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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,743 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 232010


  • 19,320 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Taurus. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic for routine maintenance after hearing a loud noise coming from the rear brakes. The mechanic informed her that the calipers would not close and the pistons would not compress the brakes shoes in order to stop the vehicle. The dealer was called and informed her that was normal wear and tear on the brakes and that there was no other assistance offered. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was repaired by the mechanic. The failure mileage was 19,320.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 092009


  • 2,328 miles
I purchase a new 2008 Ford Taurus July 2009.. when applying the brake the steering wheel begin to vibrate. The car had only 2328 miles..found excessive front brake rotor runout. Resurfaced both front brake rotors. Eight months later back again with the same problem. Resurfaced the same rotors again. These rotor must have a defect.

- Wendell, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 212010


  • 45,323 miles
My 2008 Ford Taurus has a problem with the brakes. I have replaced the pads twice. The last time was on 4/21/10. That was when I noticed that it was smoking after I drove from work. Which is 17 miles from my house. A employee at auto store asked me if used the parking brake often. I said yes he told me to stop. The brake problem stopped also. The brakes were only going bad on one side. The back right. I could smell them burning and I did not know what it was. Now I am waiting to see if happens again I feel like the parking brake was the problem. But why I do not know.

- Wendell, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 162009


  • 20,000 miles
2008 Ford Taurus with 20250 miles has excessive brake drag, causing deep groves worn into the rotors. When I apply the brakes they make a grinding noise and they are rubbing as I drive down the road, thus the calipers are not releasing all the way. It is obvious the rotors are too soft. At 16500 I complained to szott Ford in holly Michigan and they wanted to charge me $139 to turn one rotor! I asked if the brake pads were worn they said no, I had dirt in the calipers" now three of my rotors are worn. I know this was a problem on the Ford 500. Why is this not covered"

- Oxford, MI, USA

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