Addressing Ford Normal Characteristic

Some 2015-2017 Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor utility vehicles equipped with a 3.5L Ecoboost engine may exhibit a surge or hesitation at approximately 50-60 MPH in sixth gear under light to moderate loads.

If there are no DTCs stored in the PCM, according to Ford, do not attempt any repairs. Ford notes that this is a “normal characteristic” and will not affect durability of the engine or transmission.

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