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7.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,596 miles

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1998 Ford Taurus miscellaneous problems

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #12

Aug 022005

(reported on)

Taurus 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Consumer requesting information regarding 1999 Ford Taurus.

- Monroe, MI, USA

problem #11

Aug 152001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,150 miles
Brakes: Front brake rotors continue to warp in short amount of time. Since purchasing vehicle on 26 Feb 99, with 14622 miles on it, I have had to replace the front brake disc rotors 3 times and also haved them turned (cut) 3 times. This time (August 03) I have had them done by a mechanic. At least 40% of the mileage that I have placed on the vehicle has been highway mileage. Other: Vehicle day time running lights control module is faulty. This happened aprox. 2 years ago. Shortly after receiving the vehicle from dealer, which was delivered do to a recall, my daytime running lights became very dime and were of no basic use. Upon returning the vehicle to the dealer, it was first stated that my vehicle did not have dytime running lights, once this problem was fixed, they then identified the problem to some elctronic control module. Do to the cost, aprox $250, I chose not to have it fixed.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #10

Apr 252002

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission was not shifting smoothly, engine check light came on, Ford dealership determined it was low transmission pressure error code. They removed the transmission, found it had failed and replaced it. The extended warranty covered most, not all, of the cost, but a transmission should not shell out after only 49,000 miles on a well-maintained car. I don't think the Ford engineers have a good matchup of computer and transmission here, it seems to search for gears too often and hesitate during downshifts. I especially hate the way the computer kicks up the idle to simulate a free-wheel sprag that better automatics use. This causes the car to coast up to dangerous speeds on long downhill stretches - I have had the cruise set under 60, but the car hit 80 without any help from me - this is on hills that no other car I drive gain more than 5 miles-an-hour.

- Camp Hill, PA, USA

problem #9

Apr 202001

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Engine lights come on and stay on all day. Had vehicle diagnosed by several dealers, and they all concluded that there was a problem with transmission.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #8

Jan 272002

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
A friend owns a Ford Taurus and is having the same problem hers is a 1997. No safety defec T listed.

- Stanardsville, VA, USA

problem #7

Dec 152001

Taurus

  • miles
Remote key does not work. Consumer not able to unlock or lock vehicles doors. Also, alarm does not sound when entering vehicle.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #6

Apr 052001

Taurus

  • miles

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

Engine light will come on, and speedometer and odometer fail to function while vehicle is in operation. Dealership has examined vehicle, and could not reproduce problem. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Gloucester, MA, USA

problem #5

Aug 282000

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
No summary

- Norfolk, MA, USA

problem #4

Mar 202000

Taurus

  • miles
Engine check light has come on everytime I start my care since I purchased it. Notified dealership but because the light would go out they overlooked it.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #3

Mar 202000

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
V6 engine head gasket cracked, causing an engine fire while vehicle was in use. Prior to this incident, consumer had complained about engine check light coming on. But, dealer did not detect a defect.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 261998

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
Unspecified.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Jun 021998

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
No failure specified.

- Cochran, GA, USA

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