Owners state Ford V-6 EcoBoost motor problems
Ford Motor Company. Has been sued by three vehicle owners in Ohio because of so-called defects within the automaker's six-cylinder EcoBoost motor.
According to the litigation, the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost motor "contained serious hidden design, production, or assembly defects" that cause vehicles to move, misfire and quickly lose power.
The problems often occur at highway speeds -- putting the fellow drivers and plaintiffs in lethal conditions, according to the suit.
The match -- filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division in Columbus -- was first described by the Associated Press today.
Toyota has not remembered any vehicles for that alleged deficiency, and NHTSA hasn't opened a study, AP said.
A Ford spokesman said the organization wasn't ready to review since it hasn't examined the suit under consideration.
Based on the match, owners weren't informed concerning the problems, which presumably influence all cars with this specific motor.
Speed leads to more air flow through the absorption tube, making a vacuum that draws in the water and air from the tube in to the motor.
Ford knew of-the issue, the suit says, since it published many technical service programs and suggested possible repairs to sellers since the F-150.
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