2018-2019 Ford EcoSport Engine Problems

Class Action Investigation

Lemberg Law is investigating consumer complaints regarding the 2018 and 2019 Ford EcoSport. The 2018 and 2019 Ford EcoSport is equipped with a 1.0L EcoBoost engine that appears to cause oil leaks to the point that it needs to be replaced. While the issues seem less common in the 2019 models, the problems are rampant with 2018 EcoSport vehicles.

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Customer Complaints

There are multiple complaints on the Edmunds website regarding the 2018 models.

 “I bought my 2018 EcoSport three years ago and have had absolutely nothing but problems with it, starting just after its first oil change, when it started leaking oil. I took it to the dealership, and they said it was a manufacturing defect, but they could fix it right then and there. Okay. A few months later, at around 15,000 miles, the engine needed to be replaced because the oil pump (?? I think that’s what they said) wasn’t working properly, and it ruined the engine. It took OVER THREE MONTHS for me to get my car back.”

“I don’t have anything good to say, honestly. At first I fell in love with it. We had it just a little over a year and we’ve had two major malfunctions leaving us stranded off the side of the interstate and back roads! The first the oil pump failed, second time it completely cut off on me in the middle of the road. WITH MY CHILD IN THE BACK! Luckily no one was behind me or I would’ve gotten in a wreck. This car has become a headache and not reliable!!”

Additionally, you can find even more posted on the NHTSA website.

“Engine replaced once, not even 1,000 of driving it the oil is leaking.”

“The contact owns a 2018 Ford Ecosport. The contact stated while driving 55 mph, the engine oil pressure light illuminated with a knocking sound coming from the engine. The vehicle was towed to the local dealer who diagnosed that the engine had failed due to a lack of oil pressure. The contact was informed that the engine needed to be replaced. The engine was replaced however, turbocharger malfunctioned. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.”

“Low Engine Oil Pressure came one, headed straight to the dealership but the car died three miles away from the dealership while turning left on 501. Monday 06/15/2020, Ford informed me that they didn’t know what happened but I will need a completely new engine.”

Tech Bulletins

According to Service Bulletin #SSM 48093, the issue occurs with 2018/2019 EcoSport models that are equipped with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine and the 6F15 automatic transmission that was built prior to April 3, 2019.

The engine loses oil pressure and the warning light comes on. According to Ford, the oil leak is caused by a broken engine oil pump belt tensioner. However, the only solution is to replace the entire engine.

There have been other class action lawsuits regarding some of the other EcoBoost engines, for different reasons.

Professional Assessment

When the belt tensioner breaks on a belt-driven oil pump, there is no more lubrication being sent into the engine. At this point, the oil pressure would dramatically drop and there should be an alert to stop driving. Some cars use an “Oil Pressure Low – Stop Engine” warning light.

The reason that Ford has to replace the entire engine because of this fault is that customers aren’t getting notified about the drop in pressure before the engine is ruined. Otherwise, it would be possible to simply replace the oil pump belt tensioner. With better alert systems, there would be less engines requiring replacement, even if there was a defective part.

Additionally, an oil pump is generally driven by the crankshaft, which is gear-to-gear. Unlike the belt-driven oil pump, these aren’t prone to failure as easily.

If your 2018 or 2019 Ford EcoSport engine is having problems and you are interested in becoming a class action plaintiff, fill out our case evaluation form or call us at 877-795-3666.

Click on other model years to view other reported problems: 2018   2019

What are your Rights?

It is possible that your Ford EcoSport is a lemon. If you own one of them, your rights may be impacted. Allow our experts to work on your lemon compensation at no cost to you. The law requires Ford to pay the legal fees for your claim and you might be able to get rid of your lemon car. Every year, automakers buy back, replace and pay cash settlements because of thousands of lemon cars. You just need the right professional working on your side.

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About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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