1999 Ford Taurus SE Wagon from North America
Decent car, but problems need to be recalled
I bought our 1999 Taurus wagon with relatively low miles. We thought great a decent used car without having to spend a fortune on upkeep.
Our power steering started to fail I added a small amount of fluid to the unit thinking no big deal it was a little low, my wife was nervous we bought the car with a closed out 401k.
We needed a car we could trust so I did research on dependability and such.
We have two young children and we are just getting by. Power steering failed again after a few miles. I bring it to a ford dealer thinking 100.00 or so maybe a hose or something similar. Bang 800.00 for a steering rack DOA at 62000.
Now I see too many people with the same amount of miles and the identical problem, call ford everyone. This is definately a recall issue,800-392-3873
My car sits now waiting for me to save cash to fix it. My summer is ruined for my young family. Ford said they have never heard this before its been documented, and is very easy to find this problem, I never ever thought a power steering unit would waste our 7000.00 investment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th August, 2004
23rd Sep 2004, 00:32
We dumped our ford money pit, we hope you do the same.
23rd Jun 2005, 16:46
Same problem with my 1999 Taurus. Just replaced the rack after 60,254. That is Kilometers NOT miles.
3rd Aug 2005, 14:23
Power steering went out on me too after 50xxx miles. Very disappointed in this vehicle. I worry about the transmission also.