2001 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan Automatic

Select Transmission:

Automatic Manual

Engine Type

Gas V6

MPG (City/Highway)

20/27

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$20,340

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Summary

The 2001 Ford Taurus SES is a mid-size sedan that comes with a variety of standard features. These include 4-wheel anti-lock brakes for added safety, air conditioning for comfort, and 16″ alloy wheels for a stylish look. The car also has cruise control for easy highway driving, a 6-way power driver seat for personalized comfort, and power mirrors, windows, and locks for convenience. Remote keyless entry allows for easy access, and the AM/FM stereo with a

2001 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan Automatic price

Invoice price

$18,781

Delivery charges

$625

MSRP

$20,340

Total price

$20,965

This is the basic version without any options added, check the Window Sticker for more accurate package and detailed information.

NHTSA Crash Test Overall Ratings

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2001 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan Automatic warranty

Basic (months/miles)

Months: 36

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Miles: 36,000

Corrosion perforation (months/miles)

Months: 60

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Miles: unlimited

Powertrain (months/miles)

Months: 36

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Miles: 36,000

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2001 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan Automatic Colors

Interior Colors
Medium Graphite w/Cloth Seat Trim
Medium Parchment w/Cloth Seat Trim
Dark Charcoal w/Cloth Seat Trim
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Exterior Colors
Harvest Gold Clearcoat Metallic
Chestnut Clearcoat Metallic
Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic
Spruce Green Clearcoat Metallic
Graphite Blue Clearcoat Metallic...
Medium Royal Blue Clearcoat Metallic
Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic
Black Clearcoat
Vibrant White Clearcoat

Engine

Type Gas V6
Engine Size 3 l
Cylinders Configuration V6
Displacement 3,000 cc
Drive Type FWD
Horsepower 200 hp @ 5,650 rpm
Torque 200 lb.ft @ 4,400 rpm
Engine Location Front
Valves 24
Compression 9.44
Stroke 3.15 in
Bore 3.50 in

Fuel

Type Gasoline
Tank Capacity 18 gal

Mileage

EPA City Economy 20
EPA Highway Economy 27
EPA Combined Economy 23
Cruising Range City 360 mi
Cruising Range Highway 486 mi

Transmission

Type
Automatic
Number Of Speeds
4
Description
4 Speed Automatic
First Gear Ratio
2.77
Second Gear Ratio
1.54
Third Gear Ratio
1
Fourth Gear Ratio
0.69
Reverse Gear Ratio
2.26
Final Drive Axle Ratio
3.77

Powertrain

Doors

Doors 4

Seating

Number Of Seats 6
Max Seating Capacity 6

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size 16 x 6 in
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size 16 x 6 in
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size 16 x 4 in

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length 197.60 in
Overall Width 72.99 in
Max Width Without Mirrors 73 in
Overall Height 56.10 in
Liftover Height 26 in
Track Width Front 61.60 in
Track Width Rear 62.10 in
Wheelbase 108.50 in

Interior dimensions

Passenger Volume 104.70 cu.ft
Trunk Volume 17 cu.ft
Front Head Room 40 in
Rear Head Room 38.10 in
Front Shoulder Room 57.30 in
Rear Shoulder Room 56.60 in
Front Leg Room 42.20 in
Rear Leg Room 38.90 in
Cargo Volume 17 cu.ft
Max Cargo Volume 17 cu.ft

Weights

Curb Weight Base 3,392 lb

Steering

Type Power Rack & Pinion
Overall Ratio 17
Turns To Turns Ratio 2.68
Turning Diameter Curb To Curb 39.70 ft
Turning Radius Curb To Curb 19.85 ft

Trailering

Max Tongue Dead Weight Hitch 125 lb
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch 1,250 lb

Braking

Type Power
Primary Abs System 4-Wheel
Front Disc Yes
Rear Drum Yes
Front Brake Rotor Dia 10.90 in
Front Brake Rotor Thickness 1 in

Tires

Front Tire Size P215/60R16
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16
Type All-Season

Suspensions

Front Type Macpherson Strut
Front Type Extended W/Coil Springs
Rear Type Quadralink
Rear Type Extended W/Coil Springs

