Real Reason Why Ford Bronco’s V6 Engines Are Failing

The NHTSA has already received nearly fifty reports and opened an independent investigation. Ford could be forced to issue a recall.

The Ford Bronco seems to have issues. not the vehicle itself, but the engine. You see, the Bronco is a huge success in the US. Ford has been selling a tonne of these since the supply cannot keep up with the demand.

This inevitably causes issues throughout production. Extreme situations may include cutting shortcuts in order to keep the automobiles going. But in the aim of maintaining good relations, mainstream renowned names may not always engage in “corner cutting.” However, history has proven that some of them can end up becoming controversial. Recall Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal?

Fair enough, we don’t believe the Bronco scandal is as pervasive as VW’s corporate blunder. This can actually be a mistake made by the production team, a mistake made by a person, or just carelessness. Let’s assume there was a quality control failure.

Has Ford recalled the aforementioned Broncos? No, not yet, but Blue Oval has admitted there is an issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has also visited the property as a result of complaints from multiple owners.

So what exactly is the issue? The Bronco’s V6 engines, especially the 2.7L ones, look to be in trouble. The reason? Numerous responses have flooded forums, but if we filter them, valvetrain should be the common factor. You care to elaborate? Gladly.

Why The Ford Bronco V6 Engines Can Fail

It’s become clear after some research and assistance from forum members that the Bronco’s 2.7L V6 engine is vulnerable to valve failure. A user, whose account has regrettably been deleted, believes the problem is caused by the valves used in the 2.7-liter V-6, which were provided by a third party to Ford’s Lima facility. Customers who purchased Broncos with fewer than three miles on the odometer have experienced issues. However, if average mileage is taken into account, the distance would be closer to 2,500 miles. Not at all comforting, might we add.

The failures may be unique to a batch of engines with a production date between May 13 and October 8, according to forum users from Bronco6g. The removed forum user, who also worked at the Lima facility, said that the valves “were the same as prior months and are usually tested out of a fresh batch before install.” It appears that a defective batch was produced in April.

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