Auto Recalls for Consumers

FORD TAURUS Problems with Air Bags

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2002 FORD TAURUS Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2002 FORD TAURUS. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2002 FORD TAURUS by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (1421 Complaints)
Date reported Jul 16, 2003
Location PRATT, KS
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Vehicle 2002 FORD TAURUS
Transmission Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved Y
Injuries 1
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints
Complaint - Air Bags

MY DAUGHTER WAS ON A RURAL HIGHWAY, HWY 83 NEAR ALMA, NEBRASKA. THREE HEAD OF CATTLE WAS STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROADWAY AND SHE WAS UNABLE TO AVOID IMPACT. SHE WAS TRAVELING AT A NORMAL RATE OF SPEED, USING A LAP AND SHOULDER BELT AND SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES STRIKING ONE OF THE CATTLE, CAUSING IT TO SHEAR THE TOP OF THE HOOD, SHATTER THE WINDSHIELD, AND SHEAR THE ROOF OF THE CAR. THE DRIVER AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY AND SHE HAD NECK INJURIES AND WAS TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL. WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT APPROACHED THE ACCIDENT, THEY WERE CONVINCED THEY WERE WORKING A FATALITY DUE TO THE CONDITION OF THE VEHICLE. WE WERE TOLD THAT HER NECK INJURIES MIGHT HAVE NOT BEEN AS SEVERE IF THE AIRBAG HAD DEPLOYED. IT WAS A RENTAL VEHICLE FROM ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL DUE TO THE FACT THAT HER COMPANY CAR WAS BEING REPAIRED FROM A HAILSTORM TWO-THREE MONTHS BEFORE. THE VEHICLE WAS A 2002 FORD TAURUS--[XXX]. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

Now lower prices on ALL K&N products. Save up to 15% / $85.
Home  •  Car Recalls  •  Tires  •  Motorcycles  •  RVs  •  Commercial Vehicles  •  Car Seats  •  Complaints  •  Sitemap  •  Privacy Policy

Edmunds  •  Kelley Blue Book  •  SaferCar.gov  •  Consumer Recalls  •  Government Recalls
Follow arfc_recalls on TwitterRSS Feeds