Photo by Tudor Van Hampton for ENR Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine uses turbochargers and direct injection to deliver V-8-like power and torque with the fuel economy rating of a V-6. Related Links: Test Drive: 2011 Ford F-150 (ENR) Feds Probe Ford F-150 EcoBoost (USA Today) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into nearly 100 complaints related to the performance of Ford Motor Co.'s popular EcoBoost engine. Consumers driving the turbocharged V-6 in F-150 pickups allege "unexpected, sharp reductions in engine power during hard accelerations at highway speeds," according to NHTSA.Since the 3.5-liter V-6 was introduced in 2011, Ford
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