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Fuel injector failure every 37,000 miles


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#61 OFFLINE   obob

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 11:20 PM

Well, count me in the failed injector camp.  "Misfire in cylinder 3."  Same symptoms as others, viz. VERY rough idle, check engine light, and, in my case, an accelerator pedal that did nothing.  Press on the pedal and nothing happens.  Weird sensation.  Rather like a computer mouse that doesn't work.  Oh, but the "ready to drive" message and icon were displayed.

 

I ran a health check and it said the check engine light is on.  That was helpful.  Engineering test mode showed no codes whatever.

 

Had car towed to dealer and three workdays later "DTC p0203" and "replace #3 injector."  All done under warranty (43k mi).  Including the tow.

 

So now I'm back on the road but with gradually failing trust in the cars reliability.  Too bad.  I really, really like the car.

 

 

PS:  It's getting harder and harder to refrain from sarcasm when writing posts.

 

What's your mileage ?  Thanks.









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#62 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 08:39 AM

Did you try injector cleaner?

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#63 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 08:52 PM

Did you try injector cleaner?

Paul

 

No.  Car was too sick.

 

Repair order says, "ck engine light on ids test dtc p0203 perform pin point test kg1 to kg5 found open circuit in #3 injector", for which the correction is to replace the injector.


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#64 OFFLINE   djc

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 10:46 AM

Since it is "open circuit", injector cleaner would not help.  It is electrical failure.

Although one failed at 37k, there is no reason to believe all (and replacement) will have similar short life.    Knock on wood.



#65 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 03:12 PM

At 116K mi.  now and everything is working and using the NOS Octane Booster really helped my FE and it was already great. :)

 

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 10:46 AM

I wish I could get 37K miles. I've replaced it twice since July which was about 10K miles. I'm thankful that we bought an extended service warranty but really don't think I should have to pay $100 every time this obviously defective part fails. I've found that overall the CMAX is a bad choice for Minnesota winter driving. The chassis is too low which results in ice build up in the under carriage. I asked about this when I purchased the car and was assured it was not a problem. Trust me, it is a big problem! There are so many other things that I like about this vehicle that I wish Ford would correct these issues before I purchase my next car. The CMAX is way more comfortable than a Toyota Prius which would be my other choice.



#67 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 11:22 AM

I wish I could get 37K miles. I've replaced it twice since July which was about 10K miles. I'm thankful that we bought an extended service warranty but really don't think I should have to pay $100 every time this obviously defective part fails. I've found that overall the CMAX is a bad choice for Minnesota winter driving. The chassis is too low which results in ice build up in the under carriage. I asked about this when I purchased the car and was assured it was not a problem. Trust me, it is a big problem! There are so many other things that I like about this vehicle that I wish Ford would correct these issues before I purchase my next car. The CMAX is way more comfortable than a Toyota Prius which would be my other choice.

Are you talking about snow in the wheel wells?  Are you using Grill Covers to keep the snow and ice out of the radiator area? :headscratch:

 

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 04:36 PM

I wish I could get 37K miles. I've replaced it twice since July which was about 10K miles. I'm thankful that we bought an extended service warranty but really don't think I should have to pay $100 every time this obviously defective part fails. I've found that overall the CMAX is a bad choice for Minnesota winter driving. The chassis is too low which results in ice build up in the under carriage. I asked about this when I purchased the car and was assured it was not a problem. Trust me, it is a big problem! There are so many other things that I like about this vehicle that I wish Ford would correct these issues before I purchase my next car. The CMAX is way more comfortable than a Toyota Prius which would be my other choice.

Ford replacement parts have a 12 month guarantee. A fix should be free if it fails within that time. I think there is generally a mileage limit as well, but check it out.



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Posted 23 October 2016 - 02:27 PM

Got injector failure at 124k and in 500km from home. reached home almost fine. It was look like injector was working and not time to time. Checked injector resistance - open circuit.  Could any body tell  me how to change it? Or may be some body have manufacture repair manual or scheme?

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 04:02 PM

Looks like this is the same injector used on the 2.0L engine in Ford Focus for last 10 years or so.  To replace injectors you need to relieve fuel pressure, remove whatever is in the way, disconnect fuel line to fuel rail, unclip 4 injector power wires, unbolt fuel rail, and pull the rail, with injectors attached, away from engine.   You can take the rail with injectors to a workbench and pull the injectors off and replace them.  Then reverse.  Look for youtube video on replacing Ford Focus injectors.

 

Looks like besides the original Motorcraft  CM-5148 injector, "Standard" makes a clone with a lifetime warranty, around $36 at Amazon.

 

Good luck!


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Posted 12 November 2016 - 01:03 AM

My #1 cylinder injector failed at 166K miles.  I opted to replace all 4.  I have been lucky it looks like.


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#72 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 09:26 PM

140K miles still going strong, although 70k ICE miles.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 03:20 PM

I just had a fuel injector failure on my 2013 C-Max SEL Hybrid. It has 40,972 miles. I believe it is covered under the additional warranty I purchased when I bought the car 4-1/2 years ago.



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:37 PM

2013 SEL and 77k ICE miles still going strong, 154k ODO mile and still running strong. :)

 

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