1996 Ford TAURUS SHO Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 1996 Ford TAURUS SHO, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline problems and defects. Total reports: 6.

My 1996 ford taurus Sho Started Making A Chatter Noise On The Top End Of engine. I Took It To A ford Dealer In Albany, Ny. The Dealer Was Orange Motors. They Charged Me 100.00 To Diagnos The Problem. They Said I Needed A New engine And The Cost Was Going To Be $12,000.00. Since I Was In Shock With The Price, I Looked Into The Problem Myself And Found A Website V8sho.com. They Described My Exact Failrure. This Is A Common Failure Among All 1996,97,98,and 99 Sho’s. The engine Is Built By Yamaha For ford. The Problem Is The Design Of The Cam Shaft. The Timing Gear Sprocket Is Pressed Onto The Cam And Can Come Loose At Any Time. If You Hear The Audible Chatter From The engine, You Must Stop Driving Immediately. If You Continue To Drive The Gear Will Slip On The Cam And The engine Will Self Destruct Bending Valves And Destroying The engine. It Doesn’t Matter How An Individual Maintains The Car. This Can Happen To Anyone At Anytime. ford Knows Of The Problem. They Issued Special Service Bulliten 15879 To Check For The Problem. In My Case The ford Dealer Where I Took The Sho Didn’t Even Tell Me Not To Drive The Car Any Further. When This Is Caught In The Beginning Stages You Can Weld The Sprokets To The Cam. After Taking My Car Apart Myself, I Found Both Front Cams To Have A Problem. One Moves Left And Right On The Sproket And The Other Is Loose On The Cam.(ready To Spin Completely Loose And Kill The engine. The Cost Os This Safety Issue Should Not Be The Consumer’s Responsibility. This Is A Latent Defect By The Manufacturer.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP54N4TA. FORD TAURUS SHO 1996 problem was reported in CONKLIN, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20010501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD TAURUS SHO 1996 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

May 05, 2002

I Am Writing You Now, One Year After The Fact, Because I Have Learned There Over 100 More Sho Owners With This Same Problem. My engine Shut Off With Only A Minute Or Two Warning, Lost All Power, And I Had To Make An Emergency Stop Off The Side Of The Road (with My Two Babies On Board). I Was Luckily On A Rural Road In The Country, If I Were On A Highway, Freeway, Or More Traveled Area, I Know I Would Have Been Hit. I Am Very Concerned About The Safety Of Those Out There Who Are Driving The Same Make And Model Car. We Have Already Contacted ford Many Times, And They Are Not Listening. Please Help.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP54N3TA. FORD TAURUS SHO 1996 problem was reported in HUBBARD, OR. Vehicle was purchased on 20990401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD TAURUS SHO 1996 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

May 12, 2001

While Traveling At The Posted Highway Speed Limit, The engine Lost All Power. Upon Leaving The Freeway And Rolling To A Stop. Vehicle Was Restarted But Could Only Attain Speeds Of 5mph. Dealer Claimed The Exhaust Camshaft Sprocket Lines Were Stripped, This Was A Pressed On Assembly. Dt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP54N1TA. FORD TAURUS SHO 1996 problem was reported in ALLEN, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20000401. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD TAURUS SHO 1996 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Nov 23, 2002

Camshafts In The 1996-1999 taurus Sho. I Have Had A Failure Like Many Others, There Have Been Over 250 Failures Of This Type, Mine Was Failure Number 221. I Was Driving The Car And The engine Seized Causing The Car To Dart To The Right, If There Was A Vehicle There, We Would Have Collided. $8500.00 In Damage, ford Will Not Cover Any Of It, This Is A Quote From A ford Rep. “metal Wears” But At The Rate That This Is Happening Is Alarming, 18 Cars So Far Since 02-01-2002. At About $8000.00 Each Car Is $144,000.00 Damages Febuary Alone, For All 250 Cars, It Is $2,000,000.00 In Damages (estimated). This Is A Serious Problem With The Design Of The Camshaft, And Should Be Looked Into.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100175 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP54N2TA. FORD TAURUS SHO 1996 problem was reported in MINNESOTA, MN. Vehicle was purchased on 20010104. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD TAURUS SHO 1996 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TOUSELY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: WHITE BEAR LAKE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MN. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 55110 .

Aug 18, 2002

The Camshaft In My Car Failed And Caused engine Failure. It Was A 1996 ford taurus Sho. It Caused A Complete Power Loss Around A Corner And I Was Almost Involed In A Head On Collision. This Has Been Happening To Many Sho Owners. The Repair Costs Are Running Me $5000 Dollars. This Is Nothing Compared To What It Could Have Done To My Family. Please Help This Not Happen Again. ford Knows There Is A Problem. Some May Not Be As Lucky As Me. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP54N0TA. FORD TAURUS SHO 1996 problem was reported in MINOT, ND. Vehicle was purchased on 20020415. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD TAURUS SHO 1996 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD TAURUS SHO 1996 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WESTLIE FORD .

Jan 17, 2003

engine Abruptly Shut Down At 30-40 Mph. Vehicle Can Be Started, But engine Stalled Within 2-3 Seconds After Shifting Out Of Park Gear. Inspection By The Dealer Next Afternoon Points To Damaged Crank Shaft As The Cause. *jb

Mileage was 72000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FALP54N4TA. FORD TAURUS SHO 1996 problem was reported in CANTON, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970512. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD TAURUS SHO 1996 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD TAURUS SHO 1996 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Dec 03, 2003

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