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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 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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2008 Ford Taurus body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


A right side license plate light burned out. There is a left lamp, also. I noticed it when I walked around the vehicle for a gasoline refill. There is no dash board prompt for this lamp burn out. When I went to replace the lamp a couple days later, I noticed rust spots between a plastic trim piece and the trunk lid. I monitor the license lamps now. I have not had a license lamp burn out until I noticed the rust on the metal panel. I question the coincidence of the lamp burn out and the rust. A possible short.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 182012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Paint on my 2008 Ford Taurus limited is peeling off in chunks and bubbling up in other spots. Both rear wheel areas, spoiler and probably more yet to be discovered. I have visited our local Ford dealership in 2012 and 2013 and I am being told there is nothing that can be done to correct this issue. I have also contacted Ford on multiple occasions and was told this issue was outside of warranty period. Understand this is a Ford issue. They are selling an inferior product that needs to be rectified. So we spend 20-30K on a car to have it look nice for a few years and then must pay someone to repaint the entire car or fix the area's bubbling" how should the consumer be held accountable for an issue that happened in the factory" at this point Ford needs to step up to the plate and take ownership of issues in there paint plants....after this experience I will never purchase another Ford vehicle.

- Saugatuck, MI, USA

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