Ford Motor Co. Was Aware of Faulty Transmissions, Sold Cars Anyway

Ford Motor Co. is facing significant liability in lawsuits regarding defective transmissions in two entry level car models, the Detroit Free Press reports. Internal documents show that the company was aware of faulty DPS6 transmissions in its 2011 to 2016 Fiesta and Focus models but let them be sold instead of issuing a recall. A Los Angeles jury last year awarded a plaintiff $554,000 in punitive damages over the controversy, and the company is facing nearly 13,000 lawsuits nationwide for the sale of affected vehicles.

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