Ford Lawsuit News
A jury has blamed Ford for concealing dangers that could have prevented a 1998 Explorer rollover crash. According to the lawsuit, concerned Ford engineers wanted to change the design of the 1998 Explorer to stop rollovers. Ford refused and … continue reading
Most lug nuts are one piece of hardened steel, but Ford chose a design that puts an aluminum cap over a steel core. The cap is notorious for swelling and delaminating when it gets hot. It’s also a great place to trap moisture and encourage … continue reading
Leaky master cylinders are causing a sudden loss of pressure in the F-150’s braking system. Brakes really thrive under pressure, it’s what pushes the pads against the rotors and keeps your brake pedal from falling to the floor. You know, li … continue reading
Anyone out there having trouble slowing their truck down? There’s a lawsuit that says a change to the F-150’s master cylinder design is creating a dangerous braking situation.
All 2013-2018 Ford F-150s use master cylinders supplied by Hita … continue reading
A Texas man has been awarded $4.8 million dollars for losing his arm after his 1999 Ford Explorer rolled over in a crash. Ford was held liable for using a cheap tempered window glass that didn’t do what tempered glass is designed to do.
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Ford has reluctantly settled a class-action lawsuit for using defective Takata airbags.
Although agreeing to settle the case without the court deciding right or wrong, Ford continues to deny all liability and wrongdoing concerning the vehi … continue reading
Ford wants the lug nut lawsuit tossed because "the plaintiffs never allege the swollen lug nuts have ever caused physical injuries to any person or damage to any property."
Ford also says the plaintiffs talk about swollen lug nut … continue reading
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The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) says enough with the "special programs" and "complimentary service" campaigns, it's time for an extensive recall program for 1.3 million Explorers with carbon monoixide problems.
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The Austin Texas police department is starting to put Ford Explorer Police Interceptors back into service after pulling all 397 off the streets earlier this year. An additional 42 used by other city departments were pulled as well.
The issu … continue reading
Another day, another police officer accusing Ford of negligently poisoning them while on the job.
“Austin police officer Ryan Hancock says his symptoms (nausea, headaches and vision problems ) continued the next day and caused him to seek … continue reading
“The free customer program may sound good to some Explorer owners, but the Center for Auto Safety says the program doesn't go far enough and the automaker should not be allowed to get by with anything less than an official recall.”
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Ford has been sued for switching to a 2-piece lug nut design that features an aluminum cap. When exposed to the elements, the cap swells in the heat, cracks and delaminates, and corrodes from moisture.
This leaves owners and lessees who ge … continue reading
There’s a new Explorer carbon monoxide lawsuit in town, and this one is expanding the size of the problem.
“[Plaintiff Mary] Boatner says that on July 6 she drove the Explorer from Alabama to Michigan and noticed a strong chemical odor. Ms … continue reading
“Ford Explorer Police Interceptor carbon monoxide problems have led to three police officers suing the automaker after they allegedly crashed their patrol vehicles.
One of the officers is from Austin. The other suffered a dangerous crash … continue reading
A lawsuit concerning Ford Explorer exhaust leaks has been dropped in Illinois.
“A Ford Explorer exhaust leak lawsuit is over as a federal judge granted the wishes of Ford to dismiss the proposed class-action lawsuit.
“The lawsuit never m … continue reading
After a series of PowerShift class-actions and years of complaints, a lawsuit settlement is on the horizon.
The settlement, once approved by a federal judge, will include about 1.5 million model year 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta and 2012-2016 For … continue reading
Ford's "best of both worlds" PowerShift transmission is facing more leagl heat, this time by 28 named plaintiffs in Texas.
the dual-clutch lawsuit alleges the vehicles suffer from a long list of problems including shuddering, sli … continue reading
Power steering is one of those things you don't think about until it's gone. And owners of Ford cars with electronic power assisted steering (EPAS) are thinking about it all the damn time, if you catch my drift.
But it's been a tough year f … continue reading
Defective electronic throttle bodies (ETB) are causing Ford vehicles to suddenly decelerate and enter "limp home" mode, which is like trying to drive a snail through a molasses puddle.
A lawsuit that is seeking class-action certif … continue reading
Here's two things you never want to hear about your sunroof:
The glass is too weak because of tempering issues
The glass is too thin because of weight issues
That combination is what's causing Ford's panoramic sunroofs to spontaneously ex … continue reading
'Tis the season for holiday cookies, silent nights, a dashboard that stays lit like a Christmas tree, and frantically stepping on the gas pedal wondering why your SUV is no longer accelerating. OK, those last two are special "treats&qu … continue reading
Each car has an EVAP system that traps fuel vapors before they escape the gas tank. Those vapors are stored in a charcoal canister and then, in certain situations, a purge valve opens and allows some of the vapors out to be burned off by th … continue reading
Ford is doing its best to steer clear of an EPAS lawsuit, saying the plaintiff's claims don't merit class-action certification because the steering problems are too widespread to prove any "common defect." Nothing says confidence … continue reading
A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit concerning exhaust smells making Explorer occupants sick. This all went down shortly before the trial was set to begin.
“If the court finalizes the settlement, the plaintiffs will include anyone … continue reading
MyFord Touch intended to bring sophisticated technological control to your vehicle’s center console. Emphasis on intended because the system is well-known for failures.
While a glitchy navigation system is an inconvenience, a proposed class … continue reading
"A Ford Focus door latch lawsuit might be forthcoming as attorneys investigate failures of the door latches that allow the doors to open while driving. The legal investigation includes the 2012-2013 Ford Focus, the same model currentl … continue reading
A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed in Illinois on behalf on all US consumers that purchased or leased a 2011-2015 Ford Fiesta or 2012-2015 Ford Focus and have had to endure the terrible driving experience of the PowerShift dual- … continue reading
A class-action lawsuit says that Ford's new dual-clutch transmissions are a defective bucket of bolts.
the lawsuit alleges the transmission was manufactured defective and is causing Fiesta and Focus owners nothing but headaches. Owners com … continue reading
Despite issuing a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) titled Explorer Exhaust Odor in Vehicle, Ford asked a court to throw out a lawsuit about … Explorer exhaust odors inside the vehicle. Not surprisingly their appeal was denied.
“Ford filed … continue reading
A Florida woman says her 5th generation Explorer is poisoning both her and her 5-year-old daughter with exposure to carbon monoxide (CO). The plaintiff says she complained about exhaust odors inside the cabin 8 times to a local dealership, … continue reading
Ford has been sued over acceleration issues with their V6 EcoBoost engine.
"Ford says it's related to the angle of the drive shaft. Or in Ford's words 'driveline windup'," complained the upset Ford owner. “Since they haven't been … continue reading