The GM oil consumption lawsuit has been filed recently in New York State against the maker of the truck engine, Ford Motor Company. The complaint states that Ford knowingly sold faulty Gen IV Vortec diesel engines to consumers without verifying that they actually contain the parts that are recalled. The complaint further states that Ford’s diesel engine suffers “unacceptable” wear which causes thousands of dollars in damage each year. The original complaint was filed by the National Society of Professional Engineers. On March 7th, the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received a complaint with the New York Attorney General regarding the oil consumption lawsuit.
According to the National Society of Professional Engineers, the complaint names Ford, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as defendants. The complaint further states that the manufacturer of the Ford vehicles sold the diesel engine to consumers were aware that the engines contained parts that were potentially dangerous for them. The Class Action lawsuit further claims that the manufacturer knew about the problems of the piston air control valve and the oil control valves but did not take the appropriate actions to remedy the problem. In addition, the Class Action lawsuit claims that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the NHTSA failed to protect consumers from the defective vehicles.
The National Society of Professional Engineers Class Action lawsuit is one of several incidents that took place over a five-year period in which Ford Motor Company emitted high levels of particulate emission while conducting business. In the aftermath of these events, Ford was ordered to pay millions of dollars in Clean Air Act fines and was also required to install new intake manifold gaskets in all of their vehicles. While most of the vehicles affected had the older 2-cycle engines, Ford was also ordered to recall and sell the Dodge AC Voucher engines. A class action lawsuit has been filed against Ford, and the auto manufacturer has agreed to temporarily stop selling the Dodge AC engines while it completes the emissions compliance program.
While the company is still deciding on the next phase of their plan, they are facing an unprecedented number of recalls due to oil leaks in their vehicles. In addition, the emissions violations have led to millions of dollars in potential losses. Some Class Action lawsuits are expected in the coming days. If the oil consumption lawsuit is successful, it may force the company to spend millions of dollars on repairs. This could also affect the sale of their remaining vehicles.
Meanwhile, GM is facing separate suits brought forth by three plaintiffs who claim that the company ignored evidence that suggested that oil consumption problems existed. Two Class Action lawsuits have already been approved in Florida and Michigan, and there is a pending class action lawsuit in Canada. Plaintiffs argue that the companies knew about oil consumption problems long before they sold vehicles containing them but did not take the necessary action to correct the situation. The Class Action lawsuit is based on the contention that GM ignored evidence suggesting that its cars had excessive emissions. The complaint further claims that GM did not take any action after learning that it was illegal to ship diesel fuel across state lines. The proposed settlement agreement between the company and the plaintiffs would resolve both the Class Action lawsuit and other disputes over diesel engine issues.
The oil pressure issue is a major concern for Dodge and GM diesel drivers. Spark plugs are known to cause oil pressure to increase and decrease, causing engine wear and failure. Another common issue that affects these engines is low oil temperatures. When the oil temperature drops below the recommended levels, the engine fails to work properly. The problem was found by a Reputed Manufacturer, who determined that the oil pressure was decreasing when the engine was being tested. Based on this report, it is clear that GM is liable for its conduct of the engine testing program.