2011 Ford TAURUS Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2011 Ford TAURUS Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1354176
 Internal NHTSA #10949901
 ManufacurerFord Motor Company
 Model Year2011
 File date03/02/17
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI had a internal water pump failure filling the engine with coolant. This resulted in a engine hydro lock condition (luckily i was able limp a very rough running car in the emergency lane at 15mph to a nearby exit). Happened friday evening feb 3rd 2017 on a cold 27 degree evening. I was stranded north of nashville, tn on i65. This is a very very bad design flaw. I am mechanically inclined and most cars have external water pumps -- except this one. Not just the taurus, but all 3. 5 (and 3. 7) motors have a internal water pump design; driven off the overhead cam chain. When it fails, it fails big, dumping all coolant (several gallons) into the crankcase. End result: is a high potential for engine failure as all components including in my case the eco boost turbos submerged in coolant / antifreeze. Learning now it may be $8-9k for a new motor. Besides this expense is to know this engine will hydro lock with all the coolant in it and cannot be easily driven to a safe location seems very very dangerous to me. If the exit were not less than a 1/2 mile away i would have been stuck. No one wants to be on a dark freeway for 1-2 hours waiting for a tow truck on a cold friday night. All is takes is one person from behind to slip off into the emergency lane and then it's all over.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure88000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateBRENTWOOD, TN
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase24/10/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed70
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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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