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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,993 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Ford Taurus lights problems

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 012004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 167,959 miles

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

Both headlight lenses are clouded, discolored and have moisture on the inside. The headlight system is supposed to be a sealed unit. The consumer indicated that this problem causes poor visibility while driving at night.

- Ayden, NC, USA

problem #5

Mar 032001

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
The headlights on the 1998 Ford Taurus are extremely insufficient regarding the quantity and quality of illumination. This is a result of poor headlight reflector design. Other Taurus owners I have talked with expressed the same grave concern about the headlights. I've driven a 2000 Ford Focus, which did not exhibit the same problem. My previous car, a 1996 Ford Contour, had excellent headlights. The lights on the Taurus are easily "over driven" at any speed over 35 M.P.H. at night. This results in a dangerous situation for the Taurus driver and passengers. Can you investigate this problem? I believe that Ford should offer an improved replacement headlight for dealer retrofit to correct this very hazardous safety deficit.

- Philadelphia, MS, USA

problem #4

Oct 152000

Taurus

  • miles
Car came equiped with daytime running lights from factory. At this time the headlights will not go off unless I disconnect the battery. This problem has not effected the back lights in any way. They are controlled with the light switch, but not the head lights. Please advise.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 152000

Taurus

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

problem #2

May 271998

Taurus

  • miles
Daytime running lights flickering due to defective module.

- Kanata, Ontario, CD, USA

problem #1

Aug 131998

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
The headlights don't give enough visibility on the left and right sides of the vehicle. Dealer says they can't do anything. Consumer states that there is an object in the corner of the lenses that keeps the light from spreading out.

- Broadway, OH, USA

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