Ford Shelby GT350 Oil Consumption and Engine Failure

Ford Shelby GT350 Oil Consumption and Engine Failure

Last Updated on December 7, 2023 is investigating a class action investigation on behalf of owners who purchased a Ford Shelby GT350 (model years 2016-18) that are prone to engine oil consumption, oil starvation and engine failure.

It has been alleged that certain Shelby GT350 vehicles have suffered from oil consumption, and oil pump issues resulting in low oil pressure within the engine. When this occurs, the internal components of the engine, including the crankshaft, connecting rods, main bearings, connecting rod bearings and cylinder walls, are subjected to severe conditions resulting in premature wear and ultimate failure. As a result, owners may be forced to pay out-of-pocket for engine repairs and replacements.

February 7, 2022 Update

An important email has been sent to all GT350 owners that needs a response to continue to move this case investigation. If you have submitted a complaint, please check your email.

If you would like to join the class action investigation, please submit your complaint now.

Details of reported Oil Consumption

  • Oil consumption causes the engine to run low on much needed oil
  • Oil pump fails due to drawing in air because of engine oil levels become dangerously low

GT350 Engine Details (5.2 Voodoo Engine)

Engine: 5.2 L V8
Horsepower: 526 hp
Cylinder Alignment: V8
Displacement: 5163 cm3 / 314.8 cui
Engine Lubricant Oil Capacity: 9.5 liter / 10 U.S. qt / 8.4 imp. qt
Engine Coolant Capacity: 60 liter / 15.9 U.S. gal / 13.2 imp. gal
Code-named: Voodoo

View problem trends and complaints for the Ford GT350

Low oil pressure or engine failure with your Ford Shelby GT350?
If you have experienced oil consumption, low oil pressure or engine failure with your 2016-18 Ford Shelby GT350, please contact us by filling out the form on this page. An attorney will review each submission, and contact you personally.

Shelby GT350 Owner Voices

Car 7 quarts low after having ford do oil change 9 months prior. 3,500 miles put on the motor during that time. No oil on the ground where the car is parked. 2018 GT350, less than 15,000 on the car.

– David B

My 2017 motor was replaced with a 2019 motor. My car is no longer a matching numbers car which devalues the car. Collectible cars are number matching. Paid good money for a collectible car but now I’m stuck with a non matching numbers car. Not happy about that.

– John L

Important Lawsuit Updates

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13 thoughts on “Ford Shelby GT350 Oil Consumption and Engine Failure

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    Daniel Loya
    July 8, 2023 at 9:46 am

    I have a 2017 GT350 and my oil pump failed with just 22,445 miles on it. Fortunately our extended warranty company covered some, however I still had to pay a good chuck out-of-pocket. Unfortunately I’ve learned that the oil needs to be check more often to prevent any other major issues occurring.

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    Shelton St.Louis
    May 16, 2023 at 11:23 am

    My 2016 Gt 350 has been having oil consumption issues and a loss of compression in the # 2 cylinder reading15 psi…I was also told that coolant was leaking into the #2 cylinder…head gasket issues or a cracked cylinder wall. My vehicle less than 28000 miles

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    May 10, 2023 at 12:10 am

    I bought a 2017 Shelby GT350 back in April 2016. I received my Shelby August 2016. It only took 4 1/2 months to receive my car. I actually sat at the dealership on a computer and built my car. I was in love with my new Shelby until about 5,000 miles. The clutch goes out. I have never had it on a road course or a 1/4 track. I just drove it to have fun. The fun ran out when I was told that Ford won’t cover it do to daily wear and tear. It gets better guys. I put a JLT Cold Air Intake and a SCT BDX Tuner which Ford sells both of these items. At 14,000 miles it grenades. I’m thinking ok, it’s still under warranty no biggie. Boy am I a fool. If there is a way for Ford to screw you they will. I was told that Ford won’t cover my motor. I’m very mechanically inclined and there is no way in hell that a CAI and a tuner cuases a oil pump to stop working. Ford wants to put a brand new engine in my car which flushes the matching #’s right down the toilet. Now I own a $70,000 paper weight that I have to pay out of pocket for a new motor which was $22,500 not including labor. I pretty much told them to shove that new motor where the sun don’t shine and went and got my spare fob and a roll back and took it back and took it to a business who builds NHRA motors. I joined this class action lawsuit about 2 years ago. Now I’m just waiting for the results and praying that they can get my entire motor build payed for or I would even be speechless for half my bill to be paid for. I wonder if Ford has ever heard of the Magnuson Law. I’m sure they have and just may be hearing it again. Food for thought Thank you for reading my story. I hope all of us get something for the pain and suffering we all have endured.

