The 2003 Ford F-Series Super Duty (shown above) introduced the 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel supplied by Navistar, and while that is an engine Ford would love to forget, it's now one step closer to putting that particular problem behind it. Automotive News is reporting that Ford has settled a class-action lawsuit brought on by problems with this engine that started right out of the gate and ultimately broke up the 30-year relationship between Ford and Navistar.

Owners and lessees of 2003-2007 Super Duty trucks and E-Series vans equipped with the 6.0-liter Power Stroke are eligible for deductible reimbursements of between $50 and $200 from the original five-year/100,000-mile engine warranty, while Ford is paying out as much as $825 for out-of-warranty engine repairs. These repairs may include the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler, EGR valve, oil cooler, fuel injectors and turbocharger, but are only covered if the components failed before six years or 135,000 miles.

In total, Ford has agreed to pay about 50 percent of the value of the repairs and deductibles paid by its customers who submit a claim before the end of this year, and $150,000 is going to the 16 named plaintiffs in the case; Navistar was not included in the lawsuit.


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      MTU 5.0
      • 1 Year Ago
      Both Ford and Navistar were in a rush to meet emission requirements, and it simply wasn't ready. That said, with a coolant filter and regular maintenance, that engine isn't as bad as it is made out to be. The problems can be more complicated than that, but there are thousands of them will high mileage still performing in the field. On a final note, at least this drove Ford to take their HD diesel in house. By most accounts, the 6.7L is a great engine.
      dinobot666
      • 1 Year Ago
      So, if I'm reading this correctly, in order to replace or repair a defective Powerjoke engine, Ford is going to chip in a few hundred bucks, for repairs that are usually total a few thousand or more?
        car-a-holic
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dinobot666
        Yea folks spend thousands fixing the nature of those probs......
        Camaroman101
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dinobot666
        In total, Ford has agreed to pay about 50 percent of the value of the repairs and deductibles paid by its customers who submit a claim before the end of this year, and $150,000 is going to the 16 named plaintiffs in the case; Navistar was not included in the lawsuit.
      charles
      • 1 Year Ago
      Power joke this week, ecoboast next week.
      Riley C.
      • 1 Year Ago
      It is good that Ford is taking steps to put the past behind them I think.
      Sara
      • 1 Year Ago
      My husband spent $5000 fixing his 2007. Not even a year after the engine had poblems again and wanted another $5000. We said no way. We loved Ford trucks until this. The money they are giving isn't going to even come a quarter close to what people have spent.
      truckguy
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was just waiting for this day to come, this is when ford wanted to beat GM / Dodge in numbers when Navistar told ford that It couldn't handle a turbo charger and ferd (Ford) put one on in house and all the engines blew up.
      car-a-holic
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wonder how it became that the actual manufacturer if the motors was left out of suit??? Nice going ford jamming to build and place a good new motor in service after not making one in almost 30 years. But they should pay more. Those repairs are $$$$$$$
        Kevin Gregerson
        • 1 Year Ago
        @car-a-holic
        Most of the problems with the engine actually didn't come from Navistar. They actually came from ford using cheap parts on their part of the engine design. Ford chose the cheap injectors, turbos and fuel pumps on the design. All the parts that subsequently failed the most.
          Doss
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Kevin Gregerson
          Really those aren't the big problems, but they are problems. Some of this had to do with poor maintenance and upkeep of the truck. Using low grade fuels and oils was a problem. Add this to how delicate the fuel and lubrication systems are on this motor and it's a perfect storm for what can go wrong. This engine was a great technological piece when it came out, but there were a lot of half-baked systems on it that needed at least 1-2 years more development time. The big common problems are the EGR, the EGR coolers, and the oil coolers. The fuel system had some issues as well (injectors sticking). Not to mention the packaging of all this tech lead to other failures. There are solutions on the market now that make these engines almost bulletproof. The successor to this engine, the 6.4, is pretty dang solid (I own one). There are a few trouble spots (EGR, DPF, crappy coolant) with it as well, but they are easily "cured." The brightside to this (besides some minimal financial benefit for a few 6.0 owners) is they now have a fairly solid 6.7 and it will only get better over the next few years.
      marv.shocker
      • 1 Year Ago
      If I recall correctly, Ford actually designed that engine and Navistar built it. And as much as Ford would like to pass the blame onto someone else, they're to blame as much as anyone. Requiring the cab to be removed to replace the head gaskets? That's just bad engineering.
      truckguy
      • 1 Year Ago
      The TRUTH HURTS.
      truckguy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Typical AMERICAN comment.... HATE THE BIGGEST LOOSER = FORD.
      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      The 6.0 was the worst of the PowerStrokes, with the 6.4 not far behind.
      • 5 Months Ago
      Ford is happy to put the 6.0 liter diesel engine behind them....along with all the customers who bought one. Ford must see there position as having enough enough loyal customers already.......Otherwise, why would they turn there back on 6.0 liter diesel owners.
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