Ford Settlement for Spark Plugs in Fords and Lincolns

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This is a settlement of a class action alleging that certain models of 2004-2008 Ford and Lincoln vehicles that have a 5.4 liter 3-value engine contain two-piece spark plugs that sometimes become stuck and/or break when they are removed from the engine, leading to additional costs for replacement.

Docket Number:


Company: Ford

Filing Deadline: February 27, 2016

Objection Deadline: December 22, 2015

Exclusion Deadline: December 22, 2015

Final Approval Hearing: January 25, 2016

Proof of Purchase:

Without proof, use Non-Standard Claim Form, for award up to $50; with proof/documentation, use Standard Claim Form, for award calculated by formula.


You may be eligible if you purchased or leased in the US any of the following vehicles, containing a 5.4 liter 3-valve engine (including flex fuel vehicles):

  • 2004-2008 Ford F-150 trucks
  • 2005-2008 Ford Expeditions
  • 2005-2008 Lincoln Navigators
  • 2006-2008 Lincoln Mark LTs
  • 2005-2008 Ford Super Duty trucks (F-250 and F-350)

You must also have spent more than $300 in parts and labor to replace eight spark plugs or $37.50 per spark plug replaced.

Benefits of this settlement are partial awards of replacement costs, calculated according to a formula. (See the Long Form Notice at WWW.FORDSPARKPLUGSETTLEMENT.COM for details of replacement circumstances, dates, and reimbursement calculation.

There are two deadlines dates for claims:

  • For replacements performed before October 23, your claim must be filed by August 25, 2016.
  • For replacements performed on or after October 23, your claim must be filed by February 27, 2017.
Typical Settlement Amount:

Varies. Partial reimbursement of replacement costs, depending on car mileage, documentation, and number of claims received. For details of calculation of reimbursement, see Long Form Notice at WWW.FORDSPARKPLUGSETTLEMENT.COM.

Total Settlement Amount: NA

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$2000-7500; most $5000

Law Firms:
Goldenberg Schneider
Shepherd Finkelman Miller & Shah

Claim Form: Ford Spark Plugs Claim Form

Case Name: In re: Ford Motor Co. Spark Plug and Three Valve Engine Products Liability Litigation

Settlement Website: Ford Spark Plug Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Renkim Corporation

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Renkim Corporation

Ford Spark Plug Claim Center

PO Box 1968

Southgate, MI 48195-0968


Tags: Defective Automobile, Spark Plugs, Your Car