Ford Diesel Engine Class Action Settlement
By Mike Holter
UPDATE 9/25/13: All appeals have been resolved and the settlement is now final and effective. See how to file a claim for the Ford Diesel Engine Class Action Lawsuit Settlement.
UPDATE 8/19/13: The Court approved the Ford diesel engine class action settlement on July 2, but two appeals have been filed. The settlement cannot become effective until these appeals are resolved. Class Members are advised to check the status of these appeals on September 20, 2013. Sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter below to receive settlement updates.
UPDATE 6/6/13: The Court did not make a decision to approve the Ford Diesel Engine Class Action Lawsuit Settlement at the May 22, 2013 Fairness Hearing. A decision is expected in mid-July.
Class Notices have been mailed to U.S. consumers who purchased or leased a model year 2003-2007 Ford vehicle equipped with a 6.0-liter PowerStroke diesel engine notifying them of a proposed class action lawsuit settlement. The settlement will resolve allegations the engines are defective and plagued with problems.
If approved, the Ford diesel settlement will resolve dozens of class action lawsuits, consolidated as In re: Navistar 6.0L Diesel Engine Products Liability Litigation, that claim the PowerStroke diesel engines installed primarily in heavy-duty Ford trucks and vans contains defects that result in poor performance and expensive repair bills.
A federal judge has conditionally certified a class of all U.S. citizens who currently own or lease (or who in the past owned or leased) a 2003-2007 non-ambulance Ford vehicle sold or leased in the U.S. and equipped with a 6.0-liter PowerStroke diesel engine that received one or more of the following repairs covered by Ford’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty during the vehicle’s last five years in service or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first:
- Fuel injector
- Exhaust gas recirculation valve (“EGR”)
- EGR cooler
- Oil cooler
Class Members that submit a valid Claim Form will receive one of the following benefits if the class action lawsuit settlement is approved:
Reimbursement for Post-Warranty Repairs to Certain Engine Components. If the Class Vehicle required repair to the EGR cooler, oil cooler, EGR valve, turbocharger, or a fuel injector after the original five-year/100,000-mile warranty expired — but before six years or 135,000 miles (whichever comes first) — Ford will reimburse the Settlement Class Member repair expenses up to the limits specified below, provided the Class Vehicle previously received a repair to that same component that was covered by Ford’s original warranty.
Reimbursement of Deductibles. If a Settlement Class Member paid a $100 deductible more than once for repairs under the five-year/100,000-mile engine warranty, Ford will reimburse $50 each for the second through fifth deductible paid, up to a limit of $200 for four deductible payments.
Claim Forms will not be available until after the settlement is approved and becomes effective.
Keep checking Top Class Actions for claims filing updates by signing up for our free weekly e-newsletter below. You can also monitor the progress of the Ford PowerStroke Diesel Engine Class Action Settlement at www.DieselSettlement.com.
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