hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,430 miles

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1998 Ford Taurus body / paint problems

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 302010

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 118,290 miles


My family owns a 1998 Ford Taurus SE which has been unable to pass inspection due to severe rust on the sub-frame where the K-member bolts to the car, as well as complete rust out under factory installed plastic rocker panel shields. We have been told by our mechanic that the engine K-member could fail during driving conditions if the vehicle were driven through another Pennsylvania winter.

- Dubois, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 102008


  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Ford Taurus. While driving less than 30 mph, the contact heard rumbling noises coming from the vehicle. The independent mechanic stated that the vehicle should be given back to the previous owner because it would not last a year due to the damaged K-frame. A personal friend/mechanic tapped on the frame of the vehicle and it was similar to glass shattering. The mechanic also stated that the snow salt from the roads were corroding the frame. The contact later purchased a subframe and is awaiting its installation. The failure mileage was 107,000 and current mileage was 109,000.

- Schenevus, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 012005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Consumer was driving through mcdonalds when brakes failed, and pedal went to the floor. Consumer looked out of car and saw brake fluid on ground. Consumer walked to garage, and was told brake line was bent which caused it to rust. Brake line was located on driver's side. Consumer was told brake line went from front tire to rear tire. When brake went out the air bag light came on. Light was yellow with picture of air bag deployed. Also, consumer noticed that dash in vehicle on driver's side was separating.

- Hatfield, KY, USA

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