Ford Edge class lawsuit alleges defective flexplates cause EcoBoost engines to stall.
November 25, 2021 – A Ford Edge lawsuit claims the Flexplates on the EcoBoost engine are defective, causing 2015-2018 SUVs to stall.
Ford Edge owners reportedly complain about rattling noises coming from the 2-liter EcoBoost engines before the engines stall.
The Ford Edge class action lawsuit alleges that the engine’s flexplate stores energy from the engine until it is needed to power the vehicle.
But the lawsuit alleges that the area between the circular bolt patterns for the crankshaft and torque converter is cracking and shattering.
The 2015-2018 Ford Edge lawsuit claims the flexplate around the bolts is loosening, leaving part of the ring gear attached to the crankshaft and the outer part attached to the torque converter.
Replacing the Flexplates of the EcoBoost motor is allegedly pointless, as the replacement Flexplates crack and break just like the original Flexplates, which leads to rattling noises and repeated stalling of the motors.
Ford Edge lawsuit dismissed
The Ford Edge lawsuit was brought by three plaintiffs. Florida plaintiffs James and Christie Ranum bought a certified, used 2015 Ford Edge Titanium in January 2017, and North Carolina plaintiff Christopher Straub rented a new 2015 Ford Edge.
Ford argues that Plaintiff Straub’s claims should be brought to arbitration because he signed the lease, which contains a “conspicuous arbitration clause,” and he “also signed a confirmation that he has read the arbitration clause and has agreed has to arbitrate claims in accordance with this “.
Judge Sean F. Cox agreed with Ford and granted Ford’s motion to enforce arbitration.
That left the remaining claims made by Plaintiffs James and Christie Ranum, beginning with implied and express warranty claims that the judge dismissed because plaintiffs lacked privacy (a relationship) with Ford.
The judge says plaintiffs did not respond to Ford’s argument “other than admitting that they lack privacy with Ford”.
“As such, the Ranums have granted (and waived) their express warranty claims. The court will therefore unconditionally reject the Ranums’ express warranty claims and also reject their derivative Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act claims because they rise or fall with the state warranty claims. “- Judge Sean F. Cox
In addition, the judge dismissed Ranum’s consumer protection suits as out of date.
The Ford Edge lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan: Straub et al. v Ford Motor Company.
The plaintiffs are represented by Barbat Mansour Suciu & Tomina PLLC, Greg Coleman Law PC and Whitfield Bryson LLP.