• tanos kalil May 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I think this should go back to 1997 all models of F150.

    • 1LethalSVT November 12, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      The 1997 to mid 2003 issue is completely different from this one. One is 4 bolt threads and this one is the spark plug its self.

    • Julie April 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      I have a 2001 Expedition and the sparkplugs break and the last one broke off at the tip and fell in. Had to replace head and a bunch of stuff. I will never ever purchase a Ford again. Ford should be ashamed to even put stuff crap out there and rip off the customer.

      • Kris Bice August 23, 2018 at 5:51 pm

        Yes, because GM and Chrysler NEVER have any problems…..and neither do all the Japanese cars. Problems come up. They get solved. It’s life. I’ll never drive anything but a Ford, God willing. have a nice day.

    • my f150 April 26, 2013 at 9:33 am

      I have an 01 f150 blew-out num.3 spark plug. Talked to lots of techs and they said its almost all of them.

    • POSFORD August 6, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      I agree and believe it should include all Fords with this problem. A spark plug blew out of my 2000 Taurus. I was the original owner and it had 122,000 well maintained miles. It was only after spending $400 to have a sleeve put in and threaded, and the plug replaced did I find that a piece of the spark plug had fallen somewhere down in the engine. They wanted another $1800 to pull the top of the engine to find it. Ended up selling the vehicle for nothing.

      • B johnson November 27, 2017 at 6:36 pm

        I also submitted my receipts of over $600 on July 4, 2015 for the tool and all eight plugs that broke coming out of 2007 expedition by certified mechanic with 70,751 miles and have not had any response yet. Ford you just lost another customer!!! Going to BMW

    • adnama July 4, 2014 at 12:17 am

      it should i have a 2000 ford expedition n the sparks plugs pop out of these things like jumping beans

    • Troy Smith September 18, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      i agree just blew another plug on my 250 larriat 1997 – the dealer ships seems every time they haft to take the head off with a problem “every time” so ford sending a video of how to do it is b.s ( chevy must be loving this ford won the battle vs chevy in tug a-war fight then they fuck all there fans over – this is a SIN !
      i saved up for long time to buy my ford i feel so dumb being apart of this ,just watch a commercial on ford yesterday i am going to start calling commercial places and warn people to look up what ford is doing to there clients

  • PAY2PLAY May 20, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I have a 1999 GT 35th Annv model…I had 3 plugs blow out, one of them twice now, and the best part is…..NOW THE INSERT IS LAYING ON TOP OF MY PISTON!!! WTF FORD? STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND FIX UR _UCK-UPS!!!!!!!

    • 1LethalSVT November 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      Like above your issue is different from this class action. Your issue is due to the company who made the heads not the plugs getting frozen in the heads like the 3V motors do.

  • kevin June 7, 2012 at 2:01 am

    You know why there's no more complants HERE !!
    Everyone that had one of these P.O.S. SOLD them
    to some SUCKER. This was a Head problem, not a spark plug
    problem There the Enginers Ford set the standards for what was used
    as far as the spark plugs and head the built they should have know the
    thread hardness in the head.

    • Joe February 27, 2013 at 7:32 am

      Your right Kevin, I was one of those suckers! Mine is a 99 F 150 with the 5.4

  • DenverBob June 27, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I have a 2005 F150 – Triton 5.4 Liter Engine – 108K miles on it… I found out 4 days ago that the spark plugs in my Ford break during removal – this necessitates Head removal to clean out the debris.

    All I can say is – I repair my cars… Engine included — This type of design flaw will keep me from ever buying a FORD again. I will try their Tech Bulletin… When things go south – as I believe they will – I will tear the Engine down and remove the plugs. The cost is about $600 – I will then concrete my resolve to never buy a Ford again buy protesting in front of the dealer with a big sign.

    All this because they have no balls to own up to their design flaw and would rather extract $2000 from each F150 customer for a simple SPARK PLUG change. One that they recommend as every 100K miles.

