BOHRER LAW FIRM, LLC FILES CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST FORD MOTOR COMPANY FOR DEFECTS WITH FORD F150 ECOBOOST TRUCKS
Bohrer Law Firm, LLC has joined several other law firms in filing a second class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company. The lawsuit alleges that Ford designed, manufactured and sold vehicles with EcoBoost engines that contain an inherent defect that causes shuddering, shaking, lack of acceleration and improper transition into limp mode. Ford has repeatedly tried to fix the problem in the Ford F-150 trucks with EcoBoost engines but has not been able to come up with a long term solution. The lawsuit involves several vehicles with EcoBoost technology including 2010-2013 Ford F-150; 2010 Lincoln MKS; 2010-2013 Lincol MKT; 2010-2013 Ford Flex; 2010-2013 Ford Taurus SHO; and the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport. To date, Ford has refused to issue a recall of the subject vehicles although it has been aware of the defect for well over a year.[click here to see the second class action complaint]
Bohrer Law Firm LLC has filed a class action complaint on behalf of all Louisiana purchasers and lessors of 2011 and 2012 Ford F 150 trucks with the Eco Boost engine. The class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana by two Louisiana residents alleging Ford manufactured and sole defective F 150 trucks with the Eco Boost engine. [click here to see the class action complaint]. The Ford F 150 class action lawyers at Bohrer Law Firm LLC are reviewing cases for residents of all states who have experienced problems with the defective and dangerous charge air cooler whose vehicle has stalled, gone into limp mode had poor gas mileage, failed to accelerate or shuddered or whose vehicle was brought to a Ford dealership to fix these issues and the repair did not resolve the problems.
Many Ford F150 EcoBoost owners have reported that their trucks have stalled, shuddered, failed to accelerate and/or entered into limp mode while driving. Ford is aware of the problem and has issued two technical service bulletins (TSB) on the issue but there doesn't seem to be a permanent fix. (12-6-4 TSB) (12-10-19 TSB) (3-3-2013) Although the defective condition of the vehicle may result in severe bodily harm or even death because the vehicle may not function when passing a vehicle or merging into traffic, Ford Motor Company has not issued a recall of the Ford F150 EcoBoost vehicles.
The problem stems from the Charge Air Cooler (CAC). After it passes through the turbocharger, air is cooled by the CAC before it enters the engine. The Ford F150 EcoBoost is experiencing a buildup of condensation (moisture) in the air intake tube. If the driver suddenly accelerates, such as passing a vehicle or merging onto an interstate, the sudden change in the air flow rate through the CAC causes the engine to vacuum up all of the moisture inside of the air intake tube. If the amount of condensation that is vacuumed from the air intake tube is small, the vehicle will shudder. However, if the engine vacuums in a significant amount of condensation, the Ford F150 EcoBoost's computer system forces the vehicle into "limp mode" to prevent damage to the engine. This causes the vehicle to lose power, fail to accelerate and even stall.
Attorneys at Bohrer Law Firm, LLC are investigating additional claims against Ford Motor Company involving the Ford F150 EcoBoost. If you have had a problem with shuddering, shaking, stalling, lack of acceleration or power, and/or the vehicle entering into limp mode, call the attorneys at Bohrer Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation.
Safety Agency to Investigate Ford Pickup Engine Trouble, NY Times, May 26, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("NHTSA") has announced that it was investigating complaints of sharp reductions in acceleration in 2011-2013 Ford F150 trucks with the 3.5-liter Ecoboost V-6 engine. According to NHTSA, the investigation will cover some 400,000 F150 trucks. NHTSA has received nearly 100 complaints of reduced power during hard acceleration in Ford F150 trucks with the V-6 EcoBoost engine. Nearly one third of the complaints occurred during damp or wet conditions. NHTSA also confirmed that Ford has issued three technical service bulletins to dealers attempting to fix the "intermittent/stumble misfire on acceleration."
Allegations of stumble, misfire and shuddering in Ford F150 trucks have been raised in a class action lawsuit filed by the attorneys at Bohrer Law Firm, LLC. If you have experienced any of these problems, please contact Bohrer Law Firm, LLC for a free initial consultation.