Safety Features by Model

LX $18,550

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Driver & front passenger Second Generation dual stage airbags
  • Front/rear outboard manual lap/shoulder safety belts w/adjustable D-rings
  • Rear center lap/shoulder safety belts
  • Safety belt pretensioners
  • Child-seat tether anchors w/latch on rear seating position
  • Child-safety rear door locks
  • Emergency inside trunk release

SE $19,325 - $20,480

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Driver & front passenger Second Generation dual stage airbags
  • Front/rear outboard manual lap/shoulder safety belts w/adjustable D-rings
  • Front center lap belt
  • Rear center lap/shoulder safety belts
  • Safety belt pretensioners
  • Child-seat tether anchors w/latch on rear seating position
  • Child-safety rear door locks
  • Emergency inside trunk release

SES $20,340

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Driver & front passenger Second Generation dual stage airbags
  • Front/rear outboard manual lap/shoulder safety belts w/adjustable D-rings
  • Front center lap belt
  • Rear center lap/shoulder safety belts
  • Safety belt pretensioners
  • Child-seat tether anchors w/latch on rear seating position
  • Child-safety rear door locks
  • Emergency inside trunk release

SEL $21,825

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Driver & front passenger Second Generation dual stage airbags
  • Front/rear outboard manual lap/shoulder safety belts w/adjustable D-rings
  • Front center lap belt
  • Rear center lap/shoulder safety belts
  • Safety belt pretensioners
  • Child-seat tether anchors w/latch on rear seating position
  • Child-safety rear door locks
  • Emergency inside trunk release

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Warranty

Basic Warranty

36 months / 36,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

36 months / 36,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

60 months / Unlimited distance

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

Less than 6 years old/less than 80,000 miles

Basic Warranty Terms

12 months/12,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

7 years/100,000 miles

Dealer Certification Required

172-point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

May apply

Return/Exchange Policy

N/A

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Rental allowance

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
01V078
Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals, if the grease from the adjustable pedal assembly enters the stop lamp switch, it can contaminate the contacts leading to carbon build up, and potentially, a short circuit. A short circuit could lead to either the brake lamps staying on or to a loss of brake lamp function, increasing the risk of a crash.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch and wipe down the adjustable pedal assembly to remove excess grease. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on March 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
01V048
Summary:
On those passenger vehicles with factory or dealer-installed deck lid spoilers with LED center high-mounted stop lamps (CHMSL), with the ignition switch in the START or RUN positions and the hazard warning lights operating, the CHMSL can illuminate (at reduced intensity) even though the service brakes have not been applied. This does not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, ALamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.@ Also, in some cases the vehicle brake-shift interlock would not function properly allowing the shift lever to be moved from PARK without applying the brake. Vehicles produced with spoilers were manufactured from March 1 through Oct. 31, 2000; and vehicles with spoilers installed by dealers were manufactured from Jan. 1 through Dec. 30, 2000.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will install a jumper/resistor assembly at the spoiler that provides an electrical resistor to ground and corrects the CHMSL and brake-shift interlock conditions. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin on March 19, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
00V396
Summary:
Certain sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems." The affected Expedition/Navigator owner guides do not identify the locations of seating positions equipped with tether anchorages and do not provide instructions for securing child seats to these tether anchorages. The F150 Owner Guides do not provide the procedure for securing child seats to the tether anchorages. The Taurus/Sable owner guides do not identify the center rear seating position as having LATCH-compatible lower anchorages. In the event of a crash, the child seat may not be properly attached, increasing the risk of injury to the child.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Owners will be provided with revised owner guide inserts providing the required information and instructions for affixing these inserts to their owner guides. Customers will also be advised that if they prefer, their dealer will affix the inserts to their owner guides. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on Jan. 2, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free label within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
00V240
Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles, the Child Safety Seat Anchor Latch (ISO-fix anchor) fasteners do not have adequate residual torque. The anchors are secured to the floor pan with a reinforcement plate that has two studs that extend upward through the floor pan and the ISO-fix anchor. The sealer on the floor pan could cause a soft joint and, even if the nuts are properly torqued, road vibrations could cause the nut to loosen and separate from the stud. The anchor may not hold the child safety seat in position during an accident, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant of the child safety seat.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will remove and re-install the bracket nut using a torque retention material (red loctite). The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during September 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
01V258
Summary:
On certain passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and light and medium duty pickup trucks, a switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. These vehicles were built at the following assembly plants: Atlanta plant from 2/11/00 through 7/31/00; Chicago plant from 2/14/00 through 8/4/00; Kansas City plant from 2/26/00 to 9/4/00; Kentucky truck plant from 2/18/00 to 8/31/00; Michigan truck plant from 2/23/00 through 8/3/00; Norfolk plant from 2/21/00 through 7/27/00; Wayne Stamping and Assembly plant from 2/25/00 through 8/15/00; and Wixom plant from 2/...
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will inspect the date code on the wiper motor. Motors built within the suspect time frame will have the wiper motor gear case cover replaced. The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.