    • Joe November 1, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Where did you get yours done for $600 mine is setting in back yard because they wanted $2400 did not have the money so i paid $500 for work preformed but it does not run because of one plug is in block

      • ADAM November 7, 2012 at 5:10 pm


    • my f150 April 26, 2013 at 9:43 am

      I did the work myself on my 01 f150 and still have 800+ in it because you end up replacing both manifolds and gas reculation tube because they are so rusted out.

  • bsilvers July 11, 2012 at 11:26 am

    i have a 2010 F-150 with 5.4 Triton. I was told by a friend that if i was going to keep it for a long time that I should looking into changing the plugs while having low mileage on it. Is the 2010 included in the class action or not.

    • Nelson Donnell August 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      The heads were redesigned in mid 2008 so as to supposedly alleviate this seized spark plug problem.

      • John December 31, 2013 at 8:49 pm

        Do you know for sure if the spark plug problem is resolved and the 2010 F150 are not having the same issues?

  • GMercier October 29, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Oct 5 2012 My bill was $ 3,092.93 to change 7 Spark Plugs on my 2005 F-150. 5.4L

    • Dave Williams November 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      karen find another shop it should never cost that much even if all the plugs break

  • Karen Robinson November 1, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Nov.2.2012,just found out about the recall and I have been to the repair shop 4 times this year alone and tomorrow have to take the car back to the shop for the same reasons water in the spark plugs.

  • Matthew Rutledge November 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    I have a 2001 Ford F150 with the 5.4l engine. I think this engine is great and I pray to god that this does not happen. It has 160K on it and it runs as if it just came out of the factory. I was thinking of replacing the spark plugs but god forbid this happening. I just had to pull out 3 broken exhaust studs while replacing the gasket, please god dont say the plugs will be a pain in the a** like the studs were. I love Ford, hopefully that wont change. I have heard of the plugs blowing out. If that happens my attitude will definatly change. This suck this has happend to so many people. Ford needs to own up to this. Geezzz

    • SchennBob March 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      This lawsuit appears to be for the 3 valve per cylinder model engines My 2001 F250 2 valve per cylinder engine will likely strip the 3 – 4 threads per spark plug hole in the aluminum head. The expected result of changeing these plugs out, is that the spark plug blows out of the head while driving, taking the coil out above that plug at the same time. Whereas the 3 valve per cylinder engines, if patient while removing the plugs, using carb cleaner to loosen the plug, has no problem with the threads in the aluminum head. If you replace the plugs on the 24 valve ( 3 valve per cylinder) engine every couple years there will be no problem, just don't break the plugs off while removing them. they say to use 30 ft lbs. or less to remove the 24 valve spark plugs. the real issue here should be the earlier 16 valve engines with stripped treads in the head. 3 to 4 aluminum threads to hold a spark plug in is total design failure… yea Ford has a better idea.. ? was it the 24 valve engine…? seems to me they ought to quit changing things that work why would aluminum heads be needed for this truck anyway. Ford offers no help to the owners on these design flaws, they refuse to repair what their designers screwed up.

  • KPatt November 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I have a 2000 Ford that the spark blew out . Why are there no Class Action Lawsuit for All Ford Owners with the same problem?

  • 1LethalSVT November 12, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    For those that can and want to do it yourself. Here's the easy way of changing the plugs on the 3V motors. Let the motor run till its at operating temps (195*) then take a impact gun (yes the same thing used on lug nuts) and back the plugs out. You stand a better chance at not breaking them then doing it with the motor cold. When putting the new plugs in PUT anti seize on the plugs then you greatly reduce breaking the plugs.

    • my f150 April 26, 2013 at 9:50 am

      how are you going to get an impact gun on the spark plug with out pulling the motor

      • fred February 5, 2014 at 11:12 pm

        it works!! use a swivel on the socket and a 3/8 to 1/2 adaptor and hit the trigger, i got all 8 out with no breakage

  • l urich December 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I have a 2002 F-250 truck. Blown spark plug, was able to get it fixed in local garage, cost $300.00, they told me Ford truck from 1999 to 2003 all have this problem with blown spark plugs, Even after fixing the blown plugs since truck as over 100,000 miles it can happen to some of the other plugs. Can't afford to have them all fixed.

