Ford has been sued over problems with some versions of its much hyped EcoBoost engine, which can be found in many of its and Lincoln’s vehicles, including the Focus, Fusion, Edge, Lincoln MKC, and Lincoln MKZ that are equipped with the 1.5L, 1.6L, or 2.0L Ford EcoBoost engine.
Ford boasts that its turbocharged, direct-injection EcoBoost engines can deliver power and torque equivalent to larger-sized engines, but with improved fuel efficiency and fewer greenhouse emissions. Owners, however, have complained that a defect in the design of the engine allows coolant to leak into groves on the cylinders, where it begins to pool and degrade the engine gasket seals and eventually leaks into the cylinders. Coolant that has leaked into the cylinder can cause the engine to misfire, resulting in excessive smoke, and it can contaminate the engine oil, causing excessive wear on the engine. The loss of coolant has also resulted in overheating of some vehicles, which often results in severe damage to the engine.
The lawsuit alleges that Ford has known, or should have known, about this design defect, given the number of complaints about this issue from dealerships and customers, and that alternative designs that would prevent this issue exist.
The attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have been fighting for the rights of people who have been injured or who have experienced financial loss related to defective products for decades. If you or someone you know has been affected by a defective vehicle, or any other defective product, contact the experienced attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner at (713) 222-7211 or toll free at 713-222-7211.