Problem Description and Possible Solution
The fuel injectors can fail and cause drivability problems. Often there is no Check Engine light and the failures can be caused by corrosion of the connector, clogging beyond the point of cleaning, and/or internal failures.
Average mileage: 132,815 (70,000–173,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6
35 people reported this problem
drove fine all morning until traffic problems on interstate. one the van slowed down, we could feel a 'bucking' sensation. shortly after that, the check engine light came on. was near the dealer, so drove it there. the checked it out and reported the #5 injector was misfiring.
Occasionally shudders and bucks while driving it. Especially during acceleration. It has not died so far. Knock on wood. I have changed the spark plugs and wires , the fuel filter and I am prepared to install a new distributor after reading the blogs. The check engine light does not come on. It is a hit and miss situation, but, it feels very untrustworthy so I need to get it fixed. Could it be an fuel injection problem? Nothing shows up on the scan.