  • Norm December 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Just wondering if 1 goes what are the chances for the rest to go?

    • Trich January 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      It's only time Norm and the rest will go also. I had 6 go and I replaced 8 spark plugs. I cost me $550.00

    • h. o'brien February 10, 2013 at 10:03 am

      Unfortunately EXTREMELY likely. I've had my 00 truck since new and have taken good care of it. It's not my daily ride. Once I had the 100k service done at 80k (almost $800 in NJ) it started spitting out plugs left and right. I've spent $600 each time one blows and after the 4th once went I parked the truck. According to my mechanic it's not really an issue with the plugs, but with the heads. Ford refuses to acknowlege it because it's so expensive to fix. Sadly most people like myself didn't have problems until the warranty ran out either in mileage or years. I had hoped buying this truck new would outlive my old '85 which despite being awful on fuel still runs great.

  • Anthony December 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I just went to have my guy do my plugs today on my f-250 xlt second plug the plug came out with out the insides. He said the tool alone for this job was going to cost him $400. So he sent my truck to the ford dealer ship by having it towed cost me $125 to have it towed 3 miles and still no truck because they still havent had time to go look at it hopefully soon. But the guy told me they have success with the tool but it takes 1hrs labor per every plug broken. One hour at $120 dollars and hour that is.

  • Marcelo December 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Hi, Iam from Mexico recently I have to change my own spark plugs on a lobo Harley davidson f150 2007 5.4l engine because the ford dealer refuse to change them, the reason they give me is that my truck was on 110kilometers around 68k miles and they claim that I should change them before that mileage, they didn’t told me exactly at what mileage, also they told me that because of this they can get broken and this will cost me around 4k dollar more to remove them.

    My truck have all services from the dealer ship, and they never mention this information I assume that they do what it was supposed to be done to keep my truck running and in good shape, also it was not cheap , is really a mess up from ford worldwide whit this design of spark plugs, and now their own dealer ships don want to deal whit the problem.

    After a couple of months of consulting on internet and getting the right tools I did the change on my own and everything work just fine, but is a shame that FORD don’t take actions to fix this problem, I also change the Ignition coils and my engine star to work almost as new, no noise, the fuel consume was reduced for about a 10%, just perfect, one of my friends took a look on my engine and he ask me to take a look on his because he was consuming and awful amount of gas ,his truck is a lobo king ranch 2009 and the truck was really noise, his dealer told him that he need to change the timing chain, around 2k dollar, we change the spark plugs and the coils and now is running just perfect, I don’t know what the F is happening whit Ford but for sure this is the last FORD that I buy.

  • christi December 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    i have a ford expedition 2001 eddie bauer triton v 8 and it blew the first plug out on the expressway on the way to florida, 1300 fix not to mention it ruined the trip and i was scared to drive it! 6m later it blew a second plug! this truck was financed so i was forced to go out finance another vehicle and continue to pay on the ford for another 4 years! I had only had it barely a year when it tossed the first plug! Ever mechanic i have gone too said the one that blew now is a 4500 repair! I cant sell it i have a few more pmts on it, the dealership told me to go scratch and so it sits in my drive way.

  • barry January 12, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Wish I had known about this problem!!! My 2006 f-150 5.4 triton v 8 with 94k miles was running rough on inclines. I decided to change the spark plugs. The first 3 plugs came out with no problem, number 4 broke off, the fifth one left the entire inside of the plug in the hole, the only thing that came out was the metal part with the thread on it. The sixth broke off and I went into panic mode. I pulled out the warrenty guide and called the number in it. I explained to the guy what was going on and asked if this was a common problem. He said that he hadn’t heard of it. After searching “ford f150 spark plug problems” I don’t understand how this could be true. Now I have a dead truck in my driveway. I thought I finally had my dream truck, now I’m starting to think it’s a nighmare. Tomorrow I will tow it to the nearest mechanic and pray that he can extract them. Thank you Ford Motor Company for the heads up ?!?!?

