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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,667 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.

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.

2004 Ford Taurus accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 012008


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked in below freezing temperatures, the driver's side door would not close. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for a diagnosis of the failure or repairs. The manufacturer was contacted but provided no assistance. The contact stated that the failure would occur intermittently in extremely cold temperatures. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 100,000. Updated 02/08/11 updated 03/03/11

- West Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #2

Dec 152006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
In cold weather, the side door latch mechanisms sometimes freeze and do not return to the latch position when the door is closed. The doors can open while the vehicle is moving. This is similar to tsb# 05224 and NHTSA# 10018738 but is occuring in a 2004 Ford Taurus. The other incidents apply to Ford five hundred, freestyle, and Mercury montego models.

- Big Rapids, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 012004

Taurus 6-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle only has one lock which is located on the driver's side door. The consumer feels this is a safety hazard.

- Bellwood, IL, USA

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