According to a report by Reuters, Ford has been sued for allegedly selling F-Series pickups and vans with defective fuel cladding E-Series tank. The lawsuit contends that Ford was aware of the problem and continued to sell the vehicles concerned during a period of 10 years.
According to the complaint, the tank lining Ford full-size trucks and vans built between 1999 and 2008 can “separate and fall apart,” the clogging of fuel system and causing the truck to stumble or stall. In addition, Ford is said to have issued a bulletin, “secret” technical service for retailers on the issue, but never published a recall or offering to repair customers’ vehicles for free.
The complaint, caused by Coba Landscaping and Construction Inc. of New Jersey and its main Galo Coba, is said to be seeking class-action status on behalf of all owners of affected models. Whereas the Ford F-Series pickup was the best-selling vehicle between 1999 and 2008, this is a heck of a lot of owners.