  • Bryan January 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    THIS SUCKS, I bought my dads 2002 150 pickup after he SHOT himself, and wind up with this – the mechanic said "take it to the dealer" who happens to be across the street, and I find out their in bed together, I supposedly " need a new engine" because the guy doesn't want to deal with the hand we ALL have been dealt. This I am all finding out today, hey, a letter for the recalled gas tank straps found me, as the new owner, WHY has FORD not been forced to recall this problem also? I can't afford to pay for this engineering disaster. I will not stop until I am compensated if this all goes wrong. I pray to the good lord it doesn't.

  • Kristina January 25, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    A spark plug just blew out on my 1998 5.4L Expedition, at 114,000 miles, taking the threads with it. My mechanic is saying there's a possible sleeve he can put in to solve the problem.

    a) Does anyone know if this solution works? (He's saying about 70% success rate.)

    b) It looks like the problems go back way before the years covered by the recall. what recourse do WE have?

    • Ken August 4, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      My 1998 Eddie Baur Eepedition blew the number 3 spark plug about 5years ago and it just blew another today.

    • Boop August 6, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      Same thing happened to me with my 2000 Taurus. The mechanic had to put in a sleeve and re-thread it. After it was installed we discovered a piece of the spark plug had fallen into the engine. I ended up selling it for peanuts. I will never buy another Ford product.

    • TED CARTER October 8, 2013 at 9:00 am

      I have a 2004 Expedition, 4.6L with a history of spark plug blow out.
      June 2010 – # 3 plug blow out. My mechanic re taped and put in a new plug.
      October 2011 – Same plug blew out again. My mechanic put in a standard NAPA Helicoil.
      December 2011 – Same plug blew out again. After some research I purchased a robust thread repair kit made for Ford engines – CalVan 38900 repair kit. As of 10-8-13 no problems. My mechanic, same one, has used the repair kit to fix several other Ford 4.6 / 5.4 L engines with spark blow out problems. In fact the local Ford dealer sends all spark blow out problems to him.

  • Craig January 25, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I just heard about this problem today 7/25/13 purchased a 2005 f150 lariat in August of last year so here I sit with a repair bill hanging over my head just started to get a miss in engine hope and pray those plugs come out clean what a bunch of B.S.Ford we will somehow get our payback one way or another frustrated in MS.

  • Matt January 26, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I have a 1998 F-150 5.4 truck I bought it with 100,000 miles on it paid cash.It has blown every plug at the dealer 600.00 dollars each. Fn BS ford should have taken the bale out money and did a recall for those of us that are stuck in this position.I will never have another ford. Parts are easy to find I guess that that should have told me something.

  • george alachoyan January 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    i had a 2000 ford e350,spit a plug,broke the coil-over.cost me $275.never ran right again.if you blow a coil-over it may mess up the one on either side.i found that out after i parked it.silly me,bought a 2002 e-350,same motor,5.4 triton.had 101000.7000 later,spit a plug.had a garage do it.$154.heli-coil.10,000 later,spit another one.couldn't get anyone to do it,did it myself.cost of a plug and coil-over $ sucks,i would never buy another

  • That Guy January 29, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    2004 Ford F-150…5.4..3 valve..Just changed my plugs and coils as I always do, before 100 miles on motor…….All plugs came out nice….Two of the plugs are missing the tips…Looks like they got too hot and cracked off….ALL plugs were Motorcraft….Hope the peices blew out into exhaust..I HOPE……Either it will smoke or run fine….Then think of game plan…..Nice truck, bad plug design…My 06 Navigator has never had probs like this..
    TIP:..Always use a little PB Blaster sprayed down where plugs are first….Not too much to cause fire..!!
    Get engine hot, orerating temp…
    Then take out plugs gently..while engine is still warm..
    Use Anti-Seize grease on threads of new plugs and install new plugs, gently with proper torke..
    On next plug change, the grease on plugs will help / aid in plug removal with out warming engine…

  • That Guy.. January 29, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    PS…Get plugs and coils on E bay…Great prices and no dealer mark up…Free Shipping..

