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26NHTSA closes Ford F-150 EcoBoost acceleration probe

Typically when we report on the findings of an investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it's because the government body has discovered a safety issue and prescribed a recall. In this case, however, NHTSA has closed an investigation into a reported performance deficit without ever getting to the recall stage.

54Ford F-150 EcoBoost in NHTSA probe for acceleration issue

According to Automotive News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching a probe into 400,000 Ford F-150 models over possible acceleration problems. According to the article, NHTSA has received 95 reports "alleging incidents of reduced engine power during hard accelerations" on 2011 to 2013 F-150 models equipped with the company's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine.

38Ford adding third shift to build more EcoBoost V6s, 250 jobs saved in Ohio

Ford's twin-turbocharged 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 has proved popular with customers, with more than 180,000 finding homes in driveways and garages since launching in 2009. Ford has but a single facility in the United States turning out this engine, Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1. Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 is also home to the 3.7 liter V6 that kicks out over 300 horsepower in the Mustang and continues to sell at full tilt in the F-150.

AddFord F-150 EcoBoost Challenge winner averages 28.3 mpg

The week-long Ford F-150 EcoBoost Challenge is over and Carlee Mallard of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina has emerged victorious. Mallard achieved a rather impressive 28.3 miles per gallon (not as spectacular as the 32.281 mpg that CleanMPG averaged back in May) during her week behind the wheel of the F-150. Additionally, Mallard rounded up 56 volunteers for her community service event, which included collecting donations for the Raleigh YWCA for distribution to families affected by Hurricane Ire

63Ford reports F-150 sales are being overrun by V6 engines

We can't say we're surprised. After our first sampling of the latest Ford F-150, which received four brand-new engines for the 2011 model year, we signed out the two V6 offerings as the ones most worthy of buyer's consideration. And, lo and behold, Ford F-150s equipped with V6 engines are outselling their V8 counterparts for the third month in a row and the first time since 1985 that V8s weren't the dominant powerplant option in Ford's full-size pickup.

30Ford showcasing live teardown of F-150 EcoBoost engine during Detroit Auto Show

After surviving some of the most heinous abuse that the engineers at Ford cold dream up, the same 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 engine that pulled logs, raced in Baja and towed 11,300 pounds for 24 hours straight will be dissected in front of the crowds at this year's Detroit Auto Show. The stunt gets started on January 15 at 11 a.m., and Ford is hoping to be able to show off exactly how well its new V6 workhorse held up against the equivalent of 160,000 miles of torture.

25Followup: Ford F-150 EcoBoost finishes Baja 1000 in 38 hours

2011 Ford F-150 Ecoboost – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddFord to campaign F-150 EcoBoost in Baja 1000

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Desert Racer – Click above for high-res image gallery

33Ford to campaign F-150 EcoBoost in Baja 1000

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Desert Racer – Click above for high-res image gallery

502011 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost puts down the power

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost smokes its tires – Click above for high-res image gallery

762011 Ford EcoBoost F-150 puts out 365 horsepower, 420 lb-ft of torque

2011 Ford F-150 engine options – Click above for high-res image gallery

55Spy Shots: 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost V6

The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost is one of the worst kept secrets out of Dearborn, and the crew at PickupTrucks.com have managed to snag some of the first shots of a SuperCab FX4 model undergoing testing.

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