Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
181,289 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1998 Ford Taurus electrical problems

electrical problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Ford Taurus:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

May 062015

Taurus SE 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 234,578 miles


Due to the door ajar light staying on the dome light also stays. This has caused the battery to run down a couple of times.

- , Surrey, BC, Canada

problem #1

Jan 012008

Taurus SE 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles

Another problem with this car is the CABIN LIGHT. It doesn't go off automatically. Sometimes it takes 5-10 minutes for it to go off after you've had a door ajar. After careful inspection I realized that the "Door Ajar" light is also on, which is resulting in the cabin light to stay on. Probably another sensor. So I just removed the center auto bulb, to prevent battery from draining, and use the manual ceiling lights.

- , Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Not what you are looking for?