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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,592 miles

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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #11

May 151999

Taurus

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Wnen I left the dealer and put the brakes on a block away they did not work and the engine accelerated. I took the car right back to the dealer and was told if they could not make the car 100% I could trade. Well that never happened. The first time I used the cruise control it make a horrible noise when I engaged it. When I put my car in park the engine revs up to between 3 and 4. I have to turn it off to make it stop.

- Greenbelt, MD, USA

problem #10

Jul 092000

Taurus

  • miles
I was coming home from work at 35 mph the light turned red I hit the brakes and the car accelerated and I pushed the brakes again, but it would'nt stop.I ran through the intersection and hit another car, causing him to hit someone else.if the speed zone had been higher someone could have got killed.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #9

Jun 042000

Taurus

  • miles
While driving on the highway and upon applying the brakes pedal, pedal will go to the floor, and brakes failed. Then consumer drove to the side of road, and brakes started working again.

- Landover, MD, USA

problem #8

Feb 102000

Taurus

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When braking consumer would hear a grinding and grumbling noise, this happened at 30,000 miles. Consumer felt that brakes were worn out. Took vehicle to dealer, and had top front and back brakes redone.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #7

Oct 231999

Taurus

  • miles
During bad weather conditions (rain mixed with snow) driver applied brakes & vehicle would not slow down, causing loss of control which resulted in ancollision. Upon impact, both airbags did no deploy which could have caused injury. Also, steering failure.

- Leetonia, OH, USA

problem #6

Oct 201999

(reported on)

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle drifts off to the right, and when applying the brakes the vehicle shimmies excessively. Dealer says steering column was malfunctioning. Problem still exists.

- Sallisaw, OK, USA

problem #5

Aug 181999

Taurus

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving at a speed of 25 mph and upon applying the brakes, they failed, causing consumer to rear end the vehicle in front. This accident occurred in dry weather conditions.

- Los Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Nov 011998

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On two occasins vehicle experienced anti-lock system failure ccausing grinding.

- Los Angele, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 011998

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS brakes failed.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 051998

Taurus

  • miles
Rotors failed and wiring assembly for ABS failed causing brake failure.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 011998

Taurus

  • miles
While drving vehicle about 50 mph and when consumer stepped on the brake pedal to stop vehicle the brakes did not work properly, and the tires would shake or vibrate. The rotors were replaced twice, but still experienced the same problem. Dealer was contacted.

- Lake Wales, FL, USA

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