Called Ford Corp was told they will not cover it it’s out of warranty even though no fault of my own. We removed the old O ring which appeared to have partly disintgrated. Never had any problems with my 2015 Ford Escape until two weeks ago. Thought all was well until I checked my levels again and realized all of the coolant was nearly gone again. Your email address will not be published. Anyway, I am super disappointed in Ford. I have a 2015 Ford Escape bought in Canada. That does not bode well. 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. Fines in the $millions. Both had less then 20,000 miles. The recalls were in ’19, not ’17, as the article states incorrectly. It had been to shop several times because of the intermittent smoking out exhaust. https://fordauthority.com/fmc-recalls/ford-recalls/ford-escape-recalls/2014-ford-escape-recalls/2014-ford-escape-recall-nhtsa-17v209000/. Yes, folks, the 2.0L EcoBoost has this problem as well. HOWEVER, Ford has had a BUNCH of engine block failures in the Ecoboost line. I will never, ever buy another American car. Roadside assistance coverage:60 months/60,000miles. Your Ford Focus' engine cooling system plays an integral role in your car's proper functioning. Have you considered going to a drivetrain shop and having them put a driveshaft in it ? What’s the deal Ford? The … 2. 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. Ford has serious design and engineering issues with these Ecoboost engines. I took it back and the dealer said it was a bad flywheel. I said heck no! No external leaks found. Takes a long time to win back people to a builder after that. They ruined my beautiful van. This is all begging for a class action lawsuit. I can’t post photos here but the newer engines have a different shaped cooling passage between cyl’s 2 & 3. It’s too bad. 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”. The recall applies to models with 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines that could have an engine coolant leak. I’ve been watching the bronco and the bronco sport (BS). Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150. I have some knowledge on how this can happen in a big company. 47 Comments. To check if your Ford Focus is subject to a recall, click Ford Recalls. We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates. A mechanic replaced the spark plug, and the misfire issue went away–for a short while. “”””I had to pay out of my pocket for replacing the engineer entirely!”””” I would have refused-under no circumstance that I can think of should you be involved in HR of Ford. When the motor first came out they probably all got promoted due to. Customer doesn’t want to invest the money and buys a new vehicle. Ford says it will repair any coolant leaks that might be found in more than 200,000 recalled vehicles that are at risk of catching fire. 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. I have a 2015 Ford Transit 350 XLT that developed a bad vibration AFTER they fixed the recall on the driveshaft. I thought I would spend 10 seconds and post the actual, ford warranty for the 2017 Fusion in question::::::: 2017 Ford Fusion Warranty This was about a year ago. The cracks admitted coolant into the cylinders, which registered as misfires in the car’s computer (get a Blue Driver for your OBD2 port and you can download these codes). Our four year old Ford Focus 1.0-litre Ecoboost, with 25,000 miles, went in for its annual service and MoT today (main Ford dealer). I just had this issue happened to my Ford Escape! When we went to collect it, we were told it was suffering from a major coolant leak, to the extent that they filled it up when they spotted it and as soon as they put the system under pressure it drained out again. There are 36 recall actions in UK related to FORD FOCUS. While I hate issues. Your Technician messed up when he installed the engine because my Escape was running very strong and smooth except for that little tug i was feeling. Only 5 years old. Since the recall was addressed this vibration starts around 40 mph and last till you hit around 60 mph. Of course, I had trans problems with the Focus. Save the bills and if there is a lawsuit down the road, request for pay. I dont see the coolant leak anywhere. Car [smelled] strongly of antifreeze but no visible leaks. So I replaced the ignition coil for that cylinder. Aside from the aforementioned problems this causes, low coolant levels can also lead to engines overheating and causing damage to pistons and other internal components, as well as cracked cylinder heads. American car manufacturers tend to think short term while others try t think long term. It seems most dealerships are always hiring new salespeople, always, few have a small group of actual experts on the brand the represent, and t have been with the same dealership for many years..sad. Instead, it shifted the burden to its customers–none of whom are going to buy a Ford again after this experience. So in other words the whole time you are driving around town. Bye bye Ford! There appears to have been a design change to the 1.5L I-4 block at some point in 2017-0r 2018 model year. 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”. The most recently reported issues are listed below. The recalls started in 2017. 