Ford F-150 Spark Plug Defect – Class Action Law Suit

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© Summary: At this time at least one law firm is investigating a spark plug problem with certain Ford vehicles (4.6 and 5.4 3v engines) after widespread reports by owners regarding costly repairs. For several years now, DenLors Tools has been helping to inform and supply Ford owners with the tools and information needed to remove broken spark plugs in these motors. Our goal is to help our customers get their vehicles back on the road quickly and as inexpensively as possible. Some that may have found our repair articles on this subject (Ford Spark Plug Problems) too late may have fell victim to a much larger repair bill. Recently, we’ve learned of a possible class action lawsuit which may help recoup some of their losses.

Many car and truck owners of Ford or Lincoln 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 with 3-valve engines have been experiencing serious problems while removing the spark plugs in these vehicles, resulting in considerably higher repair and maintenance costs (typically anywhere from several hundred dollars to $3,000). DenLors Tool’s role as a tool supplier has been to provide information and tools for the most cost effective way to remove broken spark plugs. See our related articles for more information on how to deal with the dreaded Ford 3V broken spark plugs. We are NOT here to place blame. However, this has been such a widespread problem, we felt the need to spread the word of a possible legal action which may help many recoup their losses. Ford owners of 3v engines with this problem may want to look into this themselves – there’s a potential for a class action law suit to be formed. One  law-firm that is currently seeking victims advertises from time to time, you could also search “Ford Spark Plug Defect” on Google. And if you are currently looking for help just removing broken spark plugs, check out our related auto repair articles below. Related Auto Repair Blogs and Specialty Tools Changing Ford Spark Plugs 4.6, 5.4, 6.8 – Ford TSB 08-7-6 Champion 7989 One Piece Design Spark Plug – Ford 3V Ford’s Bad Design – Broken Spark Plug Removal Lisle 65600 Product Listing on Our Site Stripped Spark Plug Repair Kit for Ford 3V Engine with 16×1.5

12 Responses
  1. benb :

    Date: May 10, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

    so is there a class action suit to join? I havn’t fixed the plugs yet, but my truck sputters like nobody’s business and its time at 76k mi. please advise

  2. dennisb - Auto Tool Sales :

    Date: May 10, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    Ben, no. But we continue to sell 15-20 of LIS65600’s every week.

  3. Ronald Rushing :

    Date: December 23, 2011 @ 8:50 pm

    If anyone hears of a class action about the Ford 5.4 spark plugs Please contact me . Ford probably just lost a long time customer.

  4. jeff :

    Date: January 12, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    change your plugs as soon as possible
    i waited to long and cost over 3000 dollars to replace motor. after pulling old motor, i tried to remove old plugs and broke three out of four just on one side. exspensive lesson.

  5. jeff :

    Date: January 12, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    ben there is a class action ongoing,
    just google class action lawsuit fords/sparkplugs and pulls up all the ongoing issues

  6. Brenda James :

    Date: February 27, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    I have a 2007 Ford F150. I woul like to know what going on with them, I saw on tv there is a class action law suit going on.

  7. dennisb - Auto Tool Sales :

    Date: February 27, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Brenda, I was not aware of a lawsuit currently. Although I’m sure a lot of Ford owner’s would welcome it. Good Luck.

  8. dennis :

    Date: April 21, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    I hope this class action costs Ford an arm and a leg. Just about all these stupid car companies purposely design they’re crappy cars and trucks with the mindset of making the owners have to come back to the dealership for service.

    My daughter just had her’s worked on and of 8 plugs 7 broke off with the actual tool that is made to take these plugs out.

  9. Richard :

    Date: November 15, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    Already swallowed one plug, cost me 2G! Now the other side is going!, Airbag light is on, 4 wheel drive quit working and the damn drive shaft fell off. Shame on you Ford

  10. Bev :

    Date: January 16, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

    A spark plug has “popped out” of the engine while driving on my husband’s Ford F150 truck more than once. This is the second time and it costs us $682 each time it has happened. The garage charges us for use of a special equipment tool that is not affordable to us. TWICE a spark plug has just popped out while driving. We have had the truck less than 3 years. This is ridiculous and if there isn’t a lawsuit against Ford, there should be one. I’d join it in a heartbeat!!! They are fully aware of the problem because when I called to report it to Ford the woman said, “oh, yes so it is a spark plug problem”, before I even told her what was wrong.

  11. Max :

    Date: July 27, 2015 @ 9:55 pm

    Don’t waste your money on the OTC6918 tool’ Broke 3 plugs above the jamb nut with this thing. One of them was #8 the hardest to get to. Got the Lisle 65600 and got the pieces out after much cussing and digging out the porcelain. Don’t like the idea of the 3 piece plugs but they come out easier with the Lisle tool.

  12. dennisb - Auto Tool Sales :

    Date: July 28, 2015 @ 7:46 am

    Max sorry to hear this kit didn’t work out for you. We just had a review on the OTC6918 product listing that turned out better. See the product review at the following link. OTC6918 Review.

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