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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,159 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.

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #8

Sep 081998

Taurus

  • miles

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

Excessive use of brakes required when cruise control is in use, picks up speed when going over bumps.

- Shrewsbury, PA, USA

problem #7

Aug 301998

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle consumer commenced to slow down by applying brakes, vehicle suddenly accelerated out of control for unknown reason. Vehicle taken to dealer and problem cannot be duplicated at this time.

- Coral Gables, FL, USA

problem #6

Nov 301998

Taurus

  • miles
Since new, vehicle fails to decelerate immediately when foot removed from accelerator. Will also accelerate going downhill with cruise on.

- Rhinebeck, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 011998

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving and took foot off the gas pedal, the vehicle kept going and did not reduce speed, which may have been a problem with the throttle system. There is a tsb bulletin saying it is normal condition.

- Sheffield, OH, USA

problem #4

Oct 191998

(reported on)

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle accelerates on its own while going downhill.

- Delta, CO, USA

problem #3

Sep 231998

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
Erratic operation of cruise control allows the vehicle th accelerate 10-15 mile over the setting while the overdrive is on. When overdrive is turned off cruise control maintains setting.

- Troy, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 171998

(reported on)

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle does not decelerate immediately when the gas pedal is released.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 221998

(reported on)

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cruise control loses control when going down inclines.

- Traverse C, MI, USA

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