Rear Suspension Springs problems of the 2000 Ford Taurus
43 problems related to rear suspension springs have been reported for the 2000 Ford Taurus.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #1
The car involved is a 2000 Ford Taurus. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FAFP55S0Y_. While pulling into the garage driver's side rear spring broke. Dealer was notified. The consumer saw the spring cutting into the tire. The consumer received a recall three months later. It was Monday, May 24, 2004 when this rear suspension springs issue occurred.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #2
The car is a 2000 Ford Taurus. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FAFP5525Y_. Vehicle would make a clanking sound when running over a bump. Consumer inspected the vehicle and noticed driver side rear springs broke. Consumer was concerned that he received a recall on the front shocks, but not on the rear shocks. The dealer was notified. The rear spring and struts were replaced. This rear suspension springs problem happened on Thursday, Jul. 15, 2004.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #3
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Ford Taurus. VIN of the vehicle was 1FAFP56S6Y_. About 100' from my house, I experienced a loud explosion. I got out and saw the tire was flat and had spare tire put onto car. Could not find any punctures in the tire. Took to tire store. Person in store told us the driver's rear spring was broken and that it sliced the tire. Had the vehicle towed to Ford dealer. This rear suspension springs issue occurred 04/03/05.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #4
The car involved is a 2000 Ford Taurus. I was driving to a nearby gas station for gas and heard the flat tire on the rear passengers side. Since only a block from teh station which had air I drove there in hopes of putting air in the tire to get to somewhere to repair or replace the tire. That did not work. After 2 1/2 hours of waiting for someone to come from aaa to change the tire. I was told I had a broken spring and he refused to put the spare on. I waited and 2 hours for a tow truck to have it towed to my garage. On inspection, it was found that the tire had been worn down by the broken spring and punctured a hole in it. Both rear springs and tires are replaced. I contacted Ford and they said that I need to have it towed and diagnosed by a Ford dealer at my expense, before they would decide if they would pay for the repairs. If not I would be responsible to pay all costs. Both springs are repaired due to a fear that this may occur on the other side at a high rate of speed and kill me or someone else. I intend to seek reimbursement from Ford, but have been told that unless it is recalled I will most likely not get reimbursed. It was 06/26/2005 when this rear suspension springs issue happened.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #5
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FAFP53U7Y_. Rear coil spring broke on my 2000 Ford Taurus and punctured passenger side rear tire. I was going about 15 mph since the traffic was backed up, otherwise if I would have been going faster, I could have been killed. I had to drive to nearest open tire dealer for new tire and new springs. Ford would not help me since I didn't get it fixed at a Ford dealer (but they were all closed when this happened (around 6:30 pm). I contacted the Ford dealer and gave them all my receipts, but they won't do anything. It was Wednesday, August 24, 2005 when this rear suspension springs issue occurred.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #6
My 2000 Ford Taurus VIN 1fafp55u0ya120682 has already had the front springs replaced 3 times with the last two falling in under the mandatory recall. On September 23, 2005 I took it into the dealer again because of a clunking noise and vibration at higher speeds. I was informed that the rear right spring has now broken and needed to be replaced as well. I heard on the news about your current investigation into Ford's rear springs NHTSA action # pe05054 and thought I should let you know about my occurrence. This problem occurred on Fri., Sep. 23, 2005.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #7
VIN of the vehicle was 1FAFP56S92_. 2002 Ford Taurus is experiencing failure in the left rear coil spring. When the coil spring failed, it damaged the tire. This issue happened on Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2005.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #8
The car involved was a 2000 Ford Taurus. The VIN of the car is 1FAFP53U2Y_. While inspecting the brakes on our 2000 Taurus, our mechanic was surprised to find that both rear coil springs were broken. It is troubling because he has over 30 years experience and never saw that before. They are being replaced. The failure date was Tue., Nov. 15, 2005.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #9
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Ford Taurus. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FAFP53U6Y_. I heard a rather loud snap in the right rear of my 2004 Taurus. The right rear suspension spring broke causing the broken part of the spring to lodge against the right rear tire causing it to cut the tire badly enough that it had to be replaced. Car was taken to repair shop and diagnosed and repaired. This is the second spring to break on this car. The other one was the right front spring. It broke, if I remember, in may of 2004. This issue happened on Sunday, November 20, 2005.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #10
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FAFP5522Y_. Both rear springs broke on my 2000 Ford Taurus--causing the rear end to sag way below normal--had to have them replaced at my cost. The failure date was Monday, Nov. 28, 2005.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #11
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FAFP5529Y_. 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. This problem occurred on 01/04/2006.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #12
The car involved is a 2000 Ford Taurus. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FAFP56S3Y_. Loud noise on Ford 2000 Taurus from the rear. Dealer said driver rear coil spring failed and rubbed tire to the point it was unsafe. Replaced both rear coils and tires as a precaution. The failure date was 02/21/06.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #13
