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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
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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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1998 Ford Taurus body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 011999


  • miles


This is an SE model with a factory installed spoiler on the trunk. The springs are not strong enough to hold the trunk lid in it's fully open position. This has hit myself and members of my family several times. How long before one of my kids get seriously hurt getting something from the trunk!! the dealer says it is because of the added weight of the factory installed spoiler. They say they can not fix the problem. This is nonsense. The service report stated that no problem was found!!

- Saint Charles, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 051999

(reported on)


  • miles
The trunk has a spoiler on it and it does not stay up when lifted. The trunk had fallen on the owner numerous times. Dealer sau\ys that it is normal and cannot be fixed.

- Grand Island, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 161998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While rear trunk lid was up it became inoperative/ falling down and striking owner. Possible cause defective torsion bar, manufacturer's defect.

- Wilkesbore, NC, USA

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