The lawsuit names Ford and involves a 6.0L diesel engine manufactured by Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”) for use in Ford Super Duty trucks, Econoline vans and Excursion SUVs for model years 2003 through 2007.
This engine, marketed to consumers as the Ford Power Stroke®, suffered from significant design defects that were known to Ford at the time vehicles equipped with this engine were sold to consumers.
As alleged in the complaint, despite having knowledge of these design defects, Ford never disclosed these defects. Instead, Ford falsely portrayed to consumers that its vehicles were durable and reliable and of superior quality. Then, when consumers encountered problems with these vehicles—which Ford knew consumers were likely if not certain to encounter—Ford failed to honor the terms of its express and implied warranties by making the repairs necessary to actually fix the problem.