• fb_839854965 avatar Anders Posted: 6/17/2014 2:49am PDT

    I think the problem is that FORD employed the Ecoboost (turbo) feature on many engines very quickly..
    The inline 3 1L ecoboost and the 1.6L inline 4 ecoboost do not have these problems.. Granted they do not reach their claimed MPG's but so many smaller cars with the two inlines engine mentioned above drive around on european roads with no problems..
    I guess they just have to go back to the drawing board with the 3.5L V6 Ecoboost and work out the problems..

  • fb_100001433164892 avatar Timothy Posted: 11/16/2013 5:27pm PST

    The Fiesta is a piece of crap anyway you put it. Settling out of court with ford after leasing one a couple of years ago. 2011 model to be exact with the eco-lose engine and bs transmission. I advise everyone who is experiencing these problems needs to read up on there state laws and contact an attorney. Good luck to all and heads up don't bother contacting ford corporate they don't know what customer service is.

  • fb_100003514123852 avatar Staci Posted: 9/2/2013 11:54am PDT

    Purchase date 02/28/2013 Ford f-150 Lariet Flexfuel. My truck only has 11,000 miles on it, and I do not want it back.

    August 24, 2013 – My wife was downstate school shopping for my son and pulled out on Telegraph Road. Because it wouldn’t accelerate, an accident was almost caused. The truck started shuddering and would not go faster than 5 mph. It went into protection mode. Took the truck into Gaylord Ford, Gaylord Michigan on August 26, 2013 to have them check why it would do that. They kept the truck all day and I was told they couldn’t find anything wrong with it.

    August 30, 2013 – My wife and son just turned off Highway 65 onto Highway 72 and my wife was at 45mph trying to get the truck to 55mph. The truck started to shudder and dropp

  • Medic111 avatar Medic111 Posted: 7/10/2013 11:16pm PDT

    My wife and an just purchased a new 2014 Fiesta. We have had it for 3 days when it started doing the same things others are complaining about. We went up to the mountains and there were many times in which I stepped on the gas with no response from the engine. I'll be taking the car back to the dealer tomorrow to see what they tell me. Probably they are going to give me some bull. For legal reasons I'm going to record my conversation with whoever I talk to in the maintenance department. To make it usable in court I will tell them before hand that I'm recording the conversation. After reading the comments of others I'm starting to worry about having bought a lemon. This is my first Ford and American made car ever, and perhaps my last!

  • fb_100001433164892 avatar Timothy Posted: 11/16/2013 5:30pm PST

    get rid of it this is the start of the problems tell them you dont want the car.

  • shafali avatar shafali Posted: 6/27/2013 8:18pm PDT

    My 2013 Ford Fiesta does this and much more. It is not EcoBoost. It drove fine until the 4th day when it started making noises from the engine area which we were told was timing tensioner area noises but no fix for it yet. Then came the transmission noises and then the shuttering, lurching, not engaging in proper gears on hills and much more. All of this was gradual and none of it occurred on test drive. I asked the Ford engineer why it did not do any of this until 4 days later but he had no answer. He stated that all of this is normal for the powershift transmission. He also said that a driver can teach the transmission bad habits. I beg to differ as I nor anyone I know drives their vehicle like a frog jumping down the road.

  • fb_1349661346 avatar Michael Posted: 6/27/2013 4:25pm PDT

    There's no replacement for displacement, Stop trying to make tiny engines do the work of their larger cousins.

  • Medic111 avatar Medic111 Posted: 7/10/2013 11:29pm PDT

    The size if the engine has nothing to do with a car not responding properly when you step in the gas. My Ford fiesta does the very same thing. The engines in a four cylinder 1.6 L engine with plenty of balls for the little car. When it works fine, it accelerates fine and with more than enough power. Surprisingly powerful for a little car. Not just that, I've driven sport bikes for 25 years, everything from 600cc to 1100cc bikes, and I've never had that issue with a bike. And motorcycle engines are very compact but yet powerful for their size. My new ZX-10's stock engine is just shy of 1 L, yet it makes roughly 187hp and it accelerates beautifully. 0-60 in les than 3 seconds.

  • fb_100004591628702 avatar George Posted: 6/20/2013 6:59pm PDT

    just buy the most dependable pickup on the road,the chevy Silverado,old tried and true pushrod v8,nobody builds them like chevy,i have a couple of ford cars but when it comes to pickups wouldn't drive anything but a chevy.

  • wrenchead avatar wrenchead Posted: 7/21/2013 10:20am PDT

    And you probably are still using a VCR flashing 12:00.
    Get into the '80's. Pushrod motors are for suckers.
    Just because GM has no money to design a new motor you keep buying their old crap. Keep bailing them out. The government even now knows better.

  • vancemotorsports avatar vancemotorsports Posted: 6/2/2013 10:04am PDT

    I own a 2010 Taurus SHO with the performance pack. I have never had any problem with hesitation. The engine has been nothing but impressive. Some time there are issues with all cars, but mine has been outstanding!

  • Frostygt avatar Frostygt Posted: 5/16/2013 7:41pm PDT

    I've had both SHO and F150 ecoboost. Both run great. These people are just experiencing turbo lag and don't understand it.

  • fb_100000641225953 avatar Bill Posted: 5/16/2013 8:57pm PDT

    Your don't understand!!!! It is not turbo lag, I've driven turbo engines for 30 years and I know turbo lag. The engine just goes into limp home mode and the power totally disappears. This happens regularly to many owners of the 3.5 and generally occurs after 2-3 hours of highway running and when you apply full throttle as in passing a truck, the engine goes into limp home mode. Ford has a fix for it and they put it on my Son's truck and so far it seems to work. It is caused by a build up of moisture in the intercooler and the sudden rush of air causes an ice build up and chokes the engine.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 5/17/2013 3:37am PDT

    That sounds pretty consistent with the claims made by the plaintiffs in Louisiana. Follow the link in the third bullet point above -- the law firm even posts some of Ford's technical service bulletins that address the problem.

  • 59Panman avatar 59Panman Posted: 5/27/2013 8:40am PDT

    I own a 2012 Edge SEL Ecoboost that does the same thing. Put your foot on the accelerator and nothing, dead spot for about 2-3 seconds. I have complained to Ford with no response. How do I get this issue addressed?

  • Anton Bender avatar Anton Bender Posted: 5/16/2013 7:36pm PDT

    I can believe it, every Ford I have ever owned has been a dog!

  • wrenchead avatar wrenchead Posted: 7/21/2013 10:22am PDT

    Funny.
    Nothing is more reliable than yuor dog!

  • fb_100000641225953 avatar Bill Posted: 5/16/2013 12:38pm PDT

    Happened to my Son's truck a number of times. Usually after running on the highway for 3or4 hours and then you try to pass with full throttle and the engine just basically quits with you out there in the passing lane. They modified his truck after many complaints and so far it seems ok.

  • Jobarent avatar Jobarent Posted: 5/16/2013 3:04pm PDT

    Sounds similar to my experience back in the 90's with my '88 full size Bronco. The thing would stall in traffic after about 2-3 hours of driving. I hated to get rid of it, but it caused me too much grief.