ford focus coolant leak recall
I’d be surprised if they don’t suddenly offer you a one time “deal” on a demo, or some other piece of crap, “to try to make things right, and keep your as a customer- blah, blah, blah”. Recall: Ford Focus 1.0 turbo petrol Ecoboost models produced between 2011 and 2013 can suffer failure of a coolant hose due to an incorrectly specified component. Took off the spark plugs and found coolant in the combustion chamber. Next car will be a Toyota. A Ford Focus Coolant Leak Diagnosis costs between $44 and $56 on average. The seal is made with a rubber O ring and a plastic clip that is locked round the joint. Only recalls for door latch springs and other small stuff. Check also how many FORD are Still on the road in UK.. December 9, 2020, 6:54 am Ford Focus Blown Head Gasket Causes While there are many reasons that your Focus’s head gasket can fail, the most common ones have to do with the cooling system causing the engine to overheat. Your email address will not be published. An even better option would be consulting an attorney who specializes in class action lawsuits. We know that Honda had some bad transmissions, and they fixed those under a “secret” recall problem (you’d take your car in, and if you mentioned transmission problems, you had spoken the right “code words” and your car got fixed for free). Ford also installs two-piece lug nuts on the wheels which are GUARANTEED to “swell” and be unremovable when you need to change a tire on the side of the road (hint: buy 20 McGard triple-chrome-plated lug nuts and replace the two-piece lug nuts). Very shortly after the Ford dealer in Canada replaced my engine with a new long block engine fresh from the factory, my car started making a heck of a noise under the hood. Chis, great post, truer words have not been written; however, don’t worry to much about the new broncos getting beat-up or dirty. Ford Focus 1.6T Ecoboost Coolant Leak. Both had short block swaps. It’s too bad. Tech. I was under the impression this was largely associated with the 1.5/1.6 engines, not the 2.0. Since the recall was addressed this vibration starts around 40 mph and last till you hit around 60 mph. Ford has screwed over thousands of customers because of these engine problems. Our 2015 2.0 Turbo motor ‘went’ a few months ago just past warranty. Finally the coolant all spewed out the exhaust. My 1.5L engine has 65k on it and the check engine light came on AFTER the PCM recall (and the guys at the dealership joking that it would run worse AFTER the recall was done). The mechanic asked me “where is Fords integrity”? If the proper engineering is done from the drawing board these auto manufactures wouldn’t be faced with lawsuits. Sheer stupidity? Never buying a Ford again. Last year I had a bad oil leak so I took it to the dealership, they said it was head gasket and CHARGED ME $2500. When I got it back there was a leak at the valve cover gasket which made me question their service, they refused to acknowledge my complaints even after taking the car back several times and showing them the leak. Other manufacturers have done the same thing. I dont see the coolant leak anywhere. The 1.5L&1.6L & 2.0 L I4s, are all an “Open Deck” design. They replaced it under the powertrain warranty. Calls are also included in FREE minutes with landline and mobile contracts. I have a mechanic friend who told me it was quite likely that they damaged the flywheel when disassembling the transmission from the engine. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Ford is digging its own grave with these engine problems. In March 2015, Ford notified owners of Ford Focus 1.0-litre petrol engine vehicles that there was a risk of the coolant hose failing at high temperatures on cars built between October 2011 and October 2013. Our Escape with the 2.0 has been great, 60k and hasn’t been back to the dealer other than tires/oil. They like all car makers try to make as many cars as possible and sometimes quality control isn’t as great. We’ll have more on this pending lawsuit as soon as it’s available, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford lawsuit news and 24/7 Ford news coverage. Enjoy another show from Cooper's Automotive! I said heck no! There’s nothing wrong with it and there’s nothing they can do about it. Almost makes you wonder if someone is purposely destroying the company. The unibody (made in Mexico) bronco sport (BS), is/has been touted by Ford to be off-road worthy. The … Wrong. Dealership claimed the gasket they replaced was out of warranty, so I took it to another mechanic. The recalls were in ’19, not ’17, as