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Ford Models Subject to Recall Due to Loss of Oil Pressure – All You Need to Know

Ford owners are at risk of crashing due to potential issues with the oil pump belt or tensioner. Find out which models are affected and what you can do next to resolve this issue.

History Behind The Recall

Ford has announced over 100,000 vehicles have potential oil pump defects as a result of a faulty drive belt tensioner. The tensioner responsible for keeping a tight grip on the belt and pulley system during engine operation is intermittently causing engines to fail. The NHTSA reports that a loss of oil pressure could result in engine stalling, loss of power breaking assistance, and increase the likelihood of a crash.

Which Ford Models Are Affected?

The recent recall affects 139.730 Ford Focus and EcoSport vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with the turbocharged 1.0L I-3 EcoBoost engine. This includes 2017-2021 EcoSport crossovers manufactured from April 3rd, 2017, to October 12th, 2021, and 2016-2018 Ford Focus models produced between March 24th, 2015, and May 4th, 2018.

Issues Owners Have Faced So Far

Owners have experienced several issues related to this recall including low pressure warning lights, check engine lights, and loud noises coming from their engine bay. A total of 95 complaints have been reported by owners of the affected Ford models and the majority of the reports indicated the low oil pressure warning light with a reduced power output which is either immediate or gradual. Reportedly there have been two injuries and one crash associated with this issue at present.

What Ford Owners Need To Do Next

The issue that Ford and the affected supplier (Dayco Europe SRL in Italy.) are facing is that the parts are not readily available to fix all the affected vehicles. Owners are therefore left on Standby until Ford announces further instructions. Over time, Ford will ask owners to take their vehicle into their local dealership to receive a free fix and replacement part – this is not expected to happen until at least February 2024.

How Consumers Can Take Back Control

This latest recall from Ford affects 130,000+ owners. Whilst recalls have been announced for the affected Focus and EcoSport vehicles, many owners continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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Ford Super Duty Fuel Pump Flaws Result in Class Action

Filed on July 20th, 2023, another class action lawsuit has Ford Motor Company executives defending the automaker’s integrity in the face of a well-documented, widespread manufacturing defect. In this instance, the defect was noticed long ago, in 2011, and all the vehicles equipped with 6.7L Power Stroke engines contained defective CP4 fuel pumps. Even after covering a few miles, the defective pump began to exhibit poor performance. One of the contributing factors to this defect is the sub-optimal performance of CP4 fuel pumps within the United States. These pumps require sufficient lubrication from the fuel. However, the fuel is relatively dry, which creates the issue.

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Defective CP4 Fuel Pumps

The Ford trucks in question are equipped with CP4 fuel pumps that are reported to be defective, posing dangers not only to the vehicles but also raising environmental concerns. The CP4 fuel pumps consist of metallic components that come into contact, resulting in friction. This friction produces metallic shavings, posing a potential hazard to the engine’s fuel system and ignition properties.

Claims and Allegations

The lawsuit was filed by Texas prosecutor David Clark, who purchased a 2020 Ford F-350 6.7L Power Stroke diesel truck. After running 23,000 miles, the issues with the CP4 fuel pump emerged, consequently decreasing the truck’s performance. The sudden engine shut down eventually prompted him to have the truck towed to a dealership for inspection. After a thorough inspection, he was told that the root cause was the CP4 Fuel pump. Despite the evident defect, Ford refused to honor the warranty claim, resulting in Clark incurring a total cost of $12,838 for the damages.

Ford’s Deceptive Practices

Ford concealed the CP4 fuel pump problem, selling trucks with known defects and burdening consumers with expensive repairs. The issue prompted lawsuits, with Texas residents filing against Ford. Numerous Ford truck owners grapple with engine failures caused by these deceptive practices. The resulting repairs not only consume valuable time but also prove ineffective in offering a permanent resolution to the underlying issue.

Impacted Models

This lawsuit covers all trucks made after 2011 fitted with 6.7L Power Stroke diesel engines. These trucks have CP4 fuel pumps that operate at high pressure and are claimed to be faulty. If you own one of these trucks, the issues with these fuel pumps might worry you. They could cause problems with how your truck runs and might also be costly to fix. 

