Ford builds 1.0L turbocharged EcoBoost 3-cyl. engine at its Cologne, Germany, plant.
Downsized, turbocharged engines are drawing complaints from consumers, but the issues reported likely more are the result of a lack of familiarity with the technology than any mechanical flaw, experts say. Engine and transmission issues are on the rise, according to the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, which examines problems reported during the past 12 months by 41,000 original owners of ’11-model vehicles. The decline in quality scores was more acute for vehicles with 4-cyl. ...
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