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:
34,667 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 312009


  • 54,000 miles


Tubing to windshield washers broke. This soaked the hood insulation blanket and dripped on to the manifold. The washer fluid burst into flame burning the hood blanket and paint on the hood. Had gardenhose nearby and was able to limit damage. Only indication of problem was lack of spray on windshield. Filled bottle with fluid and shut hood to operate system. Smoke from under hood and through ac vents alerted me to fire.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 012009


  • 50,000 miles
Filing complaint against Ford Motor Company defective engineering design of the blower motor mounting where rain and dampness gets into the blower destroying not only the blower motor but also the resistor. Replacement of these no longer functioning parts along with a rain kit to prevent future water damage was estimated at $583 plus tax. Upon calling Ford Motor Company was told that they were aware of complaints of this problem posted on the internet but not enough people have called Ford to complain and therefore it was, basically, my problem as it was not a safety issue. This is indeed a safety issue when there is now absolutely no ventilation system in this car whatsoever due to the defective design and the parts going out. Safety concern? you bet when you have no air ventilation system in your car are pushing close to 60 years old and drive in humid chicagoland. Ford Motor Company will have a real safety issue when I pass out or die while driving in there defective non-working - no ventilated car!

- Frankfort, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 122007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Water leaking into cabin, water leaking into blower motor housing.

- Hazel Green, AL, USA

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