Ford Transmission Issue Causes Class Action Lawsuit Against the US Automaker

Over 100 plaintiffs are suing the US Automaker after allegations of faulty transmissions, causing owners thousands in out-of-pocket expenses.

History Behind the Class Action Lawsuit

According to some owners, the class action lawsuit highlights how Ford sold certain vehicles with faulty transmissions. 

“Ford repeatedly lied to consumers as to the reasons for the problems consumers experienced,” was outlined in the lawsuit. “As a result, consumers were and are stuck in unsafe Fusion and Escape autos that have costly repairs and minimum resale value” due to the Ford transmission issues.

The issue relates to a “fundamental design flaw” that causes the affected vehicles to jerk, poorly acceleration and braking, sudden deceleration, and excess wear on internal components which make them fail sooner.

The lawsuit explains how the design flaw between the interconnected array of the hardware and software of the transmission is further explained in the 533-page document filed March 20 in Michigan federal court.

Which Models Are Affected?

Ford Fusion built between 2010 and 2020, and Ford Escape models, built between 2009 and 2021 are said to be the models affected the most. With cars having a typical lifespan of many years, owners are unhappy as the transmission causes symptoms of failure much sooner than this. 

Owners are confident that Ford is hiding the defect and are refusing to pay out-of-pocket expenses by owners already experiencing transmission faults.

What Owners Need to Do Next

Owners face lots of issues with their Ford vehicles, as outlined in a class action lawsuit. These include failing fluid seal integrity, throttle body deficiencies, failed torque converter welds, driveshaft failure, and problematic transmission or powertrain control module updates.

The software logic and architecture, calibration values, solenoids, clutch friction materials, rocker one-way clutch, torque converter, and automatic transmission fluid are also deficient. 

Additionally, an undersized fuel pump and design and architecture flaws prevent the transmission’s software and hardware from working together for proper gear shifts.

The outcome of the lawsuit is still to be announced, keep an eye on the case using the below information or keep a close eye on our blog for further updates.

The Ford transmissions lawsuit is Gerkarrah Jones v. Ford Motor Co., Case No. 2:24-cv-10721-MAG-CI, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division.

How Owners Can Take Back Control

Just like this class action lawsuit, many continue to be unhappy with automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

If you struggle with vehicle troubles and feel cornered against big vehicle brands, remember it is always better to have experts with you. With extensive experience and successful cases at hand, The Lemon Firm is your best bet. With the dedicated team members always at your disposal, the package becomes too good to be true. So, if your car is giving you a headache, don’t hesitate to reach out! 

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About the Author
Sepehr Daghighian is a partner with CCA that is well-versed in all aspects of lemon-law litigation. A 2005 graduate of Loyola Law School, Mr. Daghighian has been practicing litigation throughout the state of California for over 13-years. In this time, Mr. Daghighian has advocated on behalf of California consumers in hundreds of lemon law cases throughout our great state. Mr. Daghighian has also successfully tried numerous such cases to verdict in both Federal and State Court.