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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,286 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Ford Taurus brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #14

Jul 262002

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

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

While driving approximately 30mph on exit ramp brakes failed completely, resulting in an accident. Vehicle was checked by dealer, who stated that brakes were fine. Consumer was scared to drive vehicle.

- W. Springfield, MA, USA

problem #13

Sep 062001

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
The brakes failed and was fixed but the problem continued.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #12

Sep 062001

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
The brakes failed and was fixed but the problem continued.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 132001

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles

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

While traveling notice brakes were spongy when depressing brakes to slow vehicle down, but vehicle countined to S travel. Consumer put vehicle in park mode, and turned engine off, and vehicle still traveled. Consumer stated that acclerator was stuck.

- Rockford, MI, USA

problem #10

Jun 012001

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
When applying brakes pedal went to the floor, causing extended stopping distance.

- Kenmore, WA, USA

problem #9

Apr 162001

(reported on)

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has no compression braking, it freewheels on downhill grades by as much as 25mph. This is very dangerous and will lead to premature brake replacement.

- Vermilion, OH, USA

problem #8

Jan 012001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving vehicle speeds up and cannot slow down when pressing down on brakes. This may cause a crash. Took vehicle to dealer, but dealer could not determine cause. The left front drive wheel makes roaring noise. The vehicle also trys to pull off when braking to stop. The dealer neither can fix it nor take the vehicle back.

- Eden, NC, USA

problem #7

Mar 012000

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake failure caused the vehicle to roll through the intersection resulting in accident.

- Philadelph, PA, USA

problem #6

Oct 181999

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear brakes worn out and rotors needed turning causing noise, also all tires needed replacement.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 111999

Taurus

  • miles
The day before the accdeints, the gas padal were sticking, and started to slide. On the day of the accdeint I wer on my way to the dealer and a car cross over very close to I and I turn to involed hit it and sidle againsted a little crub, my right side tire barely touch the crub.ans less that a second the air bags went out than 30 secondlater the secind bag came out. This shouldn't had happen.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Jun 041999

Taurus

  • miles

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

Passenger's side air bag deployed unexpectedly, causing the vehicle not to respond to any of its function. Also, brakes and transmission shifter failed; and key was stuck in the ignition, causing the vehicle to coast into a tree and then flip over. Dealer has been contacted.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

May 011998

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the brake pedal is pushed there are no brakes. Extended stopping distance occurs. Dealer 4 times contacted, and stated to wait until the next failure to check. Problem still exists. No remedy to repair..et.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

May 271998

Taurus

  • miles
Brakes failed.

- Kanata, Ontario, CD, USA

problem #1

Nov 051998

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
While driving had to make a sudden stop by depressing the brake pedal to the floorboard, the vehicle continued to travel, resulting in an accident.

- Weston, FL, USA

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