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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,167 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.

2012 Ford Taurus body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 272015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Taurus. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:15V040000 (structure); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Orrville, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 312015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer to be serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15V040000 (structure). The dealer stated that the part was not available and refused to release the vehicle to the contact. The contact was informed that once the recall repair was performed, the vehicle was to be released. The contact felt that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- East Bridgewater, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012013


  • 6,500 miles
After about 6,000 miles we began to notice that the right hand side blis sensor and signal light indicating a vehicle is in the blind spot when no vehicle or other object are within the area. Often the light will remain on for several minutes. Additionally, occasionally started to give false warnings when no cross traffic was in the area. Now vehicles can be as close as five feet before the cross traffic alert will signal traffic. Upon original purchase the cta worked as described. Online official Ford documentation cites the blis will work only for vehicles and not people, infrastructure, bicycles, etc. Cross traffic alert will pick up vehicles approaching from 65 feet away but not when approaching vehicles are moving faster than 15 mph. and we've take the Taurus to the purchase dealer who keeps saying the system is working as seen by a tech walking behind the car effectively only testing the reverse sensor system but they will not test for cross traffic or blind spot situations and they keep saying that cannot fix something they cannot see as broken.

- Dayton, OH, USA

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