Ford drivers going for class action over ‘shuddering and jerking’ transmission and sudden power loss

by SpeedLux
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Ford Australia might need to refund its clients approximately $1.75 billion after so many drivers have declared their vehicles had major problems and launched a class action against the automaker.

The class action accuses Ford mislead its customers when it offered 22 models of Focus, Fiesta and EcoSport cars from 2011 and 2016 that were not of acceptable quality under Australian requirements, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The insurance claim, to be heard in the Federal Court, connects to 70,000 vehicles, with some motorists declaring they experienced unexpected loss of power or uncontrollable ‘jerking and shuddering’ triggered by Ford’s defective ‘PowerShift transmission’.

Claimants are looking for worsened damages and refunds, which might amount to $1.75 billion, according to the Daily Telegraph.

A representative for Ford stated they were unable to discuss the insurance claims, however that they would be examining any possible security concerns.

‘While we cannot comment specifically about the ongoing litigation, Ford is committed to offering our customers with premier cars,’ a representative informed Daily Mail Australia.

‘We are equally committed to resolving possible concerns and responding quickly for our customers.’

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