The lawsuits against Ford Motor Co.’s highly acclaimed EcoBoost are mounting as two disgruntled F-150 owners filed a class-action suit in the state of Louisiana. They make essentially the same claims as were found in a separate suit filed in Ohio last week.
In the Louisiana lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine “can shudder, shake and then rapidly lose power while drivers are accelerating.” The suit claims the “aggregated claims…exceed the sum value of $5,000,000…”
“My Ford EcoBoost almost killed us,” said one of the drivers in the filing. Both plaintiffs drive 2011-2012 Ford F-150 pickups.