  • Dean F February 3, 2013 at 6:20 am

    I live un upstate NY. I am an owner of a 2005 F-150 Lariat. My truck only has 67,000 miles. The plugs have never been changed. Except for some reduced gas mileage its been a good truck. However, I fear attempting to change the plugs or even let a Ford mechanic attempt it since it only take 1 mistake to destroy the engine.
    Should I be signing on to this lawsuit even if I have no existing damages? Can I? Please advise. Thanks

  • Linda February 6, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Just replaced the spark plugs on my 2006 Ford Explorer. My mechanic told me the about the plugs breaking before he started. He got 7 of them out, one did break off. Took him an 1 1/2 hours to get the broken one out. He said the engine can't be to hot or to cold. He turns them 1/8 of a turn, sprays something on them, waits then another 1/8 turn, spray, wait, another 1/8 turn, and so on until they are out. Takes all day to just change the spark plugs. Hundreds of dollars. He told me the spark plugs are supposed to be 100,000 mile but he advises NOT to wait. Glad I didn't. Some engines just blow them out too. Wow. Lost a day of work with this too.

  • gary jenkins February 24, 2013 at 11:55 am

    taking my 2005 f-150, 136000 miles, to dealer in a few days for plug replacement. 275.00 for plugs and labor, 25.00 for each that breaks. not a bad deal, but still not very smart on fords part. i have been driving fords for 40 years. this is the only stupid thing i have ever dealt with.

  • This is my second go around with plugs blowing out of 4.6 on a 2003 expedition think it would be a recall as much as I paid for the car never buy ford again costing me time and money not pleased

  • Shawn February 25, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I was looking at changing the spark plugs on my 2006 fx4 f150 . I called the ford dealer and they told me it would cost between 600.00 and 3000.00 depending on how many plugs broke and if any parts of the plug fill down into the cylinder . Plus it will cost 120.00 for the spark plug removal tool . If i decide to change the plugs myself .Makes a person really want to go out and buy a ford . Next step call a news station .

  • sam hansen February 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Just had this problem with my 01 F-150. The mechanic has it now. I'm telling him to replace all the plugs. Hopefully I don't get beat up too badly. If this gets spendy I will be writing a strongly worded letter to someone. Come on FORD!!!!! Step up or you will lose lot's of good customers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • SchennBob March 1, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      hey I have the same engine, this is the heads that strip out. an insert kit is available, time consuming, but can be done without removing the heads, if your engine is the 2 valve per cylinder model. see my other post concerning these engines , 24 valve or 16 valve, unfortunately you have the 16 valve, and it is much worse for aluminum head engines, broken plugs are not as bad as blown out spark plugs in the earlier ( 16 valve) engines.

  • SchennBob March 1, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Although this lawsuit appears to be for the 3 valve per cylinder model engines, read on. While changing the plugs on my 2001 F250 2 valve per cylinder engine will likely strip the 3 – 4 threads per spark plug hole in the aluminum head. The expected result of changing these plugs out, is that the spark plug blows out of the head while driving and taking the coil out above that plug at the same time. Whereas the 3 valve per cylinder engines, if patient while removing the plugs, using a good carb cleaner to loosen the plug, has no problem with the threads in the aluminum head. If you replace the plugs on the 24 valve (3 valve per cylinder) engine every couple years or so there will be no problem, just don't break the plugs off while removing them. They say to use 30 ft lbs. or less to remove the 24 valve spark plugs.

