18 Aug Ford – Coolant System – National Class Action
Date of Initial Application: November 29, 2018
LEX GROUP Inc. has launched a national class action lawsuit against FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF CANADA, LIMITED and FORD MOTOR COMPANY (hereinafter collectively “Ford”), on behalf of all persons in Canada who have purchased and/or leased and/or or own one of the following Ford vehicles:
- 2013-2019 Ford Escape;
- 2013-2019 Ford Fusion;
- 2014-2015 Ford Fiesta;
- 2013-2015 Ford Transit Connect;
- 2015-2018 Ford Edge;
- 2017-2019 Lincoln MKC;
- 2017-2019 Lincoln MKZ.
(hereinafter collectively the « Subject Vehicles »).
The proposed class action alleged that Ford marketed, promoted, distributed, leased and sold the Subject Vehicles to Class Members, which were defectively designed and manufactured, namely with defective engines and related parts which are prone to overheating, leak coolant liquid or fuel, stall and/or in certain circumstances catch fire. The alleged defects in question affect various parts and components of the engine and fuel system of the Subject Vehicles, namely the engine coolant systems and associated wiring and the computer systems.
Although announcing multiple recalls over the years regarding some of these issues, it is alleged that Ford has been unable to adequately and completely solve the underlining issues and Class Members are forced to continue to drive highly unsafe vehicles as a result.
On July 16, 2018, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (the “NHTSA”) opened and announced a Preliminary Evaluation (PE) after having been made aware of 40 complaints and 2 instances of crashes/fire involving the 2013 Ford Escape (1.6L GTDI).
It is alleged that the owners or lessees of the Subject Vehicles have also suffered or will also suffer a significant decrease in the value of their vehicle (including the resale value) due to these significant defects.
Accordingly, if you reside in Canada and have purchased and/or leased and/or own a 2013-2014 Ford Escape, a 2013-2014 Ford Fusion, a 2013 Ford Fiesta or a 2014-2015 Ford Transit Connect, then you may be part of the proposed Class defined by the class action initiated by our office. Should you be defined as a member of the class, you may be entitled to compensation should the Court authorize and ultimately grant the class action on the merits, or should a settlement be reached (and approved by the Court).
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