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 … Ford should have recalled ALL of the Ecoboost engines and replaced them. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Focus based on all problems reported for the Focus. If your vehicle has already had the necessary repair work carried out, and you paid all or part of the cost: Ford will re-examine your case. Ford replaced the radiator under warranty. I got a recall notice. They replaced the engine in 50 days. Sign me up for that lawsuit, I paid for 2 head gasket services and documented everything with photos, videos, and receipts. My 2013 escape has “eaten” coolant since the day I bought it brand new. Most service depts make more money for the dealership than new car sales. Recall: Ford Focus 1.0 turbo petrol Ecoboost models produced between 2011 and 2013 can suffer failure of a coolant hose due to an incorrectly specified component. Ford offers a Diesel on their Troller (not sold in the US) along with a six speed stick or auto. Ford says it will compensate owners of Ecoboost-engined cars after some suffer sudden engine failure and others burst into flames Thought I was lucky in a way, when my Focus was totalled from behind. In the case of the Ecoboost engines, thousands failed because of cracks in the blocks. A Ford Focus Coolant Leak Diagnosis costs between $44 and $56 on average. If vehicles leak coolant or overheat, they should be taken to a dealer, Weigandt said. FORD FOCUS Recalls in UK. So, yes, it would technically be out of the powertrain warranty. Trade in on a 5 year old car!! It’s a shame. We bought new so this would not happen! Powertrain warranty:60 months/60,000miles Don’t they have strict protocols? Tech. I was under the impression this was largely associated with the 1.5/1.6 engines, not the 2.0. Anything is better than this crap. I have a 2013 Fusion with the 2 L Ecoboost. 2012 Ford Focus Coolant Leak - I'm having to add coolant to my car every couple of days. 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. ... That recall included the 2012-2015 Ford Focus and the 2013-2015 Ford Escape and C-Max. I wish more people would educate themselves. This problem reportedly stems from a defect in the design of the engine block and cylinder head, as well as an inadequate seal on the head, which then allows coolant to seep into the combustion chambers. © 2020 Evans Halshaw. Today we're working on a coolant leak for a 2012 Ford Focus. Ford should have corrected this problem a long time ago. Soft touch can be durable and easy to clean as well. Ford offered no discount on anything never own another Ford , What about the powertrain warranty? I have a mechanic friend who told me it was quite likely that they damaged the flywheel when disassembling the transmission from the engine. Ford will mail customers instructions from the owner’s manual on how to check and refill coolant. Only recalls for door latch springs and other small stuff. Enjoy another show from Cooper's Automotive! Here’s a link for reference, but this information is also available via NHTSA’s site. 15 months later, coolant level is low and car misfires at startup. I bet the 3 cylinder ecoboost must be “fun”. It’s supposed to be good for 100,000 miles or 5 years, whatever comes first. To check if your Ford Focus is … We welcome your submissions. 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. The bronco is suppose to be a Jeep “killer”, we shall see, if any are ever actually made. Did you have to buy the engineer out, or just pay for the new ones moving expenses etc.? As long as they last past the warranty period, Ford doesn’t care. The bronco sport interior is perfectly fine just becuase it has a hard wearing plastics in places where other manufacturers use soft touch materials in places that are prone to everday abuse useing hard wearing plastics does not mean it is cheap!. P.S. It’s gone. Ford Focus EcoBoost 1.0L Recall. Basic warranty:36 months/36,000miles So now I have an Escape that could have a faulty engine? They tell me i need a NEW ENGINE because coolant got in cylinder. They trade with you against sticker price, at $7000, they just sold it for $3000 over sticker! Ford Focus - Heater matrix pipe joint leak. Then the dealership offered us a used motor with 80,000 km for replacement or $7,000. My next vehicle purchase will NOT be a Ford product. I shudder to think of the worst case scenario that could have happened with my kids strapped into their carseats if we had been in interstate traffic when the engine overheated. Required fields are marked *. Last year I had a bad oil leak so I took it to the dealership, they said it was head gasket and CHARGED ME $2500. 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! It sounds as if your dealership is run by a bunch of thieves! 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! My last Ford was and Explorer and it blew the engine at 99k and the dealership said it was a fluke. It happens in a lot of major companies. 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. 