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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,208 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.

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1998 Ford Taurus steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 032012

Taurus

  • 210,245 miles

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

When I was turning a corner my car started to shimmy like it had a flat tire I got out to check only to find there isnt a flat tire and that my rack and pinion is gone bad on the passenger side of my car I just replaced the same part on the other side a year ago everytime the alignment goes out the rack and pinion goes bad!

- Soda Springs , ID, USA

problem #5

Jul 092003

Taurus

  • 43,000 miles
When the vehicle is driven at high speeds, the steering becomes very stiff. This problem has occurred three times since owning the vehicle.

- Harrisonburg, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 012002

Taurus

  • miles
While making a turn on the highway the vehicle steering column locks up. The dealership is aware of the problem.

- Berkeley Spring, WV, USA

problem #3

Nov 231999

Taurus

  • miles

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

Steering groans in the am or after a long trip. System lacks boost. Dealer installed ps service kit. Net result noisy system and numerous additional failures.

- Woburn, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 231999

Taurus

  • miles
During bad weather conditions (rain mixed with snow) driver applied brakes & vehicle would not slow down, causing loss of control which resulted in ancollision. Upon impact, both airbags did no deploy which could have caused injury. Also, steering failure.

- Leetonia, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 081998

Taurus

  • miles
Consumer experiencing problem with steering; vehicle always steers to the left. Consumer took vehicle to a repair shop, and learned the vehicle was without a front camber/caster. Consumer informed dealer/manufacturer of this problem, and they informed consumer because vehicle's warranty expired they are not responsible. Consumer would like to know how can they be held responsible for vehicle not having the front camber/caster parts.

- Manchester, CT, USA

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