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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
912 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 #8

Aug 202003

(reported on)

Taurus

  • miles

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

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 #7

Aug 072003

(reported on)

Taurus

  • 7,300 miles
The front passenger side seat belt was inoperable, due to a failure in the retractor mechanisms. Part is unavailable.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #6

Sep 202002

Taurus

  • miles
Consumer states that the both rear seatbelt will not retract. Please provide more info.

- Elida, OH, USA

problem #5

May 022001

Taurus

  • miles

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

Rear right seat belt is inoperative, unable to retrack belt from track position, to lock.

- Sutherlin, OR, USA

problem #4

Sep 011999

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front passengers seatbelt will not pull out.

- Lincoln, RI, USA

problem #3

Jan 072002

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was rearended while driving 30 mph seatbelt did not restrain consumer, and she hit her head on steering wheel. Consumer suffered neck and arm injuries. Vehicle has not been examined by dealer yet.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 102000

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger's side rear seat belt doesn't retract properly. Dealer has been contacted.

- Washington, WV, USA

problem #1

Jul 091998

Taurus

  • miles
Seat belt retractor on the drivers side won't retract at all times. It doesn't snap at all, there is no drag in the belt, dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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