Ford sued, accused of hiding fuel tank defect

Suit claims company sold trucks with defective tank linings for 10 years

A new lawsuit accuses Ford Motor Co. of hiding a dirty little secret.

The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker was sued Wednesday for purportedly selling trucks with defective fuel tank linings during a 10-year period. The lawsuit, which a construction company and its principal filed in a New Jersey federal court, claims the tank linings on Ford’s E- and F-series trucks manufactured between 1999 and 2008 were prone to “separate and flake off,” which would cause clogged fuel systems and loss of engine power. Ford’s F-series pickup is the best-selling U.S. truck.

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