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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,861 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 022010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that when it would rain, water would accumulate on the front passenger side floorboard. There was no visible damage to the seals of the windshield yet, the contact stated that water was entering the vehicle from the windshield. The dealer advised that there was a recall for the 2002-2003 models (NHTSA campaign id number: 03V087000-visibility: Windshield) but not for his particular year vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 63,000. Updated 01/11/2011 the consumer stated water also dripped on the blower motor which could cause a possible fire. Updated 03/02/11

- Miland, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 212008


  • 53,443 miles
I bought the car in May 2008 from lasco Ford in fenton mi. I started to notice when it rained hard or I went through the car wash the passenger side floor was wet in the front seat area. I didn't notice it right away until a bag I had on the floor got soaked. I looked up the problem through google and got a blog of Taurus owners with the same problem. There was a recall of 2002-2003 tauruses for the same problem and I have a 2004. The recall number is 03V087000 and also a technical service bulletin for my model year 2004 with the number 031506 and NHTSA number 10011149. There is another complaint filed under number 10184414. Ford knew of this problem and I think Ford should correct it. They replaced cowl top trim and installed a water shield on the fresh air inlet. I don't know if this will work or not. The service manager darren stated it had separated from the windshield.

- Davison, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 282006


  • miles
Water leaking on passenger side windshield causing failure of defogger blower fan. Was not covered by bumper to bumper extended warranty because this is a known existing problem.

- Stow, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012006

Taurus 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
The contact stated water was leaking inside the vehicle on the passenger's side. The gaskets that hold the windshield were severed. The manufacturer has been contacted. Updated 2/7/2006 -

- Winters , CA, USA

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