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Defective EcoBoost Engine Results in Federal Court Lawsuit, Three Ford Owners Suing

Defective EcoBoost Engine Results in Federal Court Lawsuit, Three Ford Owners Suing

Three drivers from Ohio are filing a lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. They say that the company is selling a defective six-cylinder EcoBoost engine.

In the lawsuit, it states that the 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost engine will shake and shudder and lose power during acceleration. Two plaintiffs say their 2010 Ford Taurus SHO model lost power and has stalled on multiple separate occasions. Another plaintiff says that his Ford F-150 pickup truck has lost power during acceleration as well.

Also in the lawsuit, it states that over 100 drivers have filed complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the V6 EcoBoost losing power or rattling.

Ford hasn’t issued any recalls for the alleged vehicles involved with the defects. The NHTSA has not begun any investigations on Ford which would be the first step in the process of a recall.

According to the lawsuit, Ford has acknowledged the issue in various messages to their dealerships, but they have not mentioned anything to the owners.

Ford has been using the EcoBoost V6 engine in their vehicles since late 2009. The Ford Flex, Taurus SHO, Lincoln MKT, and Lincoln MKS sedans from 2010-2013 are all affected. The F-150 pickup is affected in years 2011-2013 and the Ford Explorer Sport has seen issues in the 2013 models.

Ford also has a four-cylinder and three-cylinder EcoBoost engine that they use in their vehicles, but the lawsuit says nothing about these engines. These EcoBoost engines use turbocharging and direct injection to make them more powerful and compete with larger engines, yet still have the fuel economy of a smaller one.

If you’ve had a problem with an EcoBoost engine or any other problem with a vehicle and have reason to believe that someone should be held responsible, contact Joe Carson for expert advice and a free consultation by filling out the form found on the web site or by calling (405) 397-1717.