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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 152004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While placing the key inside of the ignition switch it failed to turn or and start. The consumer was not able to start or turn the steering wheel. The consumer will contact the dealer in the morning for an appointment to bring it in for inspection and repair. Please fill in additional information.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 062000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When putting key into the ignition vehicle did not start. Had to be towed to dealer. Dealer has seen several vehicles for same problem, and cannot find solution.

- Mulberry, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 011999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When turning the key in ignition vehicle does not start. Dealer has seen vehicle several times, but cannot find the problem.

- Mulberry, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 041999


  • miles
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

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