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Ford F-150 Lawsuit Filed In Canada Over Excessive Oil Consumption

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A new class-action Ford F-150 lawsuit, William Kennedy, v. Ford Motor Company, et al, has been filed in the Ontario Canada Superior Court of Justice alleging that Ford’s 5.0L Coyote V8 is defective. The lawsuit, which includes 2018-2020 Ford F-150 models equipped with the Coyote engine, claims that a number of defects cause excessive oil consumption by allowing oil to enter the combustion chambers, according to Car Complaints.

According to the Ford F-150 lawsuit, the owner of a 2018 F-150 began having oil consumption problems within his first year of ownership. The dealer informed him that the problem was caused by a faulty positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve and replaced the part, but the truck continued to consume oil. At one point, the engine ran nearly completely dry.

The lawsuit notes that the oil consumption problem is also caused by the piston and oil rings, which allegedly don’t keep enough tension to retain oil in the crankcase. Excessive amounts of oil can then flow freely into the combustion chamber and exhaust. Additionally, the PCV valve reportedly fails to reduce combustion chamber pressure, which further compounds the problem.

According to the lawsuit, excessive oil consumption can cause a number of issues including fouling of spark plugs and piston rings, low oil pressure, engine knock, lack of lubrication, low oil levels, engine stalling, and in some cases, complete engine failure. Plaintiffs claim that Ford has had “longstanding knowledge” of the issue, but has not taken action to rectify it or notify customers of the problem.

This Ford F-150 lawsuit is one of several filed in recent months, including others related to misstated fuel economy numbers, Ford’s 10R80 transmission, warped dashboards, and defective paint.

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Comments

  1. LANCE CLOUSER

    THERE IS ALREADY A TECH ARTICLE THAT DEALS WITH THIS

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  2. Mark L Bedel

    Proof reading error…first paragraph, second sentence…the word should be “enter” not “entire”…

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  3. crabbymilton

    Should have left the 4.6 and 5.4 in place. FORD has proven that they just can’t make sure things are right beforehand.

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    1. royl

      “should have left the 4.6 and 5.4 in place”, or actually engage the quality control button. A 5.0 isn’t new- covid, and the chip shortage has created a shortage of new trucks, ford’s answer: build crap as fast as you can, $$$$$, don’t worry about the quality, just get that money…..

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      1. crabbymilton

        I don’t disagree but if FORD is going to blame COVID, then they truly get the crap they well deserve.

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  4. Gary.

    Well I’m still driving my 2004 4.6 and been thinking about a new truck. The F 150 is big for ford so they better get it ✅. Right!

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    1. Phillip h

      Once again Ford is in the hole. They need to acknowledge the problem and fix it. If they are planning the same strategy like the 6 speed dual clutches and kick it down the street, its going to be a big backlash. Replace the truck and give the man another one. He is the customer period.

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  5. Ryan

    I have the 2015 5.0 Coyote with 175,000 mi on it. Other than basic required maintenance I have only replaced the water pump. I’m a huge fan of this motor especially when you put the transmission in sport mode.

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    1. royl

      There are enough coyote engines in service (most owners love them) to realize it is not the engine, but the cheap parts (likely from china) and/or poor workmanship in assembly, and the complete lack of QC. As long as ford can dump crap out on the street $$$$, due to chip shortage/covid/ etc. they’ll do what is best for the CEO’s bonus, not the customer. SAD

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      1. crabbymilton

        Oh so it’s a good engine but the parts are bad? So it’s a really good lawnmower but the engine doesn’t start and the blade is missing. Hey, it’s all on FORD and customers don’t care about the salary of the CEO and other internal issues. They spend hard earned money of a new truck that won’t steer, paint falls off, electrical issues, driveshaft falls off, tranny problems, and now engines that drink oil. They want it fixed and now. Perfect truck to be placed on the playground for kids to play on. It won’t work anyway so no need to disconnect anything. 🙂

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        1. royl

          No, the bad 5.0s are just that BAD. My point is, ford has built some really good 5.0s, so the problem does lie with the design, or the ability to mfg. To suddenly start having problems with a time tested good engine would lead one to believe it is either the parts or the way it was put together (to include QC). It also brings to mind, Why? The first and most likely reason: profit, job one at ford is to make a profit. Ford should fix the problem(s) with the f150, and fast Ford should also fix the problem(s) with their 4 bangers! The number of people with a ford 4 cylinder problem is Huge, it is requiring Class Action Law suits to even get them to the table. (this site has a very good, and very long string regarding the problem).

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    2. JOHN MAJDALANI

      Keep it, don’t plan on trading it in on a new Ford product, it may come with rusted parts from the factory, contaminated windshield washer fluid, or a plastic oil pan.