the article states incorrectly. The cars should have been recalled; if not that, then the powertrain warranties should have been extended to 150,000 miles. I feel your pain. Mark my word, there WILL be a class action lawsuit about these faulty engines. Ford should just look over at Hyundai/Kia to see what happens when you stall. Ford says it will compensate owners of Ecoboost-engined cars after some suffer sudden engine failure and others burst into flames Tell Scotty Kilmer on Youtube, too! © 2020 Evans Halshaw. Plaintiffs in the case also allege that damage caused by this issue is not covered under warranty, and many have been forced to pay for repairs out of pocket. Still owe over 12,000 and left with the decision to “fix or junk”. Yes , I’m on my 3rd engine in my ecoboost mustang and I’m so sick of the reliability I refuse to drive it now due to another cly 2 coolant leak I’ve been a ford mustang owner sense I was 16 I’m now 40 and after this experience I will never buy a ford again. In March, the automaker announced that it would recall the cars, SUVs and vans because their 1.6-liter turbocharged engines can overheat if coolant gets low, causing the cylinder head to … So I replaced the ignition coil for that cylinder. Don’t they have strict protocols? Thought I was lucky in a way, when my Focus was totalled from behind. I think I’m done with Ford. Ford Focus XR5 Turbo vehicles are susceptible to coolant leaks from – The thermostat housing at the cylinder head side gasket. The problem with these engines is that they are CAST aluminum, and they CAST the blocks with iron sleeves in place for the pistons to move up and down in (steel pistons would wear out an aluminum cylinder in short order). Who would knowingly buy a car if they knew the engine or transmission would fail before 70,000 miles? My engine is burning coolant. Ford just called us back today, 11/2 and told us it would cost $1,000 to repair the coolant leak because our local Ford dealership (mike fitzpatrick) addressed the recall in 2018. ... That recall included the 2012-2015 Ford Focus and the 2013-2015 Ford Escape and C-Max. However, the automaker has supposedly not yet addressed the problem or provided any solutions for owners of affected vehicles, outside of offering to install coolant level sensors, which don’t actually keep the coolant from leaking. Misfire came back, as diagnosed by my Blue Driver OBDII port scanner and some rough startups. The 1.5Ls had some redesign done for the ’17 model year, so ’17s+ are even more susceptible to this issue than the earlier ones. An engine should last beyond 36,000 – 70,000 miles. I got a recall notice on this problem and was informed it was a software issue that had to be performed at the dealership. And showed me the built up oil leak on the head block, sludge on the pistons, broken pieces that should have been replaced. https://fordauthority.com/fmc-recalls/ford-recalls/ford-escape-recalls/2014-ford-escape-recalls/2014-ford-escape-recall-nhtsa-17v209000/. Wow. 2. These engines operate at much higher pressures than their predecessors, and the pressures put more strain on the engine. My car has been sitting at dealership since September 24, 2020. It’s a shame a company won’t stand behind their products anymore! Trade in on a 5 year old car!! Ford issued a number of technical service bulletins between 2018-2020 related to this problem, as well as a recall in 2017 to install the aforementioned coolant level sensors. You can unsubscribe from this at any time. My 2013 escape has “eaten” coolant since the day I bought it brand new. Your Technician messed up when he installed the engine because my Escape was running very strong and smooth except for that little tug i was feeling. Your Ford Focus' engine cooling system plays an integral role in your car's proper functioning. It sounded like someone was shaking a bunch of nuts and bolts around in a baking pan. I was under the impression ford’s powertrain warranty (new car) was 5 year/60,000 (which ever comes first). While there’s no excuse for it, early versions of engines often have problems that are corrected over time. If your vehicle is subject to the recall, but you have not yet had the repair work carried out: It's important that we carry out the necessary work as soon as possible. Zero have been produced, but, I am predicting (few will see off road-they are being purchased for the “look”) those that actually go off road, drop down to the super low granny gear, pushing big meats, in soft mud, winding up the turbo on the 2.3 ecoboom mill, will result in another wave of class action lawsuits. Aside