FORD 6.4 LITER DIESEL ENGINE – WHERE THERE’S SMOKE THERE’S REGENERATION
In a previous article I explained many of the problems with Ford Motor Company’s 6.4 liter diesel engine found in Ford’s F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 trucks. A new problem has recently arisen concerning these engines which is dangerous and expensive. Specifically, the 6.4 liter diesel engine frequently goes into regeneration mode. When the engine goes into this mode it frequently spews out excessive amounts of exhaust smoke. This smoke creates extremely dangerous driving conditions for those drivers following these defective trucks. It’s hard to see if your vehicle is engulfed in thick exhaust smoke.
The second issue related to this regeneration mode is that when the vehicle is in this mode, fuel mileage drops dramatically. With diesel prices what they are these days, this drop in fuel mileage can get very expensive, very fast. Ford is aware of these regeneration issues, but is either unable or unwilling to fix these problems.
If you purchased your Ford F-250, F-350, F-450 or F-550 in California and you are having problems with the 6.4 liter Diesel engine, you could have a valid California Lemon Law claim that may entitle you to compensation. Give me a call and I will be happy to speak with you.