Emissions

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  • Recall Date 04/01/2016

    Campaign ID; 16E026000

    Component Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Recall Summary

    Bosch Brake Components Llc (Bosch) Is Recalling Certain Aftermarket Replacement Front Brake Pads, Models Bosch Quietcast Bc598 And Bp765, Bosch Blue Be598 And Be598H, Prostop Pd598 And Pd765M, Duralast Gold Dg598, Duralast Mkd598, Stop Master St598, Ultrastop Ult598, Ultralife Mx598 And Mx765, Brakebest Mkd765, And Prostop Platinum Pgd598. These Brake Pads, Manufactured October 1, 2014, To October 31, 2015 Are Intended For Use On 2001-2007 Ford Taurus, 2001-2005 Mercury Sable, 1995-1999 Ford Taurus Sho, 1995-2002 Lincoln Continental, And 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark Viii Vehicles. The Brake Pad Shim May Shift Out Of Position Causing The Shim To Contact The Brake Disc Resulting In Damage To The Disc.

    Recall Consequences

    A Damaged Or Broken Brake Disc May Reduce A Vehicle'S Braking Power, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Bosch Will Instruct The Owners How To Have The Affected Brake Pads Replaced, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On May 26, 2016. Owners May Contact Bosch Customer Service At 1-888-715-3616.

  • Recall Date 07/15/2004

    Campaign ID; 04V332000

    Component Suspension

    Recall Summary

    On Certain Passenger Vehicles Originally Sold In Or Currently Registered In The States Of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, And The District Of Columbia, The Front Coil Springs Could Fracture Due To Corrosion Associated With Salt Used On The Roadways During The Winter. A Fractured Spring Could Move Past The Spring Seat And Contact A Front Tire.

    Recall Consequences

    If This Occurs, The Tire May Rupture Resulting In A Rapid Air Loss, Which Could Result In A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Install Protective Spring Shields. In Addition, Ford Is Extending The Warranty Coverage Of The Front Coil Springs In All Other States, For Fracture Only, Up To 10 Years Of Service Or 150,000 Miles, Whichever Occurs First. If The Vehicle Has Already Accumulated More Than 150,000 Miles, This Coverage Will Last Until July 31, 2005. If Either Front Coil Spring Fractures, Dealers Will Replace Both Front Springs At No Charge To The Owner. An Interim Notice Was Sent To Owners On August 2, 2004. Parts Are Now Available For The 2000-2001 My Vehicles And Owners Were Sent A Letter On January 10, 2005, Advising Them To Bring In Their Vehicles For Repair Parts Are Expected To Be Available For The 1999 My Vehicles By The End Of February 2005 And Owners Of These Vehicles Will Be Notified Then. Owners Should Contact Ford At 1-800-392-3673.

  • Recall Date 03/02/2004

    Campaign ID; 04V106000

    Component Exterior Lighting

    Recall Summary

    Certain Passenger Vehicles Are Being Recalled To Correct A Problem With A Malfunctioning Stop Lamp Switch And/Or Associated Wiring. This Malfunctioning Could Render The Stop Lamps Inoperable Or Cause Them To Stay On All The Time. This Could Cause Confusion To A Following Driver, Which Could Lead To A Crash.

    Recall Consequences

    In Addition, If The Switch And/Or Associated Wiring Fail In The Open Position, The Brake Lights Will Not Actuate And The Driver Will Not Be Able To Shift The Vehicle Out Of "Park" If They Fail In The Closed Position, The Brake Lights Will Remain On, Which Will Not Allow The Speed Control To Be Activated. This Could Also Cause The Battery To Discharge.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Remove The Stop Lamp Switch And Associated Wiring Assembly And Install A Newly Designed Stop Lamp Switch And Wire Assembly. Owner Notification Is Expected To Begin On April 5, 2004. Owners Should Contact Ford At 1-800-392-3673.

  • Recall Date 10/02/2002

    Campaign ID; 02V266000

    Component Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Recall Summary

    Certain Passenger Vehicles Equipped With Adjustable Padels Are Being Recalled In Order To Adjust The Brake And Accelerator Pedals To A Minimum Of 50 Mm Of Lateral Separation. Simultaneous Application Of Both The Brake And Accelerator Pedals Could Result In An Increase In Engine Rpm.

