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.

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Ford Bronco Recall Affects Almost Half A Million Vehicles – Here’s What You Need to Know

Bronco Sport and Maverick models are being recalled after concerns over loss of power due to electronic control module issues.

History Behind The Recall

Due to a defect in the body and powertrain control module, the US Automaker has announced a widespread recall of two of its most popular models, the Bronco Sport and Maverick. 

Ford announced this recall after discovering the module might falsely detect any changes in the 12V battery charge status. This could lead to power loss and may result in an accident, after not being able to accelerate or keep up with traffic.

So far, there have been 917 warranty claims but zero injuries relating to this issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has documented two unconfirmed fire incidents and three reports of property damage related to the recall.

Ford says in the recall acknowledgment letter:

“An undetected low battery charge can result in a loss of electrical accessories such as hazard lights, or cause a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash”

Which Models Are Affected?

The recent recall issued by Ford affects 402,978 Ford Bronco Sport vehicles spanning model years 2021 to 2024, along with 53,587 Ford Maverick vehicles from model years 2022 to 2023. This totals 456,565 vehicles that use the same defective body and powertrain control module. 

Specifically, if your Bronco was manufactured between Feb. 5, 2020, and March 13, 2024, and Maverick pickup trucks between Feb. 3, 2021, and Oct. 28, 2022, then it will be affected by this recall.

What Owners Need to Do Next

Ford has announced that dealers will be recalibrating body and powertrain control modules. This will be done free of charge for any vehicle affected by the recall. Formal recall notification letters will be sent out to owners starting 13 May. 

If you are an owner affected by this recall and need to know more you can contact Ford directly at 1-866-436-7332. NHTSA campaign number is 24V267. Ford’s number for this recall is 24S24.

Earlier this month, Ford instigated a separate independent recall of over 40,000 vehicles, including model year 2022-2023 Ford Bronco Sport and model year 2022 Ford Escape vehicles. This action was prompted by worries that their fuel injectors might develop cracks, potentially leading to fuel leakage within the engine compartments and thereby posing a fire hazard.

How Owners Can Take Back Control

While recalls have been communicated to owners, many continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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Fuel Leak Issue Affects Bronco Sport Models Posing A Safety Risk

Fuel injector cracking on certain Ford Bronco models could risk a fire according to an investigation from NHTSA.

History Behind the Issue

The US Auto Safety Agency has begun investigating Ford Bronco Sport models after a risk of cracked fuel injectors causing engine fires. The document mentions the lack of a permanent solution when the US automaker attempts to repair it. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation states they will “evaluate the adequacy and safety consequences of the remedy” only two days after the recall was announced.

The crack in the fuel injectors could potentially lead to fuel leaks in the engine compartment and a risk of fire after coming into contact with hot surfaces. Reports suggest that Ford’s solution is to add a drain tube to divert the gas away from the hot areas along with a software update to see when the pressure drops in the fuel injection system. When finding the pressure drop, the software will kick in, reducing the engine power, and switching off the high-pressure fuel pump to reduce temperatures in the engine compartment. This will then trigger a warning message to the driver asking them to visit a workshop.

The issue that the NHTSA faces from this proposed fix is that the injector still leaks and is cracked. Despite this, 14 cases of fuel injector replacements have been reported and replaced for owners of the affected models. Plus, five under-the-hood fires.

Ford announced that they won’t be replacing fuel injectors due to their confidence in the recall repairs preventing future failures and ensuring customer safety. Instead, triggering a dashboard warning light allows drivers to safely stop the vehicle and arrange for service. According to documents filed with NHTSA, the issue occurs in only about 1% of the SUVs.

Which Ford Models Are Affected?

Almost 43,000 Ford Bronco Sport SUVs made in 2022 and 2023, along with the 2022 Escape SUVs, all coming with 1.5-liter engines are affected by this investigation. 

Owners are advised to not change the way they park the car, as the injector issue has not provided enough evidence that there is a fire risk whilst the engine is off.

