOCIATED THE FAILURE WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 02V266000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC). THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO LOCAL DEALER BELLINGHAM FORD LINCOLN LOCATED AT 1820 JAMES ST, BELLINGHAM, WA 98225, (360) 392-7000, WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE BRAKES NEEDING TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED AS OF YET. THE MANUFACTURER HAD BEEN AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND FILED A COMPLAINT (CAS-25346332). THE FAILURE MILLAGE WAS 143,553.

Components: SUSPENSION ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11278592
Consumer Location: SALIX, IA
VIN: 1FAFP56S01G****

Summary of Complaint

MY HIGH BEAM LIGHT INDICATOR IS ON BUT THE LOW BEAMS ARE ON. WHEN I PUSH THE SWITCH TO TURN MY HIGH BEAMS ON THEY TURN ON BUT THE LIGHT INDICATOR TURNS OFF AND WHEN SWITCH MY HIGH BEAMS ON MY SPEEDOMETER STARTS KINDA WORKING, OTHERWISE IT DOESN'T WORK AT ALL.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11220745
Consumer Location: CALERA, AL
VIN: 1FAFP53U81A****

Summary of Complaint

THE BREAK LIGHT ARE STAYING ON DRAINING THE BATTERY, IVE REPLACED THE PAART WITH A PART FROM ADVANCE AUTO , BUT LIGHTS STAY ON , FOUND OUT THAT THERE IS A RECALL FOR THIS PROBLEM BUT NOT FOR MY VIN NUMBER.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11191618
Consumer Location: DILLSBORO, NC
VIN: 1FAFP53U11A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT SHIFT OUT OF PARK AND WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S HOME. JOHN BLEAKLEY FORD INC (870 THORTON RD, LITHIA SPRINGS, GA 30122) WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V106000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING). THE FORD MANUFACTURER WAS ALSO CONTACTED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 45,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

December 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11172654
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAFP55U91A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS OR WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THE BRAKE LIGHTS REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS EXPERIENCING THE SAME SYMPTOMS AS LISTED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V106000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING). THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO CAMELBACK FORD (1330 E CAMELBACK RD, PHOENIX, AZ 85014, (602) 635-7551), BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE

January 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11170301
Consumer Location: LEWISTON, ME
VIN: 1FAFP53UX1G****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVERS DOOR NOT LATCHING. HAVE HAD TO DRIVE ON A HIGHWAY TO PURCHASE WD40 TO TRY AND GET MY DOOR SHUT. I HAVE ALSO HAD AN ISSUE WITH MY LIGHTS FLASHING. AND WHO PLUGS A PHONE INTO A CAR CHARGER FOR 2 HOURS AND IT DOESN'T CHARGE. IT NEVER USED TO DO THAT. DOOR WOULDN'T SHUT WHILE SITTING IN DRIVING AND WHEN DRIVING IN CITY AND HIGHWAY. LIGHTS FLICKERED WHILE DRIVING ON HIGHWAY. PHONE WOULDN'T CHARGE WHILE ON HIGHWAY. I HAVE TO DIG THE TWO RECEIPTS OUT FROM THE WD40 PURCHASE. IT IS GOING IN TODAY FOR AN OIL CHANGE AND THEY WANT TO LOOK AT MY DOOR WHICH WILL COST AN ADDITIONAL $85 ON TOP OF THE OIL CHANGE.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

June 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11099919
Consumer Location: HENRICO, VA
VIN: 1FAHP56S11G****

Summary of Complaint

WAS INFORMED BRAKE LIGHTS WERE NOT WORKING, THEN WHEN I STOPPED THE VEHICLE AND PUT IT IN PARK AND RESTATED COULD NOT GET OUT OF PARK SO INSTALLED A NEW BRAKE SWITCH WHICH WORKED FOR LESS THEN AN HOUR. THINKING IT COULD BE A FUSE CHECKED THE MANUAL LIST OF FUSES AND COULD NOT FIND A LISTING FOR THE FUSE THAT WENT TO THE BRAKE SWITCH SO CHECKED FUSES ONE BY ONE TO SEE IF THEY WERE BAD ALL OKAY. SO I ASSUME THE NEW SWITCH WAS BAD AND REPLACED IT WITH ANOTHER AND THEY ONE DID NOT WORK EITHER. I CAN NOW GET OUT OF PARK TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE BUT I HAVE NO BRAKE LIGHTS WHICH IS NOT SAFE AT ALL. I WAS JUST TOLD THAT FORD HAD A RECALL ON THIS ISSUE SOME YEAS BACK BUT I NEVER RECEIVED ONE. I FEEL THAT SOMETHING MORE IS GOING ON HERE.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 18, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11014037
Consumer Location: MENOMONIE, WI
VIN: 1FAP56S51A1****

