Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,494 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.

2008 Ford Taurus engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 182008


  • 30,988 miles


Usaa fleet vehicle caught fire while in normal operation on a downtown street in ga.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

May 242008

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
This incident occurred in a rented 2008 Ford Taurus. I left a restaurant, drove a very short distance to my hotel, pulled into a parking space, began applying the brake and the engine surged uncontrollably. No matter how I braked, I could not stop it. It tore out a small tree and lodged into the wall of the hotel.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

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