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#1 OFFLINE   johndeerefarmer

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 04:40 PM

What is the deal? Quite a few ecoboost trucks were taken back into factory after being sent to loading dock and now have been released? Also rumors of carriers bringing them back to the factory. Ford will not say what the recall or production change was. Mine was built on Feb 19 and was sitting on the dock. Now it says sitting at plant waiting shipment dated Feb 22.. Last week Ford told me delivery date of March 3 to the 5th. Obvious lie if it's still at plant. This cost me $750 as my coupon expired on the 6th.

Lots of frustrated future ecoboost owners out there including me

This is not the mexican pcm recall as that was early production trucks and it's not the fuel lines. any one know?







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#2 OFFLINE   ilmo

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:15 PM

I don't know, but that sure is not good news. I ordered on 3/2/11. I'm beginning to think that my decision is a big mistake and should go get a Tundra. I hate to do that.
Will you be able to get another coupon? I have not gotten one and not sure how or even if I could get one. And IF I were able to get the coupon, the timing of getting one is totally a guess on your truck delivery and expiration date on coupon.

I hope it works out for you.

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#3 OFFLINE   p38fln

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:21 PM

Factory holdups happen all the time, wouldn't be anything I'd base a vehicle purchase on.
Maybe they're holding it so that it doesn't get stuck by the winter storm predicted for this Wednesday, I hear its gonna be absolutely disusting.

The coupons are in the brochures - call Ford at 800-392-FORD, select option 1, then 4, then 1 and they'll be very happy to send you a brochure :)

#4 OFFLINE   johndeerefarmer

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:39 PM

Factory holdups happen all the time, wouldn't be anything I'd base a vehicle purchase on.
Maybe they're holding it so that it doesn't get stuck by the winter storm predicted for this Wednesday, I hear its gonna be absolutely disusting.

The coupons are in the brochures - call Ford at 800-392-FORD, select option 1, then 4, then 1 and they'll be very happy to send you a brochure :)

I already have the brochure and the coupon expired, that's my point. Yeah, I can keep requesting them but you don't get a coupon every time and once they send you one they probably will not send another.

If they are going back to the factory and then being re-released the weather has nothing to do with it.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:03 PM

I already have the brochure and the coupon expired, that's my point. Yeah, I can keep requesting them but you don't get a coupon every time and once they send you one they probably will not send another.

If they are going back to the factory and then being re-released the weather has nothing to do with it.

OK, Please keep us all posted. this is VERY interesting and pertinent news. Thank you.

#6 OFFLINE   johndeerefarmer

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:43 PM

OK, Please keep us all posted. this is VERY interesting and pertinent news. Thank you.

Here is the thread My link

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:07 PM

I don't know, but that sure is not good news. I ordered on 3/2/11. I'm beginning to think that my decision is a big mistake and should go get a Tundra.

I hope it works out for you.

Please tell me you're kidding... a turdra???? wow, I'm lost for words, have you even sat inside one?
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:27 PM

Glad to hear that Ford is being proactive with this issue, whatever it turns out to be. I know it will delay my F-150 but I would rather it be fixed now then inconvenience me later with an extended dealer visit.
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:35 PM

heh I was actually replying to the guy who asked how to get the coupon in the first place.

Ya, I'm gonna be pretty upset if I find out mine didn't get built today or its gonna be another month or some other crazyness.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:15 PM

I ordered an ecoboost in Jan. and still haven't heard a thing from the dealer. Hope it comes soon.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:49 AM

Interesting. I took delivery of mine mid-Feb....I was told the recall that's all over the news doesn't apply to mine since my build date was beyond the dates affected. But this is something new, huh ???

Keep us posted on your findings please !

Also, I know all about the anger with these $750 coupons..... I got my brochure 1 week after taking delivery....and was told I can't use it even though it took over 5 weeks to get the brochure......almost like Ford planned it that way.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:12 AM

If you have a brochure the dealer will honor it if you already have it and you ordered the truck within that time frame, at least that's what my dealer told me. I didn't believe him so I got a new one a week after I filled out the request on the website.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 01:02 PM

Here is the thread My link

JDF,
That first guy's truck in your link is a Raptor, so whatever is going on is not limited to the Ecoboost. Not that it matters much, but just an fyi.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 06:50 PM

Rule of thumb never buy the first yr. of new product model will bite u every time..... Been there done that got bit :ohsnap:

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:32 PM

JDF,
That first guy's truck in your link is a Raptor, so whatever is going on is not limited to the Ecoboost. Not that it matters much, but just an fyi.

Thanks, at least I now know that its not a problem with the ecoboost itself.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:41 PM

Rule of thumb never buy the first yr. of new product model will bite u every time..... Been there done that got bit :ohsnap:

Ford sold over 400,000 F series last year. So you think that 400,000 people needing new trucks this year should wait a year? :confused:

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:32 PM

Rule of thumb never buy the first yr. of new product model will bite u every time..... Been there done that got bit :ohsnap:


I agree with your statement but the 2011 F-150 is not and new product model. Yes, Ford changed the motors being offered in the truck but these motors have already been proven elsewhere in their product offerings.
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:47 PM

Here is a little history lesson in 04 the 5.4 had as much testing as the eco boost and was supposed to be the greatest engine ever until people started having cam phaser issues and could't change the spark plugs and what did good ole ford do nothing until late 07 when they did a re-design on the heads but it wasn't a design flaw, I suspect ford sold approx. 1.5M or more trucks with that engine, so we will see how the eco does in real world in about 2 yrs along with the EPAS??? As u may have guessed I had to be the first one on the block to get a 04 5.4 was my bad but I paid for it!!

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:04 AM

ken77--You might be correct and the ecoboost turns out to be a turd. I think Ford learned something from the 5.4 fiasco. Undoubtedly the F-150 (F series in general really) is the flagship of Ford. It is their highest selling vehicle and Ford is known for their trucks. This time they released the ecoboost in the Taurus SHO, which simply due to the nature of the vehicle was a limited production. This allowed them to see how the engine would function in the real world and determine any design issues with it. The next year they put it in other vehicles that receive a bit more widespread use. Still no major issues developed. Now it has been put into the F-150. Besides some tuning it is the same design that has shown to not have similar unforeseen design flaws of the 5.4l. It might turn out that the tuning was more than the engine can handle and it blows up quickly. Only time will tell. For Ford's sake I hope it turns out well. They have plans to put this same design in several other vehicles and build it in different cylinder configurations. They are betting heavily on this design. If it works great Ford will prosper. If it doesn't work I think Ford will go the way of GM and Chrysler and declare bankruptcy.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:13 AM

Here is a little history lesson in 04 the 5.4 had as much testing as the eco boost and was supposed to be the greatest engine ever until people started having cam phaser issues and could't change the spark plugs and what did good ole ford do nothing until late 07 when they did a re-design on the heads but it wasn't a design flaw, I suspect ford sold approx. 1.5M or more trucks with that engine, so we will see how the eco does in real world in about 2 yrs along with the EPAS??? As u may have guessed I had to be the first one on the block to get a 04 5.4 was my bad but I paid for it!!


What proof do you have that the 5.4 had the same testing as the ecoboost? I am sure that all of Ford's engines undergo a certain amount of standard testing but the ecoboost also endured the additional "public" torture testing- Baja, NASCAR, etc. Did the 5.4 do these things? NO.

Ford already had ecoboost F150 test mules in 2009 as well.