Automotive News is reporting that Ford Motor Co. has reached a settlement with dozens of class-action lawsuits surrounding engineering issues with the 6.0-liter Power Stroke V-8 twin turbo-diesel that was offered in select Super Dutys from 2003 to 2007.
The engine was supplied to Ford by Navistar International and had many well-documented issues with the exhaust gas recirculation system, oil cooler, fuel injectors and turbochargers. The issues surrounding this 6.0-liter engine were one of the prime reasons that lead to Ford taking the engineering and design of a new 6.7-liter single-turbo V-8 in-house in 2010, for the 2011 Super Duty model year. The Navistar-built 6.4-liter Power Stroke was offered from 2008 to 2010.
According to Automotive News, the settlement directs Ford to pay for certain deductible amounts for some customers, depending on the number of miles on their Super Dutys, as well as $150,000 in total to the 16 named plaintiffs in the class-action suits.
Those with a diesel-powered Super Duty between the model years 2003 to 2007 can contact their local dealer for more information or go to www.dieselsettlement.com. Those eligible have until Dec. 31, 2013, to download and submit claims to the settlement administrator.