Owners of the Ford EcoBoost engines have experienced problems.
“This case centers on Defendant Ford Motor Company’s 3.5-liter V6 “EcoBoost” engine, a twin-turbocharged gasoline internal combustion engine utilizing direct-injection and variable valve timing (“the Engine”).1 Plaintiffs, 26 individuals who have purchased or leased Ford vehicles equipped with the Engine, bring suit on behalf of themselves and other members of a purported nationwide class of “all  current and former owners or lessees of vehicles manufactured by Ford that are equipped with the Engine.
These vehicles are the 2010-2013 Lincoln MKS, 2010-2013 Lincoln 1 Ford also manufactures other engines utilizing EcoBoost technology, including a 1.0-liter inline three-cylinder engine, 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter, and 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engines, and a 2.7-liter V6 engine. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_EcoBoost_engine. These engines are not part of this litigation.
The class vehicles are 2010-2013 Ford Flex, 2010-2013 Ford Taurus SHO, 2011-2013 Ford F-150, and 2013 Ford Explorer Sport. Plaintiffs allege that Ford promoted its EcoBoost technology as providing increased fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance, and advertised EcoBoost engines as functioning reliably in extreme conditions.
Actual driver experiences have been dramatically different, with hundreds” of drivers reporting that vehicles equipped with the engine are “prone to shuddering, shaking, stumbling, misfiring, rapidly losing power, or improperly going into ‘limp mode.
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