Wrap-Up

The trucks that operate on CP4 fuel pumps are a crucial matter and could directly impact Ford’s trust among buyers. In case you are dealing with any such issue, get professional help. Seeking assistance from a professional law firm will provide you with a legal road map. Not only this, but any other problem affecting your vehicle’s performance is a red flag to your safety. 

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Ford Mustang Brake Fluid Warning Light Recall – What You Need To Know

Almost 188,000 Mustangs have been recalled by Ford to address issues with brake fluid level measurements in the master cylinder, after reports of the low fluid warning light failing to illuminate. 

History Behind The Brake Fluid Recall

The Body Control Module (BCM), which is responsible for monitoring vehicle functions, has a software issue. It fails to alert drivers when the brake fluid in the reservoir falls below the recommended level by the manufacturer. Normally, a warning light will illuminate the driver’s information display to warn them of low brake fluid levels.

The Dangers Of Low Brake Fluid Level Fault

Without sufficient brake fluid, your vehicle’s brakes will not function as they should. With the possible risk of a serious accident. If the brakes cannot be applied, or are less effective, the stopping distance will increase, and the likelihood of a crash will also increase. Ford therefore wants to address this issue quickly for affected Mustang owners. 

Which Mustang Models Are Affected?

If you own a 2020-2023 Ford Mustang, then beginning December 4 you will be contacted by the automaker to have the issue fixed. The dealer will fix the Body Control Module free of charge for all affected Mustang owners by applying a software update. Ford says that the 2024 model year has undergone the software update already after the vehicle underwent a redesign.

How Mustang Owners Can Take Back Control

While recalls have been communicated to owners, many continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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The Mustang Mach-E’s Are the Latest EVs Due for a Recall, Here’s Why

We know that Electric Cars are becoming more popular, but innovative new tech comes with teething issues. The latest recall from Ford involves a risk of overheating batteries. 

Which Mach-E Models Are Affected?

The Mustang Mach-E has been around for a few years now. Ford has announced almost 35,000 vehicles needing a recall between the 2021 and 2022 model years. The problem arises from a part within the battery module which could overheat. Potentially causing power loss and risk of crashing.

When accelerating heavily or DC fast charging the internal battery contactors could overheat, which affects the extended-range battery models.

What Ford Will Do For Owners

The vehicles affected should be taken into repair at either a Ford or Lincoln dealership which will replace the part free of charge. This is a recent recall, and all Ford owners should be notified as of November 10th

But this is not the first time Ford issued a recall, after the May 2023 safety recall causing owners to be out of pocket, Ford has issued a reimbursement plan for these unhappy drivers.

Conclusion and How You Can Take Back Control

EV owners are facing a range of issues, this is no exception with the Mach-E’s overheating battery parts. While recalls and software updates have been initiated, many owners continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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Recalls and Lawsuits – Ford’s 360 Degree Camera Problems

Owners are unhappy with an otherwise extremely useful feature on Ford and Lincoln models.

Despite being recalled, Ford has not fixed the problem with 360-degree cameras according to several owners who filed class action lawsuits against the US car maker.

What are the Symptoms of the Faulty 360-degree camera?

The backup camera screen shows nothing, appearing black or blue, with the 360-degree camera experiencing glitches.

These affect the following models:

  • 2020-2023 Ford Explorer
  • 2020-2023 Lincoln Aviator
  • 2020-2023 Lincoln Corsair

History of the Recall and Lawsuit

The class action claims Ford knew about the issues and has done so since February 2021. This is after there have been more than 3,400 warranty claims for 360-degree cameras since April 2018 and August this year, even causing two crashes.

The vehicles affected were recalled by Ford, as per usual procedure, and fixed in September 2021 and again in January 2023 after a further 17 collisions. The third claim followed a few months later after 422,000 models were affected, including the Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, and Lincoln Corsair. Finally, in September 2023 the fourth and final claim to date included Lincoln Aviator, Lincoln Navigator, Ford Transit, and Ford Bronco vehicles all having faulty 360-degree cameras.

