Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP (CSK&D) is investigating reports that the car battery in 2017 Ford Fusion automobiles inexplicably dies despite the vehicle being turned off.
Reports indicate that owners and lessees of 2017 Ford Fusions are experiencing car battery failure and, in some cases, multiple successive failures. In some instances, the battery has even died during the course of vehicle operation, forcing drivers to pull over and rely on Ford Roadside assistance to help jump start the car. This creates a dangerous situation and presents a risk of serious injury or death to owners and lessees, passengers, and other drivers on the road.
When consumers take their Fusions in to Ford dealerships, Ford reportedly is unable to determine what is causing the battery failure and engages in repeated failed attempts to remedy the issue. Reports also indicate that Ford is charging Fusion owners and lessees for the costs associated with battery replacement. Ford has reportedly acknowledged that battery failure in 2017 Ford Fusion vehicles is a widespread issue.
Ford’s sale and leasing of automobiles with a known defect in the battery and its alleged failure to resolve this issue for consumers under the terms of its warranties may violate federal and state consumer protection and warranty laws.
If you have purchased or leased a 2017 Ford Fusion and have experienced random car battery failure and/or car battery failure due to no fault of your own, please contact the lawyers listed below for a free consultation.