hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,500 miles

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2008 Ford Taurus lights problems

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2008 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012013

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


A right side license plate light burned out. There is a left lamp, also. I noticed it when I walked around the vehicle for a gasoline refill. There is no dash board prompt for this lamp burn out. When I went to replace the lamp a couple days later, I noticed rust spots between a plastic trim piece and the trunk lid. I monitor the license lamps now. I have not had a license lamp burn out until I noticed the rust on the metal panel. I question the coincidence of the lamp burn out and the rust. A possible short.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 142012


  • 98,000 miles
My wife had a kohl's bag in the trunk. Some how the center stop light which is a high intensity bulb came lose which let it drop down about 8" caught the bag on fire. It smoldered all night and was not noticeable until the next morning. We opened the detached garage door but did not suspect anything for at least an hour after I opened the door. My wife was in traffic on the way home the day before when the stop light must have been going off and on. She said she never noticed the bulb hanging down. The car was not damaged expect for the real think smoke damage to the whole car. I bought this car used so I am not sure if the bulb was ever replaced.the light works fine after fire but the bulb puts off so much heat that you can not touch it when you step on the break. I could not find anything on the internet where this has happened before.

- Louisville , KY, USA

problem #2

Mar 252011


  • miles
Need a change to daylight running lights on autos and trucks. They need to have the tail lights on also. Better yet, have all new vehicles have headlights and taillights that come on when vehicle is started. So many states have laws that you need the lights on in rain, fog, dawn & dusk. Its really a problem when others won't put their lights on when its raining or in the fog. So the problem could be eliminated by having the lights come on anytime the car is running like motorcycles are required. Some autos have daylights when running but no tail lights. Then they forget to put their regular lights on at night or in the fog/rain. I think that this should be addressed immediately and have it go into law asap. No incidents to report but I bet their are allot out there, near misses and accidents.

- Roseburg,, OR, USA

problem #1

Dec 102010


  • 52,000 miles
The turn signal lever/wiper control intermittently activates the wipers and / or the washers when the turn signal is used.

- Huntley, IL, USA

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