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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,627 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.

2005 Ford Taurus seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 022010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 53,824 miles


Safety restraint system failure in 2005 Ford Taurus front crash sensor failure at 54,000 miles. Is a common failure seems due to salt corrosion in North East. Disables air bag function. No accident or deployment in this case. It is not good design that there are many failures of this in Taurus's.

- Camillus, NY, USA

problem #6

Jul 072009


  • 44,362 miles
1. was backing up from a parking space and the airbag in steering wheel just went off. Did not hit anything. First time it happened. 2. contusion of face, scalp, and neck except eyes, contusion of hand and arm, hypertension. 3. took the vehicle to the local Ford dealer, Ford Motor Company requested the module be sent to them before they would replace the airbags. To this date Ford has not fixed the vehicle or given any reason why this happened. We feel the vehicle is not safe to drive and even if they repair it we will still not feel safe driving for fear of airbag coming out and hurting us again without any impact.

- Pierceton, IN, USA

problem #5

Jul 192008


  • 60,000 miles
I was involved in a front end collision on the kenai spur hwy. The airbags did not deploy.

- Kenai, AK, USA

problem #4

Feb 062007

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles


- while driving the 2005 Ford Taurus at 20-25 mph in icy conditions the contact's vehicle crashed on the front driver's side of the vehicle into a wall attempting to miss striking a second vehicle who had braked suddenly. After the vehicle struck the wall it continued to slide out of control and struck a third vehicle head on about 20 yards away, which was stationary because it was involved in another crash. The driver's side airbag did not deploy. Although the contact was wearing a seat belt, he was not sure if the pretensioner deployed. The vehicle sustained severe front end damage and was not operational. The contact was taken to the hospital with bruising. The contact has pictures and will receive the police report. The failure mileage and current were both 89000.

- Justice, IL, USA

problem #3

Nov 272005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,200 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle was involved in a crash and the passenger side air bag did not deploy. The vehicle was impacted in the front end on the driver's side. The passenger suffered injuries to the sternum and head area. The passengers in the vehicle were all wearing safety restraints which prohibited any further injuries. The police were at the scene and filed a written report. The vehicle was inspected by the insurance company and deemed totaled.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 222005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated a garbage truck pulled out in front of the contact's son's vehicle causing a rear end collision at 50 mph. Upon impact, the air bags did not deploy. All occupants were wearing seat belts. The contact hit the steering wheel and sustained minor injuries. The vehicle was totaled, and a police report was a taken. There has been no inspection to determine why the airbags did not deploy. Updated 3/3/2006 -

- Ponchatuoula, LA, USA

problem #1

Aug 152005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
The contact states there was a popping noise in the steering when turning. The dealership could not find where the noise was coming from. However the suspension worked erratically. There was a tear where the passenger's side airbag was located, and the light indicates it was off. The dealership was unaware that there was a tear under the airbag and why it happened. Also, they did not check to see if there was an airbag in the vehicle.

- Henderson, NC, USA

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