2003 Ford TAURUS Visibility Defroster Defogger System Windshield Blower Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Ford TAURUS Visibility Defroster Defogger System Windshield Blower Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID546239
 Internal NHTSA #10125251
 ManufacurerFord Motor Company
 Model Year2003
 File date13/06/05
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemRecently i noticed that there was water leaking into the passenger side floorboard after a heavy rain. A day later, my air conditioning stopped working and i could hear a gurgling sound coming from the system. I took it to the dealership and they told me that they had to install a "rainhat" kit over the cabin filter to prevent water from leaking into the blower motor by way of the cabin filter. Well, the question becomes, why wasn't there anything there before? I went home and did some research and saw that ford issued the following tsb regarding the issue: 14 of 53: visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:blower bulletin date: aug 2004water in the blower case or on the passenger side floor, an inoperative climate control blower motor, a motor that operates on high speed only, and/or a blower motor resistor failure. Vehicles built 5/1/2001 to 12/15/2003. *tt repair was $500. He's my concern. Ford must have known there was design flaw if they (a) posted a tsb and (b) developed a "rainhat" kit to solve this problem. Basically any owner that has a car built between those times will be doomed to pay this repair if they weren't lucky enough to have this fail before the warranty expired. I think that's absurd! I've talked with other owners and they were lucky enough to notice the leak before their blowers went out. The dealerships charged them upwards of $100 to install the "rainhat" kit. If i would have known that this was a problem i would have gladly paid $100 for the kit rather than $500. My dealership even admitted that this happens quite often, but they can't do anything about cost until ford issues a recall. Again, this is a design flaw that needs to be addressed by ford. I don't believe it's right for the consumer to have to pay for a product design flaw. The safety concern here is of course the windshield defogger not being able to operate.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure0
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateLANSING, MI
VIN pattern XXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase29/03/20
Was original owner?Y
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed0
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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