Ford F-150 Buyers Say Defect Caused Trucks To Guzzle Oil

Law360 (January 7, 2021, 8:14 PM EST) -- A new proposed class action in Michigan federal court alleges that Ford knowingly concealed manufacturing defects in its F-150 vehicles believed to cause an excessively high rate of engine oil consumption, usually manifesting after the vehicle's warranty period has expired.

A trio of Ford owners sued the car manufacturer Wednesday, alleging that their Ford F-150 vehicles guzzle oil "at an abnormally high pace" and that instead of disclosing the defect, Ford fraudulently concealed it from customers because it favored profits over safety and performance.

"The oil consumption defect constitutes a safety issue because it can cause the class vehicles to run...

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