from the aforementioned problems this causes, low coolant levels can also lead to engines overheating and causing damage to pistons and other internal components, as well as cracked cylinder heads. I have a 2015 Ford Escape bought in Canada. I currently own a 2017 Ford Edge with close to 65,000 now at Ford garage had coolant issue wa told it needs a new 2.0 liter long block. So now I have an Escape that could have a faulty engine? While I hate issues. I was a Ford tech for 13 years and planned obsolescence is happening in Ford’s engineering department. Is it just sloppiness? Want to see your Ford vehicle or build featured on Ford Authority? The most recently reported issues are listed below. In a letter to dealerships concerning a March 2017 recall, Ford says it will also repair any coolant leaks found in some 200,000 vehicles recalled for an increased fire risk. Thanks for the suggestion. White w/Blue OTT stripes. The group that designed the motor probably ignored design guidelines to achieve some othe objectives they were given. The 2 prior Class Action lawsuits got aboslutley nowhere; hopefully this one will. To check if your Ford Focus is … I had nothing but problems with Ford in the ’70s and ’80s and took a chance…which was another bust. The car was at the dealer for 3 full weeks to get fixed and I had to pay out of my pocket for replacing the engineer entirely! January 4, 2018 — A Ford coolant leak recall is set to begin for owners of Ford Escapes, Fiesta STs, Fusions and Transit Connects, with 2014 Escape SUVs first on the list. Powertrain warranty:60 months/60,000miles Both had less then 20,000 miles. This means there is a free standing bore in the cylinder rather than just a bore or bore sleeve attached directly to the block. All rights reserved. I had the recall done, but have not put many miles on due to the pandemic, since the recall work was done. Ford says it will repair any coolant leaks that might be found in more than 200,000 recalled vehicles that are at risk of catching fire. It’s starting to sound like they’re going back to their bad habits. The cycle repeats. And sooner or later a class action lawsuit will hit–and Ford sales will drop even further. Called Ford Corp was told they will not cover it it’s out of warranty even though no fault of my own. We removed the old O ring which appeared to have partly disintgrated. That being said I am disappointed in how they are handling this issue. Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150. No problems regarding the engine. From what I’ve read becoming a common issue and cost an average of 9,000 to fix. Nancy what a horror story. It seems most dealerships are always hiring new salespeople, always, few have a small group of actual experts on the brand the represent, and t have been with the same dealership for many years..sad. Please contact MGRCRC@ford.com as soon as possible and Ford's team will assist you. My Profile My Preferences My Mates. Basic warranty:36 months/36,000miles The bronco is supposedly going to be produced with a 2.3 coupled with a chinese made seven speed manual. DETROIT (AP) -- Ford is recalling about 7,600 brand-new Escape SUVs to fix coolant leaks that can cause engines to overheat or even catch fire. I am a loyal Ford customer. One way, they give you $7000.00 trade on a car worth a lot more, let’s say $10,000 is the real value. Specifically, the leak occurs at the bottom corner and a mirror is required to see it; The turbo coolant feed and return; and, The radiator top … Anyway, I am super disappointed in Ford. Most service depts make more money for the dealership than new car sales. A mechanic replaced the spark plug, and the misfire issue went away–for a short while. Ford will mail customers instructions from the owner’s manual on how to check and refill coolant. It’s gone. As long as they last past the warranty period, Ford doesn’t care. To check if your Ford Focus is subject to a recall, click Ford Recalls. My guess is that’s what happened to your car–or even worse. In fact, there should have been a recall. 