• Bruce murray February 17, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Own 2005 f150 5.4 triton took for tune up at 96k miles. 6 broken plugs later cost me 900$ plus!!! Then at 117k engine broke inside! Replaced with used engine with 57k miles! for 4500$ !!!!! Now 2.5 yrs later engine misfiring and mechanics can’t come up with solution! Ford dealer mechanic said they have 3 in back same thing! Bullshit ford! Going to have to refinance again!!! Never buy ford again!

  • bob tillman February 17, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    hi i just had my spark plugs changed on my 2004 5.4 f150 7 broke 1 didnt it cost me 700.00 to fix can i join the class action suit i just read about it todayon lawayers and settlements .com thanks

  • Tonya February 20, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    This is not an old issue however. I have a Navigator 2006 same issue took it to Ford as was running sluggish. they said nothing wrong other than need spark plugs changed they gave me an estimate of $700 dollars and said they have a special tool that gets them out without breaking I still said no and researched it my mechanic friend bought the tool online .. we will see.

  • Don trende March 6, 2015 at 3:03 am

    1999 f150 blowing plugs busting coil packs ,repair sleeves ,4threads ,,?

  • dave March 8, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Kris Parish
    These complaints are old but I have an 08 expedition that just hit 110K miles and took it to my dealership (Tom Smith ford in Lillington NC) and they pulled the plugs without breaking them and replaced them for a hair over $200. I am so happy with my expedition. Maybe those complaining should have taken it to the dealer and not done it themselves. They would have saved themselves a hell of a lot of hassle.

    Probally didn’t even change them. Thats was dealerships do. Unless you saw all of the old plugs. Took mine to dealership to get breaks changed only changed one side.

    • John T Elliott April 1, 2015 at 3:28 am

      Went to “FORD” ,broken plugs, replaced, then they blew out.!!! Next, new cylinder heads, plus timing chains, and tensioners, unnecessary!! Want my money back!

  • Barry Brown March 21, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Hi I got a 05 f150 5.4 with the same problems with the spark plugs ford should mam up and fix there problems.

  • Ahmed March 30, 2015 at 7:06 am

    what can cause ford explorer 2004,plug mouth to black.

  • robertrobert zeigler sr. March 30, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    I want to change my spark plugs on my 2004 f150 5.4 L engine but it cost just too much. I’m on a fixed income and even the $200.00 tools to do it myself is out of my budget. Now that I need that another problem has popped up. The tab on the transmission reverse band has broken off. No telling what that will cost. I have done auto mechanic work for 40 years and this in the first time I have ever seen a transmission band break in any automatic transmission. I think ford has deliberately made these parts to break so the owners will have to spend money they don’t have to fix these problems or trade in there vehicles.

  • robert zeigler sr. March 30, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I want to change my spark plugs in my 2004 f150. It has the 5.4 L engine and I’m on fixed income so it cosy too much for me to change them. Even the tools I need to do it myself cost over $200.00 so I can’t afford that either. Now the reverse band tab in the transmission has broken off. I have no reverse in this truck. No telling how much that will cost to fix. For 40 years I was an auto mechanic and even worked at a Ford dealer at one time. All my years in auto repair I have never seen a band in an automatic transmission brake. I think ford is making sorry parts to brake so people either fix what they can’t afford to fix or trade it in for there own money making strategy.

  • Ed M April 13, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Looking to have the plugs changed in my 2005 F150 but based on problems I’ve but reading about I’m really reluctant!.

    • Marc April 27, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      I also own a 2005 F150 and I am not a mechanic at all, but I was able to replace my sparkplugs and boots for less than $300 myself. Here is how I did it. I was getting hesitation during acceleration and after some research, I determined it was the plugs. The truck had almost 90,000 miles on it. I did purchase the Lisle tool first in case I broke one (which I did on the first plug, but that was the only one). I bought some Sea Foam Creep spray and liberally sprayed all the plugs before I started. I let it sit and soak the plug threads for 20 minutes. I then used a socket to break the sparkplugs loose and if it moved/unscrewed a little, sprayed it again and waited 10 more minutes. I broke the #1 plug trying to rush it. After that, all the plugs came out without breaking and I used Champion one piece plugs to replace them with. The Sea Foam Creep spray was excellent for breaking down the carbon buildup on the plugs. The plugs are not cheap at $12 each and the coils on the plugs were purchased on Ebay for $60 for the set. My local mechanic wanted a minimum of $300 to do the job just for the plugs and then another $50 for each one that broke if it. If I had not purchased the Lisle tool, I would have saved $100.

