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Feds Drop Ford F150 EcoBoost Investigation

Apr 14, 2014 - 7:16 PM - by TorqueNews
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially closed their investigation into the Ford F150 pickups powered by the popular EcoBoost V6 after deciding that there is no need to recall those 360,000 trucks due to a power loss issue - with no further action required by the automaker and that means no recall of their most popular pickup.

Reprinted from Ford News at TorqueNews.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched the initial investigation into the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Ford F150 pickups powered by the popular twin turbocharged 3.5L V6 after receiving 95 complaints of the trucks losing power in certain conditions. Ford was quick to respond, pointing out that the charge air cooler (intercooler) can develop condensation in particularly humid or rainy conditions and as a result, there can be a brief misfire condition that will reduce power…but only by a small amount and only at wide open throttle. Ford insists that the EcoBoost powered F150 will still maintain speed and accelerate during these stints of reduced power, they just wont accelerate as quickly as usual. During the course of the initial investigation, the NHTSA received a total of 525 complaints about a loss of power from the EcoBoost engine

The NHTSA found in their investigation that the Ford F150 powered by the EcoBoost V6 will indeed lose power, but as Ford pointed out, the loss isn’t enough to really impact drivability. Ford also pointed out that this misfire condition is actually programmed into the engine control unit as part of the federal emission requirement about water ingestion by the engine. Finally, Ford has issued a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) instructing dealerships who have trucks come in for repairs citing EcoBoost power losses, instructing the service department to install a deflector shield below the charge air cooler to protect it from any excessive water in wet conditions. The NHTSA also noted that replacing either the charge air cooler, installing the shield that is part of the TSB or doing both will fix this issue.

In the end, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that the 2011-2013 Ford F150 pickups powered by the EcoBoost V6 can run into this power loss issue, but the problem is unique enough relative to the number of possibly affected trucks and the problem itself is minor enough that no further action is required. In other words, since it can happen so rarely and when it does, the repair is straightforward enough that the government will not require a recall of... [Read More]
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Ford Invests $500 Million for 2015 F150 EcoBoost Production

Apr 08, 2014 - 11:29 AM - by TorqueNews
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When the 2015 Ford F150 arrives later this year, it will feature a new 2.7L EcoBoost engine which the Motor Company believes will be the most efficient half ton truck engine on the market and to prepare for production of that super efficient twin turbocharged V6, Ford has invested $500 million into the Lima Engine facility in Ohio.

Reprinted from TorqueNews Ford at http://www.torquenews.com/ford

Ford announced shortly after the introduction of the new 2.7L EcoBoost for the 2015 F150 that this new twin turbo V6 would be built at the Lima Engine facility rather than the Cleveland Engine facility where the uber popular 3.5L EcoBoost V6 has been produced since it was introduced in 2009. You would think that these similarly designed twin turbocharged V6 engines would be built at the same location, but considering the massive popularity of the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in the current F150, the Taurus SHO, the Explorer Sport, the current police vehicles and much more – Ford opted to call on a slightly less busy facility to build the newest EcoBoost offering.

The Lima Engine facility currently builds the 3.5L and 3.7L Duratec V6 engines, but to build these new turbocharged engines the Lima plant will need a great deal of touchups – possibly including a whole new production line in the facility. Ford expects that the new 2.7L EcoBoost will be the most efficient engine in the half ton truck segment and should they be right, there will likely be big demand for this new mill. With that in mind, Ford will invest $500 million in the Lima Engine facility along with creating 300 new jobs specifically to build the new 2.7L V6. This represents an increase in labor force of 33% as the team grows from 900 to 1,200 workers building the new EcoBoost V6 and the older naturally aspirated 3.5 and 3.7 V6 engines.

The current naturally aspirated 3.7L V6 and the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 have combined through the first three months of 2014 to outsell the V8 engines offered in the 2014 Ford F150. Should the new 2.7L EcoBoost V6 prove to be the most efficient engine offering in the half ton truck segment, we can expect to see Forf’s V6 truck sales continue to climb and that will lead to bigger profits, justifying the hefty investments required at the Lima plant to build this new engine.

The toughest competitor for the new 2.7L EcoBoost V6 is the Ram brand’s new 3.0L EcoDiesel. The EcoDiesel is by far the most efficient engine in the half ton truck segment, beating out the 3.6L Pentastar V6 (also from Ram) which previously... [Read More]
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How Jimmy Fallon Put His Hands on a new F150, Which Isn't Available Yet?

