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Ford F-150 5.0L Engines Excessive Oil Consumption Class Action

Do certain Ford F-150 trucks with 5.0 engines consume excess amounts of oil? The complaint for this class action alleges they do—and worse, it claims they can experience unexpected stalling and engine failure when they are in motion. The complaint claims that Ford has known about the problem for a long time but has failed to warn consumers about it.

The Nationwide Class is all persons in the US who bought or leased a 2018 or 2019 Ford F-150 with a 5.0 engine. The complaint also proposes California, Ohio, and New York Subclasses.

One of the three plaintiffs in this case, David Lyman, bought his 2018 Ford F-150 in April 2018. The truck had a low mileage, the complaint says, but within a week or two, he heard the engine begin to rattle. When he checked the oil, the dipstick was in the “add oil” area.

The dealership told him to come back in so that the oil could be “topped off.” Since then, Lyman claims, the vehicle has continued to consume excessive amounts of oil.

Another plaintiff, Timothy Theuring, bought his 2018 Ford F-150 in November 2019. It had 29,000 miles on it at the time. During the first few months that he owned the truck, he drove it on a thousand-mile trip to another state. Before beginning the trip, he had the oil changed; but during his trip, he checked the oil and found that he was two quarts low.

When he came home, the dealership told him it was possible that they had not filled the oil up during the oil change. When he found the oil was low again, the dealership did a leak test and found no leaking oil. Subsequently, he was told that it was normal for the truck to consumer a quart of oil for every thousand miles driven. The dealer also told him that Ford had issued a memo telling servicers to add an additional quart at every oil change and to fill it up beyond the fill mark on the dipstick.

The third plaintiff, Vincent Brady, bought his 2019 F-150 new in 2019. At around the 4,000-mile point, he found that the oil was low. The dealership told him, the complaint says, that it “was brand new and needed to be broken in and that consuming oil was normal.” Brady continued to see excessive oil consumption, at a rate of about a quart every 1,500 miles, but the dealership told him that was within Ford’s normal range.

The complaint reviews the “Coyote” engine in the vehicles and its four-step combustion cycle and suggests a cause for the excess oil consumption involving insufficient piston ring tension and an inadequate positive crankshaft ventilation system.

The F-Series trucks have apparently been very profitable for Ford, with many millions sold. The complaint alleges, “As of 2018, approximately $50 billion … of Ford’s annual $160 billion in sales come from the sale of the F-Series truck alone.”

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Automobile

Most Recent Case Event

Ford F-150 5.0L Engines Excessive Oil Consumption Complaint

January 6, 2021

Do certain Ford F-150 trucks with 5.0 engines consume excess amounts of oil? The complaint for this class action alleges they do—and worse, it claims they can experience unexpected stalling and engine failure when they are in motion. The complaint claims that Ford has known about the problem for a long time but has failed to warn consumers about it.

Ford F-150 5.0L Engines Excessive Oil Consumption Complaint

Case Event History

Ford F-150 5.0L Engines Excessive Oil Consumption Complaint

January 6, 2021

Do certain Ford F-150 trucks with 5.0 engines consume excess amounts of oil? The complaint for this class action alleges they do—and worse, it claims they can experience unexpected stalling and engine failure when they are in motion. The complaint claims that Ford has known about the problem for a long time but has failed to warn consumers about it.

Ford F-150 5.0L Engines Excessive Oil Consumption Complaint
Tags: Defective Automobile, Oil Use or Consumption