Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Clarksville, Tn.
Re: Recalls/Should have been recalled
My first nomination of what should have been recalled is very generic, but true. I think Ford should go back to the drawing board on their EGR systems, they seem to get a lot of faults, and it is not easy to repair them even at the dealer, and they are also not easy to diagnose as a minor problem. Based on my experience, I think the design factor comes down to the vacuum lines going from the DPFE to the EGR downtube, and the vacuum line coming off the top of the EGR valve. I think they need to make them larger in diameter, and maybe make them steel lines so that the rubber wont particalize and input more harmful debris into the engnie and valve assembly. I also think that the DPFE needs to be redesigned but I cannot get specific enough with that except to just say its an electronic sensor with carbons running through it, and ist very small and sensitive. But thats just my two cents.
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4x4 (mine)
2003 Ford Focus SE (the wifey)