As one of America’s best-selling trucks, you’d think the Ford F-150 would be built seamlessly. However, the Ford F-150 trucks have been subject to class action lawsuits and many lemon law complaints. If you purchased or leased a Ford F-Series truck that has been repeatedly repaired, it might be a lemon and you may have rights.
Marino, et al., v Ford Motor Company
The class-action lawsuit Marino, et al., v Ford Motor Company alleges that the transmissions cause the trucks to hesitate between gears, causing a lunging motion. Vehicle owners have reported whiplash due to their vehicles unexpectedly lunging forward while driving at full speed.
Though a recall should’ve happened already, Ford failed to publicly recognize the default.
The consumer, Robert Marino, leased a 2019 Ford F-150. Within two months of leasing the truck, he noticed long banging noises when starting his engine. The transmission would also jerk or “slip” when he would shift gears. 9 months later, he took the truck to the dealership in an undriveable condition. He had to rent a loaner vehicle while the truck was in the shop, getting the updated transmission software. However, the update did not fix the problem.
Robert Marino is among many Ford F-150 consumers that have been told the noises and jerking cannot be fixed.
Victor M. Orndorff v. Ford Motor Company
In the class-action lawsuit, Victor M. Orndorff v. Ford Motor Company, it was noted that the first priority of any manufacturer should be to ensure their vehicle owners are safe and can operate their vehicles with the least amount of threat for serious injury as possible.
The consumer, Victor M. Orndoff, reported his transmission “shifts harshly and erratically, causing his vehicle to jerk between gears.” Vehicles need their transmissions to work properly in order to safely accelerate and decelerate. In Orndoff’s case, he had driven his 2018 F-150 for about 6,000 miles when he started noticing a “clunking” sound. However, after bringing the truck to the dealership, he was told there was nothing that could be done about the noise.
The lawsuit argues that Ford knew about this defect yet has refused to recall the vehicle or replace the parts, stating that the “sudden shifting” is normal. Had Orndorff known about the defect, he claims he wouldn’t have ever purchased the vehicle. Would anyone?
Is Your Ford F-150 a lemon?
The cases mentioned are just a couple examples that many Ford F-series consumers have experienced with their trucks. Many consumers have also reported that the trucks run and idle rough, faulty spark plugs, head gasket leaks, engine shuts off while idling, check engine light on, grinding noises, hesitation on acceleration, and more.
If you purchased or leased a Ford F-Series truck that has been repeatedly repaired, you may be driving a lemon and entitled to a refund, replacement or cash compensation plus the payment of your attorneys fees and costs. To learn more about your lemon law rights and how we can help you, call us today at 877-885-5366. Our premier team of Lemon Law Experts are here to help you explore your options and choose the best course of action that fits your needs.