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    John Fillmore
    February 23, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    I have owned 2 that this has happened to. I am a Shelby expert. I would like to file a claim.

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    Chris mars
    April 18, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you very much for the post because I tomorrow was going to buy a 2016 with 2352 Mi on it and I always buy cars with horsepower but no turbos because straight up motor power usually last longer and reminds me of my 97 Cadillac with the Northstar motor that burnt oil from the first day I took it off the showroom floor and they told me that high compression motors burn oil which was a lie and I still have the car it has 100,000 miles now but every thousand miles I burn one and a half quart of oil.

    1. Christopher
      April 19, 2022 at 7:18 am

      You’re welcome Chris.

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    April 13, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    I have a 2017 GT350 that I just took out of storage as the weather in Toronto has been great. I changed the oil less then 700kms ago just before I stored it. During first drive I noticed an extremely loud knocking noise from the motor. I took the car home and called the dealership. I checked the oil myself on the dipstick and it looked really low. I drove the car to the dealership yesterday and the knocking noise was louder and sounded terrible. They called me today to tell me that they think it’s the oil pan!!! The oil was black and only had 2 quarts In it!!!!!!! It has burnt 8 quarts in 700kms and they are trying to tell me it’s the oil pan. There is zero oil on ground of my garage and thank god my warranty expires in 2 weeks, crazy timing. I am going to the dealership again tomorrow morning to talk with whoever thinks that this is an oil pan issue. Car has 44,000kms on it and I baby the car never been tracked or driven crazy hard

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    March 15, 2022 at 2:26 am

    My 2017 GT350R with 12000 miles engine failed last night one of the rod’s came out of the engine can you guys believe that.

    I already bring the car to the dealership the guy. I believe the manager not sure, really cool guy he told me that he knew it wasn’t my fault I showed him a video of the rod hanging out from underneath.
    He checked if I still have warranty and yes for my surprise it did expire on December 2022. He’s like well it looks like ford Is going to pay you a new engine. But I don’t know I’m still worry that they deny my warranty because it has full exhaust. I hope it will cover it sorry for my bad spelling

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      Shelton St.Louis
      May 16, 2023 at 11:22 am

      My 2016 Gt 350 has been having oil consumption issues and a loss of compression in the # 2 cylinder reading15 psi…I was also told that coolant was leaking into the #2 cylinder…head gasket issues or a cracked cylinder wall. My vehicle less than 28000 miles

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    Michael J. Benardo
    February 10, 2022 at 2:30 am

    David B. obviously never checks his oil. You are SUPPOSED TO CHECK YOUR OIL AND WATER EVERY TIME YOU GET GAS! This failure is at least partly HIS fault.

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    September 20, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    I documented that my 2017 GT350 factory engine used over six quarts of oil in approximately 14000 miles, with oil changes performed more often than recommended. I always watched the oil level closely and never had to add more than 1/2 quart at any given time. It never leaked any oil. Oil consumption was getting worse over time. Ford performed an “official” oil consumption test at 14000 miles, where it used 3.75 quarts in 500 miles. At that time, Ford replaced my engine. The new engine used perhaps 1/2 quart over its first 5000 miles. However, my GT350 is no longer numbers-matching, which reduces its value considerably, especially as it moves toward collectible status.

    1. Christopher
      September 21, 2021 at 6:52 am

      Jon, thanks for adding your voice to this investigation. Glad to hear your engine issues have been resolved. Many are still fighting for a resolution.

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