Ford F-Series Door Latch Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Ford Motor Company has agreed to settle a class action about the door latches on its 2015-2019 F-series trucks (F-150, F-250, etc.). The complaint claimed that the latches have a design defect that makes them malfunction in cold weather. According to the complaint, the defect may cause the latches not to open, not to close, or to open while the vehicle is moving.

Docket Number:

1:17-cv-00296-LEK-DJS

Company: Ford

Filing Deadline: November 30, 2020

Objection Deadline: November 2, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: November 2, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: December 2, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

The settlement offers three options. Those who want either of the options for reimbursement for repairs must submit proof. See the Claim Form for details. If you want the third option, you do not need to provide proof.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are an entity or natural person in the US, its territories, or Washington, DC who bought or leased any of the following vehicles in the US:
- 2015-2018 Ford F-150 truck
- 2017-2018 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550
- 2019 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, or F-550 built at the Ford Dearborn Assembly Plant before February 26, 2019, at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant before March 4, 2019, at the Ford Kentucky Assembly Plant before March 5, 2019, or the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant before March 11, 2019.
Use the VIN Lookup feature at the settlement website to see if your vehicle is included.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Three claim options are available. (1) Reimbursement for repairs and associated expenses prior to May 4, 2020. (2) Reimbursement for future door latch repairs and associated expenses, between May 4, 2020 and May 4, 2021. (3) Up to $10 for dissatisfaction with latches.

In addition, Ford will provide notice of door latch service programs, which provide extra warranty coverage through October 31, 2028.

Total Settlement Amount: $5,300,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

TBD

Law Firm:
Denlea & Carton

Claim Form: Ford F-Series Door Latch Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Brandon Kommer v. Ford Motor Company

Settlement Website: Ford F-Series Door Latch Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Ford F-Series Door Latch Class Action Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91333
Seattle, WA 98111
1-833-900-1642

Tags: Defective Automobile, Defective Doors