1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 Gas from North America
Realiable, confortable, spacious, and most important economic.
The multifunction switch had to be replaced, it caused the headlights work on high only when switch it's pulled.
Open door sensor stays on after the door is closed.
Overall I'm very happy with the car, it is a car that you can get at an affordable price, and it can last long. Like any other car just take care of it, and it'll stay around for a while.
Some people say that I found a treasure because this car reached the 156,000 mark and the only part replaced was the one I specified before.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th August, 2003
23rd Jul 2004, 08:35
I have 1998 Taurus and it had the door switch problem. After researching the Internet for the fix I found a site that had the solution. Use a light lubricant spray in the area inside the door around the latch. Open and close the door a few times and should be ok. If not, dealer's next.
5th Oct 2004, 10:05
Its not hard to replace the old one. Pull off the door panel being careful of the wires. The switch is in the latch part of the door. Should be a Twist and its out, remember to remove the wires from the switch also.
They lock in real tight so it might take some effort.
29th Dec 2004, 23:53
My 1998 Taurus has 205,638 miles on it. The only problem I have had is the dome light stays on, the check engine light comes on sometimes, and the transmission kocks in high and low rpms.
5th Mar 2005, 12:55
200,000+ miles? "check engine light" clean/replace your pvc valve. and have your computer reset.
This door light thing seems to be a big problem.
Mine is doing the same thing.
5th Mar 2005, 13:02
A little fishy that this part keep's poping up everywhere.
Multifunction switch $71.00 + Labor is not cheap for us to keep paying to fix the same thing over and over again.
Ford needs to check into this and recall it!
19th Jul 2005, 00:56
Does anyone know how to fix the problem of slowing down this car (1998 Taurus SE) after taking your foot off the gas pedal at low speeds (~ 15 to 40 mph). It seems like it doesn't slow down by itself unless you apply breaks. Any comments, suggestions!