Blurb I found in a Ford' doc explaining 2016 new vehicle warranties:
You may not bring any warranty-related claim as a class
representative, a private attorney general, a member of a class of
claimants or in any other representative capacity.
What?! You can't participate in a class action lawsuit for a warranty-related claim?? Is that even legal??
You are required to submit your warranty dispute to the BBB AUTO
LINE before exercising rights or seeking remedies under the Federal
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq. To the extent
permitted by the applicable state ‘‘Lemon Law’’, you are also required
to submit your warranty dispute to the BBB AUTO LINE before
exercising any rights or seeking remedies under the ‘‘Lemon Law’’. If
you choose to seek remedies that are not created by the
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act or the applicable state ‘‘Lemon Law,’’
you are not required to first use BBB AUTO LINE to resolve your
dispute – although the program is still available to you.
For more information regarding the BBB AUTO LINE program, see
page 35 of this booklet.
What the heck is the BBB AUTO LINE??
The Better Business Bureau (BBB)
AUTO LINE Program (U.S. Only)
Your satisfaction is important to Ford Motor Company and to your dealer.
If a warranty concern has not been resolved using the three-step
procedure outlined on the first page of the Customer Assistance section,
you may be eligible to participate in the BBB AUTO LINE program.
The BBB AUTO LINE program consists of two parts - mediation and
arbitration. During mediation, a representative of the BBB will contact
both you and Ford Motor Company to explore options for settlement of
the claim. If an agreement is not reached during mediation and your
claim is eligible, you may participate in the arbitration process. An
arbitration hearing will be scheduled so that you can present your case
in an informal setting before an impartial person. The arbitrator will
consider the testimony provided and make a decision after the hearing.
You are not bound by the decision, but should you choose to accept the
BBB AUTO LINE decision, Ford must abide by the accepted decision as
well. Disputes submitted to the BBB AUTO LINE program are usually
decided within forty days after you file your claim with the BBB
BBB AUTO LINE Application: Using the information provided below,
please call or write to request a program application. You will be asked
for your name and address, general information about your new vehicle,
information about your warranty concerns, and any steps you have
already taken to try to resolve them. A Customer Claim Form will be
mailed that will need to completed, signed, and returned to the BBB
along with proof of ownership. Upon receipt, the BBB will review the
claim for eligibility under the Program Summary Guidelines.
You can get more information by calling BBB AUTO LINE at
1-800-955-5100, or writing to:
BBB AUTO LINE
3033 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600
Arlington, Virginia 22201
BBB AUTO LINE applications can also be requested by calling the Ford
Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-800-392-3673.
Have any of you guys contacted this BBB AUTO LINE? Maybe they can actually do something?
Edited by bro1999, 22 November 2016 - 10:39 AM.