Ford Bronco Engine Problem
In a previous article, we learned about the problems that car buyers face when buying the first year of many models that some automotive experts say are best avoided during the first two years of their life because this is when you will see most of the real problems. . It turns out that the current owner of the Ford Bronco is facing this problem.
In case you missed a bit of this news earlier this month, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)—the government agency tasked with investigating and acting to reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses from motor vehicle accidents— has reportedly received a lot of complaints from owners of the new Ford Bronco with its 2.7 Liter V6 EcoBoost engine.
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This complaint has reportedly started an official investigation by NHTSA due to the large number of complaints of Bronco engine failure occurring in traffic, which can result in traffic deaths due to the nature of the vehicle suddenly stopping turning without warning to the driver or nearby vehicles.
According to recently Scotty Kilmer YouTube video of Ford’s troubles with the new Bronco, most of the engine breakdowns occurring within the first 5,000 miles of ownership, with at least one incident at just 984 miles.
Here’s what Scotty had to say about this engine problem and what it means now. Please note that the time points associated with the topic run from the 00:00 to 2:20 time points.
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So, What’s With Ford?
Currently, unsubstantiated claims based on initial social media statements from well-known mechanics at Ford allege that the engine problem was caused by a failure in the valvetrain system wherein an inferior valve supplied by another company mechanically failed after experiencing typical high heat engine conditions.
Today, Ford has not confirmed or denied these claims but stated that they are investigating the matter and that customers experiencing engine problems are covered under the vehicle’s 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Furthermore, the NHTSA has not yet issued a notice of Bronco’s recall; which if recalled, can cover up to 25,538 vehicles.
However, on social media, the likely view as to why this is the case is not an engineering design issue (since the V6 EcoBoost engine has performed well on previous models) but another sign that automakers (not just Ford) are continuing to shift to least use. sourcing expensive spare parts makes it possible to save on production costs.
Which is not without merit — anecdotal evidence suggests that quality control of auto parts is an increasing problem for mechanics buying parts for maintenance and repair of cars that fail more often today than in the past. distant past.
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However, for now, stay tuned as we will update this topic as soon as new information is released from Ford and/or NHTSA.
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Timothy Boyer is an automotive reporter for Torque News based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restoration, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications to improve performance. Follow the Team on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily news of new and used vehicles.
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