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Ford sued for defects in 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine

By SYF77 on 19 May 2013

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Three Ford vehicle owners in the US have filed lawsuits against the company for alleged defects in the automakerís 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost engine. A married couple who drives a 2010 Taurus SHO said that their car lost power and stalled a few times while another plaintiff claimed that he lost power while his F-150 pickup was accelerating.

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According to the lawsuit, the problem often occurred at highway speed, endangering the lives of the driver and fellow road users. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received nearly 100 complaints concerning the engine.

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The problem is said to arise due to a buildup of moisture in the engine's intercooler. During acceleration, more air flows through the intake tube thus creating a vacuum that pulls in the air and moisture from the tube into the engine. Ford has published several technical bulletins concerning the issue but apparently the plaintiffs were not informed about the defects.

Fortunately, the three and four-cylinder EcoBoost engines are not affected by these problems. Four-cylinder EcoBoost engines are found in the Ford Mondeo, Focus ST, Volvo S60, S80 in Singapore.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
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