Summary of Complaint

THE THROTTLE CABLE HOUSING DOES NOT STAY IN IT'S SEAT WHERE IT IS MOUNTED BY THE THROTTLE BODY CAUSING OVER ACCELERATION WHEN USING MODERATE ACCELERATION, VERY HARD BRAKING IS NECSESARY TO STOP AND PUTTING THE TRANSMISSION IN NEUTRAL CAUSES MAJOR OVER REVING OF THE ENGINE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 24, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11001184
Consumer Location: PAYSON, UT
VIN: 1FAFP53UX1A****

Summary of Complaint

TODAY, JUNE 24, 2017 AT ABOUT 1:00 PM, I WAS STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT ON A CITY STREET, WAITING FOR THE LIGHT TO TURN GREEN, TO TURN LEFT ONTO THE STATE HIGHWAY. MY FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE PEDAL, SO I WAS NOT TOUCHING THE GAS PEDAL AT ALL. SUDDENLY, AND WITHOUT ANY WARNING, MY VEHICLE ACCELERATED WITHOUT ANY ACTION ON MY PART, AND RAPIDLY STARTED INTO THE BUSY INTERSECTION. DESPITE MY VAIN ATTEMPTS TO STOP MY VEHICLE, BY PUSHING AS HARD IS POSSIBLE ON THE BRAKE PEDAL WITH BOTH FEET, IT DIDN'T DECREASE THE ACCELERATION AT ALL. BECAUSE THE STEERING WHEEL WOULDN'T TURN, I WASN'T ABLE TO AVOID A COLLISION. I COLLIDED WITH A VAN WHICH WAS TRAVELING ON THE HIGHWAY AND GOING ABOUT 40 MILES PER HOUR THROUGH THE INTERSECTION ON THE GREEN LIGHT. ALTHOUGH THERE WAS EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO BOTH VEHICLES (WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF ONE OR BOTH VEHICLES BEING TOTALED), VERY FORTUNATELY, THERE WERE NO SUBSTANTIAL INJURIES TO THE WOMAN OR HER FOUR YOUNG CRYING CHILDREN IN THE OTHER VEHICLE, NOR TO ME. AFTER MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS OF DRIVING WITHOUT AN ACCIDENT, I WAS SHOCKED AND UPSET BY THIS, AND ALL THE PASSENGERS WERE TRAUMATIZED BY THE ACCIDENT. THE POLICE OFFICER DIDN'T GIVE ME A CITATION, ATTRIBUTING THE ACCIDENT TO A MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION. SEVERAL PEOPLE, INCLUDING YOUNG CHILDREN, COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN KILLED BY THIS AWFUL EXPERIENCE. THIS SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED, AND I HOPE YOU WILL INVESTIGATE THIS PROBLEM, SO THAT OTHER PEOPLE WON'T BE BADLY INJURED OR LOSE THEIR LIVES IN THE FUTURE. AN ADDITIONAL ITEM I SHOULD MENTION IS THAT I HAVE ALWAYS KEPT THIS VEHICLE MAINTAINED ON A REGULAR BASIS.

Components: SUSPENSION

November 17, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10926655
Consumer Location: GWINN, MI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, A POPPING NOISE AND A FOUL ODOR EMITTED FROM THE VEHICLE WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE COIL SPRINGS FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

August 09, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10910264
Consumer Location: ONALASKA, WI
VIN: 1FAFP53U81G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE LIGHTS REMAINED ILLUMINATED REGARDLESS IF THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS BEING DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, BUT THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 250,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 16, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10904911
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAFP53U11G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS AT THE DEALER FOR ROUTINE REPAIR, THE REAR AND FRONT COILS SPRINGS WERE FOUND TO BE EXPOSED AND FRACTURED. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V332000 (SUSPENSION). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 118,000. UPDATED 10/26/16*LJ *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

July 31, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10902927
Consumer Location: BAKER, LA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2001 FORD TAURUS. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO VEHICLE DAMAGES. *SMD ACCORDING TO THE INVOICE, THE BRAKES WERE REPLACED. *JB

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 21, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10887846
Consumer Location: DALLAS, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

CAR SUDDENLY ACCELERATING WHEN USING CRUISE CONTROL. CRUISE CONTROL ACTUATOR CABLE ADJUSTER APPEARS TO BE MALFUNCTIONING.

