Posted January 27, 2018 09:01:49 A recent test of the next-generation Lisings diesel engine at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant has revealed a potential issue with the engine’s turbocharger.
The Lisingers engine was supposed to have a turbochargers’ compressor and boost stage connected by an exhaust valve.
It has not been tested.
According to Ford, the issue is with the compressor’s seal, not the turbochargator itself.
Ford has since taken the Lisinger engine off the line.
Ford also said it was working to identify the issue and will address it if it is found.
The engine was previously on the Ford Fusion, which is also being rebuilt, but it has not had a chance to be tested there.
Ford is the latest U.S. automaker to face questions over whether the diesel engines powering its trucks, SUVs and other vehicles are safe.
In March, a U.K. court ruled that the diesel engine in the Volvo XC90, the Volvo S60 and the Lexus RX100 hatchback could be recalled if they were found to be unsafe.
In January, Fiat Chrysler’s U.N. peacekeeping mission to Afghanistan said that the Afghan government’s use of the fuel was contributing to a growing number of deaths and injuries.
In October, U.KS. police said the vehicles used by the U.k. military had a diesel engine that was unsafe.