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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
  Air Brake
2
  Parking Brake
2
  Interior Lighting
1
  Child Seat
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
  1996
3
  1997
48
  1998
74
  1999
92
  2000
83
  2001
69
  2002
34
  2003
37
  2004
33
  2005
13
  2006
10
  2007
2
  2008
14
  2009
3
  2010
5
  2011
3
  2012
3
  2013
0
  2014
0
  2015
1
  2016
2
  2017
0

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 21 model years of the Ford Taurus is 516.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 Taurus
7
  2015 Taurus
40
  2014 Taurus
48
  2013 Taurus
158
  2012 Taurus
58
  2011 Taurus
143
  2010 Taurus
170
  2009 Taurus
73
  2008 Taurus
325
  2007 Taurus
146
  2006 Taurus
361
  2005 Taurus
879
  2004 Taurus
419
  2003 Taurus
1,289
  2002 Taurus
1,449
  2001 Taurus
1,044
  2000 Taurus
1,208
  1999 Taurus
874
  1998 Taurus
553
  1997 Taurus
773
  1996 Taurus
826


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