Ford Ecoboost Lawsuit Overview
In November 2020, five Ford Owners filed a class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company, accusing the automaker of knowingly selling vehicles with defective EcoBoost engines that cause coolant to leak into the cylinders, increasing the risk of engine failure or car fires.
The suit argues that Ford had known about problems with its Ford EcoBoost engine since at least 2010. Multiple Ford customers have made direct complaints about the EcoBoost engine to the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA).
The 2020 Ford EcoBoost lawsuit alleges, among other things, that Ford failed to disclose that certain EcoBoost vehicles have a defect that causes coolant to easily leak onto the cylinders of the engine, which can cause oil contamination, corrosion, engine failure and other problems.
It also accuses Ford of failing to disclose that this manufacturing defect posed a safety risk since low coolant levels can increase the risk of engine failure and or engine fire.
How do I know if My Ecoboost is affected?
Your Ford vehicle may be affected if you notice overheating, smoke coming from the exhaust pipe, low coolant levels, or signs of engine damage in your vehicle. Vehicle fires are among the more troubling signs that your vehicle may have a defective EcoBoost engine defect.
Ford’s EcoBoost engine may contain a design defect that is responsible for the engine damage that Ford drivers have been experiencing. Unfortunately, it appears that coolant easily leaks into grooves on the engine’s cylinder head. Leaking coolant can cause any of the following lemon issues:
- Coolant consumption issues
- Engine misfire
- Engine damage
- Engine fire
- Smoke coming from exhaust pipes
If you own a Ford vehicle with an EcoBoost engine, you should keep an eye on any engine problems as these issues could cause vehicle fires and increase your risk of injury or death in an auto accident.
Engine trouble is a serious issue that could qualify you for your own individual claim against Ford. You could qualify for cash compensation, a replacement car, or a lemon law refund. To know with certainty that your situation qualifies, you will have to speak with a highly skilled lemon law attorney with years of experience handling cases like yours.
What makes and models are affected?
According to the 2020 class action lawsuit, certain Ford vehicles manufactured with 1.5L, 1.6L, or 2.0L Ford EcoBoost engines may be affected. These include:
- 2013-2019 Ford Escape
- 2013-2019 Ford Fusion
- 2015-2018 Ford Edge
- 2017-2019 Lincoln MKC
- 2017-2019 Lincoln MKZ
Newer Ford and Lincoln models with EcoBoost engines may also be affected by the coolant issue. If you own or lease any of these vehicles and are experiencing overheating, engine misfire, engine failure or other serious issues in your vehicle, you may have a case against Ford.
Who can join the Ford EcoBoost Lawsuit?
If your vehicle is among those listed above and you are experiencing engine problems, you may join the class action lawsuit. Before opting to stay in or join an EcoBoost class-action lawsuit, we recommend that you speak with a lemon law attorney who can review your options to see if an individual claim may be better worth pursuing.
Should I join the EcoBoost Lawsuit?
If you are experiencing excessive problems with your car and have had repeat warranty repairs related to the issue, you may have rights to opt out of the class action lawsuit and pursue an individual claim against Ford. You may want to consider pursuing an individual lemon law claim against Ford where you can pursue a refund, replacement car, or cash compensation, including your legal fees and costs. This may be significantly more than what you could receive from a class-action settlement.
Ford appears to be taking a “band-aid” approach to problems with its EcoBoost engine. The automaker has offered to install low coolant sensors or to replace the engine entirely for customers who have purchased defective cars. Unfortunately, many Ford drivers continue to have problems with their EcoBoost engines despite these repairs. Others are left with paying for extremely costly repairs out of pocket to fix the Ford EcoBoost defect in their vehicles.
What are my options?
You may be included in an ongoing class-action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company. If you are experiencing engine problems or other serious lemon issues with your vehicle and you qualify for lemon law relief, you should consider opting out of a class action lawsuit before any deadline. A lemon law refund could be far greater than what you could receive in a class-action settlement.
To know if you qualify for a lemon law refund, replacement car, or cash compensation, you should speak with an experienced lemon law attorney. They can assist you in making the strongest case possible against Ford. If you own a Ford vehicle with an EcoBoost engine and are experiencing engine trouble, do not wait until you get into an accident. Consult with an expert lemon law attorney in your area as soon as possible.
If you live in California and are experiencing engine problems in your Ford or any other vehicle, we can help you. As the state’s premier lemon law firm, the Lemon Law Experts have assisted thousands of customers in recovering millions of dollars for their lemon law claims.
Our team regularly wins cases against large automakers like Ford, General Motors, Audi, Tesla and more. We are more than happy to review and analyze your case and help you determine how much you could receive in recovery, at zero cost or obligation to you. In fact, you do not pay us unless we win your case. You can be confident that our team will work diligently so that you get the compensation and justice that you deserve. Contact us at 877-885-5366 or fill out an online form to get started today.