Romeo v. Ford Motor Co.
Court File No: CV-15-539855-00-CP
A national class action lawsuit has been commenced against Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited (hereinafter "Ford") on behalf of all residents of Canada who purchased or leased a Ford Fiesta motor vehicle for the model years 2011 to 2016 and all residents of Canada who purchased or leased a Ford Focus motor vehicle for the model years 2012 to 2016 manufactured by Ford equipped with a PowerShift dual clutch transmission.
The lawsuit alleges that certain Ford Focus and Fiesta vehicles are equipped with a defective PowerShift Dual-Clutch Automatic (DPS6) Transmission (“PowerShift Transmission”) that may slip, buck, kick, or jerk, and result in sudden or delayed vehicle acceleration. Ford denies that they have violated any laws, deny that they have engaged in any wrongdoing, and deny that there is any safety hazard or defect.
A Canada-wide settlement has been reached with Ford certified by the Supreme Court of Ontario.
You are a member of the proposed Settlement Class (“Class Member”) if you are a past or current owner or lessee of a 2012-2016 Ford Focus or a 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta equipped with a PowerShift Transmission (“Class Vehicle”).
Detailed information regarding the Settlement can be found in the Long-Form Notice.
The settlement has been approved by the Superior Court of Justice. The reasons can be found here. Justice Morgan's signed order approving the settlement and class counsel fees can be found here. An amendment to Justice Morgan's approval order can be found here.
WHAT BENEFITS DOES THE SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?
Detailed information regarding the Settlement Benefits can be found in the Long-Form Notice.
Participation in the Settlement:
Class Members will be required to submit a claim form in order to receive benefits in the class action. Claim forms will be made available on this website beginning June 26, 2019.
|Deadline to submit Objections to the Settlement||March 5, 2019|
|Deadline to submit Opt Out Forms||March 5, 2019|
|Settlement Approval Hearing||March 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM|
|Claims Administration Commencement Date||June 26, 2019|
Answers to frequently asked questions are available here.