Ford Bronco Investigated by NHTSA Following Reports of Catastrophic Engine Failure

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently opened an investigation into numerous reports from consumers of Ford Bronco engine failures. The newly designed Ford Bronco has been immensely popular in terms of sales numbers for Ford. However, the 2021 Ford Bronco is now under investigation following NHTSA’s receipt of 32 complaints about loss of power as a result of engine failure.

NHTSA’s investigation at this time is solely to gain more information about the complaints and to evaluate whether a recall may be necessary for the 2021 Ford Bronco. According to NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation report, drivers may experience a loss of power “due to catastrophic engine failure related to a faulty valve.”The investigation covers 25,538 Ford Broncos, all of which are equipped with a 2.7-liter, twin-turbo, V6 gas engine.

Ford responded to the announcement of the investigation by releasing a statement that “we are aware of a select number of engines with this concern and we are investigating.”The 2021 Ford Bronco is not the only Ford vehicle utilizing a 2.7-liter, twin-turbo, V6 gas engine. Therefore, the engine failure issue may be more widespread than just the 2021 Ford Bronco.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an engine failure in a 2021 Ford Bronco or other Ford vehicle equipped with a 2.7-liter, twin-turbo, V6 gas engine, please contact an attorney at Abraham Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll-free at 1‑800-870-9584.