Our Ford Vehicle Litigation
Stern Law Representing Thousands in Faulty Transmission Claims
The dedicated consumer rights attorneys at Stern Law are currently involved in a mass action against Ford for its Fiesta and Focus transmissions and are organizing another mass action regarding Ford’s Fusion transmission. If you own or lease a 2010-2016 Ford Fusion and have experienced transmission-related issues, contact our firm today to discuss your potential for seeking damages.
Ford’s Faulty Transmissions
As America became more fuel-conscious, Ford tried to meet the new demand for better gas mileage by creating an automatic-manual hybrid transmission. Manual transmissions are more fuel efficient, which is highly attractive in light of fuel standards and increased prices at the pump, but automatic transmissions have greater mass appeal. The ease and convenience of an automatic transmission fit better into the lives of more American consumers.
Ford’s PowerShift transmission, outfitted in the Fiesta starting in 2010 and the Focus in 2012, combined the two. This new design makes an automatic shifter out of a manual transmission by using a computer-controlled “dry clutch” in place of the oil-fed shifting mechanism of a standard transmission. Because no oil is supplied during a shift, the otherwise-manual mechanism endures rapid wear and tear, and the computer module becomes overloaded trying to handle accelerations and speed changes, causing dangerous issues for the driver.
Our Consumer Litigation
When we heard about the problems so many Fiesta and Focus owners were having, we knew we needed to take action. We created and filed a mass action against Ford for its continued use of the faulty PowerShift transmission systems. In this action, we alleged Ford knowingly manufactured and failed to correct a defective transmission.
While the deadline has passed to participate in our Fiesta and Focus mass action, we are now organizing a mass action against Ford related to its Fusion transmissions. Though the Fusion does not have the same PowerShift transmission, Fusion owners are experiencing many of the same transmission issues and not finding a fix at the service department.
State “Lemon Laws” and the national Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act allow us to sue Ford in a mass consumer protection action in which we fight for the rights of car owners who have been misled by the vehicle manufacturer.
Is This a Class Action?
Stern Law’s Fusion mass action is not a class action. In a class action, all claimants are represented by just one or a few plaintiffs, and everyone is part of the same, single lawsuit. In a mass action, every plaintiff has his or her own claim. Your Stern Law claim will be valued based on its own merit, rather than the merit of anyone else’s claim. If you receive a settlement, it will be a real settlement, not a $500 class action coupon that was not worth your time in the first place.
How Much Will It Cost Me to Join?
You can join Stern’s Ford Fusion mass action for zero money up front with zero attorneys’ fees. It might sound unbelievable, but we feel so strongly about these cases, we are offering to help Fusion owners without collecting a penny in attorneys’ fees from their settlement awards. We are confident we will win, and when we do, we are going to make Ford, not you, pay our attorneys’ fees. Some consumer lawyers sign these cases for a fee, but we want to keep more money in your pocket. In addition, your case consultation with our office is absolutely free.
Stern Law Offering Free Ford Transmission Case Consultations
We know you have likely already paid for costly repairs to your car at this point, and you might be curious about joining a lawsuit but are worried you can’t afford it. That is one of the reasons we offer free consultations on all of our Ford transmission cases. Your case consultation is absolutely free, and we will evaluate your Ford transmission claim without asking for any money from you up. And as we said above, you can join our Fusion mass action without paying attorneys’ fees. You can benefit from our decades of litigation experience, and we will turn to Ford to pay for our time.
There has never been a better time to stand up for your consumer rights. When you hire Stern Law, you can feel confident your lawyers have the resources and experience to bring you best possible results at the lowest cost to you.
Contact Stern Law, PLLC
Stern Law has more than 30 years’ experience helping victims and their families in consumer protection and personal injury cases. Our lawyers can help you understand your rights and hold Ford accountable. If you bought or leased a Ford Fiesta, Focus, or Fusion and have experienced transmission problems, contact Stern Law, PLLC, at (844) 808-7529, to schedule a free consultation with one of our accomplished lawyers today.