Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Overheating
After the resounding defeat of Ford’s motion to dismiss, the 2016 Shelby GT350 class action lawsuit is actively moving through the discovery phase. Counsel for Plaintiffs are currently reviewing tens of thousands of Ford documents and are preparing to take depositions of key Ford employees. Plaintiffs will move for class certification in the next few months and a trial is currently scheduled for late 2019. Check back here for updates on the case schedule.
Own a 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang that is a Base or Tech package model?
A vehicle defect is causing your premium track car to overheat and go into limp mode. You may be entitled to reimbursement.
Fill out the form to find out your consumer rights to potential compensation »
- 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang Base or Tech models
According to the firm's investigation, Ford has sold these Shelby GT350 vehicles as track cars built to reach and sustain high speeds, but Ford has failed to disclose that the absence of a transmission and differential coolers can greatly diminish the vehicle's reported track capabilities. Shelby owners are reporting that this defect causes the vehicle to overheat and go into limp mode, while in use, even when the car is not being tracked. If you own an affected Ford Mustang and have experienced limp mode, fill out the form to find out your consumer rights to compensation.
SHELBY LIMP MODE Explained
The affected Shelby GT models reportedly enter limp mode when tracked, failing to maintain desired speeds and have reportedly entered limp mode when in regular use. Owners have reported that despite Ford's promise that these vehicles are "capable of sustained high speeds and track day driving," Base and Tech models overheat. Limp mode is a safety system designed to protect the engine from being damaged during extremely hot temperatures. Once limp mode engages, the engine will only run at very low RPMs and will be barely able to move.
Owners have cited Ford's ads and incessant promotion of the 2016 Shelby GT Base and Tech models as great track cars, but consumers were never warned that their vehicles would quickly overheat when tracked or driven at sustained high speeds.
Your consumer rights
Hagens Berman believes that consumers have the right to reimbursement for the premium price they paid for what they thought was a functional street-legal track car, capable of reaching and sustaining high speeds without failure. Nowhere does Ford divulge these vehicles' failure to maintain track speeds to consumers. According to the firm's investigation, Ford knew about the limp mode defect present in 2016 Shelby GT Base and Tech models and continued to market these vehicles extensively as fully functional track cars, charging consumers high prices for vehicles that in no way uphold its core promises.
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