If you are the owner of a 2012-2016 Ford Focus or 2011-2016 Fiesta you have probably heard about the recent settlement of the powershift transmission class action. In the past few months I have received numerous calls from owners asking what impact the settlement has on those who did not opt out of the settlement. There are three potential options for these owners. If an owner has three or more service visits and a qualifying transmission part was replaced you may obtain a cash payment or a Vehicle Discount Certificate (“Certificate”) toward the purchase of a new Ford vehicle. To determine whether you had qualifying parts replaced a review of your repair orders is necessary. Attorney Stephen Barnes would be glad to perform this review for you free of charge.
A third option is also available. This option allows consumers to proceed with a claim in the Arbitration Program seeking Ford to repurchase or replace your Class Vehicle. The requirements for proceeding with arbitration include filing a proper notice of intent to arbitrate within the specified period which is no later than six years after the initial purchase date or six months after the settlement approval date of October 18, 2017 whichever is later. Since the arbitration process allows for recovery of attorney fees up to $6000 it is in your best interest to consult with an attorney familiar with these types of cases.Attorney Stephen Barnes has handled thousands of California lemon law claims for more than twenty seven (27) years and would be glad to discuss your options under the class settlement free of charge. Call today 888-427-1442 or 949-459-5800 for your free consultation.