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. Tell Scotty Kilmer on Youtube, too! Remember, most car sales people go from one dealership to another (few appear to hold down a job for more than few years), what ever brand they are selling now, is the” best” brand, and they can get you a “great” deal…. This van sucks now. Other manufacturers have done the same thing. Our 2015 2.0 Turbo motor ‘went’ a few months ago just past warranty. They’re oozing coolant into the engine even before they’re driving them off the train. Still owe over 12,000 and left with the decision to “fix or junk”. A quick view over engine bay of Ford Focus MK3 2011-2014 (2012) 1.6 EcoBoost. The Dealership Owner wants to make some sort of deal with me by offering me a DISCOUNT PRICE on the TRANSMISSION. If everything doesn’t go exactly right, you get problems with the sleeves or the engine block itself. My engine is burning coolant. I even had a loaner car while mine was getting fixed. 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. I THINK I NEED A LAWYER. SO this was a MAJOR defect, and Ford SHOULD have extended the powertrain warranty. Who would knowingly buy a car if they knew the engine or transmission would fail before 70,000 miles? People that don’t care? But that’s not much consolation for someone who’s car is sitting along the interstate because the engine turned into oatmeal. It sounded like someone was shaking a bunch of nuts and bolts around in a baking pan. The unibody (made in Mexico) bronco sport (BS), is/has been touted by Ford to be off-road worthy. A factory in the UK was turning out faulty engine blocks by the boatload–heads rolled when Ford found out about it. I know thats money out of your pocket, but why be miserable ? The problem with these engines is that they are CAST aluminum, and they CAST the blocks with iron sleeves in place for the pistons to move up and down in (steel pistons would wear out an aluminum cylinder in short order). The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S09. We are also looking for an experienced forum moderator to join our team. If you are rewarded for short term cost savings then you will sacrifice other things to reach that goal. The interior quality looks cheap and plasticky. $3500 to pull and replace etc., may be a touch high, but maybe not. Customers can continue to drive their vehicles, but should see their dealer if their vehicle exhibits a coolant leak, overheating or … Nancy what a horror story. They like all car makers try to make as many cars as possible and sometimes quality control isn’t as great. 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. Said they called Ford and they won’t assist in the repair because it’s over the PT warranty. Was this the same problem being described here? The group that designed the motor probably ignored design guidelines to achieve some othe objectives they were given. December 9, 2020, 6:54 am Finally the coolant all spewed out the exhaust. Ford sucks! Mine had a slight weep from the radiator that I only noticed when prepping the car for the oil line recall. In March, the automaker announced that it would recall the cars, SUVs and vans because their 1.6-liter turbocharged engines can overheat if coolant gets low, causing the cylinder head to … Next car will be a Toyota. And, no, in this age of relatively trouble-free new vehicles, Ford will NOT be on my shopping list ever again. Ford cleaned up there act in the late 00’s into the mid 2010’s. I purchased 2017 Escape 2.0L Ecoboost from private party. An even better option would be consulting an attorney who specializes in class action lawsuits. Which it was. Chis, great post, truer words have not been written; however, don’t worry to much about the new broncos getting beat-up or dirty. Look around in the parking lots–you hardly see any Fords these days. The lawsuit alleges that Ford has known about this defect since 2010, based on pre-production testing, as well as numerous complaints filed by customers to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The latest recall action was on April 16th, 2020. 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! They refuse to entertain my complaint any longer. They said they fixed. 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. If the proper engineering is done from the drawing board these auto manufactures wouldn’t be faced with lawsuits. These engines operate at much higher pressures than their predecessors, and the pressures put more strain on the engine. My mom’s 2018 ford escape 1.5 sel had the exact same issue after mine got out the shop. In fact, there should have been a recall. Then it returned. I saw an in depth review of the Bronco Sport. I may give that a try. 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. Bad management? History tells us, naturally aspirated engines, those that were both, designed correctly and were mfg with high quality controls, last a long, long time-hundreds and hundreds of thousands of miles are not uncommon. This design was probably chosen 1) for extra cooling capacity needed for a turbocharged engine 2) cost savings. Look it’s cheaper for Ford to put the hard plastics in rather than soft touch materials. Lotta info on Escape.org and Blue Oval Forums.com. Had the call today that internal engine failure and new engine needed. 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