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Ford Water Pump Lawsuit Expanded To Include Additional Cases

In recent years, more than one lawsuit has been filed against Ford pertaining to water pump woes in various models, and over the course of several years. One Ford water pump lawsuit was dismissed back in 2020, while another followed suit this past January when the automaker reached a confidential settlement with the plaintiffs in the case. Now, another, still-active Ford water pump lawsuit has been expanded to include additional cases.

This particular Ford water pump lawsuit – Carter et al. v. Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited et al – was filed in the Ontario Canada Superior Court of Justice in Canada and later certified by that court as a class action back in 2022. At that time, the lawsuit only included owners or lessees whose vehicle’s water pump failed on or before June 8th, 2021. However, that has now been expanded to include owners whose vehicle’s water pump failed up until May 30th, 2024.

The lawsuit pertains to a pretty wide range of Blue Oval models consisting of the 2007-2018 Ford Edge, 2011-2019 Ford Explorer, 2009-2019 Ford Flex, 2010-2012 Ford Fusion Sport, 2011-2012 Ford Fusion, 2013-2019 Ford Police Interceptor, 2013-2019 Ford Police Interceptor Utility, 2008-2019 Ford Taurus, 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X, 2009-2016 Lincoln MKS, 2017-2020 Lincoln Continental, 2010-2019 Lincoln MKT, 2007-2018 Lincoln MKX, 2007-2016 Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ, and 2008-2009 Mercury Sable.

Those that meet the criteria listed above are automatically included in the class action lawsuit, and don’t need to take action to participate. However, those that owned or leased one of these vehicles whose water pump failed during this timeframe must opt out now if they don’t want to be included. Those owners can do so by contacting the law firm Koskie Minsky LLP by calling 1-833-786-0012 or emailing [email protected].

We’ll have more on this and all Ford-related lawsuits soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford lawsuit news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. 85ZingoGTR

    Ford clearly didn’t learn from the Chrysler LH engine which was a disaster for Chrysler. The engine was known for its internal timing chain driven water pump which was prone to leaking and contaminating the oil leading to sudden engine failures. And what does Ford do? “What a great bad idea! Let’s do it too!”

  2. wjtinfwb

    Seems like it’s a relatively isolated problem, but if it happens is very expensive to repair. After the Focus “Powershift” transmission debacle I’d have thought Ford would get out ahead of these kinds of issues and redesign or failsafe the product. Apparently I was wrong.


      It’s not relatively isolated my friend, and when the water pump starts leaking internally it takes the engine with it. My 2017 Explorer with 72,000 miles is on its third pump!!! ESP has run out and this thing is going!!!! No more Fords for me.

  3. Skip

    They should just recall these cars broken or not and replace the pumps ….

  4. Lisa Mitchell

    I have a 2016 and the water pump is out on the timing chain and $4500 in cost who can afford the type of repair is the law suite open to GA???

  5. Tammy Teems

    On 12/20/23, I had to pay 2507.00 to have my water pump and timing belt replaced on my 2015 Fusion by a Ford Dealership. I certainly want to make sure my repair is included in this latest lawsuit.

  6. Linda

    It is not just the Ford water pumps that are an issue. I have a 2019 Ford Eco Sport is has unlimited issues with it. At current there is a recall for a belt which circulates the oil and the pulley assembly. Ford stated they would start repairs in April 2024 with a recall notice. As of this date they still do not have the parts to complete the repairs.
    The vehicle has wide spread issues of door locks and the swing gate coming unlocked while the vehicle is in motion.
    The turbo also is failing in numerous cars.
    The Ford extended warranty is a pain. The vehicle must be taken to a Ford dealership and be producing codes before they will authorize repairs. The issues are of an intermittent occurrence until the vehicle blows up.
    I will never purchase another Ford.

  7. Janice

    I will never purchase another Ford
    2023 Ford Bronco it’s always. Something wrong with there cars 🚗


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