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Old 11-10-2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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Ford EcoBoost owners?

My friend is having some issues with his new EcoBoost, and I was wondering if anyone has similar issues.
The most serious is that the truck will shut down almost completely, without warning. He says that it sounds like it is running on one cylinder.
The computer did not throw a code, and the dealer cannot find anything wrong. Obviously, there is something very wrong.
He also noticed that it will downshift if he passes someone at a high speed and then lets off the gas. He is not in tow-haul mode, and not on cruise. And it doesn't just downshift one gear, it will downshift a couple of gears, apparently trying to slow him down.
Has anyone experienced either problem and/or had it fixed?
My friend really likes his truck, but these problems are no fun.
Thanks a bunch.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:07 AM   #2
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ive heard of intercoolers and moisture problems, heard of turbo blow off valve having trouble to. either one can make trouble with out the CE light.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:30 AM   #3
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Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans - Powered by vBulletin
Some of the members are very knowledgeable and will be glad to help out.
If anything has ever happened to an F150 they know about it.
There is also a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) section. Not all dealers are aware of all of the TSB's.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:27 AM   #4
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There were a couple of reports of similar problems on the F150 Ecoboost forum on the early engines and the company was really baffled for a while. Haven't seen any new reports for quite some time. What year is his truck?
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:17 AM   #5
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My uncle works at a ford dealer and advised against getting a eco boost because they had a lot of problems. I don't know what they are, but can ask when I see him again.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:17 PM   #6
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The vast majority of Ecoboost owners are issue free and happy. The forums can give one a biased impression as you usually only hear about problems; any many are very vocal. Everyone I know that has one is delighted with it.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:29 PM   #7
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Definitely be cautious on reading the good and bad about anything on these forums.
Just like the complaints about faulty Ecoboost things, you'll also read about the same trucks doing feats like diesel trucks (not gonna happen).
Read from various sources before you make your mind up!
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Just ask some techs or service advisors what issues they see. Theses are going to be REAL answers because they have to explain to the manuf. why they are fixing the problem under warranty and have to provide proof.
This is NOT my opinion, this is how any factory service works!
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:58 PM   #9
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My uncle works at a ford dealer and advised against getting a eco boost because they had a lot of problems. I don't know what they are, but can ask when I see him again.
That would be appreciated.
And Twisty, thanks for the link.
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