Arbitration

In 2017, a class action settlement was reached over transmission issues for owners and lessees of 2011-2016 Ford Fiestas and 2012-2016 Ford Focus.’ The case, Vargas v. Ford Motor Co., 2:12-cv-08388-AB-FFM seeks to provide relief to those with defective vehicles cover by the lawsuit. The class action award allows owners and lessees of the above-mentioned vehicles to have Ford do a complete repurchase of the vehicle.

Who Qualifies

To qualify for a repurchase of your defective vehicle, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You own or lease a Ford Focus or Ford Fiesta
  • If you own or lease a Ford Fiesta, your Ford Fiesta was made between 2011-2016
  • If you own or lease a Ford Focus, your Ford Focus was made between 2012-2016
  • You have had the clutch assembly or related transmission replaced at least 4 times since you purchased or began leasing your vehicle

What Award Can I Expect

Upon going to and winning your arbitration, Ford will repurchase your qualified vehicle. This includes the purchase price, taxes, cost of credit or insurance as part of purchase, license fee, title fee, smog fee, finance charges by your lender, incidental damages, cost of rental cars and towing, and cost of repairs. They will also pay reasonable attorney fees.

 

How Do I Pay My Attorney To Handle The Arbitration

Ford will pay up to $6000.00 in attorney fees as part of the law action award.

The Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer is highly familiar with this class action lawsuit, currently representing multiple clients on their claims related to this class action lawsuit. We aim to make this process as painless as possible and will be by your side fighting every step of the way, negotiating the result that you would be happy with. If you would like to schedule a free consultation regarding your 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta or 2012-2016 Ford Focus, call us now at 360-334-6277.