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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
30 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
25 / 1
Average Mileage:
8,265 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #14

Oct 231999

Taurus

  • miles

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

During bad weather conditions (rain mixed with snow) driver applied brakes & vehicle would not slow down, causing loss of control which resulted in ancollision. Upon impact, both airbags did no deploy which could have caused injury. Also, steering failure.

- Leetonia, OH, USA

problem #13

Oct 231999

Taurus

  • miles
During bad weather conditions (rain mixed with snow) driver applied brakes & vehicle would not slow down, causing loss of control which resulted in ancollision. Upon impact, both airbags did no deploy which could have caused injury. Also, steering failure.

- Leetonia, OH, USA

problem #12

Jul 201999

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 40 mph stopped for sign, and while crossing over, going West, the hood bent, windshield broke and front left wheel broke from the frame, and the consumer hit the steering wheel hard, and the air bags didn't deploy.

- Salt Lake, UT, USA

problem #11

Sep 201999

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles

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

Consumer was involved in a 40 mph frontal collision in which the driver's and passenger's air bgas did not deploy.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 201999

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a 40 mph frontal collision in which the driver's and passenger's air bgas did not deploy.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #9

Jul 211999

Taurus

  • miles
Consumer's wife was involved in a front end collision, and the air bags did not deploy, consumer's wife sustained injuries.

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #8

Jul 211999

Taurus

  • miles

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

Consumer's wife was involved in a front end collision, and the air bags did not deploy, consumer's wife sustained injuries.

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #7

Jun 041999

Taurus

  • miles
Passenger's side air bag deployed unexpectedly, causing the vehicle not to respond to any of its function. Also, brakes and transmission shifter failed; and key was stuck in the ignition, causing the vehicle to coast into a tree and then flip over. Dealer has been contacted.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #6

Jun 041999

Taurus

  • miles
Passenger's side air bag deployed unexpectedly, causing the vehicle not to respond to any of its function. Also, brakes and transmission shifter failed; and key was stuck in the ignition, causing the vehicle to coast into a tree and then flip over. Dealer has been contacted.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #5

Dec 261998

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Was driving vehicle & slid on patch of ice & hit a curb. Both air bags deployed. No injuries. The lower control arm was damaged.

- Lancaster, NY, USA

problem #4

Apr 231999

Taurus

  • miles

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

Low speed brush with right front wheel caused air bag deployment with such force that right side windshield was shattered. Passenger front seat unoccupied.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #3

Mar 291999

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
Upon traveling at 50 mph ran over a fence and hit a tree, the air bags did not deploy. Also there was a hole in the fender. Dealer had not been contacted.

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 211998

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's wife was in involved in an accident which totaled the vehicle. Vehicle was struck on the driver's side front headlight, caused the vehicle to spin around and push the rear trunk lid into the vehicle, which struck the consumer's wife vehicle. Both air bags did not deploy. Dealer notified.

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 211998

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's wife was in involved in an accident which totaled the vehicle. Vehicle was struck on the driver's side front headlight, caused the vehicle to spin around and push the rear trunk lid into the vehicle, which struck the consumer's wife vehicle. Both air bags did not deploy. Dealer notified.

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

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