September 18, 2012 – Ford Litigation Update
As of September 14, 2012 Loncar Lyon Jenkins is no longer actively seeking new clients in this litigation. If you wish to be added to our contact list in the event we are able to take new cases in the future, please provide your name, address, telephone number and email address in the contact form to the right and we will contact you in the event we begin taking new cases again.
If you have received our intake materials but have not returned them to our office, please return the forms to our office no later than October 1, 2012. Even if your forms are postmarked prior to October 1, 2012, if your forms are not received by October 1, 2012, we will not be able to represent you with this matter.
By way of update, you will recall that September 16, 2012 was the deadline for all parties to file objections, responses and motions in support of the Motion for Class Certification. On July 28, 2012, the September 16, 2012 deadline was extended until January 25, 2013.
On August 28, 2012 Judge Kennelly stayed all proceedings until further notice. We hope this stay will allow all parties to step back and work to resolving this litigation; however that would require a drastic shift in policy for most parties and we are not aware of any settlement discussions concerning the matter at this time. We will be sure to provide our clients with a written update on the status of this litigation as matters evolve. At this time, the only development to report is the indefinite stay in proceedings put in place on August 28, 2012.
Again, if you have received our intake forms and wish for us to represent you in this litigation, our office MUST receive your completed intake forms in our office no later than October 1, 2012.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins is currently investigating claims on behalf of Ford owners who purchased a Super Duty Truck or Excursion built with the 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel engine manufactured between 2003 and 2007.
The engines, which were manufactured by Navistar (formerly known as International Truck and Engine Corporation) and used in approximately 275,000 Ford Diesel pick up trucks annually, are believed to be plagued with serious and pervasive design and manufacturing defects that include faulty EGR valves/cooler failure, failure of injectors, failure of head gaskets, loss of engine power, engine coolant entering the engine’s ventilation system, and failure of oil cooler.
If you own any of these truck or SUV models, you may be entitled to your money back or a new vehicle.
Ford Truck Recall Models
- 2003 F-Series Super Duty Trucks
- 2003 Excursion
- 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Pick-Up Truck
- 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Pick-Up Truck
- 2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty Pick-Up Truck
- 2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Pick-Up Truck
- 2004 Excursion
- 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Pick-Up Truck
- 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Pick-Up Truck
- 2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty Pick-Up Truck
- 2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty Pick-Up Truck
- 2005 Excursion
- 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Pickup Truck
- 2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty Pickup Truck
- 2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty Pick-Up Truck
- 2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty Pick-Up Truck
- 2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty Pick-Up Truck
- 2006 Excursion (SUV)
- 2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty Pickup Truck
- 2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty Pickup Truck
- 2007 Ford F-450 Super Duty Pickup Truck
- 2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty Pickup Truck
- 2007 Excursion (SUV)
The 6.0L Power Stroke diesel engine equipped vehicles are plagued with potentially faulty engines. Ford has admitted that it does not know what percentage of the 275,000 vehicles may be affected with the known defects.
Ford is still investigating “engine performance issues” with the same diesel engine model in its 2003 truck line.
The Federal Government reports that this recall will involve the 2005 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty Pick-Up Trucks that are equipped with the 5.4 or 6.8 liter gasoline engines.
Ford admitted that it started receiving complaints back in 2004 shortly after the 6.0 diesel engine starting being shipped with the new vehicles.
Ford started an investigation into the stalling problem at that time, and the Federal Government started its own investigation in October 2004.
Ford has reported that their investigation “has demonstrated that the reported stalling incidents in the affected vehicles do not present an unreasonable risk to safety”. Ford has advised the Federal Government that the company plans to make no announcement to the media about the recall.
Needing A Ford Recall Attorney?
When your safety or your family’s safety is at stake, it pays to have someone in your corner who can fight for you. The professionals at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us at 1-800-285-HURT or use the link on this page contact us today for a Free Case Review!