It was reported to us that recently owners and lessees of 2015 – 2017 Ford Transit vans have reported frequent failure of the drive shaft flexible couplings, flex discs, allegedly due to a design defect. This can cause severe damage to other internal components of the vehicle, such as the brake and fuel lines, the transmission, rear end differential, torque converter, and other nearby or connected parts. Additionally, this failure can result in a loss of vehicle control.
After many complaints, Ford acknowledged this defect and issued a Safety Recall on June 28, 2017. The Safety Recall, however, is inefficient because it does not compensate owners or lessees for previous repairs made due to this defective part, collateral damage, loss in profits or loss in business due to inoperable vehicles, and Ford does not have a permanent fix.
When reaching out to us, Levi & Korsinsky, LLP (based in New York City) informed us that they were investigating potential claims against Ford for allegedly marketing and selling 2015-2017 Transit vans equipped with defective flex discs that cause safety issues.
If you purchased or leased a 2015 – 2017 Ford Transit van and you have had issues with your flex discs, please contact us immediately (email@example.com), and we will aid your next steps in this process.