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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
135,000 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 052014


  • 165,000 miles


On June 4, 2014 while driving at highway speed the engine and all power died on my 2004 Ford Taurus LX. All operation and gauges of the vehicle were operating as designed before the incident and there was no indication that a failure was imminent. After the engine died all steering and breaking became unresponsive almost to the point of being inoperable. The car was maneuvered to the shoulder without incident and towed to an auto-repair shop. The repair shop said the codes on the car indicated that the pats (passive anti-theft system) shut down the car as it thought it was being stolen. Speaking with Ford dealerships this is apparently a known issue.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 242012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
While driving the accelerator was racing so high, I turn off the engine then I start the engine it still racing.when I put in reverse then drive it stops racing it really scares me.

- Mckeesport, PA, USA

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