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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 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 052002


  • miles


While driving steering column malfunctioned, causing loss of steering.

- Romulus, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at low speed and when making a left or right turn, steering wheel will lock up and power steering goes out. Consumer states when driving at a speed of 65 mph and slow to 10 mph to turn right or left the steering wheel locks up completely, dealer replaced the belts but did not fix the problem.

- Groton, SD, USA

problem #2

Oct 201999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle drifts off to the right, and when applying the brakes the vehicle shimmies excessively. Dealer says steering column was malfunctioning. Problem still exists.

- Sallisaw, OK, USA

problem #1

Jan 061999

(reported on)


  • miles
Steering wheel pulsation wwhen braking over 50mph 2 different dealers tried to fix the problem bought it back to Ford 7 times. Engine stopped when parallel parking brake light came on twice car is only 8 months

- Paterson, NJ, USA

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