Recently Updated Ford Lawsuits

Many of these are class-action suits that look to cover a group of owners in a particular area. Click on the lawsuit for more information and to see if you're eligible to receive any potential settlements.

  • Enrique Rodriguez, v. Ford Motor Company.

    1. Case Filed

      A Ford Mustang class action lawsuit alleges the cars have defective wiring harnesses in the trunk lids that cause failures of the backup cameras, trunk releases, trunk lights and satellite radio reception.

    Class Vehicles
    • 2015-2017 Mustangs
    Class Members
    Illinois residents
  • Dismissed

    William Mickens and Mark Solomon v. Ford Motor Company

    1. Dismissed

      The judge ruled any claims against Ford for damages to Mustangs before the 2005 model year are false because Ford could not have had any knowledge that galvanic corrosion of aluminum hoods would occur in the 2000-04 models. Those cars did not have aluminum hoods but had hoods made of sheet molded compound.

    2. Proceed

      A federal judge says that a class action suit claiming corrosion on aluminum body panels has reduced the value of millions of cars and trucks made by Ford should proceed with depositions being taken this year.

  • Dismissed

    Cavette, et al., v. Ford Motor Company

    1. Dismissed

      Court documents don't go into much detail, but the plaintiffs say their claims in this matter pending against Ford Motor Co. (Defendant) have been resolved to the satisfaction of Plaintiffs and Defendant.

    2. Case Filed

      A Ford Explorer hood rust recall allegedly should have been ordered long ago, or so says a plaintiff who filed a proposed class action lawsuit about aluminum hoods.

  • Partially dismissed

    Gregorio, et al., v. Ford Motor Company

    1. Partially dismissed

      Ford's motion to dismiss was denied because the judge says the latest amended lawsuit is the 'operative complaint' and as long as the California plaintiffs provided Ford with 30 days notice prior to the filing of the third amended lawsuit, the judge found this was good enough to satisfy the notice requirement of the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act.

    2. Case Filed

      According to the Mustang class action lawsuit, the cars contain defects that cause the MT82 transmissions to slip, jerk, engage harshly, clash gears, suffer premature wear and eventually fail.

    Class Vehicles
    • 2011-2019 Mustangs with MT82 manual transmissions
    Class Members
  • Lyman, et al., v. Ford Motor Company

    1. Case Filed

      Ford F-150 oil consumption issues have caused a class action lawsuit which includes trucks equipped with 5-liter engines. The 2018-2020 trucks allegedly have multiple defects that cause excessive oil consumption.

    Class Vehicles
    • 2018-2020 F-150
  • Settlement

    Brandon Kommer, et al, v. Ford Motor Company.

    1. Settlement

      A Ford door latch settlement has been finalized after a truck owner claimed the door latches on the following F-Series trucks may malfunction during freezing temperatures and cause the doors to not open, not close or to suddenly open while driving.

    2. Partially dismissed

      The judge granted all of Ford's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but said Kommer can proceed with one claim (misrepresentation-by-omission) if he files an amended complaint within thirty days.

    3. Case Filed

      A Ford F-150 door latch lawsuit alleges cold weather and freezing temperatures prevent the doors from being closed or locked, especially in the cold state of New York.

    Door Latch Failure
    Class Vehicles
    • 2015-2017 F-150
    Class Members
    Current and former owners and lessees in NY
    New York
  • Reed, et al., v. Ford Motor Company.

    1. Case Filed

      According to the Ford EcoBoost class action lawsuit, the engines have inadequate seals on the cylinder heads and grooves where the cylinder heads attach to the engine blocks. Coolant allegedly enters through the grooves where it pools and degrades the gasket seals and causes coolant to leak into the cylinders.

  • Settled

    MyFord Touch Consumer Litigation

    1. Settled

      Ford has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleges MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch infotainment systems malfunction on a routine basis.

    2. Case Filed

      Based on consumer complaints, as well as complaints about MyLincoln Touch and MyMercury Touch, Ford is on the receiving end of a proposed class-action lawsuit filed in a California court. The lawsuit claims the system is a safety hazard because it often fails and can cause serious problems with the defroster and rear-view camera.

