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Feds Urged to Act on Ford Spark Plug Blow-Outs

There are 1360 comments on the Consumeraffairs.com story from Sep 30, 2005, titled Feds Urged to Act on Ford Spark Plug Blow-Outs. In it, Consumeraffairs.com reports that:

A California lawyer is petitioning federal regulators to recall about 17 million Ford vehicles, including F-Series pickup trucks, because of a problem that can cause spark plugs to blow out.

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Plymouth, MN

#1374 Jan 4, 2013
What have we learned here? Don't buy Ford, your hard earned dollars are better spent on a Dodge or GM product. Granted every make and model seems to have an issue, but I don't think any other manufacturer would allow an issue this big to go "unnoticed". What makes this matter even worse is when you go into the dealer and they insult you by acting like this is something that never happens. I had a 97 F-150 with the 5.4 and blew the #4 plug right out of the head on the way to deer camp. I was never really big on Ford, but my dad sold me his old pickup for a good price. After this, no way in hell would I ever buy another. this seems to be a lot like the previous "Firestone" incident. Great way to gain customers....

Bakersfield, CA

#1375 Jan 5, 2013
I have a 2002 f150 just blew a plug christmas eve the local shop told me that they do about 10- 15 of these a year i will never buy another ford as long as i live
Wayne in NC

Little Valley, NY

#1376 Jan 8, 2013
My 2003 Ford F-150 4.6L blew out its first plug just last week, dealer tried the heilcoil but didn't work, now they want $3872.00 for a replacement. Going to fix it and get rid of it, also have a e-mail to Ford about this but as of now no response, and probably won't get one. No only is it a cost to us but could be bad if gas blows out and hits the hot engine, BOOM
Then Ford might, just might, do something but probably not.
Wayne in NC

Little Valley, NY

#1377 Jan 8, 2013
Class Action Lawsuit......where do I sign up.....
Ford should at least pay labor costs if not all costs, since they understand its something they have done, cheap heads, just replace the plug holes with steel inserts and problem solved, and by the way my engine has 156000 miles on it and still have all the original other items on it, starter, alternator, belt, hoses etc so why does the heads not last longer than they do..........
Pastor Williams in NYC

Bayside, NY

#1378 Jan 15, 2013
Class Action Lawsuit ………………………… Where Do I Sign Up!
I owed a pair of Ford Expeditions both 5.4L, the 2000 Expedition blew out a spark plug while on I-95 coming back from Maryland back in 2006. Lucky I was only a few exits from New York so I limped the truck home. The plug went back in after I cleaned the threads and I had no problems since. My 1999 Expedition just blew the number 8 plug with damage however I used a kit that was made for Fords and I am back on the road. I am not happy with the repair on the 1999 Expedition but it will last for now. Both Expeditions are well over 240K in mileage. I owned both trucks for over 8 years and I am happy with the 1999 Expedition overall! However the 2000 Expedition is a lemon and the Ford Dealership jerked me around hard.
Britt Lee

Garden City, MI

#1379 Feb 3, 2013
I just had #3 cylinder plug blow out and almost impossible to get at something needs to be done this should not happen!!!

River Grove, IL

#1380 Feb 5, 2013
I blew a plug in a 1997 e250 with a 5.4
I'm very upset!!
glennadyne from parker az

United States

#1381 Feb 12, 2013
This is the first time i even heard of this.
My 99 f-150 popped a plug when i was driving with me and my children, going 30 mph. I taken care of my truck and was very proud to drive a ford. Out of all the mechanics i talked to, said they could fix it but to sell it and get a ford.
I guess ford doesnt really care about its product, because apparently im not the first and sounds like im the last. Was a ford fan until this. Sign me in the lawsuit
glennadyne from parker az

United States

#1382 Feb 12, 2013
Meant Chevrolet

r moscarelli

New Brunswick, NJ

#1383 Feb 19, 2013
2003 ford crown vic blow a spark plug on the garden state parkway in dec. 2012 it cost me 400.00 dollars to fix we live in jersey any one know of any way to recoup the money from the auto maker.
Ken Jones

