Ford Sued for Allegedly Placing Customer Blame
May 9, 2019—More than 1.9 million unhappy customers who purchased or leased a Ford Focus or Fiesta say the company lied to unload cars with faulty transmissions on unsuspecting buyers and then blamed the drivers for problems they experienced, reported The Detroit Free Press.
Ford faces a potential $4 billion liability.
Ford customers claim in legal filings their 2012-16 Focus and 2011-16 Fiesta sedans were built with dual-clutch transmissions prone to “shuddering, slipping, bucking, jerking, hesitation while changing gears, premature internal wear, delays in downshifting and, in some cases, sudden or delayed acceleration.”
Judges are deciding now whether to uphold or toss the settlement but a ruling might not be made until December.