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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1997 Ford Taurus drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1997 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 102002


  • miles


Air condition unit sealed now leaking again the cv joints went out and the auto repair shop (marty's auto discount at 13 and harris ave) who was supposed to fix the repairs said the lower arm control and the axle were in unsafe condition to drive. The car is still not right, the dealer wants me to continue to make payments on this vehicle and I want to trade the car for something else.I believe there are more promblems coming in the near future.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 051999


  • miles
Requested dealership to check transmission at time of purchase, felt that the transmission did not shift smoothly, was told nothing was wrong.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #2

Sep 021997


  • miles
Transaxle serve cover failed.

- Glen Burni, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 171997

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transaxle fails while driving at freeway speeds of 70 mph.

- Unknown, UN, USA

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