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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,641 miles

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1998 Ford Taurus transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #7

Aug 302000

Taurus

  • miles

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

2-year old vehicle with major transmission problems. Per independent repair shop, problem was a factory defect--only explanation. I will proceed to place a complaint with Ford Motor Company requesting reimbursement in full!

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #6

Jun 102000

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When consumer traveled on the highway rpms registered as high as 4. then, rpms went back down to zero when consumer shut the vehicle off. Also, consumer noticed a loud noise underneath the engine when shifting gears. Noise sounded like something was going to drop from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle accelerated as high as 4000 RPM's when in park. It appears that the transmission or the engine falling out. The vehicle is still under warranty but can't be fixed.

- Jerome, ID, USA

problem #5

Dec 111999

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
To, whom it my concern. I bought a brand new Ford Taurus in 1998 with in the first two years of owning the car we've had new rotors put on the car twice this wil be the third time it will be going into the shop for front brakes. Each time I go they tell me that (the are just warped and we will replace them for you at no charge ). but, after having the car back for a couple of week the same sever shuttering happens. This has been and on going problem from the start. The brakes on this car are not capable of handling the weight of the car. The second concern is the way the car S trans is shifting, also leaks. In 99 I had a Ford shop look at the trans. They said the speed sensor was leaking they replaced it free of charge but, when the car shifts gears aruond a corner at idle or coasting and I go to step into the gas it like its in neutal this makes me feel as if I'm not in control of the car. Just a note I love Ford but, I've not had any luck in fixing any of these probles. Thanks sincerly james quinn.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #4

Nov 191999

Taurus

  • miles

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

Vibration in the engine area due to broken transmission mount.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 011999

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is stalling and the RPM valves are going up. Ehicle kicks into gear and shifts very hard.

- Howard, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 181998

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer experiencing transmission problem ; whenever vehicle is coasting and needs to accelerate, vehicle would hesitate before acceleratio. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that transmission / onboard computer was not programming incorrectly. Dealer put in another transmission, but problem still occurs. Dealer informed consumer nothing could be done.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 011998

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle at first wouldn't shift into gear. Stepped on the brakes and downshifting, it jerked. The dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Massillon, OH, USA

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