Some of the known problems in a Ford Triton V10 engine include instances where spark plugs get stuck and break in the engine. A spark plug is a part of the vehicle ignition, and when it pops up, it becomes difficult to start the car. Additionally, the engine is associated with increased consumption of fuel on acceleration.
The Ford Triton V10 engine is a 10-cylinder engine with five cylinders in each bank. The engine is made of an iron block, whereas the spark plugs are made of aluminum and steel threads. Therefore, due to differences in the expansion rate of the metals when heated, the spark plugs tend to pop out because aluminum expands more than steel. This is a perennial problem in Ford engines as earlier models, including the V8 and the V6 models, have had the same problem. It also reduces the reliability of the vehicle using the V10 engine. In cases where spark plugs blow out, new ones need to be installed.
The Ford Triton V10 engine is associated with high fuel consumption in comparison with other engines. As such, vehicles using the engine have a higher maintenance cost. The engine has a discreet exhaust noise that may be disturbing to some people.