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3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,825 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 #4

May 062004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I own a 1998 Ford Taurus wagon. The rear seatbelts do not work. I can not get them to pull out at all. For that matter, I can not buckle my child in. Both sides are affected. The center buckle doesn't have an extracting belt so that is the only usable seat belt in the rear. I have to do something about this because I have to Transport children in car seats. The cover was removed in attempt to fix these and I am still unable to get them to work.

- Forestville, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 202004

(reported on)

Taurus 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The rear seat belt on the passenger side was inoperative and was stuck in the retractor.

- Huntington Station, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 232003

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,300 miles
Rear middle seat belt strap on 1998 Ford Taurus sedan was not secured by minor occupant while exiting vehicle. Belt was outside vehicle when vehicle started moving and was run over by vehicle rear tires causing rear wheel to lock and skid on public street.

- Stanton, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 242002

Taurus

  • miles
Consumer noticed the back system seat belts lap do not retract after releasing buckets. Dealer has been notified.

- Elaida, OH, USA

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