2 weeks later they call me back tell me when they took it on a test run it started to vibrate and shutter, whatever the heck that means, and said I need a NEW TRANSMISSION! There is a large number of FanBoys already! They make a great engine, but with one glaring defect that is engineered to break after the warranty coverage. Ford knew about it from an engineering standpoint, they just choose to manufacturer an engine block that was faulty and use cheap gaskets hoping there wouldn’t be a problem. Ford should buy back all of these vehicles and sell them to the Chinese. We paid for a new motor from a reputable private garage, $6,000.00 (taxes and labor included). When Ford finally diagnosed it as this the car had 63,000 miles. It had been to shop several times because of the intermittent smoking out exhaust. These guys fret over the off road lighting, tire size, winch, color, which trim offers a heated steering wheel, etc. They ruined my beautiful van. Calls to 0333 numbers cost the same as calling a landline; even when you are using a mobile. This problem reportedly stems from a defect in the design of the engine block and cylinder head, as well as an inadequate seal on the head, which then allows coolant to seep into the combustion chambers. Roadside assistance coverage:60 months/60,000miles. The 2020-2021 1.5L EcoBoost I-3 engine is a totally different three cylinder engine and is not affected…so far. The recall applies to models with 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines that could have an engine coolant leak. My cousin (Dealership Mechanic) replaced the hose for me. Please enter your email address. Ford Focus EcoBoost 1.0L Recall. I contated the dealership who informed me of a recall that oil could leak onto the engine and start a fire.” — 2013 Ford Escape driver, CarProblemZoo.com A week after owning smoke emitted from exhaust, check engine light came on and car was rough to start, idling hard. Seriously? To not be proactive and address the issue rather than to wait for the courts to handle it is a great way to loose customers. The car was in service 5 times in 2 years due to engine light. The problem here is that if you short change the design of a part then those types of things are much harder to correct once in production. You will receive mail with link to set new password. The standard 2.5 is just fine and has great power for what I use it for anyway. I just had this issue happened to my Ford Escape! Lotta info on Escape.org and Blue Oval Forums.com. “”””I had to pay out of my pocket for replacing the engineer entirely!”””” I would have refused-under no circumstance that I can think of should you be involved in HR of Ford. In the case of the Ecoboost engines, thousands failed because of cracks in the blocks. God Bless you, you’ve run into to two bandits, ford for selling the known piece of crap to start with, and the dealership, they’re trying to get a little deeper into your pocket. Many people have had to pay out of their own pocket for new engines after their warranties ran out. Meanwhile for the first three years of ownership there was NEVER a problem. If Ford won’t cover a cracked block under the powertrain warranty–and that’s what is causing your issues–then you should contact an attorney. It’s a shame. That does not bode well. My mom’s 2018 ford escape 1.5 sel had the exact same issue after mine got out the shop. I will never, ever buy another American car. 99%+ will never see dirt (for many years), the new bronco is being sold to FanBoys. I have a 2013 Fusion with the 2 L Ecoboost. Zero have ever been produced, we need to keep this in mind when listening to the little FanBoys-they know nothing at all in regards to a production bronco! I got a recall notice. They tell me i need a NEW ENGINE because coolant got in cylinder. Never had any problems with my 2015 Ford Escape until two weeks ago. No external leaks found. Eventually, the cracks widen to the point that your antifreeze will blow out the exhaust–leaving you without any coolant in the engine whatsoever. All rights reserved. Dealerships sell cars OVER MSRP, every day. Which it was. If more people were like you, maybe the dealerships would pull their heads out of it. Most “Service departments” actually make more money for the dealership’s owners than the new/used car sales departments. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Focus based on all problems reported for the Focus. When this happens, you'll need to go into troubleshooting mode to diagnose and fix the problem. I have 1.6 eco boost 2013 fusion and I just replaced my head gasket for the 2nd time. I have had No problems with my Escape since purchased. I glad you didn’t let the scum rip you off. Please make an online booking at your nearest Evans Halshaw Ford Dealership here. These engines were made to achieve a good fuel economy score for the Ecoboost engine line–NOT to last a long time. Discovered my coolant level was low. Where are you getting the 100,000 for NEW CAR WARRANTY??? Ford has serious design and engineering issues with these Ecoboost engines. I have had it back so many times for the same issue. Today we're working on a coolant leak