Brandon Kommer v. Ford Motor Company
Ford F-Series Door Latch Class Action Settlement
1:17-cv-00296-LEK-DJS (N.D. NY)

Welcome to the Ford F-Series Door Latch Class Action Settlement Website

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER OWNER OR LESSEE OF A 2015-2019 FORD F-SERIES TRUCK YOU MAY HAVE RIGHTS AND CHOICES IN A PROPOSED SETTLEMENT.

What is this lawsuit about? 

Plaintiff has sued Ford Motor Company alleging that the door latches in certain model year 2015-2019 Ford F-Series trucks (“Class Vehicles”) malfunction due to an alleged design defect causing the door latch to malfunction.  Ford denies all allegations of wrongdoing asserted in the Litigation, including that the Class Vehicles are defective, and that Ford is liable to any buyer, lessee, or operator of the Class Vehicles under any legal claim. Nevertheless, Ford has agreed to settle the Litigation by providing the benefits described in the Notice.

Who is Included in the Settlement?

You may be in the Class if you are an entity or natural person in the United States (including its Territories and the District of Columbia) who currently own or lease (or who in the past owned or leased) one of the following vehicles purchased or leased in the United States:

  1. Model Year 2015-2018 Ford F-150 trucks;
  2. Model Year 2017-2018 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks; or
  3. Model Year 2019 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks built at Ford’s Dearborn Assembly Plant before February 26, 2019, Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant before March 4, 2019, Ford’s Kentucky Assembly Plant before March 5, 2019, or Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant before March 11, 2019.

How do I Get a Payment?

Settlement Class Members may receive reimbursement of certain out-of-pocket expenses incurred when obtaining repairs to address a malfunctioning door latch in their Class Vehicle if the Settlement Agreement is approved by the Court, and if they timely submit a valid Claim Form with the required supporting documentation. Reimbursable expenses include costs of repair, towing, and vehicle rental. Maximum available reimbursement amounts are $400 for all repairs completed before May 4, 2020, and $200 for repairs completed between May 4, 2020 and May 4, 2021. Settlement Class Members who experienced dissatisfaction with door latch performance in their Class Vehicle before May 4, 2020 may also receive up to $10 upon timely submission of a valid Claim Form.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

 

Action & Due Date Explanation
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM

If the repair or dissatisfaction occurred prior to May 4, 2020:
Your claim must be postmarked or submitted online by NOVEMBER 30, 2020

If the repair occurs between May 4, 2020 and May 4, 2021:
Your claim must be postmarked or submitted online by NOVEMBER 30, 2020 or within 30 days of the date of the repair, whichever is later
A Class Member must file an eligible claim to receive payment.

Class Members may complete a claim form online or by mail or email.  Claims must be postmarked, emailed, or submitted online by the claims deadline.

More information can be found in FAQ 13.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF OR "OPT OUT" 
Request must have been received by Settlement Administrator by NOVEMBER 2, 2020

PASSED

Class Members who excluded themselves - or "opted out" - from the Settlement will not receive any Settlement benefits.

Only Class Members who opted out of the Settlement will retain the right to sue Ford about the same claims alleged in this lawsuit, at their own expense.

More information can be found in FAQ 15.

OBJECT OR COMMENT
Must have been filed with the Court by NOVEMBER 2, 2020

PASSED

Class Members could have written to the Federal District Court to object to the Settlement and explain why they do or do not like the Settlement.

More information can be found in FAQ 20.
GO TO THE HEARING The Court will hold a hearing on December 2, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) to determine whether to approve the Settlement.

The Court will consider objections to the Settlement and objecting Class Members may ask to speak at the hearing

More information can be found in FAQ 20 and FAQ 21.
DO NOTHING Class Members who do nothing will remain part of the case and will remain eligible to receive monetary compensation if funds remain in the Settlement Fund after valid claims and settlement administration costs have been paid.  Please note, however, that Class Members will give up their right to sue Ford about the claims alleged in this Lawsuit regardless of whether they receive monetary compensation benefits that they may otherwise be eligible for.

More information can be found in FAQ 22.

 

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Mail

Ford F-Series Door Latch Class Action Settlement
C/O JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91333
Seattle, WA 98111