This Ford lemon law client purchased his 2008 Ford Fusion in Los Angeles. The
car operated without problem for more than 2 years. It was not until the vehicle had
more than 38,000 miles and was out of the limited warranty that this vehicle began to
experience engine issues. The issues with this Ford Fusion lemon were evidenced by
the vehicle losing power when shifting, and the vehicle not shifting smoothly. After 4
different repair attempts for these powertrain issues, this lemon law client was not only
frustrated by had lost faith in the safety and reliability of his vehicle.
When this Ford lemon law client contacted the lemon law experts at Shainfeld &
Anvar he did not think that anything could be done as the problems started outside the
manufacturer’s limited warranty. The lemon law experts explained that in addition to the
limited warranty most cars come with a powertrain warranty which covers issues related
to the engine and transmission. Based on the power train issues with this Ford Fusion
lemon, the lemon law experts believed that this client had a claim.
After filing suit against Ford Motor Company, the lemon law experts at Shainfeld
& Anvar were able to procure a cash settlement for this Ford lemon law client.
Additionally, Ford agreed to pay all attorneys’ fees and costs. With this cash settlement
this Ford Lemon law client was able to get out of this car.
The lesson to be learned from this lemon law claim is that a valid lemon law claim can
exist even if the problems arise outside the manufacturer’s limited warranty, so long as
they are covered under the powertrain warranty. If a consumer is experiencing engine
or transmission issues which are being covered pursuant to the powertrain warranty,
remember that a valid lemon law claim may exist.