There's another thread on here regarding a current class action lawsuit that is being raised against Ford USA for EcoBoost engine failures.Anyone who has having problems with the Ford Ecoboost engine should have a read here from our UK site. Not sure if you get the 1.5 Ecoboost in the USA but I know there were issues with the 1.6.
Ford MD on BBC Breakfast this morning regarding the problems of breakdowns and fire issues on ecoboost engines across Ford range. Further information on BBC 1 Inside Out tonight at 7.30www.kugaownersclub.co.uk
@murcod - Do you think it may be an idea to post this as a separate thread. Not sure if there is a campaign already going in the USA but this may help their cause if there is.
The problem is "Ford", although operating as one company, seem to restrict what recalls or compensation type programs they operate to each country. The 1.6l EcoBoost fires gained momentum in South Africa (due to public outrage and a death linked to a Kuga fire) and I think they were the first country to get a recall that involved revising the cooling system and PCM software. Then there were some fires in Australia- which Ford Australia ignored for a long time (even well after the South Africa fires and recall already being issued.) It took more fires and bad publicity before they acted here. I know people in Australia were denied any help when their engines had burned or overheated. Months later they finally issued the recall here.
So the BBC article could certainly help, but the US Escape is built in a different factory and their engines (I believe) were also made in a different factory to the UK/ South African/ Australian Kuga.