Ford has been replacing most all of the affected engines that are under warranty with either short or long blocks, out-of-warranty costs seem to run $7-$9600. Make $60k-$80k per year doing what you love. They replaced the engine in 50 days. 2013 - 2019 Ford Fusion Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating Newsom Law PLC is investigating a potential lawsuit based on consumer complaints of engine overheating caused by an internal engine coolant leak in 2014 - 2019 Ford Fusion vehicles equipped with 1.5L or 2.0L Ecoboost engines. Yes, I am in Canada where the powertrain warranty extends to 100,000km, or 60,000 miles, or five years–whichever comes first. God Bless you, you’ve run into to two bandits, ford for selling the known piece of crap to start with, and the dealership, they’re trying to get a little deeper into your pocket. Then the dealership offered us a used motor with 80,000 km for replacement or $7,000. I even had a loaner car while mine was getting fixed. Car [smelled] strongly of antifreeze but no visible leaks. Please enter your email address. Afterwards, my car started vibrating like hell at idle–turns out it was a defective transmission flywheel–perhaps damaged when the new engine was installed. We won’t even talk about the transmission issues they won’t fix saying “the shifting issue isn’t damaging the car, it’s normal operation for these vehicles”. I had the recall done, but have not put many miles on due to the pandemic, since the recall work was done. Seriously? I would not tell someone to spend money on an attorney unless I actually knew what I was talking about. The problem reportedly affects Ford’s 1.5L EcoBoost, 1.6L EcoBoost, and 2.0L EcoBoost engines used in a variety of vehicles including the Ford Escape, Ford Fusion, Ford Edge, Lincoln MKC, and Lincoln MKZ. Eventually, the cracks widen to the point that your antifreeze will blow out the exhaust–leaving you without any coolant in the engine whatsoever. However, the automaker has supposedly not yet addressed the problem or provided any solutions for owners of affected vehicles, outside of offering to install coolant level sensors, which don’t actually keep the coolant from leaking. Ford cleaned up there act in the late 00’s into the mid 2010’s. Who would knowingly buy a car if they knew the engine or transmission would fail before 70,000 miles? I may give that a try. Thanks for the suggestion. Is it just sloppiness? The mechanic asked me “where is Fords integrity”? Eventually I gave up wasting my time. It’s a shame. This means there is a free standing bore in the cylinder rather than just a bore or bore sleeve attached directly to the block. It happens in a lot of major companies. Subscribe to Ford Authority 15 months later, coolant level is low and car misfires at startup. Almost makes you wonder if someone is purposely destroying the company. We shall see, once this soccer mom hauler, meets mud, pushing the tiny three cylinder…… I’d have loved to have seen the bronco being offered with a big, strong, American made manual, NA big V6, optional V8 and a Diesel. It turns out that the 1.6L cylinder block was cracked. They’re oozing coolant into the engine even before they’re driving them off the train. In March 2015, Ford notified owners of Ford Focus 1.0-litre petrol engine vehicles that there was a risk of the coolant hose failing at high temperatures on cars built between October 2011 and October 2013. My cousin (Dealership Mechanic) replaced the hose for me. The 2.3 ecoboom is a “stroked” 2.0, yes it puts out a lot of HP, but as always, you push a lot of HP out of a block, you life expectancy drops, the more you push it, the faster it drops. SO this was a MAJOR defect, and Ford SHOULD have extended the powertrain warranty. Had the call today that internal engine failure and new engine needed. We removed the old O ring which appeared to have partly disintgrated. The unibody (made in Mexico) bronco sport (BS), is/has been touted by Ford to be off-road worthy. Calls to 0333 numbers cost the same as calling a landline; even when you are using a mobile. Ford Focus XR5 Turbo vehicles are susceptible to coolant leaks from – The thermostat housing at the cylinder head side gasket. Specifically, the leak occurs at the bottom corner and a mirror is required to see it; The turbo coolant feed and return; and, The radiator top … My car has been sitting at dealership since September 24, 2020. Can someone please tell me how these mistakes in auto manufacturing happen at all? Everything fine since. Problem went away–for a while. © 2020 Evans Halshaw. Both had less then 20,000 miles. In the case of the Ecoboost engines, thousands failed because of cracks in the blocks. I think I’m done with Ford. Buy Once, Cry Once. Next car will be a Toyota. Never even told the dealership about because I knew they wouldn’t do anything out it anyway. If Ford won’t cover a cracked block under the powertrain warranty–and that’s what is causing your issues–then you should contact an attorney. Ford issued a number of technical service bulletins between 2018-2020 related to this problem, as well as a recall in 2017 to install the aforementioned coolant level sensors. Toyota (among others) keeps producing NA mills, that just keep running, building a vehicle that is built to last- adds value, the Bic lighter (disposable) attitude does not. Of course, I had trans problems with the Focus. To my knowledge this is mainly an issue with the 1.6L motor. Roadside assistance coverage:60 months/60,000miles. My mom’s 2018 ford escape 1.5 sel had the