A class-action lawsuit was filed back in 2019 alleging that 2005 and up Ford Super Duty models were subject to “death wobble,” or a violent shaking or wobbling that occurs while driving, generally at speeds above 50 miles-per-hour. The lawsuit alleges that the problem stems from defective suspension components, which can even lead to the driver losing control of the vehicle in some circumstances. Regardless, Car Complaints is now reporting that the Super Duty death wobble lawsuit has been partially dismissed.
The lawsuit – Lessin, et al., v. Ford Motor Company, et al – was partially dismissed by a judge because more than one plaintiff who had their truck repaired has not experienced this issue since the repairs were completed. Various other claims were also dismissed because they were filed by owners whose trucks were no longer under warranty when they were brought to the dealer for repairs.
However, the case will proceed, as well as a Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act claim, as several plaintiffs found that their warranty claims and fraud-based claims were viable in some instances. The judge is currently unable to determine if a nationwide class action can be sustained at this time, however.
Ford filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit – which claims that the automaker violates two express warranties provided to owners – just a few months after it was filed on the grounds that no plaintiff was denied free repairs after experiencing the issue, nor did any plaintiff require multiple repairs to correct the problem.
Currently, the lawsuit is moving forward with one plaintiff from the original filing, as well as 13 new F-250 and F-350 owners located across 10 states. In total, there are 36 separate claims of death wobble associated with Ford’s Super Duty pickups.
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