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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,000 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.

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2005 Ford Taurus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

May 092008


  • 43,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. The contact plugged an air pump into the cigarette lighter of the vehicle and the wiring underneath the dashboard caught fire. By the time the fire department arrived, the fire had extinguished itself. The vehicle has not been inspected by the dealer; therefore, he does not know the cause of the failure. Currently, the engine does not start. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 43,000.

- Saint Joseph, MO, USA

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