    Recall Consequences

    This Could Result In A Customer Experiencing An "Unintended Vehicle Speed Increase" Or A Perceived "Unable To Stop" Condition.

    Recall Remedy

    Owners Will Be Instructed As To The Proper Way To Set The Position Of The Pedals And To Take Their Vehicles To A Dealer To Have The Spacing Between The Brake And Accelerator Pedals Measured. If The Spacing Is Found To Be Less Than 50 Mm, The Dealer Will Adjust The Pedals To Increase The Distance Between Them To Greater Than 50 Mm. Owner Notification Began October 28, 2002. Owners Who Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Ford At 1-866-436-7332.

  • Recall Date 08/08/2001

    Campaign ID; 01V258000

    Component Visibility

    Recall Summary

    Vehicle Description: 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, 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 2/15/00 Through 8/8/00.

    Recall Consequences

    Loss Of Visibility While Driving Increases The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Inspect The Date Code On The Wiper Motor. Motors Built With The Suspect Time Frame Will Have The Wiper Motor Gear Case Cover Replaced. Owner Notification Began August 20, 2001. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Ford At 1-866-436-7332.

  • Recall Date 04/27/2001

    Campaign ID; 01V144000

    Component Seat Belts

    Recall Summary

    Vehicle Description: Passenger Cars. The Seat Belt Buckle Tongue May Not Fully Eject From The Buckle Assembly When The Release Button Is Pushed Slowly. This Condition Could Also Result In A Partial Latch Of The Tongue In The Buckle.

    Recall Consequences

    In The Event Of A Vehicle Crash, The Vehicle Occupant May Not Be Properly Restrained, Possibly Resulting In Personal Injury Or Death.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Replace The Driver And Right Front Passenger Seat Belt Buckles. Owner Notification Began May 4, 2001. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Ford At 1-800-392-3673.

  • Recall Date 03/12/2001

    Campaign ID; 01V078000

    Component Exterior Lighting

    Recall Summary

    Vehicle Description: 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.

    Recall Consequences

    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.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Replace The Brake Lamp Switch And Wipe Down The Adjustable Pedal Assembly To Remove Excess Grease. Owner Notification Began March 22, 2001. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Ford At 1-800-392-3673.

  • Recall Date 02/28/2001

    Campaign ID; 01V048000

    Component Exterior Lighting

    Recall Summary

    Vehicle Description: Passenger Sedans With Factory Or Dealer-Installed Deck Lid Spoilers With Led Center High Mounted Stop Lamps (Chmsl). Vehicles Produced With Spoilers Were Manufactured From March 1 Through October 31, 2000; And Vehicles With Spoilers Installed By Dealers Were Manufactured From January 1 Thorough December 30, 2000. 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 Fmvss No. 108, "Lamps, 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.

    Recall Consequences

    Under The Requirements Of The Standard, The Chmsl Shall Be Activated Only Upon Appplication Of The Service Brakes. Also, The Vehicle Could Roll Increasing The Risk Of A Crash, If The Shift Lever Can Be Shifted Out Of Park Without Depressing The Brake Pedal.

    Recall 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. Owner Notification Began March 19, 2001. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Ford At 1-800-392-3673.

  • Recall Date 11/28/2000

    Campaign ID; 00V396000

    Component Equipment

    Recall Summary

    Vehicle Description: Certain Sport Utility Vehicles, Pickup Trucks, And Passenger Vehicles Fail To Comply With The Requirements Of Fmvss 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 Sc 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.

    Recall Consequences

    In The Event Of A Crash, The Child Seat May Not Be Properly Attached Increasing The Risk Of Injury To The Child.

    Recall Remedy

    Owners Will Be Provided With Owner Guide Inserts Revised To Provide 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.

  • Recall Date 08/24/2000

    Campaign ID; 00V240000

    Component Seat Belts

    Recall Summary

    Vehicle Description: 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 Work Its Way Completely Off The Stud.

    Recall Consequences

    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.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Remove And Re-Install The Bracket Nut Using A Torque Retention Material (Red Loctite). Owner Notification Began September 11, 2000. Owners Who Take Their Vehicles To An Authorized Dealer On An Agreed Upon Service Date And Do Not Receive The Free Remedy Within A Reasonable Time Should Contact Ford At 1-800-392-3673.

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