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2002 Ford Taurus Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

89 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Ford Taurus. 19 of these members (21.3%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 38 suspension and steering repairs to 2002 Ford Tauri--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2002 Ford Taurus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2002 Ford Taurus problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2002 Ford Taurus problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2002 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

26% of the 2002 Ford Taurus repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 36% to the suspension, 16% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 1% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 106 repairs.

2002 Ford Taurus suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Ford Taurus suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 48% between $100 and $499, 25% between $500 and $999, 14% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 44 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2002 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

Ford Taurus in Rhode Island, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 208000    
215000 80 Tie rod replaced 
220000  

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 87000    
124000 50 Noticed unusual, uneven wear of the right front tire...upon examination, the inner tie rod end was found to have play in it. Replaced the Right Front Inner Tie Rod end. 
 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 127720    
127720 900 Replacing inner and end tie rods on both side. 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
632 Both sides--lower ball joints. Both rear springs replaced. Front end alignment. 
83000 225 Replaced Right side front wheel bearing. Also replaced left side front wheel bearing. Replaced right and left sway bar link due to clunking front end noise when going over bumps. Also replace right side lower ball joint. 
84300 160 Coil Spring broke and punctured tire. A common problem on 01-02'taurus's. Ford just leaves the car owner out to dry. 
88000  
Ford Taurus in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 120000    
135000 43500 lower ball joints and four wheel alignment 
157000  
Ford Taurus in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 127000    
133700 160 The left front coil spring snapped and punctured the tire. Got a new strut assembly for $75 and had it installed for $45. New tire was $40. Total cost was $160. 
137000 25 The right tie rod end went bad in like march, got a replacement for like $25 and put it in myself. 
 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 76000    
77000 1290 Lower ball joints 
82000 280 Both inner tie rods replaced, and car aligned after replacement. I included the cost of the alignment because the car was aligned in September after the ball joints were replaced. 
89000 370 Front anti-sway bar replaced 
110000  
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
208 replace right tie rod, alignment 
1656 replace front/rear struts, alignment 
351 replace left tie rod 
152340 65 left front wheel out of camber alignment causing tire wear, alignment fixed problem 
164140 300 replace left & right front stabilizer bar end links 
178560 1109 replaced left and right lower control arms and ball joints 
195920 562 replaced rear struts 
205180 304 replaced front struts 
222580 216 replace ball joint (RH) 
224440 216 replaced ball joint (LH) 
229400  
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 173000    
181000 600 Lower ball joints worn Front strut/springs worn Front sway bar end links broken 
 
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 94860    
96100 400 Drivers side front spring broke and ruptured tire. This is the second time a front spring has broken. Both times it happened backing out of garage. No longer feel the car is safe to drive and is being donated to Teen Challenge. 

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