Bannister Law has filed a class action for affected vehicle owners on 17 May 2016 against Ford Motor Company of Australia Ltd. The action is for the class of all affected owners fitted with the Powershift dual-clutch transmission, who have experienced the problems discussed above.
We have been contacted by many Ford vehicles owners whom allege that the vehicles equipped with the Powershift transmission are defective in that, amongst other problems, the transmission slips, bucks, jerks, and harshly engages when driven. Further, they allege that, without warning, they have experienced, whilst driving, sudden acceleration, delay in downshifts, delayed acceleration, and, in some circumstances, difficulty in stopping the vehicle whilst braking. Some consumers are concerned that, as a result of their experiences on the road, their vehicles are unsafe to drive.
Bannister Law is committed to achieving the best possible outcome and the maximum possible compensation for all affected consumers. Bannister Law has already retained some of the most respected legal minds in the country to act on the representative actions.
Common Fund Notice
The common fund notice and copies of the following documents are viewable below, and also available for download:
- Annexure A – Long Form Notice;
- Annexure B – Short Form Notice;
- Further Amended Originating Application filed 8 August 2017;
- Further Amended Statement of Claim filed 8 August 2017;
- Common Fund Interlocutory Application;
- Notice of Intention to Object Form; and
- Orders made 22 December 2017.
1. Annexure A – Long Form Notice
2. Annexure B – Short Form Notice
3. Further Amended Originating Application filed 8 August 2017
4. Further Amended Statement of Claim filed 8 August 2017
5. Common Fund Interlocutory Application
6. Notice of Intention to Object Form
7. Orders made 22 December 2017
It is important to note that if you are an affected owner then you will already be included in the group, however, we are encouraging affected owners to sign our agreement so that we may act for you individually.
We have been informed by many consumers that Ford dealers and service centres initially denied that there were any problems with the Powershift transmission, or the vehicles at all. However, following a number of complaints, we understand that some consumers, at the request of Ford dealers, have returned their vehicles to Ford service centres so that the defects in the Powershift transmission can be remedied. However, our instructions are that, within a short time after the vehicles have returned from the service centres, the same problems re-appear whilst driving the vehicles.
Your Next Steps
Read through our Frequently Asked Questions on the FAQ tab above. Register your details and sign our No-Win, No Fee agreement* online in order for us to act for you as our client individually and to keep you informed of progress.
If you have any marketing, promotional or purchase order or repairs correspondence and or invoices from Ford for the vehicle, these may become important in the future and it is important for you to keep them.
*See our FAQ page for more information.