Components: POWER TRAIN EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 25, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10882801
Consumer Location: LONG BEACH, CA
VIN: 1FAFP53U31G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PLACE THE VEHICLE IN DRIVE, THE GEARS WOULD NOT SHIFT AND THE BRAKE LIGHTS WOULD NOT ACTIVATE. THERE WERE NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE CONTACT WAS EXPERIENCING THE SAME FAILURE AS LISTED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V106000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING). THE CONTACT, A MECHANIC, REACHED OUT TO THE DEALER TO PURCHASE PARTS FOR THE REPAIR, BUT THE DEALER REFUSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO BRING THE VEHICLE IN FOR THE REPAIR TO BE PERFORMED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 26, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10876762
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, GA
VIN: 1FAFP55U41G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE ANTI THEFT WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE FAILURE RECURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 146,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

October 20, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10783687
Consumer Location: LAUREL, MT
VIN: 1FAFP53U81G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT DURING RAINY WEATHER, THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE FILLED UP WITH WATER BEHIND THE DASHBOARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT A RAIN HAT EXTENSION KIT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000. UPDATED 1/12/16 *CN

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING SERVICE BRAKES

October 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10783006
Consumer Location: EUGENE, OR
VIN: 1FAFP58211G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE LIGHTS ILLUMINATED CONTINUOUSLY WHILE THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS NOT BEING DEPRESSED. THE FAILURE RECURRED MULTIPLE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V106000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 21, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10779009
Consumer Location: GREER, SC
VIN: 1FAFP55U01G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE GEARS ON THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT SWITCH FROM PARK TO REVERSE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 03, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10746337
Consumer Location: STATESVILLE, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2001 FORD TAURUS. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO VEHICLE DASHBOARD INDICATOR LIGHTS FOR DOORS ISSUE. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED THE DOOR INDICATOR LIGHT REMAINED ON, AFTER THE DOORS WERE CLOSED. *JB

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

July 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10734822
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FAHP56S71G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY WITHOUT WARNING. THE FAILURE OCCURRED INTERMITTENTLY. IN ADDITION, WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESPOND. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO AVOID A CRASH BY SHIFTING THE GEAR INTO NEUTRAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS OPERATING AS DESIGNED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 132,000.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 14, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10734836
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, OR
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS ENTERING ONTO THE FREEWAY, AND WHEN I ACCELERATED TO REACH 60MPH, THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO ACCELERATE WITHOUT MY FOOT ON THE PEDAL, AND HAD TO USE MY BRAKES CONTINUOUSLY TO KEEP FROM CRASHING INTO OTHER CARS UNTIL I COULD GET IT SAFELY PULLED OVER TO THE EMERGENCY LANE, AND FORCING THE STOP WITH ALL I HAD. THE WHOLE CAR WAS SHAKING. QUITE SCARY. HAD IT TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP, AND THE DIAGNOSIS WAS THAT THE CRUISE CABLE BROKE AND GOT CAUGHT ON THE ACCELERATOR CABLE WHICH CAUSED SUDDEN AND UNINTENDED ACCELERATION. WHILE RESEARCHING THIS ISSUE, FOUND OTHERS WHO EXPERIENCED THE SAME THING. WHY THERE ISN'T A RECALL ON THIS, I WILL NEVER KNOW. IF THERE ARE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS OF MALFUNCTIONS RESULTING IN POSSIBLE CRASH, DON'T YOU THINK THE MANUFACTURER WOULD PUT THE CONSUMER FIRST, INVESTIGATE IT, AND MAKE IT RIGHT? I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER FORD.

