Ford named in class action lawsuit over defects in vehicles equipped with the 5.4L engine

Ford Motor

Between 2004 and 2008, the Ford manufactured, assembled and marketed a Class of Vehicles containing latent defects. Since 2005 and up until 2012, Defendant has been on notice of consumer complaints regarding a Class of Vehicles (equipped with the 5.4L engine) identified and described more fully below. These complaints have been made directly to Defendant and/or submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), Office of Defect Investigation.

These vehicles suffered from defects in design and/manufacture, which have led to the following performance and safety issues: acceleration hesitation, loss of revolutions per minute (“RPM”), stalling, loss of power (including loss of power at high rates of speed), sudden and intermittent deceleration and other similar and potentially life threatening malfunctions (hereinafter referred to as “Engine Problems”).

These Engine Problems are the result of defects in the following vehicle systems and components: the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), the Transmission Control Module (TCM), the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and/or the Throttle Body Assembly (TBA).

Despite having knowledge and notice of these dangerous and costly defects in the referenced engines/vehicles in question, and specifically identified in Ford’s Technical Service Bulletins, referenced below, Defendant failed to inform its dealership network of these problems and defects.

 

The class consists of the following: “All individuals within the United States and its territories, who currently own or lease a model year 2004 through 2008 Ford passenger car and/or light truck vehicle, sold in the United States and equipped with a 5.4 liter engine, and which includes the original Powertrain Control Module (PCM), Transmission Control Module (TCM), Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and/or the Throttle Body Assembly (TBA). Class members alleging a breach of Express Warranty either own or lease a vehicle that is 8 years old or less, and has 80, 000 miles or less, as of the time of filing this action.”

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Heather A. said
719 days ago
The same issue is happening with my FordnEdge 2007. - 3.5l engine V6


James c. said
605 days ago
I have a 2008 ford f 150 with 80.000 miles its horrible it jerks it hesitate I call a dealer they in form me that it would cost between $1200 to 2200 hundred to fix it could be the coil pack or spark plugs a range of things that could be causing this problem


Steve K. said
589 days ago
My ford fiesta 2011 has had to have the clutches replaced that took over a month to fix. The car was jerking violently skipping gears. Went from 1st to 3rd to 6th missing gears in between. Would not go above 35 mph up the hill. Didn't think I'd make it to the dealers . Only had 42,000 miles on it. Dealer said was not safe to drive had to be fixed. Door latches also recalled but they don't have the parts to fix it yet. Very unsafe car.


Richard B. said
538 days ago
I own a 2007 Ford F-150 with 89000 miles. When this case was filed my vehicle had less than 80,000 miles and I was experiencing issues with the vehicle struggling for power and issues accelerating prior, but I did not have any money to take it to a dealership to get it fixed. Am I eligible to get my vehicle fixed under this class action suit?


Justin m. said
535 days ago
I have an 06 F150 with a 120,000 miles on it. There is something terribly wrong with my truck. Between 40-55 miles per hour, at about 1100 rpms, I get a horrible shudder/bucking sensation and severe loss of power. Nothing shows up in the scanner/code reader. My truck has been well maintained. There should be no reason for this shudder I'm experiencing other than poor design/manufacturing. Ford should own up to its mistakes and fix these engines.


J M. said
500 days ago
If I read the complaint correctly This law suit only covers vehicles back to 2007, What about the rest of the vehicles? Ford serviced my vehicle and if Ford Co. had put the information out there my truck would have been fixed. As it is myself and others will not be covered in this lawsuit.


tammy m. said
499 days ago
I own a 2007 Ford Edge SEL. In Dec. 2014 I received the recall letter for the gas tank. I brought my car to a Ford dealer. The part was not available yet. They set me up with a rental. Said Ford dealer went out of business in June 2015. I moved my car to another Ford dealership with no help from Ford. The part to fix my car became available in Aug. 2015.The part was replaced and my husband and I went to pick up the car. While driving home my car lost power would nt go over 20mph sounded terrible and the check engine light was flashing. The dealership came the next day and towed my car back to their dealership. They checked the car over and said that I would need to replace coils, plugs and the sending unit. They also stated that the computer should also be replaced. This work was estimated to cost $2000.00. No one is claiming responsibility for this malfuction and I haven't even had my car for the past 8 months.


tammy m. said
499 days ago
I own a 2007 Ford Edge SEL. In Dec. 2014 I received the recall letter for the gas tank. I brought my car to a Ford dealer. The part was not available yet. They set me up with a rental. Said Ford dealer went out of business in June 2015. I moved my car to another Ford dealership with no help from Ford. The part to fix my car became available in Aug. 2015.The part was replaced and my husband and I went to pick up the car. While driving home my car lost power would nt go over 20mph sounded terrible and the check engine light was flashing. The dealership came the next day and towed my car back to their dealership. They checked the car over and said that I would need to replace coils, plugs and the sending unit. They also stated that the computer should also be replaced. This work was estimated to cost $2000.00. No one is claiming responsibility for this malfuction and I haven't even had my car for the past 8 months.


