Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Ford Destination Charges

Destination and delivery fees are one of the things car buyers expect and have little choice but to pay. Many believe that this fee is exactly what the manufacturer costs to get a vehicle to a dealer, despite a recent lawsuit – Mary Hawkins v Ford Motor Company, recently filed in the US District Court for the Central District of California Filed – claims that Ford’s target fees are actually profitable for the automaker, according to Car Complaints.

The class action lawsuit was originally filed by the owner of a 2019 Lincoln MKX who bought the vehicle new in 2019. Plaintiff argues that it was unaware at the time that the $ 995 target Ford fee it was paying was making a profit for the automaker, claiming that most consumers are also unaware of that fact.

“Because of the name of the fee itself, Ford leads reasonable consumers to believe that the ‘Destination and Delivery Fee’ reflects the actual cost of shipping its vehicles to their ‘destination’, not the cost of shipping its vehicles plus profit. “Lament reads. The lawsuit does not state how much profit Ford makes on its destination and delivery fees, but claims that the practice is “deceptive and unfair”.

The lawsuit also suggests that Ford’s target cost for the Ford F-150 has increased 42 percent over the past four years, while other automakers – including BMW, Infiniti, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo – have only increased those charges less have increased over 20 percent in the same period.

Ford isn’t the only automaker to face such allegations, however. In fact, the same lawyers responsible for this lawsuit filed a similar lawsuit against metropolitan rivals General Motors and Stellantis last month.

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