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  6. Robert Lange

    Buy a Chevy then, cry baby

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    1. royl

      Now that’s the attitude to take! Yes sir. The best way to fix a problem is: Ignore it! In fact, suggest another source. The first step in solving a problem, is in fact, to admit there is a problem, to hide one’s head in the sand, is……well- it is self explanatory.

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      1. crabbymilton

        I hate to break it to the stalwarts but the F150 isn’t the only one out there.

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  7. John M Russell

    Funny that there has been no coverage of this problem. And how did the stupid person suing almost run the motor “DRY”? So he ignored the dash warning indicator and drove it with low oil. He drove a truck that had burned 8-9 quarts of oil, really? His truck had to be smoking like a fogger machine and he kept driving it? Sounds like a learning challenged liar to me. This case will get tossed on that statement alone. If he abused the truck by almost running it dry of oil and the Coyote uses 10 quarts of oil he is stupid! Total bill shot! If the Coyote has issues with piston ring then why do we not see Coyote’s on the streets exhibiting this by smoking. I have seen zero Coyotes on the streets smoking and our Coyote is a dream engine. If it had ring problems it would smoking like mad. So would many thousands of Coyote’s, LOL! Sounds to me like he never bothered changing oil or paid attention to his trucks low oil pressure warnings and screwed up the engine himself, then found an ignorant shyster shark to file a nuisance suit. Will go nowhere. Has anyone seen a smoking Coyote powered vehicle driving down the road?

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    1. royl

      I was under the impression that a Class Action Law Suit, was in fact that, a Class of plaintiffs. Of course I am not a lawyer in Canada. Maybe in Canada when one person sues a large corporation, it is called a Class Action Lawsuit, if so, my next comments do not apply. If there is a Class of plaintiffs, then one mans problem(s) with the 5.0 would be just one of many. I’d like to see further reporting on this issue, as there may only be one guy in Canada with a problem, or-there maybe an entire group (Class) suffering the same problem, in which case, it is a “horse of a different color”.

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      1. John M Russell

        A Class action take only two or more people and promises to include anyone that wants to be included in the class then the sharks advertise to get additional plaintiffs. As a class member you do not have to provide proof of damages. I have joined many class action suits from solicitations and collected money for Sylvania headlight bulbs (lied about them being brighter), disposal of Computer monitors where big box stores were paid to recycle but were trashed, cell phone batteries that were not the advertised capacity and other stuff I was entitled to and waiting on a check from a Blue Cross suit right now. You do not have to prove you actually had the products here. In this case you only have to be an owner or former owner of a vehicle with the Coyote engine and have the VIN number to prove it before you will get a check if they win. Look at simple facts. If the Coyote had widespread oil burning problems the EPA and the State of California would be all over Ford because emissions/powertrain are warranted for 50K miles and you cannot pass burning oil. Along with NHTSA who does the US recalls and would be forcing a recall with complaints of emission affecting oil consumption. Here where I live we have annual emissions testing for tag renewal and those cars would never pass to get a new tag.

        This suit is what is called a “nuisance” suit, no proof of anything and Ford will throw the amount of money in legal fees it will take to get it dropped and pay them something to make them go away and stop publicity like this is getting. It amuses me the man states he almost ran his engine dry of oil. What kind of driver ignores all the warnings a car gives you and keeps driving without oil and destroying the engine? Would you? The legal system is a money grabbing corrupt system here in the States. Looked it up just now and the numbers say the plaintiffs lose 90% of the time if you take them to court in the US like I did three times and won.

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  8. George

    I was never a fan of the 5.0 I always thought it was ok for a car but not a truck . Ford has a history of always trying to build a better engine . And a history of failing at it as well . I use to be a Ford guy but not anymore and mostly this is because of the poor engineering department .

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  9. Gator

    Nah, a Ford that burns oil is still better than a bailout Chevy or a Fiat/Ram that doesn’t!

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    1. royl

      How about those new Maserati Rams?

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  10. Troy Cites

    I agree with Josh, the guy has to be a stupid idiot to not notice the low oil pressure light and/or the check engine light. Also he might have made some mods to the engine and screwed some stuff up

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    1. royl

      For those actually interested in the problem, across the board at ford, not just “one guy”. they may look at Ford’s Technical bulletins!
      TSB 19-2058
      TSB 19-2133
      TSB 19-2365
      The old saying, ” Where there is smoke there is fire..” may very well apply.

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      1. John M Russell

        Isn’t it wonderful Ford not only acknowledges problems, they even notify the dealers with TSB’s what to look for and how to correct it. Sounds like they are taking care of me and our two Fords to me. The vast majority of owners have zero troubles and it never gets mentioned on this Ford Hater site. 6 Fords and 2 had minor warranty issues of a loose/missing bolt on a clutch pedal and the other was an AC vent issue.

