NHTSA is investigating Ford Bronco engine malfunctions

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation into multiple reports of “catastrophic engine failures” quickly in 2021. Ford Bronco ModelsThe The The Wall Street Journal It’s today’s report.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement released this week that it is opening a formal investigation into a series of reports regarding 2021 Ford Bronco SUVs that have experienced power loss at highway speeds. NHTSA said the investigation covers nearly 25,500 vehicles.

NHTSA said it had been considering whether to open an investigation into the potential defect since late May, when the agency said it had received multiple petitions from Bronco owners about the alleged defect. At a meeting last month with Ford Motor Company, NHTSA employees learned that the alleged power loss was caused by catastrophic engine failures due to faulty engine valves, the agency said in the filing.

This work comes next 32 complaints Owners of the Bronco were It was submitted to the NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation. “Some barely avoided major injuries when their cars completely lost power at highway speeds in traffic,” one of them Owner’s Petition is reading. according to NHTSA, no accidents or injuries It has been linked to alleged engine malfunctions.

It is said that Ford hone in on the “root cause” of every WSJ, But he did not respond to the publication’s request for comment:

Ford has identified the root cause of the alleged defect is valve and piston interference inside 2.7-liter EcoBoost engines, which can cause the engine to lock up, NHTSA reports. The regulator identified 26 reports relating to the alleged defect in the Bronco.

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The Bronco comes standard with 300 horsepower 2.3 Liter EcoBoost Turbo four cylinders engine; The 2.7-liter, 330-horsepower twin-turbo V6 at the heart of this fault finding is an optional upgrade engine (standard on the Wildtrak top-rim model). NHTSA states that up to 25,538 vehicles may be at risk of defectThe pistons can hit the valves and quickly cause a complete engine failure.

So far, Ford has not announced a car Summon campaign, though This investigation may likely be an introduction to anyone. this is, Unfortunately, Not at all a new routine for Ford lately, which he’s had to announce I remember after calling Across much of its lineup, especially as the company has done It has intensified the manufacture of its most long-awaited new models, such as Mustang Mac EAnd the dissident And of course Bronco.

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