Safety Features by Model

SE $20,830

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Personal safety system-inc: electronic crash severity sensor, driver seat position sensor, restraint control module, passenger weight sensor
  • Driver & front passenger Second Generation dual stage air bags w/passenger air bag disable indicator
  • Driver/front passenger safety belts-inc: belt pretensioners, height adjustable D-rings, outboard safety belt usage sensor
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) System on rear outboard seat locations
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Fuel shutoff switch deactivates fuel pump upon rear impact
  • Emergency inside trunk release
  • Side door high strength intrusion beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones

SEL $22,980

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Personal safety system-inc: electronic crash severity sensor, driver seat position sensor, restraint control module, passenger weight sensor
  • Driver & front passenger Second Generation dual stage air bags w/passenger air bag disable indicator
  • Driver/front passenger safety belts-inc: belt pretensioners, height adjustable D-rings, outboard safety belt usage sensor
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) System on rear outboard seat locations
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Fuel shutoff switch deactivates fuel pump upon rear impact
  • Emergency inside trunk release
  • Side door high strength intrusion beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones

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

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

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

Visibility Nov 9, 2005
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 9, 2005
NHTSA Campaign:
05V520000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, PASSENGER CARS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITHOUT GREASE BEING APPLIED TO THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR.
Consequence:
AFTER A PERIOD OF CONTINUOUS USE ON THE HIGH SPEED SETTING, LACK OF GREASE ON THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR MAY CAUSE THE GEAR TO DISTORT OR FRACTURE DURING OPERATION RESULTING IN A LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION. INOPERATIVE WIPERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE A CRASH DUE TO IMPAIRED VISIBILITY.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIPER MOTOR FOR THE PRESENCE OF GREASE AND GREASE THE WIPER MOTOR GEARS IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 22, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673 OR LINCOLN/MERCURY AT 1-800-521-4140.