for a 2012 Ford Focus. If your vehicle is subject to this recall and is currently in one of our dealerships: There is no need to take any action. A quick view over engine bay of Ford Focus MK3 2011-2014 (2012) 1.6 EcoBoost. I am told engine is dead the day after the recall has been fixed. I had this issue with my 2015 Fusion 1.5 Ecoboost. I purchased 2017 Escape 2.0L Ecoboost from private party. It does make me miserable. I know thats money out of your pocket, but why be miserable ? You would think with the amount of money recalls cost the auto industry it would be a rare thing. The engine blocks have cracks which widen over time, causing coolant to leak into the cylinders–and ultimately blowing ALL the coolant out the tailpipe. Lost your password? Both had less then 20,000 miles. Was this the same problem being described here? Everything fine since. When the motor first came out they probably all got promoted due to. SURE PAL!!!!! 47 Comments. From my experience this is all due to how a company sets up it’s Executive bonus structure. If they can get the FanBoys to buy cheap, hard plastic, because “it’s easier to clean”, then their hype machine is working well….. My 2018 ford fusion 1.5 se had to have a short block caused by the coolant leak, didn’t notice till my coolant reservoir was empty and making a gurgling noise. New light (RED letters, high engine temp) and i had it towed. I know ford has shifted production from Spain to the U.S., this doesn’t change the design, nor how hard they are pushing these turbos. Pretty bad when engine don’t outlast the tires! Required fields are marked *. I wish I had never given them another chance after that crappy Mustang II. If your vehicle has already had the necessary repair work carried out, and you paid all or part of the cost: Ford will re-examine your case. Now I understand why they dropped the 1.6 in the TRANSIT CONNECT. 15 months later, coolant level is low and car misfires at startup. It should be a federal crime to put the consumer through the troubles and sometimes danger, so the CEOs and engineers should be held accountable by having to pay monetary restitution as well as serve prison time, and just maybe, it would have the next generation straighten up and fly right. Afterwards, my car started vibrating like hell at idle–turns out it was a defective transmission flywheel–perhaps damaged when the new engine was installed. Ford took care of this quickly and thoroughly. It turns out that the 1.6L cylinder block was cracked. We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates. The bronco is suppose to be a Jeep “killer”, we shall see, if any are ever actually made. I have a 2015 Ford Transit 350 XLT that developed a bad vibration AFTER they fixed the recall on the driveshaft. They have dismissed my complaint by calling what I am experiencing as a “Common Characteristic trait ” of the vehicle. Takes a long time to win back people to a builder after that. Mine had a slight weep from the radiator that I only noticed when prepping the car for the oil line recall. I guess they have an excuse now to use the cheap stuff: ” it’s a Bronco it’s gonna get beat-up so we made it easy to clean” Yeah right. There are 36 recall actions in UK related to FORD FOCUS. In March 2015, Ford notified owners of Ford Focus 1.0-litre petrol engine vehicles that there was a risk of the coolant hose failing at high temperatures on cars built between October 2011 and October 2013. The recalls started in 2017. If everything doesn’t go exactly right, you get problems with the sleeves or the engine block itself. Yes, folks, the 2.0L EcoBoost has this problem as well. Thought all was well until I checked my levels again and realized all of the coolant was nearly gone again. Car [smelled] strongly of antifreeze but no visible leaks. Then it returned. This was about a year ago. Such a disaster. Ford replaced the engine with a long block under the powertrain warranty. I refuse to buy garbage and will pay more for something that holds together. So in other words the whole time you are driving around town. The lawsuit alleges that Ford has known about this defect since 2010, based on pre-production testing, as well as numerous complaints filed by customers to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Occasionally we will send out newsletters promoting our offers and discounts. Your email address will not be published. I wish more people would educate themselves. This is all begging for a class action lawsuit. I bet the 3 cylinder ecoboost must be “fun”. Get a free detailed estimate for a repair in your area. AA called topped up coolant and followed to Arnold Clark Ford Ayr.. there was no indication or warning hight temp etc.. Can someone please tell me how these mistakes in auto manufacturing happen at all? Look it’s cheaper for Ford to put the hard plastics in rather than soft touch materials. Took it to AV FORD DEALERSHIP in CALIFORNIA had service department check it out for me because i was feeling a little tug. I even had a loaner car while mine was getting fixed. American car manufacturers tend to think short term while others try t think long term. People that don’t care? Only 5 years old. