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Ford Fiesta and Focus Powershift Transmission Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Ford has agreed to settle three class actions alleging that its PowerShift Dual-Clutch Automatic (DPS6) Transmissions are defectively designed, affecting certain 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta and 2012-2016 Ford Focus vehicles. The complaints for the class actions claim that defects cause the cars to slip, buck, kick, or jerk, resulting in a sudden or delayed acceleration.

Benefits are delineated in five settlement areas:

  • Cash payments or vehicle purchase discount for three or more visits for transmission hardware replacements
  • Cash payments for three or more software flashes
  • Vehicle repurchase or replcement
  • Compensation for warranty repairs
  • Replacement clutch, reimbursement, and extended warranty for vehicles manufactured after June 5, 2013

Note that this settlement was previously vacated, then reaffirmed. Final approval has now been granted, with a new claim filing deadline.

Docket Number:

2:12-cv-8388-AB-FFMx, 2:15-cv-2140-AB-FFMx, 2:15-cv-8831-AB-FFMx

Company: Ford

Filing Deadline: October 5, 2020

Class Period: April 25, 2017

Objection Deadline: September 5, 2017

Exclusion Deadline: September 5, 2017

Final Approval Hearing: March 5, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

Yes, you must provide the VIN of your vehicle and document such things as repair visits and expenses.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if

  • You are a person or entity residing in the US, and
  • You purchased or leased a 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta or a 2012-2016 Ford Focus that has a PowerShift Dual-Clutch Automatic (DPS6) Transmission that was originally sold by Ford in the US or its territories (or if, while serving in the military overseas, you purchased or leased such a vehicle from a dealer under contract with the US government),
  • On or before April 25, 2017.

If you have filed a lawsuit against Ford concerning alleged problems with its PowerShift Transmission and final judgment has not yet been passed, you are not eligible unless you first dismiss your lawsuit and then opt into this settlement.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Varies; may include cash payments, vehicle discount certificates, arbitration to have Ford repurchase or replace your vehicle (depending on your state’s lemon law), compensation for warranty repairs reimbursement for installation of a new clutch, and/or an extended warranty. See the Notice at http://fordtransmissionsettlement.com/media/1005836/v4_fvs_notice_070617_final.pdf for further details.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000-$10,000

Law Firms:
Berger & Montague
Capstone Law APC
Zimmerman Law Offices

Claim Form: Ford Powershift Transmission Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Vargas, et al. v. Ford Motor Co., Case No. 2:12-cv-8388-AB-FFMx Klipfel, et al. v. Ford Motor Co., Cusick, et al. v. Ford Motor Co.

Settlement Website: Ford Powershift Transmission Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Kurtzman Carson Consultants

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Ford Transmission Settlement
c/o Kurtzman Carson Consultants
P.O. Box 404000
Louisville, KY 40233-4000
1-844-540-6011

Tags: Defective Automobile, Transmission, Your Car