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Rear Suspension Springs problems of the 2000 Ford Taurus



43 problems related to rear suspension springs have been reported for the 2000 Ford Taurus.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 1
Failure Date: 06/07/2010

On my 2000 Ford Taurus sedan, the right rear suspension spring has broken. Fortunately, it did not puncture the tire, but my mechanic said it could have and that he had seen a number of other Tauruses where that precise problem had occurred. A similar issue was identified with the front springs and a recall was issued to add protective caps to prevent a dangerous condition. In addition, Ford replaced broken springs, although I believe this was a customer service choice by Ford, rather than a condition of the recall. I reported the issue to Ford, but thought NHTSA should be made aware of the issue as well. We live in the greater chicago area.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 2
Failure Date: 05/04/2010

My 2000 Ford Taurus rear spring broke yesterday. The tire was punctured and destroyed the tire. I can't believe there is no recall on these springs based upon the number of consumers who have had this same issue. Not only was I about to take this on the interstate which could of caused a major crash, it would of also put my family at risk. Ford needs to be held accountable for this problem that is wide spread among 2000-2003 Ford Taurus and sable models.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 3
Failure Date: 06/13/2009

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that both of the rear springs failed. He took the vehicle to a mechanic and they made the repairs. The failure mileage was 101,659. Updated 08/03/09 updated 08/05/09/.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 4
Failure Date: 11/11/2008

While having my oil changed at a repair facility, it was pointed out to me that both rear suspension springs on my 2000 Ford Taurus are broken in the same place. I called Ford to ask about a recall or technical bulletin and they responded that this is "normal" wear and tear. I do not agree.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 5
Failure Date: 08/01/2008

Rear springs both broke. Car has recall for front springs but not rears. After doing research on this many of these models have broken springs.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 6
Failure Date: 07/29/2008

On 7-29-08 I was coming off the freeway and was told I had a flat tire. I pulled into national tire and battery. The service department informed me that 3 springs were broken and that the rear passenger side spring tore through my tire deflating it. I'm lucky I wasn't killed doing 60 on the freeway. I called Ford and they won't pay for it. That's a defect that Ford should be held accountable for.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 7
Failure Date: 07/29/2008

On 7-29-08 I was coming off the freeway and was told I had a flat tire. I pulled into national tire and battery. The service department informed me that 3 springs were broken and that the rear passenger side spring tore through my tire deflating it. I'm lucky I wasn't killed doing 60 on the freeway. I called Ford and they won't pay for it. That's a defect that Ford should be held accountable for.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 8
Failure Date: 07/19/2008

Rear spring broke on 2000 Ford Taurus, appears to be a common problem on front and rear springs. Ford recalled front but why not rear?.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 9
Failure Date: 07/02/2008

Brought 2000 Ford Taurus in to repair shop to have tires replaced. Rec'd phone call that both rear strut springs were broken and they would not put tires on because of the safety issue of springs poking into tires & causing accident. So struts need to be fixed first to the tune of $1000, which I don't have. Apparently, this is common in Tauruses, and Ford should be offering to pay some or all of the repairs.


 
car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 10
Failure Date: 06/21/2008

Rear springs broken on vehicle. Sat down in vehicle and rear spring busted in my driveway.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 11
Failure Date: 05/10/2008

I have a 2000 Ford Taurus, approximately 2 years ago the front spring broke and went through the tire, thank god it happened in the drive way not the highway. It was replaced under a recall. I assumed they replaced all springs as if there is a stress relief problem it would be in all springs. I called the Ford dealership that replaced the broken spring and told them that both rear springs are broken and if they replaced them previously. They told me no, the rear springs are not covered under the recall, he also stated that he had been inundated with consumers with the rear springs broken but Ford refuses to fix them. He stated I would have to replace them myself at approximately $400. The vehicle is nearly undriveable and a safety hazard to the driver and others on the road the way it is. How can Ford, knowing the springs are bad (recall on front springs) and it being a safety hazard and refuse to repair the broken springs. Ford consumer hotline told me, only the front is covered and would not tell me why the rear are not. It is dangerous, however I have no choice but to drive it this way since I do not have $400 +/- to get them fixed. No wonder they are down 28% in sales.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 12
Failure Date: 04/10/2008

Inspection of vehicle after suffering a front flat tire revealed the left rear spring broken. Broken spring almost contacts the tire. Vehicle is being serviced this weekend to replace parts.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 13
Failure Date: 03/27/2008

Rear coil springs failure 2000 Ford Taurus. Ford only admits a problem with front springs.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 14
Failure Date: 03/23/2008

2000 Ford Taurus making rubbing sounds. Found both rear springs broken. This could have been a serious safety hazard had they punctured the tire. Thankfully this did not happen. Both rear springs had to be replaced. This car was not abused and or even driven hard.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 15
Failure Date: 03/20/2008

2000 Ford Taurus with 58, 500 miles. Vehicle was sitting in my garage, engine off. Upon sliding into the drivers seat, I heard a loud bang and the entire car shook. Nothing external evident on inspection. Took to dealer and was informed that both front springs and one rear spring were broken. Dealer replaced both front springs as part of a safety recall, and both rear springs for which I was charged $481. It was just my good luck that the failure occurred in my garage and not on the highway at highway speeds, where the spring could have ruptured a tire.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 16
Failure Date: 03/10/2008

Rear coil spring fracture on 2000 Ford Taurus.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 17
Failure Date: 08/29/2007

The left rear spring on my 2000 Ford Taurus is broken. In looking on the internet, I see that there have been a number of complaints about rear spring failure on these cars. I don't know the exact date it happened, I know the car has had a rattling noise for about a year, and I never could find it. I just discovered yesterday that the spring was broken, and is apparently letting the rear of the car sag just enough that the tail pipe is apparently rattling when there is an additional load on the back.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 18
Failure Date: 06/27/2007

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.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 19
Failure Date: 06/27/2007

The contact owns 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.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 20
Failure Date: 06/20/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Taurus. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle began to make a loud noise. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they found that the rear springs failed. The springs were replaced at the cost of $800. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage was 103,296 and failure mileage was 101,196.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 21
Failure Date: 05/06/2007

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.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 22
Failure Date: 04/13/2007

The contact 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.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 23
Failure Date: 03/30/2007

Noticed both rear springs are broken.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 24
Failure Date: 02/03/2007

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.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 25
Failure Date: 01/15/2007

2000 Ford Taurus rear coil spring broke and damaged the passenger rear tire. Rubbing noise was heard before the tire actually deflated.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 26
Failure Date: 06/30/2006

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.

car   Rear Suspension Springs problem 27
Failure Date: 05/26/2006

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.