Engine Ford JQMA

The 1.6-liter turbo engine Ford JQMA or Kuga 2 1.6 EcoBoost was assembled from 2012 to 2016 and was installed only on the second generation of the Kuga crossover in modifications before restyling. This motor was marked by a number of recall campaigns due to an unsuccessful cooling system.

The 1.6 EcoBoost line also includes internal combustion engines: JTMA, JQDA and JTBA.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Kuga Mk2 in 2012 – 2016.


Production years 2012-2016
Displacement, cc 1596
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 150
Torque output, Nm 240
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 79
Piston stroke, mm 81.4
Compression ratio 10.1
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator at inlet and outlet
Turbocharging BorgWarner KP39
Recommended engine oil 5W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Kuga 2014)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000

Disadvantages of the JQMA engine

  • Several recall campaigns were carried out in connection with the ignition of power units;
  • The main reason was a malfunction of the electromagnetic clutch of the cooling system;
  • Due to overheating, cracks often form in the cylinder head, especially around the valve seats;
  • Direct injection nozzles clog quickly and intake valves coke;
  • Since there are no hydraulic lifters, the valve clearance must be periodically adjusted.

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