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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,332 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.

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2005 Ford Taurus body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #6

May 092011


  • 75,000 miles


I have a 2005 Ford Taurus. Whenever there is moderate to heavy rainfall, water leaks into the passenger side under the dash, soaking the floor and the blower motor will not work. While driving the windshield fogs over and I cannot get the blower to turn on, causing visibility issues while driving on the road. This is happening to a lot of people, this should be investigated and a recall issued.

- St. Clair Shores, MI, USA

problem #5

Jan 102010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 89,542 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. She stated that water was leaking into the vehicle on the passenger side of the front windshield. The dealer stated that she would need a rain cap extension installed on the vehicle to correct the failure. There were no recalls related to the failure. The current and failure mileages were under 89,542. Updated 3/17/10 updated 06/17/10

- Morgantown, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 062009


  • 53,450 miles
The paint is bubbling and peeling on the roof, front bumper and the rear bumper.

- Springdale, AR, USA

problem #3

Dec 212007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


After it rains, the passenger side floorboard is soaked. There is also rust on the metal parts in the glove box as well as drip stains. I have reported this several times to the dealer since I purchased the car and was told it is just moisture causing the rust (such a lie). They said the smell in the vents was caused by a small build up of water in the air vent reservoir. I have only 17,000 miles on my 2005 Taurus (which I purchased in September, 2006 with only 247 miles on it) but the manufacturers warranty just expired this month. I do have a 6 year extended warranty. I called the dealership where I purchased the car and was treated very rudely by the service manager. He said I would have to pay $100 to "investigate" the problem and that it is most likely not under warranty. This problem seems to be occurring in many Sable and Taurus cars yet Ford has not recalled this problem. It seems to be a major problem in these Ford vehicles and Ford should take responsibility for this and fix it at their cost. How quick they are to take my money to buy the car and the extended warranty yet they will not fix nor acknowledge publicly this problem (which they created). Please investigate and tell Ford to do a recall.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 132006

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
From the date of purchase until current the vehicle was brought into the service department at the fold dealership in regards to a noise radiating from the right front dash area. 8/4/06 mileage 6,958. Action taken: Service attempted to fix noise in dashboard by placing a piece of foam between the dashboard and windshield. 8/8/06 mileage 7,001. It was 8/8/06. Vehicle taken in for noise in right side of dashboard. Foam is showing and this was at least my fourth trip in for this problem. Action taken: Replaced right a trim, checked pillar weld. Windshield stress crack. Removed air bag. Inspected and sent to body shop for weld work. 8/30/06 action taken: Removed upper dash and garnish trim, repaired weld broken. 9/1/06 returned to landers body shop to pick up vehicle. This same day, at 3:30 pm when the temperature was warmer outside when I left my office the noise was still there. I drove down to landers auto body and gary patterson and a woman named karen both went for test drives with me. Neither said they could hear the noise, even though I could. They stated all they could hear was road noise. I mentioned that joey in the service dept. Had heard the noise on previous visits. They sent me over to service and joey went for a test drive with me and joey did hear the noise. 9/12/06 - met with Ford zone representative and took car for test drive to duplicate problem. Was told that the a pillar has "no safety impact" when I expressed I was concerned about the welding that had to be done on my vehicle. The windshield had stress fractures in it and they welded at least three different locations. I have an open case with Ford in regards to the repairs. My inquire is about any safety issues that could be involved with the a pillar not being correctly welded. The problem has not been resolved and am currently waiting for a response from Ford.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #1

Jan 252005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Ford Taurus shocked the consumer everytime he exited either side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who applied a wax coating to keep this from happening. The wax application did not help so the dealer told the consumer to spray the vehicle with static guard. The seat were sprayed several times with static guard but this did not help. The dealer did not keep record of any service dates. The manufacturer was then contacted who then contacted the local dealer. They did start a case as of 5/4/05 (case no. 5edn4008) and stated there was nothing that could be done about it. The consumer is concerned health issues.

- Rocky Mount, NC, USA

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