What is it? Owners of Ford vehicles equipped with a PowerShift transmission may qualify to claim cash and other benefits under a recent class action settlement. According to the Ford class action settlement, the car manufacturer is required to pay all legitimate claims. While there isn’t a set value mentioned within settlement documents, experts familiar with the case estimate its worth at $35 million.
This litigation started back in 2012 with a Ford class action lawsuit filed by plaintiff Omar Vargas. Vargas alleged Ford’s PowerShift transmission, installed in certain model years of Ford Focus and Fiesta vehicles, was defective in a way that put passengers and other motorists at risk.