2016 Ford Taurus Temperature Light Comes On

Asked by Mar 16, 2019 at 12:05 PM about the 2016 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This just started.  When I idle at a light, the temperature in the car rises to the
max and the light comes on and dings.  Once I start driving the temperature
goes back down to normal.  What could be causing this?

1 Answer


Radiator fans not turning on, could be bad fan motors, coolant switch or control module. Don't mess around with this as you could severely damage the engine in a very short period of time. Earlier Taurus's were known head gasket blowers even with just 1 time overheating.

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