After reading the "Another New Ecoboost Thread
" and the great talk about the engine, I bought my own 2012 F150 Ecoboost in February.
I am now experiencing the shudder/missfire problem that has apparently plagued many 2011 and 2012's models. It happens under load mostly in 6th gear. The best way to duplicate it is with the cruise set between 60-70 mph and on a slight incline, the truck will shudder like it's misfiring a cylinder. It's apparently due to condensation in the intercooler.
There is a computer update (TSB 12-2-10) for any truck built before that date in February that has been described as a band-aid for the issue. Ford is apparently working on a final solution.
Just thought I would get the word out to the people on this forum that have been talking up the ecoboost or debating this engine over the 5.0, 6.2, or another brand. The ecoboost is a great engine and it's an awesome truck but it does has this one issue that is unresolved as of right now. There are A LOT of frustrated owners. Hopefully Ford makes this right.
See the ford forum thread here
and a petition thread here
Anyone on Wakeworld have the issue?