Ford Sued Over Allegedly Defective EcoBoost Engines

Ford Sued Over Allegedly Defective EcoBoost Engines

Three Ohio drivers are suing Ford, saying the EcoBoot V6 engines powering their cars are defective.

The lawsuit, which cites a couple that owns a 2010 Ford Taurus SHO and a man who owns an EcoBoost-powered F-150, says the engines can shudder, shake and then quickly lose power under acceleration. The plaintiffs in the say this has happened with their vehicles on multiple occasions.

Complaints filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration show other drivers complaining about the EcoBoost engines in the 2010 Taurus SHO failing. The lawsuit says over 100 complaints have been filed with the agency because of the problem.

Ford hasn’t issued a recall, and NHTSA has yet to open an investigation; often the first step in ordering such action.

The lawsuit also claims Ford has acknowledged the defect to dealers, but hasn’t informed customers.

Four- and three-cylinder versions of the EcoBoost engines are also sold, but the suit centers around the V6, which Ford began selling in 2009.

[Source: The Detroit Free Press]

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