Why Does the EcoBoost Engine Keep Catching on Fire?
The EcoBoost engine has a design flaw in the engine block and cylinder head that allow coolant to leak into the cylinder. When those leaks begin drivers can expect misfires, overheating, engine fires, and catastrophic failure. …Continue reading article "Why Does the EcoBoost Engine Keep Catching on Fire?"
Swollen and Stuck Lug Nuts
Most lug nuts are one piece of hardened steel, but Ford chose a design that puts an aluminum cap over a steel core. The cap is notorious for swelling and delaminating when it gets hot, and it’s also a great place to trap moisture and promot…Continue reading article "Swollen and Stuck Lug Nuts"
Power Steering (EPAS) Failure
Power steering is one of those things you don't think about until it's gone. And owners of Ford cars with electronic power assisted steering (EPAS) are thinking about it all the damn time, if you catch my drift.Continue reading article "Power Steering (EPAS) Failure"
MyFord Touch Complaints
Ford's customer satisfaction has been in steady decline since 2010. MyFord Touch was also released in 2010. This is not a coincidence. The system was Ford's attempt at an all-in-one, in-dash communication and entertainment system. What owne…Continue reading article "MyFord Touch Complaints"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- stopped working in the 2014 Escape
- engine stalls/shuts down while driving in the 2013 Escape
- power steering failure in the 2013 Escape
- transmission failure in the 2013 Escape
- check engine light in the 2013 Escape
What Breaks the Most
3rd Generation (2013–2019) Escape Key Numbers
This lawsuit alleges defects in the EcoBoost engines causes coolant to leak into the cylinders in the 1.5L, 1.6L and 2.0L engines. This causes the engines to overheat, fail and catch fire.
According to the Ford EcoBoost class action lawsuit, the engines have inadequate seals on the cylinder heads and grooves where the cylinder heads attach to the engine blocks. Coolant allegedly enters through the grooves where it pools and degrades the gasket seals and causes coolant to leak into the cylinders.
Ford has once again expanded a door handle recall, this time affecting 2.3 million vehicles.
It's likely NHTSA asked Ford to expand the recall because all affected vehicles weren't included in the August recall. That recall was for only certain areas of the country which Ford said had higher ambient temperatures. Vehicles outside those specific areas weren't included in the recall, but Ford said they could be included in a "customer satisfaction program.
So much for the "solar loading" defense.keep reading article "Goodbye Regional, Hello Nationwide Recall of Ford Door Handles"
The 2017 Escape has barely even rolled off dealer lots.
Well, you better roll it back because the popular CUV has been recalled with windows that close with too much gusto.
The automaker provided very limited information but did say the power window system can exceed the "regulatory requirement for remote actuation closing force."
That's a really fancy way of saying the windows slam. Ford hasn't announced when the recall will begin.keep reading article "The 2017 Escape's Windows Close with Too Much Force"
d's pawl spring issues have had their doors blown wide open. Yes, I went there.keep reading article "Regional Recall For Another 830,000 Vehicles with Busted Pawl Springs"
Ford says a recall of 830,000 vehicles in North America is needed to fix doors that may open while driving, but only if those vehicles are in certain areas.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has closed their investigation into electronic throttle body (ETB) problems in Ford vehicles after Ford agreed to fix 1.6 million of their cars and SUVs.
Just don't call it a recall. Oh no, Ford has spun this one into a "customer satisfaction program." The program extends the warranty on the ETB for up to 10 years or 150,000 miles from the warranty start date of the vehicle and encourages owners to visit a Ford dealer to have their vehicle's software updated.…keep reading article "Ford Agrees to Fix 1.6 Million Vehicles That 'Limp Home'"
First, Ford said to stop driving your Escape until it could get repaired. Now they're saying that "repair" probably didn't work.
Ford is recalling 9,500 Escapes because a previous recall might not have fixed the problem. The affected vehicles were manufactured from October 5, 2011, through July 11, 2012. Ford says the engine compartment fuel line may have been installed incorrectly when repaired under the prior recall. The placement of the fuel line could cause irritation to the line and cause it to leak.
All affected vehicles, repaired or otherwise, need to be inspected.keep reading article "Chestnuts Still Roasting on an EcoBoost Fire"