Components: SUSPENSION

May 30, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10723170
Consumer Location: STILLWATER, MN
VIN: 1FAFP55U91G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRONT COIL SPRINGS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V332000 (SUSPENSION). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 149,341.

Components: SUSPENSION

May 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10717026
Consumer Location: NEW PALESTINE, IN
VIN: 1FAFP53U91G****

Summary of Complaint

ON 5 15 2015, 2001 FORD TAURUS WITH 32K MILES WAS TAKEN IN FOR AN ALIGNMENT AT A LOCAL AUTO REPAIR BUSINESS. MECHANIC OBSERVED THE REAR DRIVERS SIDE SPRING WAS BROKEN AND HAD DAMAGED THE TIRE. AFTER FURTHER RESEARCH, THIS IS A COMMON DEFECT FOR THIS VEHICLE AND YEAR. THERE IS A NHTSA RECALL FOR THE FRONT SPRINGS FOR VEHICLES IN SPECIFIC STATES, HOWEVER RECALL DOES NOT APPLY TO REAR SPRINGS OR SUSPENSION AS OF MAY 2015. ON NHTSA SAFETY COMPLAINT WEBSITE, DOCUMENTATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED INDICATING AT LEAST TWO DEATHS HAVE BEEN LINKED TO THE FAILURE OF THE REAR SPRINGS.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

May 16, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10717203
Consumer Location: ABBEVILLE, SC
VIN: 1FAFP56S81A****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT UNKNOWN SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED WITHOUT WARNING WHILE DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE FAILURE RECURRED TWICE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 226,000.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 26, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10702143
Consumer Location: WARRENVILLE, IL
VIN: 1FAFP56S71G****

Summary of Complaint

MY DAUGHTER HAD JUST LEFT A STOPLIGHT AND AT APPROXIMATELY 35 MILES AN HOUR LET OFF THE THROTTLE BUT VEHICLE CONTINUE TO ACCELERATE. PUSHED AS HARD AS POSSIBLE ON THE BRAKE TO SLOW VEHICLE DOWN AND GET OFF THE ROAD PUT IN PARK THROTTLE STILL HIGH, SHUT THE VEHICLE OFF. I INVESTIGATED AND FOUND CRUISE CONTROL CABLE CASING HAD COME OUT OF PLASTIC RETAINER CLIP AND END OF CABLE HOUSING CAUGHT ON PLASTIC RETAINING CLIP CAUSING THROTTLE TO REMAIN OPEN APPROXIMATELY 1/2 INCH OFF IDLE! *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

July 17, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10693578
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH AND MAKING A TURN, THE VEHICLE UNEXPECTEDLY INCREASED ACCELERATION. IN ORDER TO STOP THE VEHICLE, THE GEAR LEVER WAS SHIFTED INTO THE NEUTRAL POSITION AND THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS ENGAGED FORCEFULLY. THE FAILURE RECURRED FOUR TIMES AFTER BEING REPAIRED UNDER A VOLUNTARY RECALL ISSUED BY THE MANUFACTURER. THE REMEDY CONSISTED OF REPLACING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL CABLE CLIP. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 13, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10683545
Consumer Location: MIZE, MS
VIN: 1FAFP55U9YG****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING AND MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. PUT IT ON COMPUTER IT SAID FUEL PUMP MODULE. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

January 30, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10680309
Consumer Location: NORTH CANTON, OH
VIN: 1FAFP55U51A****

Summary of Complaint

WRECK INTO A TREE, FROM SLIDING ON ICE - NO AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

October 04, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10678606
Consumer Location: MESA, AZ
VIN: 1FAFP53U91G****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 FORD TAURUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE TRAVELING AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE DRIVERS SIDE AND FRONT PASSENGERS SIDE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED WITHOUT ANY WARNING. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT AN UNKNOWN SUBSTANCE EMITTED FROM BOTH AIR BAGS. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO MERGE THE VEHICLE OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR FURTHER DIAGNOSIS AND INSPECTION. THE DEALER INDICATED THAT CODES WERE CLEARED. THE MODULE WAS SENT TO THE MANUFACTURER WHO LATER DETERMINED THAT THERE WAS NO FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE LEGAL ANALYSIS INDICATED THAT THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM WAS NOT DEFECTIVE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

FORD TAURUS Sold

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