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FORD TAURUS Problems with Air Bags, Engine & Engine Cooling, Equipment

 
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2003 FORD TAURUS Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2003 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 2003 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 (1205 Complaints)
Date reported Aug 12, 2004
Location CORONA, CA
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Vehicle 2003 FORD TAURUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 29
Crash involved Y
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Consumer Letter
All Complaints

2003 FORD TAURUS HAS PROBLEMS WITH TRANSMISSION, ENGINE BACKFIRING, HOOD LATCH IS BROKEN, AND SEAT BRACKET FELL OFF. THE TIRES WERE CONTINUOUSLY GOING FLAT. SIX FLATS OCCURRED WHILE THE CONSUMER WAS ON A TRIP, THE TRANSMISSION WAS SLIPPING AND WOULD JERK IN TRAFFIC, THE ENGINE WOULD BACK FIRE INTERMITTENTLY AND STALLED ON ONE OCCASION, THE SEAT BRACKET WAS REPLACED BY THE DEALER BUT FAILED AGAIN (THE SEAT BRACKET WAS INCORRECTLY INSTALLED FROM THE START), THE ENGINE ALSO DISPLAYED KNOCKING AND HAD TAKEN ABOUT 9 VISITS BEFORE THE PROBLEM WAS CORRECTED, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT A VALVE WAS STICKING OUT. THE A/C DID NOT COOL, THE CONSUMER SMELLED COOLANT WHICH LEAKED INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE TIRES AND RIMS WERE A PROBLEM AND THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN IN FOR REPAIRS ABOUT 18 VISITS/TWO REAR TIRES REMAINED A PROBLEM DUE TO SEVERE INFLATION PROBLEMS AND THE TIRES WOULD NEED TO BE INFLATED SEVERAL TIMES DAILY. THE CONSUMER REQUESTED ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE GAS MILEAGE WAS POOR. TIRE LOOSING AIR PRESSURE FROM THE TIME OF PURCHASE. THE CONSUMER WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT ON 2-25-06 AND THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. UPDATED 03/29/06.

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