Across the country, owners of Ford Broncos are reporting that their SUVs are dying. The problem seems to affect them only with the 2.7-liter V6 engine but instead of a simple solution, it turns out that most require a complete powerplant replacement. The worst part is that there seems to be no way to tell when this will happen to a particular bronchi.
Initial complaints about the problem started at least in July 2021 and since then the wave of broken engines has increased. Many owners report complete engine failure due to a drop valve that usually requires a complete engine replacement.
Normally, the valves only go down into the cylinder when the valve retainer fails, but the final cause of Ford’s 2.7-liter V6 failure has not yet been revealed. Because whatever it is, a drop can cause extensive damage to the valve piston and the valve itself and it can also destroy the sleeve and head of the cylinder.
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A quick glance at the complaints filed with the NHTSA reveals 27 different cases of engine failure this year alone. The last one was just a week ago, on May 3, and it is said that the engine dropped a valve 2,000 miles away. The car has already got a new engine. Interstate traffic is closed. ”
That sudden and complete failure seems ideal for owners with this problem. The drive saw people across the Internet, from the Bronco6G forum to Reddit and Facebook, all report similar experiences. Build date from May 2021 to October 2021 among the victims in Bronco6G forum engine. Drive also reached out to Ford about the issue and received the following response.
“We are aware of a few engines selected with this concern and we are investigating. If a customer encounters a problem, they will be covered by the car’s 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty. “
What will undoubtedly be in doubt is whether unaffected Bronco owners can rely on their vehicles on a daily basis. The best advice for victims right now is to file a complaint with the NHTSA in addition to Ford. Do you have this problem? Tell us about it in the comments below!