What Ford Claim is the Issue with 360 Degree Camera

Ford claims, in the most recent recall, that the 360-degree cameras had image processing module software issues. Ford also claims the 360-degree camera screens may turn black or blue due to poor wiring retention and the camera’s hardware.

Experiencing Camera Problems? How You Can Take Back Control

Due to the recall claims in this case, many owners are facing the same issue with their 360-degree cameras. While many repairs and fixes have been initiated, owners continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by Ford. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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Lawsuit Action Against Ford Fuel Pumps Failing

Bosch fuel pumps allegedly caused Ford Power Stroke diesel engines to fail, leaving owners in despair and filing a class action lawsuit.

After numerous recalls and issues with Ford’s big trucks, the latest claim involves a design flaw in the Bosch-made pump and the formula of US diesel, causing one owner over $12,000 in repairs.

History of the Fuel Pump Defect

The Bosch CP4 fuel pump fitted in 2011-present 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel engines amongst Ford trucks contain metal parts that rub against each other. This rubbing causes friction and shaves off metal filings that feed through the fuel systems causing havoc.

The cause of the friction is apparently due to the US diesel used in these engines. The construction of US diesel means that it has no lubrication properties. Unlike diesel manufactured for other regions, US diesel causes the breakdown of the fuel pump internals.
Why the fuel pump lawsuit was filed.

David Clark, the owner of a 2020 F-350 claimed his 6.7L Power Stroke unit failed and entered limp mode after only 23,000 miles and within the first year of ownership. The unit then stalled and failed to start. This resulted in David taking his truck to a Ford dealership, where the failing fuel pump was detected.

Ford allegedly mistakenly denied David coverage of this under warranty which meant he was $12,838 out of pocket. Along with the towing costs, David was losing income every hour the vehicle was off the road.

Do you Have a Faulty Vehicle? Take Back Control

There could be many Ford owners facing the same issue with their Bosch fuel pump. Many owners like David continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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Class Action Alert: Ford’s Defective CP4 Fuel Pumps

Ford trucks equipped with the 6.7L Power Stroke diesel engine are making headlines. As an owner of a Ford vehicle, you may already be aware of the ongoing situation. The root cause of the problem lies with the CP4 fuel pumps, which have been reported since 2011. This has led owners to face costly repairs, engine failures, and financial distress. However, there is still hope for resolution through a legal battle. The class action lawsuit filed against these issues could provide relief for you. Let’s explore this in detail!

Defective CP4 Fuel Pumps

The primary issue concerning CP4 fuel pumps in 2011-present Ford diesel trucks is the presence of metal components that experience friction, leading to the production of damaging metal shavings. These shavings disrupt not only the fuel system but also the engine, an expensive repair if post warranty. For instance, a Texas plaintiff, David Clark, had to pay about $10,000 to repair his vehicle’s engine. After Clark discovered the CP4 pump was indeed the issue, Ford denied his warranty claim for the engine and related costs. This was very concerning to other owners, too.

Owners’ Journey to Justice

Another problem the owners face is the type of diesel fuel used in the USA. The fuel doesn’t provide the required lubrication to CP4 pumps. This results in further complications, as critical components such as the cam and rollers gradually deteriorate. The “Ford Super Duty” has been subjected to various lawsuits due to such issues. Some pickup trucks had troubles, like roof crush and the “death wobble.” Also, its power tailgates didn’t work, and there were problems with its diesel emissions. Owners have joined forces to address these problems through legal means by initiating a class-action lawsuit.

Signs to Look For

Here are some common signs to be mindful of when it comes to detecting issues with CP4 fuel pumps:

  • Notice any abnormal sounds from the engine that you didn’t hear before.
  • If your truck experiences reduced power and no longer performs at its previous level.
  • Watch out for hard starting, rough idle, and loss of power.
  • Beware of fuel leaks, low fuel pressure, and metal particles in the fuel system.
  • Pay attention to warning lights or messages on your dashboard.

