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Now Accepting Clients with Ford PowerShift Transmission Claims

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Ford has settled a large class action filed against it relating to transmission defects in its Fiesta and Focus models.  If you are a class member, you have the right to hire a lawyer and commence arbitration proceedings against it to obtain a repurchase plus payment of your attorney's fees and costs.  We are representing consumers in individual arbitrations.


This Settlement resolves litigation against Ford alleging that Ford defectively designed the PowerShift Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission in certain 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta and 2012-2016 Ford Focus vehicles (“Class Vehicles”).

The Actions allege that the PowerShift Transmission in the Class Vehicles was defectively designed and manufactured by Ford, causing it to slip, buck, kick, and/or jerk, resulting in the sudden or delayed acceleration of the vehicle.  Plaintiffs have asserted nationwide claims under federal and state express and implied warranty laws and under consumer protection statutes.

You can read the operative complaint by visiting Case Documents.  Ford denies that it has violated any law, denies that it engaged in any wrongdoing, and denies that Class Vehicles’ PowerShift Transmission is defective in any way.  The parties agreed to resolve these matters before these issues were decided by the Court.

If you are a current owner or lessee of a Class Vehicle and seek to have Ford repurchase or replace your Class vehicle based in whole or in part on alleged defects in the PowerShift Transmission under the Arbitration Program, you must file your claim within six (6) years after the original sale or lease of the vehicle to the first retail customer. 

If you sold your Class Vehicle or returned your leased Class Vehicle before the Approval Date, you may be entitled to arbitration for a vehicle repurchase if (1) the lemon law of the state where you took delivery of the vehicle allows a claim for repurchase after you’ve sold or returned your vehicle; and (2) you file your claim for Arbitration either before the applicable statute of limitations expires or 180 days after the Approval Date, whichever is earlier.

Similarly, if you sell your Class Vehicle or return a leased Class Vehicle on or after the Approval Date but before filing a claim for Arbitration,  you may be entitled to arbitration of claims for a vehicle repurchase if (1) the lemon law of the state where you took delivery of the vehicle allows for repurchase after you’ve sold or returned the vehicle; and (2) you file your claim for Arbitration before the applicable state statute of limitations expires or 180 days after the date on which the Class Member sold or returned the Class Vehicle, whichever is earlier.

You can read more about the settlement here.


Now accepting claims for individual Washington consumers who want to obtain a repurchase or replacement and payment of attorney's fees.  Please contact us through the form below if you want a confidential consultations regarding your claims:

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No attorney-client relationship is formed between you and us unless we enter into a signed representation agreement.  Nothing in this post shall be construed as legal advice.  It is for informational purposes only.