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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,232 miles

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2016 Ford Taurus engine problems

engine problem

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2016 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012018


  • 66,029 miles


During scheduled maintenance technician found cracked coolant tank. Consistent problem on 2016 Taurus and Explorer. Cracked coolant tank presents risk of fire, skin burns, electrical equipment shorts and premature engine failure.

- Minot, ND, USA

problem #2

May 132016


  • 16 miles
Upon hard acceleration, cabin is filled with strong rotten egg smell / exhaust. Ac is in the auto mode and recirculation is not engaged. Must roll all windows down in order to clear the cabin of fumes. Very similar to same issue described with Ford Explorer. Incidence first occurred May 13, 2016 (date of delivery) and has happened consistently upon hard acceleration. Currently, vehicle has approximately 10000 miles and continuing to have issue. Vehicle is at dealership currently.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #1

Jul 182016


  • 9,650 miles
Problems occurred 2X - 07/16th and 07/18/2016 - while travel at highway speed, 70mph, acceleration ceased - check engine, airbag and service lights came on, have to pull over, shut-off the engine, restart, drive for 1 more problems reoccur again. Drove the vehicle to Ford dealer with check engine light remains. Vehicles was purchased 04/15/2016 had 216 miles on the title...currently has 9,650 miles.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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