Kingsport, TN

#1384 Feb 22, 2013
I had a Ford Expedition, 2000 Model (5.4L V-8)that blew one of the spark plugs out after I had changed the spark plugs at 100,000 miles. The plug blew out at about 115,000 miles. I traded it after I spent $685 for the repair back in 2010. It would have cost more but it was the 2nd plug back. My daughter had a Ford Escape with 200,000 miles and just blew the spark plug out on #3 cylinder (V-6 Dura-tech engine)on 2/14/13. Cost me $1187 to repair and when the Ford dealer finished with the repair the #3 cylinder still had a low speed miss and had lost 22% compression on that cylinder. Had to trade it for salvage value as their was no way I could sell it with it not running right after a very costly repair and the miss keeping the check engine light on. Needless to say I lost my rear end on this on as last year I spent over $1000 putting new struts, brake lines, etc. to get it in good shape. Now all that money down the drain.

I want to get in on a Class Action suit against Ford.

“Long road ahead ”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#1385 Mar 1, 2013
Ford is not the only make with this problem .

Cambridge, MA

#1386 Mar 6, 2013
I still think they are better tan a Dogde or chevy

Kansas City, KS

#1387 Apr 1, 2013
reading all the reviews on this problem with the fords blowing out plugs .. I have a 2001 crown vic and this is the second time that this has in one year, this is a safty issue not only very expensive and I depend on m car running good .. I have to drive to work 6 days a week and cannot afford a new car right now.. ford needs to fix this problem they have with happeninl. why should the people who believed in their product be responable for a defect... what happen to pride in our products I for one will never buy another ford again and I was a loyal customer .. they build a bad product had have not been held accountable for it.. I guess when they lose their customers to other car companys they willwake up and do whats right
Parks Delbert

Fort Worth, TX

#1388 May 17, 2013
I have a 2005 Ford 150. This is the second time had to get the spark plug, repaired after it blew out. This is getting very expensive, and is not right Ford won't take responsibility for their actions!

Bellingham, WA

#1389 May 26, 2013
Yep, #3 blew out for the 2nd time a few days ago. I'm going to fix it and sell it. Problem is, I won't feel good selling this thing to anyone.. Not sure what to do with it.

Parker, CO

#1390 May 28, 2013
2000 Expedition just blew a plug for the second time. Has 162k miles on it. Happened at around 100k the first time.. $280.00 for Goodyear to fix. Didn't even have to explain to the shop what the problem was. their Ford shop truck does the same thing every year they say. Never take to a Dealership, they're crooks. Been a good truck except for that issue. Would join the lawsuit in a second.

Ventura, CA

#1391 May 28, 2013
1999 ford f-150 90,000 miles just blew the third plug back on my passenger side.Was gonna call around tomorrow for quotes now im thinking call the scraper instead.

Mansfield, OH

#1392 May 31, 2013
Hello my name is Tim. I currently drive a 2002 F-250 5.4 L Super duty truck. I started loving the truck due to the fact that i haven't come across anything that I couldn't either push with my plow and or haul. I feel that they do make a good truck overall but I also feel that they should stand behind their motors a hell of a lot more. Recently I blew one spark plug out and made the mistake of actually getting it professionally worked on. After paying close to 600 dollars you would think it would have been fixed not in my case. Shortly after the plug blew again. Al though this time around I had to fix it it stood strong for about three months. Well folks its that time again. I blew three in a matter of a week and at this point I hope someone who is going through the same garbage I am who is financially able to go after them does. If I were able to I would in A heartbeat but after shelling out so much already on this rust bucket i can't. Please someone do us all justice
Sharon H

Grass Valley, CA

#1393 Jun 6, 2013
Just blew the #8 plug on our 6.8L V10 F550 in our 2000 motorhome. Of course it took the threads with it. Does anyone know if that year had 4 or 8 threads? Right now the fix is a new cylinder head with estimates between $2500 -$4600. I'm pretty sure the $4600 is way out of the ball park, but they may have to drop the engine out of the damn motorhome to work on it. AArrghghgh

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