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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,333 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles


Gear shifter does not line up correctly when in any gear. Ajar door light and inside dome light stay on and the driverside door will not lock when this happens. Also, when getting in or out of the car each passanger gets shocked if you touch one another or the doors. This has been happening for about 3 months now. This happens on a regular bases.

- Landover , MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 102002


  • miles
Consumer states that while driving the lights under the dashboard will stay on and the consumer is unable to turn off the lights unless vehicle is shut off. Dealer notified.

- Madison, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 122001


  • miles
Vehicle can be in drive and moving, or in park and sitting still, the engine will begin to hesitate after running for 10-15 minutes. The dashboard instruments get extremely hot, the lighting will dim on its own. All electronics (I.e. radio, air conditioning etc...) will fail. The car will then cut off without warning. Vehicle also lunges forward if in park or stopped while in drive, if it has been running for 10-15 minutes or more.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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