Lawsuit Claims

In the lawsuit, it is asserted that the pump’s design mandates a cam and two pumping cylinders, each featuring its own rollers. The expectation is that these elements should seamlessly operate without interruptions, shifting, or adhering. Also, the diesel fuel in the United States lacks sufficient lubrication, resulting in rapid wear and tear of the cam and rollers. This, in turn, leads to the generation of additional metal shavings. The class action lawsuit asserts that an engine replacement is ineffective due to the detrimental impact of U.S. diesel fuel, which can lead to the deterioration of a newly installed engine.

Legal Roadmap for Owners

Now, you know everything about the highlighted issue with your Ford Super Duty CP4 fuel pumps. It’s time to keep a keen check on your engine’s performance by watching out for the abovementioned signs. 

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Ford Confronted With Parking Brake Issues: 870,000 F-150 Trucks Under Recall

After being experienced by a number of owners, Ford is recalling its F-150 trucks that may experience unwanted parking brake issues while driving. The rubbing of the wiring harness and rear axle housing causes deterioration of the outer insulating covering of wires. It can worsen the issue and give it a serious and genuine turn for everyone around these vehicles on the roads. After hundreds of complaints, Ford has no alternative but to resolve the issues.

The Spontaneous Brake Activation Issue

Spontaneous brake activation issue is an irresistible problem that is not only dangerous for the vehicle but, also for all the surrounding vehicles on the go. The problem eventually causes huge discomfort and security concerns for the drivers. It demands immediate fix and compensation to all the edgy owners as it directly impacts Ford’s standing.

Accusations and Proclamations

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) came up with 918 complaints, out of which 299 genuinely encountered the spontaneous brake activation issue. Even more concerning, is that 19 trucks experienced this on the road while driving. 

Models under the Recall

The vehicles under the influence of spontaneous brake activation issues are Ford’s bestselling F-150 trucks including models from 2021 to 2023.

Legal Action and Potential Rulings

After receiving a large number of complaints, NHTSA investigated and issued a recall. To act upon it, on July 14, 2023, Ford’s Field Review Committee inspected the problem and agreed to involve a field action for the resolution. Ford started reaching out to its customers, the owners of Ford F-150 trucks through emails from September 11.  

The owners are requested to go to respective Ford dealerships and get the issue resolved at zero cost. The company will install a tie strap and tape wrap to solve the problem. If it doesn’t work well and the replacement of the harness is needed, it will also be facilitated at the expense of the company.

Final Thoughts

The spontaneous brake activation issue is a major hazard for both, the drivers and the people on the road. It involves safety issues and life-threatening injuries for the owners and trust matters. This issue may cause a reduction in the purchase of F-150 or at least buyers may need to have a second thought before making a purchase. The huge number of complaints provoked NHTSA to take notice and give rulings about the compensation. 

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Owners Beware: Ford Explorer Bolt Lawsuit Raising Red Flags

Ford has recently faced scrutiny and legal challenges related to its vehicles. This time, The Ford Explorer can be seen under hot waters. There’s something crucial you should know about your trusted ride. It’s a hot topic that’s raising concerns among other Ford owners. To keep yourself and everyone on the road safe, you cannot afford to miss the red flags. If you’re a Ford Explorer owner, brace yourself for potential issues resulting from a recent recall. It’s time to familiarize yourself with the legal complexities you could face. So, let’s dive right in!

Recap of Rear Axle Bolt Recall

Let’s go back in time to a critical moment for Ford Explorer owners – the Rear Axle Bolt Recall. Here are the details: from 2020 to 2022, some Ford Explorer owners faced a worrisome problem. The bolts that held the SUV together, especially in the rear axle, were causing trouble by breaking, which resulted in strong vibrations and even the driveshaft disconnecting. That was a big safety issue. Imagine parking your Explorer, and it decides to roll away on its own!

Ford’s Response

When they got wind of the rear axle bolt problem, they knew they had to do something about it. So, Ford issued a recall. Think of it as a safety alarm. The goal was simple: fix those rear axle bolts that were causing all the trouble. But here’s the big question that we need to address: “Did this response effectively solve the problem?” Allegations claim that Ford was aware of the Explorer issue but delayed safety corrections, choosing to substitute the rear subframe bolt later. A pre-recall service message suggests prior awareness, prompting concerns about potential concealment and the need for further investigation.