  • SchennBob March 1, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    The real issue here should be the earlier 16 valve engines like I have, with aluminum threads in the head. 3 to 4 aluminum threads to hold a spark plug in is total design failure… yea Ford has a better idea.. it was it the 24 valve engine…now getting the plugs changed early is CRITICAL, and by someone that understands that the carbon buildup is causing the problem. Seems to me FORD ought to quit changing things that work, why would aluminum heads be needed for this truck anyway? Ford offers no help to the owners on these design flaws, they refuse to repair what their designers screwed up!
    Bob Schenn

  • R.Watts March 4, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Please if you own a 2004-2008 Ford with the 5.4 3 Valve engine file the complaint, this has to be one of the worst cases of BS I have ever seen. Ford makes a poor design and refuses to accept responsibilty for THEIR mistake. I am sure many or most of you know it should never ever cost as much and take as much time to do a regular maintenance item on any vehilce. We dont own a Rolls or a Lambrogini, these are working folks vehicles, trucks that should not cost $800-$3000 to change 8 plugs. All I ask for is a fair price to have the plugs changed and if they break they dont charge the truck owner for the time to get them out. At a minimun that is all I would ask. For those that have been charged the outrageous fees already they should be reembursed by Ford for those. THis is BS at its best dont let them get away with it. I own a 2006 F150 5.4 3V with broken plugs!

    • sara herrera August 15, 2013 at 3:51 am

      where do I go to file a complaint I have the exact same problem with my 2006 ford f-150

  • tommy March 4, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I have a 2004 ford expedition….. I paid 700 plus dollars to have the plugs and cop's changed. With less than 20000 miles I have had to replace 2 cop's and 1 plug. 30 days later it is missing again. Missing so bad that driving down the road it will coast to a stop and die. Talk about a screwing Ford gave me a dandy. My Last Ford I will own. And will be the best no sales person they have. I will do the best to talk anyone out of buying a FORD……………………………………………………………………

  • travis March 9, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    was just on my way home when pow, pow, pow, pow. thought i had blew an engine. nope just a spark plug. just what i need, has anyone had any luck with getting ford to work with them.

  • bobby adkins March 27, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    ihave a 2003 f 150 replaced two motors from spark plug blowning out ithink ford should pay for all of the problems

  • cedric April 6, 2013 at 3:38 am

    I just changed the plugs and coils on my 2007 Lincoln Mark LT, a dressed up F150, with 76,500 miles on it. All 8 plugs came out real easy….No breaks. I'm sending the removal tool back. The plugs were actually in great shape. I did have a complete fuel system and engine flush prior to doing the plugs. don't know if that helped any.

  • John April 14, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I had my plugs replaced at 100K on my 2002 F150 5.4 liter engine. At 123K one of the plugs plug right out of the plug hole in the cylinder. I had it towed to Ford (the only one in Reno) and they wanted 2,500 bucks because they said the heads needed to be replaced. I will never, ever, buy another ford again!.

  • Deb April 30, 2013 at 1:03 am

    The owners manual suggests replacing the plugs at 100,000 miles. My 2006 F-150 has 86,000 miles and recently started misfiring. My repair shop recommended replacing the plugs as the diagnostic tests showed the gap on the plugs was too wide. The shop broke one plug….the truck was towed to the Ford Dealership, who broke three more plugs in their attempt to remove the other seven. $ 1,015.00 later, it went back to the original shop to complete my 85,000 mile checkup. The day after I got the truck back, the check engine light came on. Turns out that when the truck started misfiring, both of the catalytic converters were destroyed. The guesstimate for this repair is $ 2,000.00. Yippee…..

  • john kart May 1, 2013 at 4:40 am

    I dont get what the problem is in the 04 to 07 5.4l.. I work at garage and changed alot of plugs in these trucks and have broke all 8 plugs.. snapon makes an easy tool to remove the broken plug which is 130 bucks, which takes about 15 mins each plug. I dont see why its costing 1000 dollars to remove broken plugs. All you do is crank the engine over afterto blow out any debris with the plugs out… its not that big of a deal

  • bob kuether May 9, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    what can I do to get ford to step up to the plate , it cost me $2500 to replace spark plugs in my 2006 f150 with the 5.4 engine they broke 1 and had to pull the head which they screw up has well, the threads were messed up because they tried to remove the plug with the special tool

  • MCC May 17, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Just got my 07 Expedition from the dealer yesterday. They fixed all the problems and they were covered under the extended warranty, The Service rep suggested I replace the spark plugs also, so I said yes. I got the bill and they charged $420 for the replacement and an additional $170 for the removal of the 4 plugs that broke.
    I have been a loyal Ford customer for 30 years but this will be my last Ford.

