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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Ford Taurus brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 071998

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles


While going to work both brakes lines on drivers side went bad after checking with mechanic. Was told both lines was rotted away. I do have to order parts from Ford. Which is going to cause me $265 to fix. My car has 49000 miles. No reason why brakes line fail not a old car always taken care of.

- Middle Island, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 012005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Consumer was driving through mcdonalds when brakes failed, and pedal went to the floor. Consumer looked out of car and saw brake fluid on ground. Consumer walked to garage, and was told brake line was bent which caused it to rust. Brake line was located on driver's side. Consumer was told brake line went from front tire to rear tire. When brake went out the air bag light came on. Light was yellow with picture of air bag deployed. Also, consumer noticed that dash in vehicle on driver's side was separating.

- Hatfield, KY, USA

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