Engine Ford JTMA/JTMB

The 1.6-liter Ford JTMA / JTMB or Kuga 1.6 EcoBoost engine was assembled from 2012 to 2016 and installed on a pre-styling version of the second generation of the famous Kuga crossover. A similar motor was installed on the Focus model as JTDA and JTDB and on the Fiesta under the JTJA index.

The 1.6 EcoBoost line also includes internal combustion engines: JQMA, 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 182
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 intercooler
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator Ti-VCT
Turbocharging BorgWarner KP39
Recommended engine oil 5W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.05
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Kuga 2014)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~220 000

Disadvantages of the JTMA/JTMB engine

  • In 2013 and 2017, engines of this series fell into recall campaigns due to fires;
  • The sophisticated cooling system with an electromagnetic clutch was to blame for everything;
  • The whole aluminum motor is afraid of overheating: it breaks the gasket or leads the cylinder head;
  • Due to bad fuel, components of the direct injection system fail here;
  • Knocks under the hood hint you need to adjust the valve clearances.

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