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Ford Sued By Super Duty Owners Over Diesel Emissions Cheating Claims 11
Posted by Joel V. Patel in diesel, Ford, Ford F-250, Ford F-Series on 01 11th, 2018

Few can forget the fiasco with Volkswagen and its emissions-cheating diesels, but the automaker wasn’t the only one to stretch the rules to sell its diesels. According to a report by Bloomberg, Ford is being sued by F-250 and F-350 Super Duty owners, as they claim the trucks are putting a lot more harmful contaminants in the air than the pickups are supposed to.

The outlet claims a proposed class action lawsuit against the automaker states that about 500,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks cheated emissions testing. The trucks reportedly emit roughly 50 times the legal limit for nitrogen oxide pollutants. The lawsuit involves F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks sold from 2011 and 2017.

Obviously, the owners are upset, as the diesel engines in the vehicles cost approximately $8,400 more than the gas-powered options. And the diesel-powered pickups were marketed as being “the cleanest super diesel ever.”

“The vehicle’s own on-board diagnostic software indicates emissions control system to be operating as Ford intended, even though its real world performance grossly exceeds the standard,” said attorney Steve Berman, a managing partner at Hagens Berman, which is the firm that filed the complaint.

The complaint, which was filed in a federal court in Detroit, claims that German automotive supplier Robert Bosch GmbH helped Ford to hide the pickup truck’s real figures in the name of performance. Bosch is one of the defendants in the proposed class action lawsuit. Last summer, U.S. lawyers claimed that Bosch played a large role in developing VW’s “defeat devices.”

Ironically, the proposed lawsuit comes days after Ford added a new diesel engine to the 2018 F-150 lineup.

We’ve reached out to Ford for a response and will update the post if we hear back.

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Is The Ford F-250 Platinum Really Worth $77,000? 22
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford F-250, Ford F-Series, Ford Videos, video on 11 22nd, 2017

The Cadillac Escalade EXT and Lincoln Mark LT have all fallen by the wayside but that doesn’t mean the luxury pickup market has gone the same route. Instead, automakers are constantly introducing new range-topping models which regularly surpass the $50,000 mark.

While the GMC Sierra Denali is one of the better known luxury pickups, it’s far from the only one as Ford and Ram offer Limited variants which are about as plush as they are rugged.

The Ford F-250 eschews the Limited trim but it’s available as in Platinum guise for an eye-watering $62,310. Of course, the truck can still be equipped with an assortment of options and the one Doug DeMuro recently checked out stickered for $77,000.

That’s nearly $6,000 more than the Mercedes-AMG E43 but the truck obviously has some advantages as the model offers an impressive payload and towing capacity as well as a huge bed which can haul plenty of cargo. The model also comes equipped with some legitimate luxury features including a panoramic sunroof and heated and ventilated front seats with a massage function.

Of course, driving a full-size pickup isn’t like taking a spin in a Honda Accord as the F-250 has a massive turning radius. However, it’s not all bad as the truck is quiet and offers a smooth ride as well as decent acceleration.


Ford Previews Eight Custom F-Series Pickups For SEMA 27
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-Series, SEMA show, tuning on 10 27th, 2017

The Ford F-Series is the best selling vehicle in the United States so it comes as little surprise the automaker is showcasing eight of them at SEMA.
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Ford Thinks The World Needs A $100,000 F-450 Luxurious Work Truck 28
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Ford, Ford F-250, Ford F-Series, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 09 28th, 2017

If you were looking for the most expensive F-Series pickup truck or you just wanted plenty of luxury features usually found in a limo in your new trusty workhorse, then Ford has just revealed the new Super Duty Limited series.
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117k Is Just A Drop In The Bucket When It Comes To Ford Trucks 14
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ford, Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-Series, Recalls, Trucks on 09 14th, 2017

You think you have an idea of how many trucks Ford makes? Think again, because it's hard to wrap your head around it. Just look at this latest recall, for instance.
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Ford Celebrates A Century Of Building Pickup Trucks 30
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Ford, Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-Series, Reports, Trucks on 07 30th, 2017

It’s been 100 years since Ford first started building pickup trucks, with the 1917 Model TT making its appearance nine years after the first Model T.
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Ford F-150, Explorer And Super Duty Recalled Over Bad Seat Welds 25
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Explorer, Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-Series, Recalls, Reports on 05 25th, 2017

Ford has issued two separate safety recalls in North America for certain 2015-2017 SUVs and trucks.
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The Ford F-250 MegaRaptor Is For Those That Always Need More 9
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford F-250, Ford Videos, Trucks, video on 05 9th, 2017

The Ford F-150 Raptor is undeniably the most rugged, off-road focused pickup truck on the market but compared to the F-250 MegaRaptor produced by one particular American firm, it's subdued.
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Ford F-250 XLT Super Duty Looks Slammin’ On 26-Inch Forgiato Rims 30
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ford, Ford F-250, Ford F-Series, Forgiato, tuning on 04 30th, 2017

We have to be honest: customizing pickups for road-going performance never made a whole lot of sense to us. These are workhorses, after all – sometimes off-roaders – but not sports cars, pony cars, or muscle cars. Once in a while we see something cool enough to make us rethink that, though. Like this custom Ford Super Duty.
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Jay Leno Tests The Massive Rhino GX 21
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford F-250, Ford F-Series, Ford Videos, Jay Leno, tuning, Videos on 04 21st, 2017

Jay Leno's Garage is back with a new episode that features the US Specialty Vehicles Rhino GX.
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Ford Recalls Thousands Of 2017 F-250 Trucks Because They Could Roll Away In Park 3
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford F-250, Recalls, Reports on 04 3rd, 2017

Ford's safety campaign frenzy continues with yet another recall that surrounds thousands of F-250s.
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2017 Ford Super Duty Gets Five Stars From The NHTSA 31
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ford, Ford F-250, NHTSA, Trucks on 01 31st, 2017

Trucks are built tough, and tough is safe… right? In theory, maybe, but not always in practice. In fact, only one heavy-duty pickup has earned the highest safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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F-Series Super Duty Customers Opt For The More Expensive Trim Levels, Says Ford 19
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Ford, Ford F-250, Ford F-Series, Reports, Tech on 12 19th, 2016

Three months into its launch, the new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty has already proven that customers love its class-exclusive technology features.
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U Spy Ford Putting New F-Series Super Duty To The Test 19
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ford, Ford F-250, Ford F-Series, Ford Scoops, Scoops, U Spy on 10 19th, 2016

Testing and development don't stop just because a given model has been unveiled. Case in point: the new Ford Super Duty pictured here.
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Ford Brightens Up F-150 And Super Duty With STX Appearance Package [w/Video] 10
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-Series, Ford Videos, new cars, prices, video on 08 10th, 2016

Building on the success of the previous iteration F-150 STX, Ford has sprinkled the latest 2017 F-150 and Super Duty trucks with an STX Appearance Package.
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