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1998 Ford Taurus - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 1998 Ford Taurus

553 problems have been reported for the 1998 Ford Taurus. The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 1998 Ford Taurus. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control with 90 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (64 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 1998 Ford Taurus

small car iamge Problem Occurrence Trend

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 1998 Ford Taurus in 1998.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  1998
2
  1999
65
  2000
60
  2001
50
  2002
54
  2003
44
  2004
28
  2005
29
  2006
16
  2007
10
  2008
10
  2009
2
  2010
5
  2011
7
  2012
8
  2013
4
  2014
9
  2015
0
  2016
0
  2017
0

small car iamge Compare the 1998 Ford Taurus with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Ford Taurus, the following table can be used to compare the 1998 Ford Taurus with the Ford Taurus from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 1998 Taurus is 553 while the average number of problems reported for the 21 model years of the Ford Taurus is 516.

Table 3. Compare the 1998 Ford Taurus with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 Taurus
7
  2015 Taurus
40
  2014 Taurus
48
  2013 Taurus
158
  2012 Taurus
58
  2011 Taurus
143
  2010 Taurus
170
  2009 Taurus
73
  2008 Taurus
325
  2007 Taurus
146
  2006 Taurus
361
  2005 Taurus
879
  2004 Taurus
419
  2003 Taurus
1,289
  2002 Taurus
1,449
  2001 Taurus
1,044
  2000 Taurus
1,208
  1999 Taurus
874
  1998 Taurus
553
  1997 Taurus
773
  1996 Taurus
826


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