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FAFP55S9Y_. 2000 Ford Taurus sedan, ~66,000 miles on the vehicle. Passenger side rear coil spring fractured. The spring did not puncture the tire upon failure. The failure date was Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2006.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #14
The car involved was a 2000 Ford Taurus. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FAFP53U5Y_. Had right rear spring break and cut into my tire. Car has less then 52,000 miles on it. Both rear springs, shocks and damaged tire were replaced and car was aligned. Ford motor company picked up half of replacement cost even though car was out of warranty. This issue happened on March 29, 2006.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #15
The car involved is a 2000 Ford Taurus. I had just pulled out of my driveway recently and heard a loud crack come from the rear of the car. I thought I hit something, so I stopped the car and went out and looked at the rear suspension. I had heard of the front springs cracking, but not the rears, but I was surprised to find the rear spring on the left side of the car had cracked. Having taken automotive classes before, I was able to replace the springs myself with a new set from Ford, bypassing the dealer because they would not cover the cost of replacing the springs. This was an inconvenience for me at the time, and it ended up costing me money for a part that shouldn't have failed. I didn't think much of the part failure, and Ford didn't help me much, so I did not report it. It wasn't until I talked to others who have had the same problems recently that I chose to report this to you at the NHTSA. I hope something is done to prevent future failures, it could be dangerous if I was on the highway or moving at a faster speed. The car is a 2000 Ford Taurus sel. I didn't think much of the failure at the time. The failure date was 02/10/2004.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #16
The car is a 2000 Ford Taurus. The VIN of the problem Taurus is 1FAFP5525Y_. 2000 Taurus rear spring broke. *****. It was Tue., Jan. 1, 1901 when this rear suspension springs issue happened.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #17
The VIN of this Taurus is 1FAFP55S4Y_. The right rear spring on my 2000 Ford Taurus se svg broke puncturing the right rear tire and causing me to lose control of the vehicle. This is a very common issue on these cars. Front springs were recalled some time ago but nothing has ever been done about the rear. Thanks for your assistance. The failure date was 05/26/2006.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #18
The vehicle is a 2000 Ford Taurus. Heard loud noise while driving at highway speed, as if something was run over. . . . And hit bottom of car. Did not realize it was spring until it was in for other service and mechanic informed me that drivers side rear spring was broken on July 7. This rear suspension springs issue occurred June 30, 2006.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #19
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FAFP5544Y_. 2000 Ford Taurus rear coil spring broke and damaged the passenger rear tire. Rubbing noise was heard before the tire actually deflated. This problem occurred on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #20
2000 Ford Taurus - while driving on a side street near my home, the rear suspension spring broke and protruded into the rear tire causing the inside of the tire to be damaged. This event happened at a low speed and the car was stopped as soon as the noise was heard. There was not an accident due to the timing of the failure at low speed and the driver's reaction time. At the time of this complaint, the car has not been fixed yet as it only occurred one day ago. I was alarmed when I researched this problem on the internet and found many other complaints for the same type of failure. Obviously the rear spring design on these cars are defective, resulting in a very dangerous situation if they fail at high speed. I was fortunate compared to other reports I have read. It was Sat., Feb. 3, 2007 when this rear suspension springs issue happened.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #21
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Ford Taurus. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FAFP55U6Y_. Noticed both rear springs are broken. The failure date was 03/30/07.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #22
The VIN of this vehicle is 1FAFP53U1Y_. Consumer owns a 2000 Ford Taurus. The contact heard a strange noise when pulling out of the driveway on a dry day. The vehicle was parked and towed to the repair shop. The repair shop stated that the rear coil springs failed and damaged the tire. The contact called the manufacturer, and was told that nothing could be done. The current and failure mileages were 40,000. Updated 05/21/07. The failure date was Friday, Apr. 13, 2007.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #23
Rear left coil spring in 2000 Ford Taurus broke while driving 35 mph. Fractured end of spring cut groove in sidewall of tire until tire blew out. It was 05/06/2007 when this rear suspension springs issue happened.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #24
The VIN of the problem Taurus is 1FAFP53U3Y_. The vehicle was a 2004 Ford Taurus. The contact took the vehicle to get inspected when he noticed the rear spring was faulty. The mechanic stated that the springs needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 31,000. Updated 02/01/08. Updated 02/01/08. This rear suspension springs issue occurred June 27, 2007.
Rear Suspension Springs problem #25
VIN of the vehicle was 1FAFP5326Y_. The rear passenger side spring has brorken on my 2000 Ford Taurus and is considered a safety issue. This is a chronic problem with this vehicle and many reports have been posted to the various consumer websites. I would like Ford to pay for the repair or initiate a recall for this issue. The failure date was Wednesday, June 27, 2007.
Other Suspension related problems of the 2000 Ford Taurus:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Rear Suspension Coil Springs problems||163|
|Front Suspension Coil Spring problems||150|
|Rear Suspension Springs problems||43|
|Front Suspension problems||14|
|Rear Suspension problems||9|
|Front Suspension Strut problems||4|
|Sway Bar problems||4|
|Suspension Noise problems||3|
|Front Suspension Control Arm problems||2|
|Rear Suspension Shock Absorber problems||2|
|Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems||2|
|Front Suspension Stabilizer Bar problems||1|
|Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint problems||1|
|Ball Joint problems||1|
|Suspension Torsion Bar problems||1|