exact same issue after mine got out the shop. It should be a federal crime to put the consumer through the troubles and sometimes danger, so the CEOs and engineers should be held accountable by having to pay monetary restitution as well as serve prison time, and just maybe, it would have the next generation straighten up and fly right. DETROIT (AP) -- Ford is recalling about 7,600 brand-new Escape SUVs to fix coolant leaks that can cause engines to overheat or even catch fire. And, no, in this age of relatively trouble-free new vehicles, Ford will NOT be on my shopping list ever again. Bad management? We are currently looking for experienced automotive journalists and editors to join our team. Here’s a link for reference, but this information is also available via NHTSA’s site. Loss of Coolant– If your Focus’s engine coolant level is going down, but there is no noticeable leak, it could be a sign that the head gasket has blown. American car manufacturers tend to think short term while others try t think long term. But the put a new short block in and fixed the issue. I saw an in depth review of the Bronco Sport. Every time I think the American car makers have learned their lesson about quality control issues, they prove that they haven’t. Owners who have incurred repair costs and expenses may be compensated by Ford, and a modification rectifies the issue There is a large number of FanBoys already! Dealership claimed the gasket they replaced was out of warranty, so I took it to another mechanic. Ford EcoBoost problems have caused a class action lawsuit that alleges 1.5-liter, 1.6-liter and 2-liter EcoBoost engines allow coolant to leak into the cylinders. Ford should just look over at Hyundai/Kia to see what happens when you stall. Nobody, that’s who! These guys fret over the off road lighting, tire size, winch, color, which trim offers a heated steering wheel, etc. I currently own a 2017 Ford Edge with close to 65,000 now at Ford garage had coolant issue wa told it needs a new 2.0 liter long block. But to ford’s credit, they are a business, Job One at ford is to make as much profit as possible. All rights reserved. Service depts are the same way, they need to log some hours, and sell some transmissions. While I hate issues. Fines in the $millions. Corrosion perforation warranty:60 months/ unlimited distance ... That recall included the 2012-2015 Ford Focus and the 2013-2015 Ford Escape and C-Max. Sign me up for that lawsuit, I paid for 2 head gasket services and documented everything with photos, videos, and receipts. If they can get the FanBoys to buy cheap, hard plastic, because “it’s easier to clean”, then their hype machine is working well….. My 2018 ford fusion 1.5 se had to have a short block caused by the coolant leak, didn’t notice till my coolant reservoir was empty and making a gurgling noise. Which it was. I wish I had never given them another chance after that crappy Mustang II. We paid for a new motor from a reputable private garage, $6,000.00 (taxes and labor included). Did you have to buy the engineer out, or just pay for the new ones moving expenses etc.? So now I have an Escape that could have a faulty engine? They like all car makers try to make as many cars as possible and sometimes quality control isn’t as great. The standard 2.5 is just fine and has great power for what I use it for anyway. I like have hard plastics in places that are prone to getting abuse from everday use. Yes , I’m on my 3rd engine in my ecoboost mustang and I’m so sick of the reliability I refuse to drive it now due to another cly 2 coolant leak I’ve been a ford mustang owner sense I was 16 I’m now 40 and after this experience I will never buy a ford again. The 1.5L&1.6L & 2.0 L I4s, are all an “Open Deck” design. So I replaced the ignition coil for that cylinder. We are investigating the internal coolant leak causing engine overheating in the following Ford Vehicles: 2.0L Ecoboost Engine 2015-2018 Ford Edge 2017-2019 Ford Escape 2017-2019 Ford Fusion 2017-2019 Lincoln MKC 2017-2019 Lincoln MKZ 1.5L Ecoboost Eng 2. Brett Foote No external leaks found. Your email address will not be published. The engine blocks have cracks which widen over time, causing coolant to leak into the cylinders–and ultimately blowing ALL the coolant out the tailpipe. I have some knowledge on how this can happen in a big company. We welcome your submissions. In short, Mall Crawlers, these broncos will spend more time getting washed and waxed than they will off road, God forbid they might get dirty or mud on the carpet! We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates. I thought I would spend 10 seconds and post the actual, ford warranty for the 2017 Fusion in question::::::: 2017 Ford Fusion Warranty The car was at the dealer for 3 full weeks to get fixed and I had to pay out of my pocket for replacing the engineer entirely! A factory in the UK was turning out faulty engine blocks by the boatload–heads rolled when Ford found out about it. Pretty bad when engine don’t outlast the tires! I have a 2015 Ford Transit 350 XLT that developed a bad vibration AFTER they fixed the recall on the driveshaft. If you look at “Crate Engines” you’ll find many really good shops, offer 2.0 rebuilds (done right), for less than $2500-top shelf builders. So in other words the whole time you are driving around town. They ruined my beautiful van. Ford Focus Blown Head Gasket Causes While there are many reasons that your Focus’s head gasket can fail, the most common ones have to do with the cooling system causing the engine to overheat. This design was probably chosen 1) for extra cooling capacity needed for a turbocharged engine 2) cost savings. I just had this issue happened to my Ford Escape! A quick view over engine bay of Ford Focus MK3 2011-2014 (2012) 1.6 EcoBoost. Where are you getting the 100,000 for NEW CAR WARRANTY??? 