        TSB’s do not mean all cars/trucks listed for that TSB are affected. Usually it states “SOME” may have an issue and how to determine what is happening and how to correct it. I had a recall for some cars in certain years. A quick look at the head casting number determined I had the newer head and did not need to bring the car in. So even recalls refer to some many times.
        I’m sure most of these “warped” oil pans simply have RTV adhesion problems as noted in several TSB’s

        Great words from a song
        “But a what fool believes, he sees.
        The wise man has the power to reason away
        What seems to be.”

        From Ford
        “Truck Customers Make F-Series America’s Best-Selling Pickup For 44
        Straight Years”
        (Even with plastic oil pans. GM and Fiat cannot compete in all of those years.)

        “Ford Brand Achieves 11 Straight Years as America’s
        Best-Selling Brand”
        (Because Fords are so unreliable I guess.)

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        1. royl

          I guess you are saying for 44 straight years (did they have none straight years?) ford has used plastic oil pans? The reliability of the current product can be measured by the the previous offerings, as the product has changed. the great old ford v8s of the past decades lasted and lasted, best pickup trucks ever made; however, for those not knowledgeable on the subject, the new f150 is NOT the same truck you purched 20-30 or even 44 years ago. While there are large numbers of old ford f150s still around-and still doing what trucks do, these new ecoboom models won’t be running around in 44 years, not to mention even 20 years-they are Not built to last as the old ones were. For some reason there are those that want to measure fords using a GM yardstick, sad really. It is as if GM had leaks in their gas tanks, ford should make sure they had leaks too, just not as bad. I think the opioid epidemic has effect a lot of minds in our county….you can see some on this very board.

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  11. Mark

    Had similar problem with 2019 f150 5.0 4×4… engine raddled and burned 1qt of oil per 1500 miles…. Traded at 30k miles for a real truck -Ram 2500 cummins…. Loved the comfort and functions of the f150 but needed a truck to last more than 10 years….

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    1. John M Russell

      Who would you want to keep using 72 year old OHV engines? OH! I know! The Corvette and Camaro because in all these years GM can’t get a OHC V8 engine to production. The reason the Mustang outsells the Camaro and FCA twins combined is the powerful Coyote engine has proven reliability and available from the dealer with warranty friendly, legal tunes and upgrades up to over 700 HP.
      Seems Ford engineering knows engines pretty well, GM has never won a Le Mans or a Formula 1 race. The two most difficult and prestigious racing types. Ford has many times. Poor engineering, LOL! The old school GM LS engines supports my son, his shop rebuilds LS engines exclusively!

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      1. royl

        I did not realize the engines being offered in the Corvette were made 72 years ago, where have they been storing these mills? BTW, the “ford” car that won the LeMans, is NOT the same car you can purchase at your local dealer, but rather a hand built race car. Now that Maserati and Dodge are owned by the same company, can we point out Maseratis as Dodges-and what they’ve won? I am still perplexed at your belief that chevy built a pile of OHV engine 72 years ago, and just install them as needed-are you okay? there are mental health facilities in most American communities, maybe they can help.

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  12. Gator

    I agree on last 10 years on a truck but unfortunately 1/2 trucks stopped tough some years back and are now grocery getters. I had to step up to a 3/4 ton to get durability.

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  13. Thomas Sitek

    I I have a 2017 F150 but with the bigger ecoboost engine. There is a definite pattern with questionable quality and engineering within Ford. Why put a plastic oil pan on a truck you boast as a workhorse only to have it warp and become a three day repair. That was the least expensive repair. Thanks to a fast talking finance manager I bought and extended warranty saving me thousands. About to say goodbye to a line of trucks I enjoyed and at one time respected.

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  14. John

    On the plastic oil pans as well. I have the same engine and always worry about the pan. Was not aware it has a plastic pan when I ordered the truck. Ford should have to replace all these pans or put a warranty on these pans for the life of the truck.

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    1. JOHN MAJDALANI

      Good luck with having Ford replace all plastic oil pans, lately, this poorly managed company seems to ignore customers’ complaints, need too file a class action lawsuit against this company to get any results.

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  15. royl

    My guess, ford will continue to use the cheap plastic pans, in fact will be using them on their new broncos (if they ever actually deliver any)!! So many parts and assembles used by ford are made in china, I wonder if those pans are too?

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  16. JOHN MAJDALANI

    First, owners of 2021 F150s complained their trucks came from the factory with rusted parts, and now this, why do people keep buying this piece of junk?

