Earlier this month, we mentioned that the judge had finally approved the Ford DPS6 transmission lawsuit settlement that could see some owners of impacted Ford Fiesta and Focus vehicles receiving buybacks worth up to $22,000. We didn’t know at the time how owners of affected vehicles could go about filing a claim. A website has now turned up from Capstone Law that outlines everything owners need to know to get reimbursement from the Ford lawsuit.
The class-action lawsuit settlement covers consumers nationwide who purchased or leased a 2011 through 2016 Ford Fiesta or the 2012 through 2016 Ford Focus. The vehicles must have included the dual-clutch transmission known as the PowerShift. Cash payments under the settlement for owners who had three or more service visits for the transmission can receive $200 starting with the third visit, another $275 for the fourth visit, up to a cumulative $2325 for eight visits.
Owners with three or more service visits where they received a software update, including updates to the transmission control module, can receive $50 starting with the third visit and another $50 for each additional visit with a maximum of $600. Those who had transmission repair refused by a Ford dealer can get a one-time payment of $20 if they attest to those facts.
The claim that many owners will want is the buyback relief, assuming that they qualify under their state’s lemon law or if they had for service visits for transmission hardware repairs within five years or 60,000 miles. Buybacks are ranging from $15,000-$22,000. To receive a buyback consumers have to follow the directions here. The website outlining all the requirements and including links for more information is in the source link below.