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Car news | 23.04.2014 - 20:58

Ford Acceleration Probe closed by the NHTSA

Ford acceleration probe has been closed by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
Ford acceleration probe

Ford acceleration probe has been closed by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). The issue is connected with Ford F-150 vehicles equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines. It should be noted that the affected 360,000 vehicles are of 2011, 2012 and 2013 model years.

 

Last May the NHTSA received an initial 95 complaints from vehicle owners. Thus, the government agency started an investigation which lasted already a year. The complaints were connected with reduced engine power under hard acceleration. Later on the NHTSA received another 525 complaints relating to the same issue. As for Ford itself, it has received over 4,000 such complaints.

 

Ford and NHTSA decided that the issue was caused by cylinders misfiring. This was resulted by water getting into the charge air cooler. If water gets into the CAC, it may cause some of the cylinders to misfire, which in turn may force the ECU to disable the cylinders.

 

Ford conducted its own investigation and instead of starting a recall, published several technical service bulletins. As a result of this, the matter was resolved quite successfully. Thus, Ford acceleration probe got closed as the NHTSA is satisfied with the job done by the manufacturer.

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