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Old 05-22-2013, 03:30 PM   #11
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the problem with documenting DCT issues is the apparent difficulty in getting local dealerships to actually acknowledge specific issues on a consistent basis

the only source for documented "problems" with the dct would be to survey dealerships...in many cases it at least appears that owners are having difficulty getting ford and the dealers to acknowledge that problem exists

from my own personal experience, transmission problems are very real but inconsistent and sporadic...the one time i had a complete transmission slip where i lost power to the drivetrain i took it to the dealer and they couldn't detect any problems or codes

it seems as if in most cases customers have had to do some real arm-twisting to get any significant repairs made...and even then it appears major replacement of parts have not proven to be a long-term fix
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It's not like there are 2 threads on here about transmission issues. The hundreds of users having problems that posted on this website should be enough substantial evidence for someone to do something.
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I don't think the purpose of the class action (in this case) is to make a profit. Instead, I suspect the reasoning would be to force Ford to acknowledge the issues, to take them seriously, and to find and implement a resolution for them.

In MANY cases, a large company like FoMoCo can easily ignore (or just blow off) singleton consumers, but when those consumers gather into a group (or class), the combined weight (and threatened penalties) force recognition.

As well, it could get the attention of various government attorney's who would then pursue the same issues from a non-civil standpoint. For example, if its proven that Ford has known about DCT issues but failed to reveal those issues to customers, they would be guilty of violating multiple consumer protection and unfair trade acts in many (most?) US states; guilty of violating various warranty related laws at both the state and federal level, etc. Ford knows this, so if a class is created, I'd be willing that Ford suddenly becomes much more proactive to resolve any issue.

Currently, it APPEARS that ford is willing to try and ignore the issues in hopes that they'll either go away, or that the issue won't reach the courts before warranty limits expire.
Ya, if a case is formed I know for sure I'm pushing for a subponia of my service tech, who called me on his cell phone and told me Ford is purposfully ignoreing the issue. When I went through abritration they would not subponia him after he refused to attend the hearing for fear of losing his job.
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Why don't we all learn from history........

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/03/25/a...6-a4-failures/

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigation...tion_clai.html
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Why don't we all learn from history........
That's an argument in favor of a class action, right? Both links are from the same case, and (from a consumer point of view) the entire thing can be summarized as:
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What matters most to affected Audi owners is that the settlement bumps many parts of the original powertrain coverage (e.g., transmission control modules) from 4 years/50,000 miles to 10 years/100,000 miles for the original owner, and it will reimburse owners who paid for specific repairs if they occurred within the extended warranty coverage. The agreement also includes trade-in reimbursements for lost value if the vehicle was sold or traded with no repair.
Sure, some law firm made a small fortune from the case. However, the consumers ALSO win. THAT is the purpose of a class action, and THAT is why I can't understand why some people are so opposed to it. Do you really think Audi would have just decided to be nice to consumers one day and made that offer out of the goodness of their heart?

Does ANYONE here think that, unless done as part of a lawsuit, Ford would offer to extend the warranties of all Mk3 owners to 10 years, AND reimburse owners for repair costs outside of original warranty periods, AND reimburse consumers for diminished value of trade-ins due to the DCT issues?
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It's not about money. It's about having to deal with a crappy car that Ford won't fix.
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