Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,130 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 082007

Taurus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford Taurus. The vehicle jerked forward and a loud noisewas produced when in the idle position. The check engine light illuminated intermittently. After three visits to a repair shop a sensor was replaced. The contact has the repair orders for the vehicle. The current and failure mileage were 77000.

- Bakersville, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 252005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,261 miles
The consumer had a 2004 Ford Taurus that was purchased on 4/1/05. On 6/25/05, 10 minutes after the oil was changed the vehicle caught on fire down the road from the dealer. The insurance investigator said the fire started because the dealer didn't put the oil cap back on properly.

- Gary, IN, USA

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