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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,875 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Ford Taurus steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 152014

Taurus

  • 133,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, the steering wheel veered to the left. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000.

- Tar Heel, NC, USA

problem #3

Aug 012011

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2008 Ford Taurus. Consumer states steering gear rack and pinion locked up.

- Hurt, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 022011

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,500 miles
2008 Ford Taurus. Steering failure while making a right turn. The consumer stated the problem turned out to be a rack and pinion failure.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 062010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Taurus. While driving approximately 5 mph the steering wheel became very stiff then it would not turn at all. The vehicle was shut off and upon restart the steering wheel functioned normally; however, it became difficult to turn at low speeds. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that it was a known failure but he would have to pay for the repair cost. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the power steering gear. The failure had not recurred. The failure mileage was 41,000 and the current mileage was 42,814. Updated 8/24/10 the repair shop replaced the rack and pinion. Updated 08/26/10

- Gladwin, MI, USA

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