By: Nicole Halavi
After dozens of complaints were found online regarding excessive oil consumption in Ford F-150s, an investigation has been opened to determine whether a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of owners and lessees of 2018 Ford F-150s.
Consumers have complained that their trucks are consuming oil too quickly and, in some cases, needed engine replacements. The investigation claims that if this problem is a result of manufacturing or design defects, a class action suit can be filed and, drivers may be able to get their money back for repairs and related expenses.
A sample of the complaints are listed below:
“Now I’m checking oil about every other time I buy gas. On August 15th, the oil was more than a quart low. I had driven less than 3,000 miles since it had been refilled. So I went back to the local dealership. This time they said Ford didn’t want me to bring the truck back until it had 10,000 miles on it. They’re talking about potentially doing a long block replacement… if the new engine is the same as the replaced engine, what’s the gain? So I bought a new truck, that’s supposedly ‘Built For Tough’ and we’re talking about engine replacement within the first four months. That makes no sense to me. ”
— JC, PELL CITY, ALABAMA
“I had to go through the consumption test run around twice. Both times they said it was within the normal range and refused to do anything. Consuming more than a 1 qt every 1000 miles is not normal.”
Back in May 2019, Ford issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) regarding this oil consumption issue, but the notice failed to mention the cause of the problem. The notice was instead meant to provide guidance to dealerships on how to correct the issue.
In 2017 and 2018, class actions lawsuits were filed over a similar issue in certain Chevy and GMC models. In those cases, the oil consumption issue ultimately stemmed from the construction and composition of the vehicles’ piston rings.
What Can I Do if My Ford F-150 is Consuming Too Much Oil?
If you are driving a Ford F-150 that is exhibiting excessive oil consumption issues, California’s lemon laws are here to protect you and prevent any further complications. The attorneys at CCA are very knowledgeable about the issues associated with Ford F-150s that consume excessive oil and will work with you to fight back against the automaker.
Please do not hesitate to call CCA today for a free consultation: (833) LEMON-FIRM. We’ll get you the compensation you deserve – and at no cost to you!