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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,667 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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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 152009

Taurus

  • 99,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. While driving approximately 65 mph on normal road conditions, the cruise control failed to activate. The brake lights also remained on when the vehicle was in operation and stationary. The failures occurred intermittently. NHTSA campaign id number 04V106000, exterior lighting:brake lights, switch is related to the failure; however, the VIN was excluded from the recall. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 99,000 and the current mileage was 99,900.

- Weston , WI, USA

problem #8

Aug 232009

Taurus

  • 125,000 miles
When hot (ambient temperature), car will not shift into gear from "park" upon starting engine. Brake lights will not operate - same as NHTSA recall 04V106000. I have almost been "rear-ended" twice during last month. Ford advises that my VIN not subject to recall, but safety problem exists.

- Maumelle, AR, USA

problem #7

Nov 052007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the brake lights remained illuminated even after the vehicle had been turned off. The dealer stated that the booster and deactivation switch failed. The dealer and manufacturer stated that her VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 04V106000 (exterior lighting: Brake lights: Switch). The current and failure mileages were 150,000.

- Hertford, NC, USA

problem #6

Mar 112007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Taurus. The brake light stayed lit when the engine was off. The Ford dealer replaced the stop lamp switch harness. The contact stated that recall#04V106000 was issued for the same failure. However, the manufacturer stated that it did not include this vehicle due to the VIN. The contact has the repair invoice. The current and failure mileage were 66,000. Update 4/23/07 the tensioner and belt was replaced

- Minot, ND, USA

problem #5

Aug 142006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle did not shift out of park and the brake lights were inoperable. The vehicle was not inspected by a repair shop. There was a NHTSA recall, # 04V106000, regarding the brake light switch. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Gallatin, TN, USA

problem #4

Aug 052003

Taurus 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer is requesting reimbursment for brake light repairs performed and paid for out of pocket. Recall#04V106000

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 012004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • miles

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

The dealership didn't perform recall repair on vehicle. Safety recall# 04V106000.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 022004

Taurus

  • miles
Consumer was charged $189 by the dealership to have the stop lamp switch installed. This occurred when the vehicle was taken to the dealership to have the brake light recall 04V106000 repairs performed.

- Albion, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 012003

Taurus

  • miles
NHTSA recall 01-V-078-000: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals. If the grease from the adjustable pedal assembly enters the stop lamp switch, it can contaminate the contacts leading to carbon build up, and potentially, a short circuit. Consumer had the same problem, and dealer admitted switch was the problem.

- Yorkville, NY, USA

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