Shift for brains: Mustang owners sue Ford over transmission issue

first_imgFord could pay out 100 million dollars settling transmission class-action lawsuit Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Ford Mustang GT  Brian Harper / Driving ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSFordMustangCoupeNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesMT82MustangNon-Luxurytransmission They describe issues including “slips, jerks, gear clashes, harsh, difficult and inability to shift” as related to internal issues inside the transmission and clutch components. In particular, blame is thrown at the feet of the transmission’s synchros, which the plaintiffs allege were adapted from parts intended for less powerful vehicles.RELATED Some owners of the Blue Oval’s iconic pony car, the Mustang, apparently intend to take legal action against the company, claiming their vehicles’ manual transmissions exhibit less-than-stellar operating characteristics.Five plaintiffs are bringing action for themselves and on behalf of all hands who bought or leased a 2011 through 2019 Mustang equipped with the Getrag MT82 stickshift.The case alleges the cars were delivered to consumers by Ford with inherent defects in design, manufacturing process, and/or materials. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Lawsuit alleges FCA knowingly sold cars with engines that could suddenly stallYour author will take this opportunity to note he experienced all of the above while trying to learn how to drive a manual on the steep hills of downtown St. John’s in a clapped-out Ford Escort. However, those issues were largely related to the age of the machine and a good dose of user error. My long-suffering parents should be sainted.Filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan last month, the claim originated in California but was transferred to the mitten state for a variety of Very Important legal reasons. It surely also helps to have the case heard in Ford’s backyard rather than the far-flung West Coast. None of the allegations have yet been proven in court.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22019 Ford Mustang GT Trending in Canada See More Videos Have you had any issues with your manual transmission Mustang? Sound off in the comment section below. According to the plaintiffs, the transmission defect is latent (meaning it doesn’t rear its head until later in the car’s life) but existed at the time those Mustangs in question left the factory. Blame is pointed at a supplier switch, one which the suit claims Ford opted for because the “cheaper Chinese made Getrag transmissions […] reduce cost.” It is pointed out in court docs that Ford used Tremec and Borg-Warner transmissions in predecessor vehicles. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Brian Harper / Driving advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more