Safety Concerns for the Owners

Owners of Ford Explorers with rear axle bolt issues face safety concerns, such as:

  • Your Ford Explorer may unexpectedly vibrate, causing discomfort and safety worries.
  • The risk of the driveshaft disconnecting can lead to your vehicle rolling away when parked, a potential safety issue.
  • Doubts about your Explorer’s trustworthiness can undermine your confidence in its safety.
  • Ensuring the safety of your passengers, especially loved ones, is a top priority.
  • Concerns about your Ford Explorer’s long-term reliability can arise due to these safety issues.

Lawsuit Insights for Owners

The Ford Explorer lawsuit, led by Capstone Law APC, reveals troubling defects in certain recalled models. It highlights a flawed rear subframe design relying solely on the rear axle mounting bolt, which raises concerns, especially for the Explorer ST’s added power. When this bolt breaks, it causes damage to crucial parts. Moreover, the lawsuit suggests this problem may affect models dating back to 2019. Ford Explorer owners dealing with these issues should understand their rights and the legal process. Getting legal guidance can be a smart move to secure safety and peace of mind.

Your Path to Resolution 

Summing it up, Ford Explorer Bolt Lawsuit highlights and emphasizes the safety worries and issues that Ford Explorer owners have been experiencing. Your safety on the road is of utmost importance. If you are facing any issues with your Ford Explorer or other hybrid or EV concerns, contact the Lemon Law Firm to discuss the legal options you have.

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NHTSA Is Investigating Ford’s 2022 Mach-E Recall Over Power Failure

Continued complaints forced NHTSA to start an investigation on the outcomes of the compensations made by the Ford Mustang Mach-E recall related to power breakdown. The default in Ford vehicles was highlighted in 2022, but the users still face the same problem even after the update. Let’s see the matter of concern in detail.

Previous Recall Details

About 49,000 affected Mustang Mach-EVs were recalled in June 2022 by Ford automakers. The main reason behind that was the overheating of high-voltage contactors, leading to an increased chance of power failure and, in extreme cases, resulting in the power shutdown of the SUV. When the heated contractors fail, the car goes out of control, and road accidents are imminent. The company took the matter into its own hands and issued an OTA (over-the-air) software upgrade. It was structured to prevent immediate power loss by decreasing the power if the contractor gets overheated.

One of the measures that Ford took was the stoppage of brand-new Mach-E deliveries as long as they got the updated software from dealerships. The company additionally released a service advisory to change the High Voltage Battery Junction Box on impacted cars. Why is the NHTSA reopening the probe after all these remuneration and improvements? Let’s find out!

NHTSA Opens Investigation on Further Complains

In the statement issued on August 21, 2023, NHTSA announced the investigation of the upgrade effects of Ford’s power failure recall. They have received 12 further complaints about the same issue even after the software update. According to the NHTSA, one consumer reported the issue reappeared after the software upgrade was installed. Another Ford owner, on August 19, complained that he had replaced the High Voltage Battery Junction Box two times because the electrical system of his Ford SUV exhibited the same problem. The previous recall included Mustang Mach-E vehicles manufactured in Ford’s Cuautitlan plant in the years 2021 and 2022. This NHTSA investigation broadens the span to 64,727 vehicles by Ford.

Measures to Ensure Safety during Power Failure

Experiencing a sudden power failure in your car while driving can be daunting. Follow these measures to avoid accidents:

  • Stay Calm: Keep a cool head and avoid panicking.
  • Pull Over Safely: If the vehicle has some power remaining, try to reach the side of the road.
  • Turn Off Non-Essential Systems: In order to preserve battery power, turn off the air conditioner.

Bottom Line

If you are facing a similar problem even after recall fixes, Lemon Firm is here to serve you. Call (833) Lemon-Firm and tell your problem to the Lemon Law expert for immediate solutions. Our skilled attorneys have recovered compensation for customers who were sold a car with manufacturing flaws.