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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,667 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Ford Taurus seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 272007


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that he was riding in the vehicle as a passenger in the front seat when the vehicle was involved in a crash. The passenger's front seat belt buckle attaching stud failed and he was not properly restrained during the crash and sustained unknown injuries. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 98V198000 (seat belts: Front: Anchorage) that was issued in 1998 but he as unable to confirm if the vehicle was included in the recall. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000 and the current was unknown.

- Portland , OR, USA

problem #2

Nov 302001


  • miles
The left rear seatbelt became stuck and could not be released or used, the consumer believed this to be an unusual failure since the rear seats are rarely occupied, it took two visits to repair the defect at a considerable cost to the consumer, soon after this repair the right rear seatbelt became stuck and could not be used. Nlm

- Lafayette, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 122001

(reported on)


  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Fulton, MO, USA

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