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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.

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #12

Oct 221999

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While starting vehicle and without warning the accelerator pedal stuck. Dealer has been notified about problem. This would be the 5th time that the mechanic had noted and documented that this will continue every 15 thousand miles. Consumer also stated that the problem is the way the throttle body is being made.

- Oak Harver, WA, USA

problem #11

Jul 132001

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
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

Mar 252001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is put into park gear engine will rev up to 3500 - 4000 rpms. Only way to stop this is to turn vehicle off. Also, when traveling down road at any given speed after he taking foot off accelerator, vehicle will accelerate suddenly. Brakes have to be pressed to slow vehicle down, happens randomly as well. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Florence, MS, USA

problem #9

May 242000

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle's speed did not decrease when gas pedal was released. Consumer said it was just like using cruise control.

- Oswego, NY, USA

problem #8

Aug 072000

(reported on)

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Accelerator hesitates to accelerate, jerks and sticks down.

- Fulton, NY, USA

problem #7

Feb 022000

Taurus

  • miles
Vehicle speed does not decrease after release of gas pedal. Vehicle maintains speed! cruise control is not activated. No engine braking occurs! this happens at any speed. Place trans in nuetral while in motion and the RPM increases afew hundred RPM the maintains RPM. Application of the brakes decreases RPM proportionatly to mph while in nuetral..dealer says " like it or not that is how it is".

- Saint Charles, IL, USA

problem #6

Jan 212000

(reported on)

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Brake pedal at rest is about 1/2 inch above the gas pedal. If driver puts his put to the right on the brake pedal, the toe of the shoe will also contact the accelerator pedal as the brake pedal is depressed.

- Eclectic, AL, USA

problem #5

Oct 091999

Taurus

  • miles
Accelerator stuck causing an accident. Driving into a parking garage, put the car in reverse because passed the key pad then forward, and vehicle just took off and struck another vehicle.

- E Hartford, CT, USA

problem #4

Jul 191999

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
The design of the brake and accelerator pedals are too close in proximity, causing accidental slipping onto pedals. Mjs

- Moriches, NY, USA

problem #3

May 251999

Taurus

  • miles
Accelerator pedal sticking while driving. Vehicle had been in the repair shop on two occasions, and problem still reoccurring.

- Howard, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 011998

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The design of the accelerator and brake pedals are too close together causing the driver to depress both while attempting to stop resulting in the vehicle lunging forward.

- Pittsboro, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 061998

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and pressing the gas pedal the vehicle won't accelerate which almost caused an accident. Cause unknown.

- Liverpool, PA, USA

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