  • Mary April 16, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Have. 2004 f150. Having plug issues. Is this settled or not. Why is there not. A recall I called ford dealer he said no recall and it can be 250. – 800. Depending on plug breakage I had the plugs change d about 4 years ago. Is this problem with original plugs or all

  • Perry Acklin April 20, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    2004 expedition that needs new plugs. I have heard of the horror stories and the cost

    • Daniel Skinner April 24, 2015 at 2:32 am

      I have had to do the spark plug replacement. It is very unfortunate to have 4 out of the 8 plugs break off in the heads. I fortunately am very mechanically inclined . I did my research and bought the tools needed to be successful in this job. The unfortunate part that is disturbing to me is the plugs that were removed were the new style plug that is supposed to be redesigned and improved. Between the paint issues and now the plugs, I would opt out to buy another Ford product. I have had Ford`s since 1998. I`m sure I`m not the only one who feels this way. Way to go Ford. Make a Engineering mistake and make the public who keep you in business pay for it 2 times.. C`mon Ford step up or feel the repercussions of a disgusted public who is not willing to buy your product again.

  • Maryann Quinn April 30, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Has the lawsuit against Ford for the spark plug removal debacle been settled. If not how do I join. I just purchased an involved vehicle from a dealership and was never told about this issue. It’s a 2006 Lincoln Mark lt with 83K miles.

  • Doug Zaga May 9, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I was wondering if there is any update to the class action lawsuit. My 2006 Expedition is at 90K miles and coming up soon for the 100K spark plug replacement. My Ford dealership has told me about the issues with the plugs and that they have a tool to remove any broken spark plug but that I am responsible for the cost. A known Ford issue and Ford refuses to be responsible for it. What a shame and costly for the owner!

  • Chad May 10, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    found this site after researching the issue and figured I throw in my 2 cents. Happened to me today. I got a 2002 ford e-350 with the 5.4 8cyl that has 88,000 miles. I go to pull out onto the main road and boom…a loud popping noise coming from the engine. My dog started going nuts barking at the engine. At the time, it scared the &$%$ outta me. After I finally got the truck home and was able to pinpont the sound, found the coil pack was shredded and the plug was loose enough to come right out with no tools. Now, I don’t know what ford was thinking with this particulatr vehicle. The plugs are near impossible to get to, with room barely enough to fit your hand in there. The best I read so far is that ford really just doesn’t care. Their design shows their intentions… it was almost set up to make it impossible to change, so they labeled it as plugs that just don’t need to be changes for at least 100,000. In an aluminum head? BS. Let’s get em out there, make our money, it’ll run for a while but eventually will fault out….but not our problem if it happens out of warranty. Thanks ford. Class act business model….I should have learned my lesson from previous experiences with ford, but I think aside from class action suites and waiting for recalls, just don’t ever buy a ford. We are the consumer, thus the life line to these corporations. They need to learn a lesson, that people wont put up with what would appear to be blatant disregard for their customers trust, as well as safety. There is a level of tolerance for things that go wrong with our vehicles, it happens. And most will step up to the plate and at least address the issue gracefully. But ford, most of the time, issues become so common place that they become cliches. I just have to be extremely grateful for the internet. At least now people have a voice and can pursue actions with others behind them.

  • Michelle November 28, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Nighmare is an understament! What has FORD done or have they attempted a recall on this problem? I have my 2006, Lincoln Navigator in the shop and its going to cost almost 3000.00 to do these repairs due to the spark plug being stuck in the cylcinder head. Has anyone even gotten a response from anyone in regards to this so called Class Action Lawsuit?

  • phil April 15, 2014 at 10:45 am

    now u will have tranny problems with that chevy JUNK U will be back to a ford

  • LAS_Admin November 29, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Hi Michelle–and everyone else who's affected by the Ford Spark Plug class action–unfortunately, given the amount of time a class action can take to work its way through the courts, it can be pretty frustrating to get updates. As such, the last update on this was in May, and it's still going on. The case is now an MDL (multidistrict litigation) out of US District Court for Northern Ohio. You can read more about the case and track updates/filings here:

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