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17S09. Then the dealership offered us a used motor with 80,000 km for replacement or $7,000. Car sales people, move from dealership to dealership, brand to brand. Our team will carry out the work and you won't be charged for the repair. My mom’s 2018 ford escape 1.5 sel had the exact same issue after mine got out the shop. Luckily the warranty replaced them. Remember, most car sales people go from one dealership to another (few appear to hold down a job for more than few years), what ever brand they are selling now, is the” best” brand, and they can get you a “great” deal…. But to ford’s credit, they are a business, Job One at ford is to make as much profit as possible. We bought new so this would not happen! Both had short block swaps. Make $60k-$80k per year doing what you love. We are also looking for an experienced forum moderator to join our team. Our four year old Ford Focus 1.0-litre Ecoboost, with 25,000 miles, went in for its annual service and MoT today (main Ford dealer). I thought I would spend 10 seconds and post the actual, ford warranty for the 2017 Fusion in question::::::: 2017 Ford Fusion Warranty For around-the-clock Ford news coverage. FORD has so much riding on their turbo charged engines. The great job they did and then the warranty started coming in. We are currently looking for experienced automotive journalists and editors to join our team. ALL UNDER WARRANTY. My work van is a ‘16 and had that as an option and since I pretty much speced it, I’m glad I didn’t. You have morons designing your engines? 2013 - 2019 Ford Fusion Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating Newsom Law PLC is investigating a potential lawsuit based on consumer complaints of engine overheating caused by an internal engine coolant leak in 2014 - 2019 Ford Fusion vehicles equipped with 1.5L or 2.0L Ecoboost engines. I can’t post photos here but the newer engines have a different shaped cooling passage between cyl’s 2 & 3. I took it back and the dealer said it was a bad flywheel. I wanted an Escape but saved money on the Focus. Brought it to a mechanic to check for leaks. The bronco sport interior is perfectly fine just becuase it has a hard wearing plastics in places where other manufacturers use soft touch materials in places that are prone to everday abuse useing hard wearing plastics does not mean it is cheap!. The details of the recall actions that are related to FORD FOCUS are shown bellow: The 2.3 ecoboom is a “stroked” 2.0, yes it puts out a lot of HP, but as always, you push a lot of HP out of a block, you life expectancy drops, the more you push it, the faster it drops. In short, Mall Crawlers, these broncos will spend more time getting washed and waxed than they will off road, God forbid they might get dirty or mud on the carpet! Will NEVER own another Ford. They trade with you against sticker price, at $7000, they just sold it for $3000 over sticker! My son has a leak on the pipe joint between the heater matrix and the pipe that comes through the bulkhead from the engine.The engine coolant drips into the driver's foot well. Don’t fall for it! Finally finished paying it off and now I have to find a new car during a pandemic where I am struggling financially. Loss of Coolant– If your Focus’s engine coolant level is going down, but there is no noticeable leak, it could be a sign that the head gasket has blown. The interior quality looks cheap and plasticky. And, no, in this age of relatively trouble-free new vehicles, Ford will NOT be on my shopping list ever again. We shall see, once this soccer mom hauler, meets mud, pushing the tiny three cylinder…… I’d have loved to have seen the bronco being offered with a big, strong, American made manual, NA big V6, optional V8 and a Diesel. Save the bills and if there is a lawsuit down the road, request for pay. I had a coolant leak, apparently from new because always a slight smell when hot only, with no coolant visible anywhere. 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