  • Jim June 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Took my 2008 Explorer in for misfire, 8 plugs and wires will cost $502.00. Advisor told me about them possibly braking which would cost 1 hour of additional labor for each plug. I cannot believe that this is not covered which is a known problem.
    What happens if I do not get them changed now, 53,000 miles??

  • Don Fausnight June 27, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I have a 2004 F 250 5.4 Triton has 89000 miles on it plugs have never been replaced runs great ,I want to replace them. I read all the advice and I'm willing to do all these thing. I was wandering whether I qualify to enter into the lawsuit. If I have problems or not. Thanks Don

  • Wendy June 28, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I have a 2007 F150. Yesterday a spark plug blew out on my way home from work. About 6 weeks ago I had the 200 km full-meal-deal fluid change etc. tune up. Weirdly enough, last July I had the same problem. Blew a spark plug shortly after a tune-up. I wonder if somehow the tune ups and spark plug blowouts are related. The other thing that bugs me is the staff at the local Ford dealership – I've been there three times in the last year, twice for the same problem, – never told me about any of this even though I asked them if it was common to have spark plugs blow out regularly. They told me it would probably never happen again. Ha. Any how, bar tab for blowout 1 = $1000 plus towing. Yesterday's bill $500 plus towing. I sent in the class action lawsuit form. Good luck everyone and thanks for sharing your stories. Without them I never would have know the problem was so prevalent.

  • Garland Stevenson July 4, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I just had one spark plug replaced at a cost of about $500.00 on the engine of a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis with 126,000 miles. The spark plugs had been replace at around 100,000 miles. Fortunately we were only 11 miles from home when the “blow out” occurred. Otherwise, there may have been a hefty tow charge. I have a 2002 Ford F150 with 46,000 miles, and I’m certainly going to check the plugs on that. All new plugs were put into the engine A neighbor who is a mechanic at a Ford dealership thought that the problem was for engines built over a six year period. It seems to be longer than that. I don’t know if I’ll buy another Ford product. We’ve had good experience with the car and truck, but something like this indicates a lack of quality control and an unwillingness to take care of the problem. Ford should pay for the repairs. Apparently I’m not eligible to join the class action suite.

  • Kathy Ahrendt July 9, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    2001 Ford explorer sport, 2 spark plugs blew out one I had to put the sleeve in the other went back and hasnt come back out (keeping fingers crossed), thermostat housing exploded, they are plastic you know? Multiple suspension problems, where do I stop? Ford themselves can't always find the correct part for it due to it being a sub model or some malarkey. but not allowed in the suit! I love my little SUV but I hate the work it takes to keep going!

  • Cindy July 13, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Ok This is nuts…..second spark plug blow out in a month, 2007 Ford F150 STX 4.6 V8, Anyone know what is going on with this?? I knew I liked Chevy for a reason! Haven't heard of any of them blowing out sparkplugs

    • Scott July 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      I feel your pain; I have a 2002 F-150 with a 5.4 that blew the plug out of cyclinder 2 on Sunday. Got it fix and headed back to camp, in less than 50 miles it blew cyclinder 7. Ford should be responsible for fixing this problem in all effected vehicles.

  • Kaliee July 17, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    2004 Mercury Mountaineer, 140,000 miles and spark plugs never changed. We must change them soon.

  • Nick July 21, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    had ford all my live have a 05 that needs plug glad to have a chevy in yard for back up what happened ford????????????who wants to buy a ford know a day???????

  • Dray July 24, 2013 at 11:32 am

    2003 Harleey Davidson F150 ,160,000 miles plugs changed @ 100k and it blew 2 plugs and destroyed the coil both on number 7 cylinder what the heck?

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