3.5 ecoboost years to avoid

Are there any problematic years between 2015 and 2020 for the 3.5L Ecoboost engine that should be avoided?

Appreciate the guidance!

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Yes, 2017 and 2019 have failed cam phasers, Ignition coil & spark plug issues, and rattle noise issues hence they should be avoided.

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I’ve been looking into the reliability of 3.5L Ecoboost engines from 2015 to 2020, and while there aren’t any terrible years to completely avoid, there are a few things to keep in mind. The 2011-2014 models had some intercooler condensation issues, but that seems to be fixed by 2015. Some owners mention cam phaser noise on 2017-2019 models, but it appears to be more of an annoyance than a major problem. Overall, the 2015-2016 models seem to be the least problematic, while 2017 might have some minor noise concerns. It’s always a good idea to check maintenance records and get a pre-purchase inspection before buying any used car.