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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,714 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.

2008 Ford Taurus X body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Ford Taurus X Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 122013

Taurus X 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Vehicle had been parked and turned off for at least 4 hours. A fire was reported to my son who borrowed it for work. He used a fire extinguisher until the local fire department arrived. The fd disconnected the battery and put out the remaining fire. In their report stated the fire was electrical and started under the front dash. The middle to the passenger side of the dash is complete destroyed and melted. Local Ford dealer, byerly Ford estimated $4600 of damage. Also stated that the fire was too intense and cause so much heat damage that a cause could not be determined. Submitted claim to Ford Motor Company and was informed there was no manufacturer or design issue and would not proceed with any action. Car was serviced regularly and had no mechanical issues.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Oct 292007

Taurus X 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,428 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Taurus X. the contact stated that the hood release lever is located directly to the left of the parking brake pedal. When he attempts to apply pressure to the parking brake, it is easy to accidentally press the hood release lever. As a result, the hood opens. The contact filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. The current and failure mileages were 7,428. Updated 03-18-08 updated 03/18/08

- North Andover, MA, USA

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