NHTSA investigates Ford EcoBoost engines

The federal government is investigating Ford F-150 pickups with EcoBoost engines after drivers reported the engines lost power during acceleration, like when they were trying to pass.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking at the engines losing power during those hard accelerations. The government estimates around 400,000 F-150 pickups from the 2011 through 2013 model years are involved.

There are 95 reported incidents which often occur in rainy or humid weather. NHTSA has no reports of crashes or injuries.

Ford owners in Ohio and Louisiana recently sued Ford in federal court, claiming the EcoBoost engine is defective because it loses power during acceleration.

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