J M. said
481 days ago
I am the original owner of a 2006 F-150 Harley edition, 5.4 liter V-8 3 valve engine. Ford in Lufkin, Texas has maintained my truck. NHSTA has no recalls on this truck neither does Ford. Ford and NHSTA have 42 TSB listed for this truck. From the complaints I have read at CFPB. There alot of complaints and CFPB wrote NHSTA and asked them to do something about these trucks and engines, NHSTA refused to do anything and Ford has also refused to repair replace or fix any problems. Engine re-builders have taken upon their self's to update the engine. The updated engine will cost $3300.00 not including the $600.00 Core and not including pulling and replacing the engine. My truck has 70,000 miles and originally The plugs were not to be replaced until 100,000 miles now Ford has downgraded that mileage to 60,000 miles. Most people whom work on these trucks break plugs because of the poor design and metal plugs in an aluminum head. The cluster lights were recalled because of a software error, At that time Ford should have updated all of the software. As it is now it is like running widows 10 on one part and 2000 year software on the other parts of the truck, At the time of the software error fix on the cluster panel my truck was still in warranty. I am a 100% DAV and that is why I bought a new truck for dependable transportation, as it is now For tough is not so TUFF. My truck almost got me killed when I pulled out to pass on a two lane highway and pushed the pedal down for passing gear, the truck got me half way around the engine jerked and would not speed the truck up, a vehicle had pulled up behind the other vehicle and I could not get back over, The person in the vehicle I was trying to pass had enough knowledge to see I was having trouble and slowed down and let me back over. I was a professional driver for over 15 years and have never seen anything like this. Ford step up and fix these problems or get out of the business. Solution: Replace all 5.4 liter engines with an updated rebuilt motor from the Pro. re-builders--Not Ford.


Pamela G. said
476 days ago
I purchased a used 2005 Ford Expedition and I am having these same issues and I don't know if I am able to file any complaint since I bought it two years ago and it was over 80,000 miles. It is dangerous, it has shut off while driving at 65 mph on a major highway and it hesitates and decelerates daily while driving. I have had it to the shop a few times and already spent over $2,000 on repairs and I am still having these issues.


Angelo W. said
466 days ago
Yes, I am having the same issue as just about everyone involved with this lawsuit. My F150 Supercrew (King Ranch) was shaking violently and quite embarrassingly loud, when I tried to slow down or came to a stop, and would also continuously cut off. And don't even try to put it in reverse, it shook the entire neighborhood and sounded like a diesel engine on steroids. My vehicle has been in with the dealer since 2 September, 2015. After the warranty company kept trying to find reasons to make me at fault, it was finally fixed (silenoids issue) and returned to me after 1 month (32 days - 2 October 2015). I took it out the next day and it lost power again, and dangerously cut off after I tried to make a left turn. Then the noise started all over again and so did the shaking. I took it back to the dealer on the 5th of October 2015 and they at least gave me a rental. Then I got a call yesterday telling me that it is an engine issue?!!! How does the dealer not know how to properly diagnose my car the first time. AND I know that by now that they know that too many people are having the same issues. Now I have to wait for them "tear down my vehicle for causal" once again, and wait for an inspector to check it...wait isn't that what they already did the first time?!!! Shame on Ford for not taking responsibility for what they built and had the nerve to sell!


Angelo W. said
466 days ago
And for the record, I am sure that the warranty company know this issue is going on. But, instead of them fixing the vehicles, they are trying to find fault with the owners so that they will not have to pay.


Angelo W. said
466 days ago
And for the record, I am sure that the warranty company know this issue is going on. But, instead of them fixing the vehicles, they are trying to find fault with the owners so that they will not have to pay.


LAURA A. said
404 days ago
I own a 2005 Ford F-150. I was part of the class action lawsuit dealing with the spark plugs. I just took my truck (equipped with the 5.4 triton engine) into the shop last week...and much to my dismay, epic internal engine failure. Cam phasers bad. 140,000 miles on it. This is seriously disappointing and quite a finacial burden. I have to either replace the engine or get a whole new vehicle. Hey Ford...I took care of my truck religiously. How can you do people like this? Money? My grandpa worked for Ford back in the 50's. This is what my family buys...and you mess over consumers like this? Most of my vehicles have gone beyond 250,000 miles...not 140,000. What do expect your loyal customers to do with this...or do you just not care? Merry Christmas.


