1996 Ford Taurus - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 1996 Ford Taurus

826 problems have been reported for the 1996 Ford Taurus. The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 1996 Ford Taurus. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 204 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (156 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 1996 Ford Taurus

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
204
  Power Train
156
  Steering
69
  Electrical System
57
  Service Brakes
46
  Air Bag
45
  Suspension
41
  Visibility
33
  Vehicle Speed Control
29
  Tire
27
  Structure
25
  Exterior Lighting
21
  Seat Belt
19
  Equipment
14
  Latches/locks/linkage
10
  Gasoline Fuel System
8
  Unknown Or Other
8
  Seats
5
  Wheel
3
  Parking Brake
2
  Air Brake
2
  Child Seat
1
  Interior Lighting
1

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 1996 Ford Taurus in 1996.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
0
  2017
0
  2016
2
  2015
1
  2014
0
  2013
0
  2012
3
  2011
3
  2010
5
  2009
3
  2008
14
  2007
2
  2006
10
  2005
13
  2004
33
  2003
37
  2002
34
  2001
69
  2000
83
  1999
92
  1998
74
  1997
48
  1996
3

small car iamge Compare the 1996 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 1996 Ford Taurus with the Ford Taurus from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 1996 Taurus is 826 while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Ford Taurus is 504.

Table 3. Compare the 1996 Ford Taurus with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Taurus
1
  2016 Taurus
8
  2015 Taurus
57
  2014 Taurus
74
  2013 Taurus
231
  2012 Taurus
62
  2011 Taurus
152
  2010 Taurus
185
  2009 Taurus
74
  2008 Taurus
347
  2007 Taurus
161
  2006 Taurus
372
  2005 Taurus
892
  2004 Taurus
432
  2003 Taurus
1,303
  2002 Taurus
1,457
  2001 Taurus
1,047
  2000 Taurus
1,211
  1999 Taurus
878
  1998 Taurus
553
  1997 Taurus
773
  1996 Taurus
826


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