How Ford Owners Can Take Back Control

While this investigation has been made by a government body, Ford’s reputation has potentially been damaged as thousands more continue to be unhappy with the lack of solutions provided. These problems escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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Class Action Affects Ford Transmission Problems – Owners Take Back Control

Certain Ford models have been subject to transmission issues causing them to become defective. Hundreds of owners took back control after a class action lawsuit was initiated.

History of the Class Action

The latest class action against the US Automaker claims that Ford already knew about issues with the transmission in the Fusion and Escape models. Further explained in a 533-page document, the class action affects a 6F35 or similar transmissions fitted to models at least as early as 2009 up until 2021.

It also claims that Ford has lied to owners about the root cause of the faulty transmission after they were left with a heavily depreciated car with high out-of-pocket repairs.

The issue points to a transmission design failure affecting how the hardware and software work together. This stems from a host of symptoms affecting the transmission including sudden shaking, jerking, gear slippage, and delayed, hesitant, or bucking and kicking on acceleration. Some owners have complained of delayed downshifts, power loss, and greater wear and tear on internal transmission components.

What Owners Are Frustrated About

Ford, according to owners and lessees in this class action, has only resolved some of the problems – with symptoms reappearing at a later date. Accusing Ford of performing only temporary fixes to the transmission and the US-Automaker simply refusing to fix the issue permanently.

If the owners of the affected Escape and Fusion models knew there was an inherent defect with the transmission, they would have avoided buying the vehicle.

Owners are also frustrated at the repair bills associated with the transmission, as well as out-of-pocket expenses for arranging alternative transport, and the loss of value caused by the widespread industry knowledge of models having faulty transmissions.

According to the class action claim:

“Owners complain their Vehicles take an inordinately long time to accelerate from a stop or low speed, exhibit a hard deceleration or ‘clunk’ when drivers either slow down or accelerate at low speeds, shudder, and shake or make a loud clunking or knocking sound when the transmission finally selects the appropriate gear ratio, and often fail to accelerate when needed.

Finally, in addition to hesitations, slow response, and jerky/shuddering/bucking behavior, the lifespan of the transmission in Plaintiffs’ Vehicles is unreasonably short.”

How Ford Owners Can Take Back Control

While this class action lawsuit has been compiled by over 100 Fusion and Escape owners, thousands more continue to be unhappy with the lack of solutions provided by automakers. These problems escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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Ford Models Subject to Recall Due to Loss of Oil Pressure – All You Need to Know

Ford owners are at risk of crashing due to potential issues with the oil pump belt or tensioner. Find out which models are affected and what you can do next to resolve this issue.

History Behind The Recall

Ford has announced over 100,000 vehicles have potential oil pump defects as a result of a faulty drive belt tensioner. The tensioner responsible for keeping a tight grip on the belt and pulley system during engine operation is intermittently causing engines to fail. The NHTSA reports that a loss of oil pressure could result in engine stalling, loss of power breaking assistance, and increase the likelihood of a crash.

Which Ford Models Are Affected?

The recent recall affects 139.730 Ford Focus and EcoSport vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with the turbocharged 1.0L I-3 EcoBoost engine. This includes 2017-2021 EcoSport crossovers manufactured from April 3rd, 2017, to October 12th, 2021, and 2016-2018 Ford Focus models produced between March 24th, 2015, and May 4th, 2018.

Issues Owners Have Faced So Far

Owners have experienced several issues related to this recall including low pressure warning lights, check engine lights, and loud noises coming from their engine bay. A total of 95 complaints have been reported by owners of the affected Ford models and the majority of the reports indicated the low oil pressure warning light with a reduced power output which is either immediate or gradual. Reportedly there have been two injuries and one crash associated with this issue at present.

What Ford Owners Need To Do Next

The issue that Ford and the affected supplier (Dayco Europe SRL in Italy.) are facing is that the parts are not readily available to fix all the affected vehicles. Owners are therefore left on Standby until Ford announces further instructions. Over time, Ford will ask owners to take their vehicle into their local dealership to receive a free fix and replacement part – this is not expected to happen until at least February 2024.

