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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
30 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
25 / 1
Average Mileage:
8,265 miles

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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 1 of 2)

problem #34

Jul 061999

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Front air bags on 1998 Ford Taurus did not deploy in head on collision.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #33

Jun 012005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Consumer was driving through mcdonalds when brakes failed, and pedal went to the floor. Consumer looked out of car and saw brake fluid on ground. Consumer walked to garage, and was told brake line was bent which caused it to rust. Brake line was located on driver's side. Consumer was told brake line went from front tire to rear tire. When brake went out the air bag light came on. Light was yellow with picture of air bag deployed. Also, consumer noticed that dash in vehicle on driver's side was separating.

- Hatfield, KY, USA

problem #32

Feb 182005

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles
Consumer slid into a guard rail while traveling 20 mph in wet conditions. Consumer struck the guard rail with force head on, and air bags did not deploy.

- Utica, NY, USA

problem #31

Sep 242003

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles

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

Consumer stated while traveling 25 mph was involved in a three car crash, and consumer's vehicle air bags did not deploy.

- Belzoni, MS, USA

problem #30

Aug 202003

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles
While driving at 25/30 mph vehicle was in a head on collision. Upon impact, driver's side nor passenger's side air bags deployed, and seat belt didn't retract. Driver sustained slight injuries.

- Core, WV, USA

problem #29

Apr 252003

Taurus

  • miles
While driving 30 mph, the air bags deployed without impact.

- Yardley, PA, USA

problem #28

Apr 242003

Taurus

  • miles

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

The vehicle was involved in an accident, and the air bags failed to deploy.

- Yucca Valley, CA, USA

problem #27

Mar 042003

Taurus

  • 100,013 miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal accident, and the air bags failed to deploy, the driver was injured.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #26

Aug 042002

Taurus

  • miles
While traveling down a hill to avoid another vehicle consumer applied brakes and went into another vehicle. Upon impact, airbags didn't deploy. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #25

May 192002

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 35 to 40 mph on wet pavement, consumer hit a telephone pole and drivers airbag did not deploy until after consumers head hit windshield.driver was injured, and vehicle was totaled.

- New Oxford, PA, USA

problem #24

Nov 012001

Taurus

  • miles

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

While driving approximately 30 mph, both frontal air bags deployed unexpectedly. Driver was hit in the stomach and required surgery to correct internal injuries. Dealership has not examined vehicle to determine reason for unexpected deployment. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Humphrey, AR, USA

problem #23

Nov 192001

Taurus

  • miles
While driving, driver and passenger air bags deployed on their own. The air bag deployment caused injuries and broke the windshield. It also damaged the sunviser and mirror.

- Humphrey, AR, USA

problem #22

Jan 072002

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 30mph. Upon impact air bags did not deploy. One person was injured in the accident.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #21

Aug 161999

Taurus

  • miles
Frontal collision airbags did not deploy, both cars totaled.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #20

Jun 092001

Taurus

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision with a 1993 Ford, probe. At an impact of 45 mph, both air bags did not deploy. Dealer/manufacturer were not notified at this time. Provide any further information.

- New Medford, CT, USA

problem #19

Jun 162000

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While waiting to make a left turn another driver hit consumer at about 50 mph, and consumer's airbags did not deploy.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #18

Jun 212000

Taurus

  • miles
Although I have stated my vehicle was going at a low mph, the vehicle that hit my back passanger side was going at about 45 mph for impact, at which point my car was sent spinning around, and both airbags did not deploy. My car was still running when it came to a stop and I had to manually shut it off.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #17

Jan 032000

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No deployment of both airbags during head on impact at 35 mph, injuries due to failure.

- Arcadia, LA, USA

problem #16

Nov 161999

Taurus

  • miles
While driving 30mph & another vehicle entering from side road in front of Taurus, stopped. Driver of Taurus applied brakes quickly, but they failed and rearended vehicle in front. Upon impact with other vehicle, dual air bags failed to deploy. Driver suffered head & leg bruises.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #15

Nov 161999

Taurus

  • miles
While driving 30mph & another vehicle entering from side road in front of Taurus, stopped. Driver of Taurus applied brakes quickly, but they failed and rearended vehicle in front. Upon impact with other vehicle, dual air bags failed to deploy. Driver suffered head & leg bruises.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

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