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PostSubject: Ecoboost Lawsuit   May 16th 2013, 9:17 pm

Ford sued over alleged 3.5-liter EcoBoost defects



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Three Ford owners from Ohio have filed a lawsuit against the automaker over defects that they allege exist within the company's twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. Automotive News reports that the lawsuit claims the engine "contained serious latent design, manufacturing, or assembly defects." Those defects, the suit claims, cause the vehicle to shake, misfire and lose power quickly.

Two of the plaintiffs, a married couple, own a 2010 Ford Taurus SHO, and allege they experienced a loss of power and stalling, while the third, an F-150 owner, claims he lost power while accelerating. In addition to the Taurus SHO and F-150, the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine is also available in the Ford Flex, Explorer Sport and Lincoln MKT and MKS. Other three- and four-cylinder EcoBoost engines are not included in the suit. There have been no recalls associated with 3.5-liter V6 engine, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently not investigating the matter.

The plaintiffs, however, claim Ford has known about the problem, citing several technical service bulletins issued to dealers of the F-150 that suggest possible fixes. Ford had no comment for Automotive News, saying that it's yet to review the lawsuit, which was filed last Friday in Columbus, OH.

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PostSubject: Re: Ecoboost Lawsuit   May 17th 2013, 8:58 am

Ohhh snap!

I've read comments by owners with this condition on the 3.5 EB. Its not uncommon to hear about this condition. Additional investigation on the topic indicates Ford has attempted to resolve with TSB's with only owners complaining of the condition get service.

The last fix released has a new intercooler design associated with it. What's specifically different I'm not certain.

The symptom is alleged to be linked to condensation inside the intercooler, then upon a hard acceleration the water gets pulled past the intercooler and adversely effects the engine firing causing a misfire condition.

It certainly is disconcerting that Ford has taken this long to address, as I've seen discussions ongoing with the issue for right at two years.

Ford got a lot of good will and unwarranted perception credits on the other two manufacturers going BK and using tax payer money. Ford's used up the credits and going to have to step it up. As the other two manufacturers are chipping away at Fords truck market.
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PostSubject: Re: Ecoboost Lawsuit   May 27th 2013, 11:42 pm

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