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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,333 miles

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2005 Ford Taurus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 162008


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the instrument panel indicators constantly flash. In addition, the speedometer and tachometer work intermittently, and the vehicle starts intermittently. The dealer diagnosed the vehicle and they stated that the computer needed to be replaced. The current mileage was 50,000 and failure mileage was 45,000.

- Monticello, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 292008


  • 130,000 miles
An electrical fire started in the dashboard to the left of the steering wheel in my 2005 Ford Taurus car on Monday September 29, 2008 at 6:30am. Within 5 minutes of smelling the smoke my entire car burned to the ground. I complained to Ford about this happening and they were not willing to do anything. They do not stand behind their vehicles at all. The worst part is that I still have 12 months of payments on the car and they still want their money. Ford vehicles are so out of favor with the public that the insurance company is only offering me $8000 for the car and I paid $30,000 in 2005 for it. This leaves me with insufficient funds to buy another 2005 full size sedan. Ford has indicated that I did not miss any recalls. I am not sure if there are others out there with similar complaints...

- Georgetown, 00, USA

problem #1

May 152008

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Taurus. Whenever the contact attempts to use the cigarette lighter, she can hear the fuses popping under the dashboard of the vehicle. The contact did not notice any difference in the vehicle prior to the failure. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current mileage was 61,405 and failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 09/10/08. Updated 09/11/08,

- Coal City, WV, USA

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