Ford has asked my dealer to remove the engine and submit photos of it taken apart. I have no more details than that - my wife spoke to them. They are doing that Monday. Ford would not authorize a rental - even under goodwill. They punted me to my dealer. Because I did not buy it there, they arent as willing. I have some leverage as my company vehicle is a Ford and I have spent $8-$10,000 there in repairs over the last several years and referred people in, too. They recognize that and have not said no. They want to wait and see what Ford says after they pull the engine. I am not upset with my dealer at all. I get it and appreciate what they are doing thus far. Ford? Not happy. I appreciate they dont have to provide a rental; however, given this is the second major engine issue in 20,000 miles, and I am a loyal customer, they should at least help in some way. My opinion.
Should know more on Monday or Tuesday. I plan to create a website to document my experience. I see a few others have on the 2.7eco, too.
Best of luck with Ford Corp and getting it sorted, and its highly unlikely that they'll find any cause to refute warranty seeing as all the work to date has been at their direction by authorized dealerships.
I've had my Sport for 1.5 years and haven't heard of any major endemic issues with them - what are the concerning things you're reading?