hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,712 miles

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problem #4

Oct 012015


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Taurus. When the vehicle was started and with the brake pedal depressed, the brake lights failed to illuminate without warning. The vehicle was not able to be shifted from the park position. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V106000 (exterior lighting). The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 202014


  • 121,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Taurus. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number 04V106000 (exterior lighting). The contact stated the rear brake light would not illuminate when the brake pedal was engaged. The contact stated there were no warning indicators illuminated when the failure occurred. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 121,000.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #2

May 012013


  • miles
The plastic head light covers on all newer model cars have excessive corrosion which creates a major hazard because the corrosion dims the lights by at least 50%. I have tried a number of the polishes that are supposed to remove the corrosion but nothing seems to help. I am at a loss to understand why the vehicle safety people have not made the manufactures fix this problem. Why do you allow the automobile manufactures to continue to use this type head light cover when it is common knowledge these headlight covers pose a great danger to the public?

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 092012

Taurus 6-cyl

  • 99,850 miles
The brake lights were on continuously, even when vehicle was parked with key out of ignition. Upon further analysis, it was determined that the brake switch, attached to the brake pedal, was shorted in the closed position. I removed the switch, pried the yellow cover off to the view inside. The contacts were closed. I then forced the switch to open, not sure if the points were fused together or if the plastic housing was jammed preventing the switch from opening. I sanded the contact and reinstalled... the fix worked. I went to the dealership to purchase a replacement only to find out the design has changed and there is a whole kit required to replace the switch.

- Dearborn, MI, USA