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  17. John M Russell

    Make you wonder why all the GM guys follow Ford. Still trying to see why GM can’t build trucks or sports cars according to sales. Uneducated opinions from Ford haters will not help GM catch up. Just shows you are jealous and secretly want to own a Ford! Funny the GM guys drive LS engines with plastic parts inside their engine and complain Ford uses plastic for an oil pan. Like I said uneducated GM trolls.

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    1. royl

      There are none so blind as those that will not see. How about long time ford owners, such as my self, those that have actually owned a large number of fords, to include mustangs/broncos and F150s, that can easily see that ford’s management has changed. Ford’s dedication to actually bringing to market vehicles that last a long, long time, is quickly becoming a thing of the past. GM lovers or haters has as much to do with ford’s problems as those that like pineapple on their pizza, in short nothing. If GM puts plastic parts in their offerings, how does that make it a good thing for ford to use plastic oil pans? You have made a lot of noise, but have not presented a single fact that would support plastic oil pans on the F150, or off road vehicles such as the new bronco.

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    2. royl

      Speaking about uneducated-I guess if someone said they didn’t like Yugos, you believe they secretly wanted to own one???? Please seek help. After your earlier post, and belief that GM built a huge pile of engines 72 years ago, and have been installing the old mills in their corvette offering is just disturbing. If you are off your meds, start taking them, if not, get help.

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  18. John M Russell

    LOL!!!

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  19. John M Russell

    OHV engines were introduced in 1949……..72 year old technology. Get an adult to explain the big numbers to you.

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    1. royl

      Wow, now you’re talking about how old a given technology is! What has this got to do with your statement from this string, “”””Who would you want to keep using 72 year old OHV engines?”””” You should seek help from an adult, one that cares for those with mental problems, there is nothing to be ashamed of, a large number of drug users/ people hit in the head with lead pipes/and those with genetic problems seem to have mental problems, the help is out there, get some.

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  20. John M Russell

    That’s the best you got? Zip about GM not being able to make a OHC V8 work? LOL! That’s why the Camaro is a also joke. What happens after a Camaro test drive? They buy a Mustang! That is a fact, surveys said a few years ago that the majority of Mustang buyers had driven a Camaro before buying the Mustang. My wife sat in one and did not even want to drive it she disliked it so much and now owns a Coyote Mustang. Funny as the car reviews say the same thing. They may be a tenth of a second faster in the 1/4 mile but very slow off the showroom floor compared to Mustang. Corvette has been around longer than the Mustang and it’s not the world’s best selling sports car. That would be the Mustang. Even the new Corvette is also a joke with it’s pushrod engine, people are still waiting now for 3 years for the promised OHC engine. One day GM will catch up in technology, but no indication it will be soon. And until then Ford will continue to dominate the market as they have for the past 11 years in the USA. And uneducated trolls will continue to complain about Fords because GM cannot compete. Ford laughs at GM all the way to the bank with the best selling trucks for 44 years. You trolls need to get a comfort animal and keep telling yourself over and over, “GM will catch up to Ford one day” while sitting in a corner twirling your hair. Do yourself a favor and learn more about new engine technology before trying to defend 72 year old OHV engine technology. The market determines what is seen as best for the buyers. And Ford keeps winning in performance and sales. Get over it, Ford owners are not buying your line.
    Done with your silliness, I’m going to drive Fords smallest and rarest performance car and tear up some curvy backroads this morning. Another Ford product (Fiesta ST Mountune) GM did not even attempt to compete against because they did not have the technology of the EcoBoost engines. We have 4 fairly new Fords in the family…….all DOHC engines, 2 high performance EcoBoosts, 1 garden variety and a Coyote. 3 out of 4 of those GM has no comparable vehicle/engine. That’s why they are #2 and will remain there. All the trolls in the world cannot deny the numbers no matter how hard they try. Go back under your rock.

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    1. royl

      For a guy that believes GM made millions of mills 72 years ago, and are still putting these old engines in their new cars, I’m not surprised at how you dodge the observation and discussion regarding plastic oil pans! You are having a problem with your history, and cannot stay on subject, both are a sign of a mental disorder, maybe brought on by steady drug use, please seek help.
      Just so you know, GM did NOT make millions of engines 72 years ago, and just pull one out of the pile to install in their new cars, as needed. The board has been discussing the plastic oil pans being used by ford. By the way, your “observation” regarding “”””the market determines what is seen as best for buyers. And ford keeps winning in performance and sales””” is just stupid. ford is the 6th largest (most sales) car company in the world, well behind VW/Toyota/ Renault/ GM/Hyundai, sorry. I did not expect an intelligent response, and I was Not disappointed. Remember, we are discussing plastic oil pans……get help.

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