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.
On December 15, 2020, the Court approved the Settlement Agreement in this matter. You can access the Court's order here.
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:
- Model Year 2015-2018 Ford F-150 trucks;
- Model Year 2017-2018 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks; or
- 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 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.