Apr 08, 2014 - 11:25 AM - by TorqueNews
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A few weeks ago, Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon announced that he was in the market for a new full size pickup and after weeks of deliberation - and showboating by automakers - Fallon has announced that he will purchase a 2015 Ford F150 King Ranch, but he will have to wait a while as the 2015 F150 isn’t scheduled to arrive in dealerships until later this year.

In early March, Jimmy Fallon announced on his new position as the host of the Tonight Show that he was looking to buy a full size pickup truck - you know, because Im sure that Jimmy Fallon does lots of things that require a full size pickup. Anyways, Fallon said to his live audience that he wanted a truck, but he didn’t know anything about them so he asked his band and his audience for suggestions. One member of the crowd yelled out that he drove a Ford F150, to which Fallon asked how big it was. The guy’s response was “big enough”.

That little segment spurred a great deal of interest from the Detroit automakers, with Ford quickly suggesting that Fallon purchase a 2015 Ford F150 King Ranch. This high end pickup packs the kind of luxury that a TV celebrity would require with all of the truck luxuries that Ford has to offer. Unfortunately, the 2015 Ford F150 isn’t expected to hit dealerships until the 4th quarter of this year so Jimmy could be waiting half a year before he can actually purchase the truck.

General Motors was up next, posting on Twitter that he should consider the new Silverado - which is already on sale. The Chrysler Group went on step further, showing up the 30 Rockefeller Center (where the Tonight Show is filmed) with a loaded up 2014 Ram 1500 complete with a sign asking if the Ram was big enough. The Ram brand social media crew also created the hash tag GutsGloryFallon as a play on their slogan Guts, Glory, Ram. Like the new Silverado, the Ram is on sale now and showing up in New York with one allowed a member of Fallon’s Tonight Show band to drive the new Ram - but that didn’t seal the deal as Fallon continued to talk about various pickups from Nissan, Toyota, and GMC, among others.

Well, last night on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon announced that he had made his decision and he would purchase a 2015 Ford F150 King Ranch. Fallon also announced a contest to see what dealership would sell him the truck, as he allegedly insists on buying the truck himself and does not want to have one given to him. Fallon’s new Fingers on a 4x4 contest will invite salesmen from... [Read More]
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Ford F150 V6 Engines Continue to Dominate the Truck Market

Mar 28, 2014 - 6:15 PM - by TorqueNews
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Ford Motor Company issued a brief press release today pertaining to the base V6 and premium EcoBoost V6 from the Ford F150 – reminding us once again that the EcoBoost critics were very, very wrong as this diverse pair of V6 engines account for more than half of the new F150s sold through the first two months of 2014, reports Patrick Rall from TorqueNews.com.

When Ford announced a few years back that the premium engine for the F150 would be the new 3.5L EcoBoost V6, a great many critics around the American auto industry were quick to declare the move to be a very bad one. These critics were sure that the traditional American pickup buyer would demand a V8 as the premium F150 engine. These critics were sure that early buyers wouldn’t be happy with the downsides of the EcoBoost V6 like “turbo lag”. These critics were absolutely sure that it would only be a short time before Ford was forced to bring back a proper V8 to range above the 5.0L V8 and the EcoBoost V6.

The critics were all terribly wrong, as not only has the EcoBoost V6 proven to be a massive success – it is so successful that Ford is killing off the top of the line 6.2L V8 for the 2015 F150.

“There is a new truck buyer out there who doesn’t hold to the old notion that a truck must be powered by a V8 engine,” Scott said. “Just five years ago, you would have had a hard time making a case for V6 truck engines. Not today. It’s all about fuel effectiveness. It’s the combination of city and highway mileage, horsepower, torque, towing capacity, payload and value. What is the most efficient package for the work I’m trying to do? That’s the key question.”

During the first two months of 2014, Ford has sold 102,418 examples of the bestselling F Series pickup. While we don’t know what percentage of those trucks were F150s and not Super Duty pickups, we do know that 57% of the new F150s sold in January and February were powered by one of the two available V6 engines. 46% of the new F150 pickups sold this year so far have been powered by the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 while another 11% opted for the base 3.7L V6. With only 43% of new F150s remaining, these figures indicate that the EcoBoost V6 outsold both V8 engines combined. Even if every single other F150 sold in the first two months of 2014 were powered by the 5.0L V8, the EcoBoost still outsold the bestselling V8 by at least 3%.

This 57% market share for the V6 engines in the 2014 Ford F150 is a record figure for V6 engines in trucks that goes... [Read More]
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