And this is why tracking is a good thing- whether it’s a major issue or not. If it’s mainly confined to a date range, then those of us outside that range can breath easier. My 2.7 won’t be built until February (if I’m lucky) so I feel pretty good already that they’ll have whatever issues fixed by then. But if we keep tracking and a fairly decent amount of engines keep blowing- it will make me hesitant to take long trips, especially with my girls riding with me. A failure on the highway could be bad!It is excellent we’re tracking, and I’d be willing to bet that Ford is not sitting idly by while this happening. The Bronco is a critical launch for them, and they’ve already had their share of hiccups.
They appear to be taking care of the people with issues or trying to take care of them.
I strongly doubt they will say a word to anyone until they are confident that the issue is resolved. Even then, we may not hear a peep. It is in their best interest to fix this as quietly as possible. They answer to shareholders and not customers. We are essential, but they will not risk a thing to appease a few people on a forum.
Plus, there is no way to rapid test engines on a test stand. I’ve said this previously, but if the issue is difficult to replicate, it may take time to resolve.
I have a 2.7 on order, and of course, I’d like no concern, but I’m hoping I don’t hit the unlucky lottery, and if I do, I expect they’ll take care of me, and I’ll move on.
Anyone making excuses for Ford on this one is failing to acknowledge that the reason Ford stock was so low prior to the Bronco announcement is because they have had a history of producing cars with major failures and then failing to fix them. Just look at those 2007-on transmissions in the Focus. They dragged out that lawsuit for ~8 years and effectively evaded fixing the problem for many because they just waited it out.
This 2.7 issue is a major red flag, and one I don't anticipate @Ford Motor Company taking any accountability for or making an effort to correct (They kept putting those jerky transmissions in the Focus. They didn't fix it.) Hopefully they prove me wrong.
I’ll see if they will send me a pic of the serial.Much appreciated. At least it happened in the driveway, and not on the freeway. If you have engine ser# would be very helpful - see OP photos. Glad everyone okay.
First off it would be unacceptable not inacceptable. 2nd you have no real data that states anything other than a few engine failures. You’re telling someone to show facts to disprove your opinion that you are stating like it’s a fact. You don’t know what the percentage of failure is or whether it’s high or not. Purely speculative. It could be 10%, it could be less than 1%. For you to act like an authority on the matter and tell someone to prove you wrong is ridiculous. From what I can tell, no one knows what the real percentage is and anything floated out there is a guess.If you can show ANY real data that shows what I said is wrong then you can have some credibility I guess.