Larry D. said
363 days ago
Yes, I own a 2005 Ford King Ranch and had all the mentioned problems including the spark plug issues that completely destroyed the engine. I had to have the engine replaced, cost over $7,000.00. I replaced it with the same engine and after 40,000 miles I have the same problems and an going to have to replace this engine for another $7.000.00.


Johnny N. said
362 days ago
my 2004 Ford Lariat 4wd has 70,000 miles and $3000.00 estimate to replace the timing system with no guarantee I won't have to replace the engine at a cost to exceed $8000.00


John P. said
318 days ago
Nothing but problems with my 2005 lariat. Now Ford is trying to make me pay for a new engine.


Fay R. said
262 days ago
We are having the same issue with our 2008 Ford F250 5.4 liter engine. The phase keeps going out and now it will not start at all.


connie p. said
256 days ago
2008 ford escape engine blew up







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256 days ago
ford escape engine blew up


Matt S. said
221 days ago
I have a 2010 f150 fx4 5.4l with 90,000miles I have experienced. several of these problems been in for service many times.still problems persist . plus the warranty from what was said and what they will cover is night and day difference.


Chris G. said
179 days ago
I have a 2007 F150 and having the same issues. I have been told that I need a new engine, I tried to ask if they could just rebuild it and they said that if they did that the problems would probably start all over again. From the time that we bought our vehicle to the time that it no longer ran we didn't even get to put 1,000 miles on it. But of course nobody will cover it. With this many complaints there is no way that Ford shouldn't be held responsible and get us all new engines!


Mario P. said
178 days ago
I'm having the same problems on my 2006 with less than 80k miles has anyone found or progressed on this issue? I lost brakes, power, and cylinders. The ford company said it would be 12000 to replace my engine. I am so outraged.


Gary C. said
158 days ago
In early 2009, we bought a new ford f250 with the 5.4 liter engine. At about 55,000 miles, my wife said she could hear a ticking sound coming from the right front of the vehicle. My hearing is not 100% and I couldn't hear the ticking sound. Now with nearly 68,000 miles, I can hear the ticking. I have been told that it is the exhaust manifold gasket and that there is a chance that the manifold itself will need to be replaced. Of course, it is now out of warrantee. Even so, I would think that we should be able to expect a new truck to last longer than that.


Gary C. said
158 days ago
In early 2009, we bought a new ford f250 with the 5.4 liter engine. At about 55,000 miles, my wife said she could hear a ticking sound coming from the right front of the vehicle. My hearing is not 100% and I couldn't hear the ticking sound. Now with nearly 68,000 miles, I can hear the ticking. I have been told that it is the exhaust manifold gasket and that there is a chance that the manifold itself will need to be replaced. Of course, it is now out of warrantee. Even so, I would think that we should be able to expect a new truck to last longer than that.


Nathan T. said
147 days ago
Same issue 8500 for a new engine


Matt W. said
124 days ago
Same issue died in terrible traffic while pulling a trailer. Was told to replace engine.


Matt W. said
124 days ago
Same issue died in terrible traffic while pulling a trailer. Was told to replace engine.


Andrew W. said
91 days ago
2007 F-150. Same issue although, from the 2nd year I owned the vehicle there have been intermitent occurances of these isses. At the 30,000 mile service I discussed these with Ford Dealership servive manager. Same at the 50,000 and again at the 90,000. All scheduled mainatinence and recommended service have been performed and everytime I have brought these issues up I was told "The mechanic was unable to identify a problem".


Chris P. said
87 days ago


Gerald Q. said
71 days ago
my 2004 ford f-150 had load tapping noises at around 4800 miles .Itook it to the dealer and he said it was out of warretny it now shakes runs so rough I cant drive .the dealer said I need anew motor For over 7000. dollars


Gerald Q. said
71 days ago
I meant 48000 miles.


Brian P. said
49 days ago
Changed the ECT solenoids ($1000.00) Not fixed told to get a new engine.


Brian P. said
49 days ago
Changed the ECT solenoids ($1000.00) Not fixed told to get a new engine.


JOHN G. said
44 days ago
My 2004 F150 Lariat made loud ticking noises at 120,000 miles. The cam phazer on the left side of engine failed and wrecked the engine. New engine replacement cost $10,000 with labor and a new radiator. (for warranty you must replace radiator) 3 year unlimited mile warranty. Ford modular motors are trash!!


Jeff M. said
3 hours ago
I bought a new 2004 F150 with the 5.4 engine. It started ticking around 30,000 miles and then started the rough idle and stalling at low rpm around 46,000 miles. Took it to dealer and they told me I needed a new engine for $8,000. I only have 59,000 miles on it but the stalling is so bad that I won't let my wife drive it for safety reasons.

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