NHTSA investigates Ford Bronco ‘catastrophic engine failure’ reports

Ford’s sixth-technology Bronco is beneath investigation by the Countrywide Freeway Targeted traffic Protection Administration (NHTSA) over reviews of “catastrophic motor failure.” The federal agency wrote that it has received 3 petitions requesting a probe into the alleged difficulty.

Assigned NHTSA motion variety DP22001, the investigation stems from petitions that assert some Bronco styles powered by the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 endure from a valvetrain-connected dilemma that manifests as a decline of electricity at freeway speeds. Setting up the engine is then reportedly unattainable due to what is described as “a catastrophic engine failure.” There’s no mention of exactly which part fails.

“This defect petition has been opened to examine the concern and identify no matter if to grant or deny the petitions,” the NHTSA wrote on its internet site. That suggests the investigation is not a remember, does not pressure Ford to difficulty a recall, and does not accept an issue with the V6.

Fanatic discussion board Bronco6G has been documenting situations of engine failures since Bronco deliveries started as of crafting, 50 of its customers have reportedly knowledgeable the problem explained in the NHTSA’s documents. Some describe it as a dropped valve, a dilemma which usually damages the cylinder and the head, and lots of of the afflicted SUVs have gained a new motor. Ford mentioned that it’s informed of the difficulty.

“We are informed of a pick number of engines with this concern and we are investigating. If any buyers are dealing with problems, they will be included under the vehicle’s five-yr, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty,” a spokesperson for the Blue Oval advised The Travel in April 2022.