NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1987 Ford Taurus

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1987 Ford Taurus, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: FIRES IN IGNITION SWITCH

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE91128

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: September 17, 1991
    • Date Closed: January 27, 1992
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: PWR SEAT MALFUNC - FIRE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE89125

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 01, 1989
    • Date Closed: October 31, 1989
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System

    Summary: ===

  3. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE DISC HUB FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE90071

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 02, 1990
    • Date Closed: June 28, 1990
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Engine And Engine Cooling

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: SAFETY BELT FAILURE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA90006

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 31, 1989
    • Date Closed: February 28, 1991
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Seat Belts

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  5. INVESTIGATION: SAFETY BELT FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE89126

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 01, 1989
    • Date Closed: October 31, 1989
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Seat Belts

    Summary: ===

  6. INVESTIGATION: POWER SEAT MALFUNC/FIRE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA90005

    Component(s): Seats

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  7. INVESTIGATION: FRONT SEAT BRACKET

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA89023

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: May 25, 1989
    • Date Closed: May 22, 1990
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Seats

    Summary: Summary:the loss of vehicle control appears to be the potentialconsequence of a seat bracket failure.===

  8. INVESTIGATION: FRONT SEAT BRACKET

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE89007

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 19, 1988
    • Date Closed: May 25, 1989
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Seats

    Summary: Briefing notes odiscussion of the reported defect & its consequences ofailure mileage analysis owarranty data analysis oford's body & chassis engineering report ocomparison with other seat-track analyses===

  9. INVESTIGATION: HEAD REST DROPS

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE89006

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 19, 1988
    • Date Closed: June 26, 1989
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Seats:Front Assembly:Head Restraint

    Summary: ===

  10. INVESTIGATION: BRAKE DISC HUB SEPARATIONS

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA90045

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: ===

  11. INVESTIGATION: HIGH BRAKE PEDAL EFFORT

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE88014

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: January 15, 1988
    • Date Closed: May 26, 1988
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Summary: ===

  12. INVESTIGATION: BROKEN TIE RODS

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA94008

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: February 16, 1994
    • Date Closed: February 27, 1995
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Steering

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  13. INVESTIGATION: BROKEN TIE RODS

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE93058

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 15, 1993
    • Date Closed: February 16, 1994
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Steering

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  14. INVESTIGATION: SUB-FRM/UNIBODY ABSOR.FAIL

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA92040

    Component(s): Structure

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  15. INVESTIGATION: SUB-FRM/UNIBODY ABSOR.FAIL

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE92056

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: July 01, 1992
    • Date Closed: November 30, 1992
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Structure

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  16. INVESTIGATION: STORAGE COMPAR SUFFOCATION

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA91042

    Component(s): Structure

    Summary: ===

  17. INVESTIGATION: STORAGE COMPAR SUFFOCATION

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE91108

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 01, 1991
    • Date Closed: October 28, 1991
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Structure

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  18. INVESTIGATION: DOOR HANDLES BREAKAGE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE91036

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: January 22, 1991
    • Date Closed: May 22, 1991
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Structure

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  19. INVESTIGATION: REAR LOWER SUBFRAME ASSEMBLY

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ97009

    Component(s): Structure:Frame And Members

    Summary: To determine whether the cars that were not included in the safety recall 93V-106 should be recalled due to the same failure phenomenon, and to determine if there is remedy failure issue

  20. INVESTIGATION: POLYCAST ROAD WHEEL CRACKS

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE93100

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: December 02, 1993
    • Date Closed: June 30, 1994
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Suspension

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  21. INVESTIGATION: ALLEGED DEFECTIVE TIE RODS

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP95004

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 08, 1995
    • Date Closed: August 30, 1995
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Unknown Or Other

    Summary: Alleged defective tie rods

  22. INVESTIGATION: SPEED CONTROL FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE90019

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: November 27, 1989
    • Date Closed: March 27, 1990
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  23. INVESTIGATION: THROTTLE STICKING

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA90042

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 31, 1990
    • Date Closed: December 31, 1991
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  24. INVESTIGATION: THROTTLE STICKING

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE90066

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: March 27, 1990
    • Date Closed: August 31, 1990
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  25. INVESTIGATION: EXHAUST GAS INTRUSION

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE89091

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: February 17, 1989
    • Date Closed: July 13, 1989
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: Summary: Owners complain of exhaust gases, including hydrogen sulfide, leaking into the passenger compartment causing nausea, headaches, anddiscomfort.hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a colorless, flammable, andvery poisonous gas.===

  26. INVESTIGATION: STALLING

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA88032

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 22, 1988
    • Date Closed: January 12, 1990
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: ===

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