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Focus, Fiesta PowerShift Arbitration Program

After years of negotiation, courtroom drama and even an initial rejection by the US Court of Appeals, the Ford PowerShift transmission class action settlement has reached final approval. With that approval, current and former owners of 2011-16 Ford Fiesta and 2012-16 Ford Focus vehicles with defective transmissions are now required…

Mercedes-Benz Emissions Probe Rolls On Amid Fines, Recalls Abroad

There’s an old saying that “no news is good news.” Unfortunately, this may be the case for Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler when it comes to the ongoing governmental probe for emission violations. Though the U.S. government has yet to impose fines or recall requirements on the manufacturer, the company has…

Ford Emissions, Fuel Economy Under Governmental Investigation

Ford’s announcement of a governmental investigation, on top of other pending legal concerns, is a major problem for the manufacturer. The problems for Ford seem to be increasing at a critical time for the manufacturer. As its class action settlement involving the troubled DPS6 transmission remains under review for fairness, the company’s…

An Invisible Problem for a Troubled Vehicle

Any auto manufacturer can face a problem with a vehicle. Mass produced and inherently complex, cars and trucks can be a challenge for owners due to something that happened during their design, assembly or delivery. How the manufacturer handles that issue is most important – respecting the warranty and fixing…