A NEW investigation was opened by NHTSB because of the number of
failures on taurus coil springs. It is not just taurus, either. Do the
research and you find focus, contour, windstar front coil springs
breaking. It is SO common, apparently, that the front coil springs
are not even covered by extended warranties. There was a post here in
april about it and soemone told the poster they "had not heard of the
problem"....it is a TERRIBLE problem with ford, especially taurus,
windstar and more than a few focus.
If youu buy a used one the dealer will not even TELL you that they
have a high failure rate. Supposedly new owners were informed, though
no recall was issued.