How Consumers Can Take Back Control

This latest recall from Ford affects 130,000+ owners. Whilst recalls have been announced for the affected Focus and EcoSport vehicles, many owners continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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Ford Super Duty Fuel Pump Flaws Result in Class Action

Filed on July 20th, 2023, another class action lawsuit has Ford Motor Company executives defending the automaker’s integrity in the face of a well-documented, widespread manufacturing defect. In this instance, the defect was noticed long ago, in 2011, and all the vehicles equipped with 6.7L Power Stroke engines contained defective CP4 fuel pumps. Even after covering a few miles, the defective pump began to exhibit poor performance. One of the contributing factors to this defect is the sub-optimal performance of CP4 fuel pumps within the United States. These pumps require sufficient lubrication from the fuel. However, the fuel is relatively dry, which creates the issue.

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Defective CP4 Fuel Pumps

The Ford trucks in question are equipped with CP4 fuel pumps that are reported to be defective, posing dangers not only to the vehicles but also raising environmental concerns. The CP4 fuel pumps consist of metallic components that come into contact, resulting in friction. This friction produces metallic shavings, posing a potential hazard to the engine’s fuel system and ignition properties.

Claims and Allegations

The lawsuit was filed by Texas prosecutor David Clark, who purchased a 2020 Ford F-350 6.7L Power Stroke diesel truck. After running 23,000 miles, the issues with the CP4 fuel pump emerged, consequently decreasing the truck’s performance. The sudden engine shut down eventually prompted him to have the truck towed to a dealership for inspection. After a thorough inspection, he was told that the root cause was the CP4 Fuel pump. Despite the evident defect, Ford refused to honor the warranty claim, resulting in Clark incurring a total cost of $12,838 for the damages.

Ford’s Deceptive Practices

Ford concealed the CP4 fuel pump problem, selling trucks with known defects and burdening consumers with expensive repairs. The issue prompted lawsuits, with Texas residents filing against Ford. Numerous Ford truck owners grapple with engine failures caused by these deceptive practices. The resulting repairs not only consume valuable time but also prove ineffective in offering a permanent resolution to the underlying issue.

Impacted Models

This lawsuit covers all trucks made after 2011 fitted with 6.7L Power Stroke diesel engines. These trucks have CP4 fuel pumps that operate at high pressure and are claimed to be faulty. If you own one of these trucks, the issues with these fuel pumps might worry you. They could cause problems with how your truck runs and might also be costly to fix. 

Wrap-Up

The trucks that operate on CP4 fuel pumps are a crucial matter and could directly impact Ford’s trust among buyers. In case you are dealing with any such issue, get professional help. Seeking assistance from a professional law firm will provide you with a legal road map. Not only this, but any other problem affecting your vehicle’s performance is a red flag to your safety. 

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Ford Mustang Brake Fluid Warning Light Recall – What You Need To Know

Almost 188,000 Mustangs have been recalled by Ford to address issues with brake fluid level measurements in the master cylinder, after reports of the low fluid warning light failing to illuminate. 

History Behind The Brake Fluid Recall

The Body Control Module (BCM), which is responsible for monitoring vehicle functions, has a software issue. It fails to alert drivers when the brake fluid in the reservoir falls below the recommended level by the manufacturer. Normally, a warning light will illuminate the driver’s information display to warn them of low brake fluid levels.

The Dangers Of Low Brake Fluid Level Fault

Without sufficient brake fluid, your vehicle’s brakes will not function as they should. With the possible risk of a serious accident. If the brakes cannot be applied, or are less effective, the stopping distance will increase, and the likelihood of a crash will also increase. Ford therefore wants to address this issue quickly for affected Mustang owners. 

Which Mustang Models Are Affected?

If you own a 2020-2023 Ford Mustang, then beginning December 4 you will be contacted by the automaker to have the issue fixed. The dealer will fix the Body Control Module free of charge for all affected Mustang owners by applying a software update. Ford says that the 2024 model year has undergone the software update already after the vehicle underwent a redesign.

How Mustang Owners Can Take Back Control

While recalls have been communicated to owners, many continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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The Mustang Mach-E’s Are the Latest EVs Due for a Recall, Here’s Why

We know that Electric Cars are becoming more popular, but innovative new tech comes with teething issues. The latest recall from Ford involves a risk of overheating batteries. 

