The proposed class action settlement is particularly harmful for owners of 2014, 2015, and 2016 Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta vehicles who may not have had any of the defects appear yet in their vehicles. These defective vehicles were manufactured with Ford’s PowerShift Transmission, which is a dual clutch transmission notoriously prone to repeat failures that cause shudder, hesitation, acceleration problems, and loss of power. These consumers may not know that their vehicles will suffer from this defect, but the class action settlement requires California consumers of 2011-2016 Ford Focus and 2012-2016 Ford Fiesta vehicles to opt out of the class action settlement no later than September 5, 2017. If consumers do nothing, they may be bound by the restrictive terms of the settlement, even though they have no idea their vehicles may suffer from this defect. The proposed settlement drastically limits the lemon law rights of California consumers.
Lemon Law Aid is a California consumer protection firm dedicated to protecting the lemon law rights of California consumers. If you have a 2011-2016 Ford Focus or 2012-2016 Ford Fiesta vehicle with a defective PowerShift or dual clutch transmission, contact our office immediately for a no obligation consultation.