    MyFord Touch Complaints
    Class Vehicles
    • Ford with MyFordTouch purchased before 08/09/2013
    Class Members
    Purchased or leased a Ford in CA,MA,NJ,NC,OH,VA,or WA

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  1. One of Ford's "solutions" to excessive oil concerns in the F-150 was to install new dipsticks with lowered minimum fill level markings. No wonder they're getting sued.

    A proposed class-action lawsuit says Ford needs to properly address oil consumption issues in the 5.0-liter Coyote engine.

    A couple major flaws inside the engine draw excess oil into the combustion chamber where it is burned off. Not only does this mean the engine uses much more oil than advertised, but all that additional carbon buildup causes wear on ignition and emissions equipment.…

    keep reading article "2018-2020 F-150 Owners Sue Ford Over Excessive Oil Consumption Concerns"
  2. 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 switched to computer simulated rollover tests instead. Ford will appeal the jury’s decision to award $151 million to an Alabama man who was paralyzed in a 2015 rollover crash.

    keep reading article "Jury Blames Ford for Covering Up Rollover Problems"
  3. 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 corrosion. The end result? A lug nut that’s either too big for a standard wrench or fused so tight you need a drill, welding torch, and 7 Hail Marys to remove it.

    A 2017 class-action lawsuit accused Ford of cost-cutting when switching to the two-piece design. It also said the automaker is aware of the problems, but won’t honor its warranty by denying any lug nut related claims.…

    keep reading article "The Swollen Lug Nuts Lawsuit Against Ford Has Been Dismissed"
  4. 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, little stuff like that. In a twist, it’s Ford that finds themselves under pressure from a California lawsuit looking for an expansion of a previous master cylinder recall.…

    keep reading article "Lawsuit Says Ford Should Expand a Previous F-150 Master Cylinder Recall"
  5. 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 Hitachi, with the pistons fitted with just a single cup seal responsible for containing pressurized brake fluid. The lawsuit alleges this is unusual because pistons within master cylinders are usually fitted with two cup seals to ensure that fluid does not leak out of the master cylinders.

    These single-seal master cylinders have already been recalled for the 2013 and 2014 model years. But instead of changing the design, Ford replaced the defective part with – I bet you can see where this is going – new defective parts.

    keep reading article "The F-150's Single-Seal Master Cylinder Design is Doomed to Fail"
  6. 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 vehicles. The automaker says it decided to settle to get the matter over with and avoid the cost of further litigation.

    This isn't the first time Ford has acted reluctant when it comes to Takata problems. Owners can expect to see the following benefits regardless of Ford doing it out of the kindness of their heart or the protection of their checkbooks.…

    keep reading article "Takeways from Ford's Takata Class-Action Settlement"
  7. 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 nuts as if the lug nuts should be indestructible and the warranties should last forever, then wrongly "attempt to cast their product-defect allegations as warranty, fraud and unjust-enrichment claims."

    Should lug nuts last forever? Of course not. But they also shouldn't fuse into something harder than a diamond after 10,000 miles on the road.…

    keep reading article "Lug Nut Lawsuit is Baseless According to Ford Attorneys"
  8. 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. The CAS says the SUVs have cracked exhaust manifolds that allow carbon monoxide to enter the cabins and that claims about CO exposure have increased 900% since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation a year and a half ago. That's not even counting the thousands of complaints sent by owners to Ford and sites like

    The "complimentary service" program only lasts until December 31st of this year. The CAS is looking for something more permanent, saying it is possible that Ford and Ford’s customers have just been lucky up until this point, but the time for Ford to take more serious action is now, before that luck runs out.

    keep reading article "Safety Advocates Are Calling For a Ford Explorer Carbon Monoxide Recall"
  9. 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 issue is exposure to carbon monoxide. After multiple officers complained about feeling sick the department made a move to equip all the SUVs with carbon monoxide detectors. Multiple officers filed lawsuits against Ford. At least one officer says the exposure led to nerve damage. Yikes.…

    keep reading article "Soon Austin Residents Will Start Seeing Ford Explorer Police SUVs Again"

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