Which Mach-E Models Are Affected?

The Mustang Mach-E has been around for a few years now. Ford has announced almost 35,000 vehicles needing a recall between the 2021 and 2022 model years. The problem arises from a part within the battery module which could overheat. Potentially causing power loss and risk of crashing.

When accelerating heavily or DC fast charging the internal battery contactors could overheat, which affects the extended-range battery models.

What Ford Will Do For Owners

The vehicles affected should be taken into repair at either a Ford or Lincoln dealership which will replace the part free of charge. This is a recent recall, and all Ford owners should be notified as of November 10th

But this is not the first time Ford issued a recall, after the May 2023 safety recall causing owners to be out of pocket, Ford has issued a reimbursement plan for these unhappy drivers.

Conclusion and How You Can Take Back Control

EV owners are facing a range of issues, this is no exception with the Mach-E’s overheating battery parts. While recalls and software updates have been initiated, many owners continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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Recalls and Lawsuits – Ford’s 360 Degree Camera Problems

Owners are unhappy with an otherwise extremely useful feature on Ford and Lincoln models.

Despite being recalled, Ford has not fixed the problem with 360-degree cameras according to several owners who filed class action lawsuits against the US car maker.

What are the Symptoms of the Faulty 360-degree camera?

The backup camera screen shows nothing, appearing black or blue, with the 360-degree camera experiencing glitches.

These affect the following models:

  • 2020-2023 Ford Explorer
  • 2020-2023 Lincoln Aviator
  • 2020-2023 Lincoln Corsair

History of the Recall and Lawsuit

The class action claims Ford knew about the issues and has done so since February 2021. This is after there have been more than 3,400 warranty claims for 360-degree cameras since April 2018 and August this year, even causing two crashes.

The vehicles affected were recalled by Ford, as per usual procedure, and fixed in September 2021 and again in January 2023 after a further 17 collisions. The third claim followed a few months later after 422,000 models were affected, including the Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, and Lincoln Corsair. Finally, in September 2023 the fourth and final claim to date included Lincoln Aviator, Lincoln Navigator, Ford Transit, and Ford Bronco vehicles all having faulty 360-degree cameras.

What Ford Claim is the Issue with 360 Degree Camera

Ford claims, in the most recent recall, that the 360-degree cameras had image processing module software issues. Ford also claims the 360-degree camera screens may turn black or blue due to poor wiring retention and the camera’s hardware.

Experiencing Camera Problems? How You Can Take Back Control

Due to the recall claims in this case, many owners are facing the same issue with their 360-degree cameras. While many repairs and fixes have been initiated, owners continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by Ford. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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Lawsuit Action Against Ford Fuel Pumps Failing

Bosch fuel pumps allegedly caused Ford Power Stroke diesel engines to fail, leaving owners in despair and filing a class action lawsuit.

After numerous recalls and issues with Ford’s big trucks, the latest claim involves a design flaw in the Bosch-made pump and the formula of US diesel, causing one owner over $12,000 in repairs.

History of the Fuel Pump Defect

The Bosch CP4 fuel pump fitted in 2011-present 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel engines amongst Ford trucks contain metal parts that rub against each other. This rubbing causes friction and shaves off metal filings that feed through the fuel systems causing havoc.

The cause of the friction is apparently due to the US diesel used in these engines. The construction of US diesel means that it has no lubrication properties. Unlike diesel manufactured for other regions, US diesel causes the breakdown of the fuel pump internals.
Why the fuel pump lawsuit was filed.

David Clark, the owner of a 2020 F-350 claimed his 6.7L Power Stroke unit failed and entered limp mode after only 23,000 miles and within the first year of ownership. The unit then stalled and failed to start. This resulted in David taking his truck to a Ford dealership, where the failing fuel pump was detected.

Ford allegedly mistakenly denied David coverage of this under warranty which meant he was $12,838 out of pocket. Along with the towing costs, David was losing income every hour the vehicle was off the road.

Do you Have a Faulty Vehicle? Take Back Control

There could be many Ford owners facing the same issue with their Bosch fuel pump. Many owners like David continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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