10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #13

May 152000

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Valve guide separated from head. Got into the cylinder and scored the cylinder walls and the valve droppped. Ruined the engine.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #12

Jun 142002

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When talking to a machine shop there is a tech bulletin stating that Ford on 94-97 when they baked the powder metal for their intake seats something went wrong and that all seats in head should be replaced. The people at the machine shop said they had to even replace all the pistons in the motors due to the damage caused by the defective seats. And it is all a Ford error and they know

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #11

Mar 122001

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While driving engine lost power. Had taken vehicle to dealer where they said that problem was head gasket that blewout.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #10

Feb 222001

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While traveling at 10 mph and going through traffic light car died. Took to dealer, and they said valve seals let loose. Seal runs everything to the point that it's not repairable.

- Long Pond, PA, USA

problem #9

Jan 192001

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I was driving up a hill on my way to work. I heard a bang and then a clattering sound. I was able to get the car to work and then to mclean Ford a total of about 35 miles. They looked at the car that Friday and said they'd have to look futher on Monday. They also told me it didn't look good. They said something about a piston. On Monday afternoon they called me and said that the engine needed to be replaced. However, they said they had good news - Ford would pay for $2,000 of the repair. My question is why would Ford pay $2,000. Was it because of a "hidden" warrenty. If so then why should I have to pay the remainder $698.39. S there such a thing a "hidden warrenties". if it was a defect in the engine why should the consumer have to pay?

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #8

May 112000

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The engine was replaced due to broken valve seats inside the cylinder which damaged the pistons, the consumer feels that Ford should pay for this expense due to the low mileage of the vehicle and because the vehicle is very well maintenanced.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #7

May 112000

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The engine was replaced due to broken valve seats inside the cylinder which damaged the pistons, the consumer feels that Ford should pay for this expense due to the low mileage of the vehicle and because the vehicle is very well maintenanced.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 142000

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# 4 piston disentigrated ruining engine block. Stoped for red light and car acted as if it was going to stall. Drove to bank parking lot 1 block away and turned car of. Tried to restart car and made engine noise. Turned car off called western slope Ford to speak with service department to see if I could get it towed into garage. No return call from them. Had another shop tow and inspect.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

problem #5

Aug 012000

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At stop light #4 cylinder dropped valve seat destroying head and all 4 pistons. Also engine check light comes on intermittently giving code 1433. Replaced solenoid as recommended by tsb and it still fails at random intervals.

- Richland, WA, USA

problem #4

Feb 012000

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  • Automatic transmission
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Consumer has multiple problems with vehicle. Engine light stays on & the vehicle won't pass inspection if the dealer can't find out what was wrong with it. There were gas smells coming from hatchback. However, dealer couldn't determine were it was coming from. As of this date 9-13-00 engine light still on, consumer replaced oxygen sensor, timing belt and water pump. Kink was found in gas line caused smell coming from front of the car. Bracket off of motor mount.

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 151998

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Would have no compression in Ford engine cylinders. This causes engine to sputter & finally stall out. Couldn't restart vehicle & took to dealership. Mechanic indicated a problem with the compression to engine. Check engine light also came on before vehicle stalled out.

- Lake Zurich, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 061999

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The vehicle had the top of the piston brake off on the no# 4 cyclinder, causing a hole to go through the engine while in the start up mode. The Ford servise manager said it was a manufacter's defect in the engine and that he said he never saw anything like it. I called Ford to see assisstance in paying for this and they said no since there has not been a recall.

- Burgettstown, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 061999

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The vehicle had the top of the piston brake off on the no# 4 cyclinder causeing a hole to go through the engine while in the start up mode. The Ford servise manager said it was a manufacter defect in the engine and that he said he never saw anything like it. I called Ford to see assisstance in paying for this and they said no since there has not been a recall.

- Burgettstown, PA, USA