99%+ will never see dirt (for many years), the new bronco is being sold to FanBoys. The 1.5Ls had some redesign done for the ’17 model year, so ’17s+ are even more susceptible to this issue than the earlier ones. Please contact MGRCRC@ford.com as soon as possible and Ford's team will assist you. I paid nothing. https://fordauthority.com/fmc-recalls/ford-recalls/ford-escape-recalls/2014-ford-escape-recalls/2014-ford-escape-recall-nhtsa-17v209000/. Ford also installs two-piece lug nuts on the wheels which are GUARANTEED to “swell” and be unremovable when you need to change a tire on the side of the road (hint: buy 20 McGard triple-chrome-plated lug nuts and replace the two-piece lug nuts). That does not bode well. Luckily the warranty replaced them. Zero have ever been produced, we need to keep this in mind when listening to the little FanBoys-they know nothing at all in regards to a production bronco! Meanwhile for the first three years of ownership there was NEVER a problem. Our team will carry out the work and you won't be charged for the repair. To not be proactive and address the issue rather than to wait for the courts to handle it is a great way to loose customers. The seats look cheap also. I wanted an Escape but saved money on the Focus. Don’t they have strict protocols? The recalls were in ’19, not ’17, as the article states incorrectly. it’s not the customers’ fault that so many engines were made with faulty castings. Was this the same problem being described here? I’d be surprised if they don’t suddenly offer you a one time “deal” on a demo, or some other piece of crap, “to try to make things right, and keep your as a customer- blah, blah, blah”. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. These engines were made to achieve a good fuel economy score for the Ecoboost engine line–NOT to last a long time. Ford has screwed over thousands of customers because of these engine problems. In a letter to dealerships concerning a March 2017 recall, Ford says it will also repair any coolant leaks found in some 200,000 vehicles recalled for an increased fire risk. Yes, folks, the 2.0L EcoBoost has this problem as well. Occasionally we will send out newsletters promoting our offers and discounts. Mine had a slight weep from the radiator that I only noticed when prepping the car for the oil line recall. I said heck no! The cycle repeats. I have 1.6 eco boost 2013 fusion and I just replaced my head gasket for the 2nd time. Ford replaced the engine with a long block under the powertrain warranty. Bye bye Ford! Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost engine failure - David Kirkpatrick : Monday 12th December .Focus 1.0 eco boost Loss of coolant no sign of leak. And showed me the built up oil leak on the head block, sludge on the pistons, broken pieces that should have been replaced. I have had No problems with my Escape since purchased. We bought new so this would not happen! To check if your Ford Focus is subject to a recall, click Ford Recalls. They have dismissed my complaint by calling what I am experiencing as a “Common Characteristic trait ” of the vehicle. Customers can continue to drive their vehicles, but should see their dealer if their vehicle exhibits a coolant leak, overheating or … Ford will mail customers instructions from the owner’s manual on how to check and refill coolant. My mom’s 2018 ford escape 1.5 sel had the exact same issue after mine got out the shop. I will never, ever buy another American car. If more people were like you, maybe the dealerships would pull their heads out of it. We know that Honda had some bad transmissions, and they fixed those under a “secret” recall problem (you’d take your car in, and if you mentioned transmission problems, you had spoken the right “code words” and your car got fixed for free). They tell me i need a NEW ENGINE because coolant got in cylinder. They make a great engine, but with one glaring defect that is engineered to break after the warranty coverage. As far as I know the promblem mostly related to the 1.6 eco boost and that engine has been replaced by the 1.5 ecoboost which was moddifed as a result of the 1.6 egine problems. New light (RED letters, high engine temp) and i had it towed. Don’t fall for it! 2 weeks later they call me back tell me when they took it on a test run it started to vibrate and shutter, whatever the heck that means, and said I need a NEW TRANSMISSION! Car sales people, move from dealership to dealership, brand to brand. Replaced the coolant. Said they called Ford and they won’t assist in the repair because it’s over the PT warranty. I have the 1.5L EB on a ’17 Fusion. The suit alleges that these Ford EcoBoost engines have an inherent defect that causes coolant to leak into the cylinders, which in turn leads to corrosion, misfires, engine failure, and fires. While there’s no excuse for it, early versions of engines often have problems that are corrected over time. HOWEVER, Ford has had a BUNCH of engine block failures in the Ecoboost line. I was a Ford tech for 13 years and planned obsolescence is happening in Ford’s engineering department. Dealerships sell cars OVER MSRP, every day. My guess is that’s what happened to your car–or even worse. 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