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Ford Bronco With 2.7 V6 Has Problems

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The NHTSA reported that it has received 26 complaints from owners about "a loss of motive power at highway speeds with no restart," according to the investigation bulletin (PDF).

All of the problematic vehicles are 2021 Ford Broncos equipped with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine.

The smaller 2.3-liter EcoBoost I4 engine is not part of this issue.

The NHTSA said that "This reported loss of motor power is a result of catastrophic engine failures due to the valves failing". "Ford did identify the cause as the valve 'keepers' not holding the retainer in place allowing the valve spring to detach from the valve resulting in interference between the valve and piston. This interference can cause an engine lockup."

The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) received three petitions on March 17, 2022, March 18, 2022, and March 29, 2022, requesting a defect investigation into an alleged defect of the "valves" on 2021 MY Ford Bronco vehicles equipped with the 2.7L Eco-boost engine. The petitions can be reviewed at under ODI numbers 11461178, 11460125, and 11460124.

The petitioners alleged that 2021 MY Ford Broncos vehicles are experiencing loss of motive power at highway speeds with no-restart due to catastrophic engine failures.

This defect petition has been opened to evaluate the issue and determine whether to grant or deny the petitions.

Official RECALL Info coming or Not.