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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
106,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Ford Taurus electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 032008

Taurus IDK 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles


alright the passenger side floor light will never turn off it always say my doors are open when i know for a fact there not sometimes it will go off but other wise its always on and its really a pain in the ass at night and its gotta be wearing at my battery as i got the car in November 2008 and its now may 2009 what can i do

- , Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 102007

Taurus GL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles

I am having a problem with my dome light staying on or coming on while I am driving. This doesn't happen all the time but seems to malfunction in spurts. I will be driving down the road and the dome light will come on. All the doors are closed and locked so I try to adjust the dimmer switch and turn off the dome light but the floor lights are still on. This really messes me up when I am driving at night. I took it to my mechanic and he had to unhook the battery because the light wouldn't turn off. When he hooked the battery back up the dome light worked like a charm so I never could get it fixed.

- , Pandora, OH, USA

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