Seven years of examining repair and service orders for lemon trucks has
not made me cynical...yet. It has come close a few times. This is particularly
true of Ford F-150, F-250, and F-350 models, those with the diesel engine
in particular. This is not an exact statistic, but when it comes to engine
defects, a safe bet would be 10 to 1 diesel engine to gas.
Norman Taylor & Associates does not do divorce law, however, Mr. Taylor
and his experienced staff may be able to help you get separated from your
defective F-150, F-250, or F-350 trucks.
The typical defects aren't minor. These aren't the sort of thing
where you take the truck in at two in the afternoon and drive away at
four and everything is sorted out.
Hundreds of Ford truck owners have come to Norman Taylor & Associates
over the past years. Practically without exception these are hard working
men and women who are extraordinarily loyal to the brand. Having to take
thier trucks, their livelihoods, back and forth eight, nine or ten times,
and losing the use of the vehicle for weeks at a time, is not the way
to reward their loyalty.
The following is a real repair history of an F-250 diesel. Eight attempts
were made to repair assorted engine defects. Four repair attempts would
have been enough to get a
California Lemon Law case underway.
-The engine has a rough idle at stops. The dealer asserts it is normal.
-When stopping at speeds over 40mph the car shakes. Verified concern.
-When the car is warm there is a loud knock noise from the enigne; at idle
or when it is in gear. The engine rumbled and it won't turn over.
There was low compression on #2 and #5 cylinders.
-There is a lot of engine noise when you first start the car. Found the
camshaft has low spots.
-There is knocking noise in the engine.
-The car has a high idle and feels like it is feeling rough. The oil level
is low and that could affect the way the car runs.
-There is a possible misfire. It has a misfire when going up hill.
-The #2 cylinder has a broken spark plug. Car was a quart low. The #2 and
#5 cylinders show erratic power balance readings.
Did this sound familiar to you? Norman Taylor & Associates have handled
hundreds of Ford truck lemon law cases and unfortunately there will be
more. Your loyalty is admirable but your patience must have limits.