Ford Motor Company has agreed to settle a nationwide class action lawsuit in which up to one million Ford Explorer owners have claimed that exhaust was able to leak into their vehicles through the air conditioning vent in the passenger compartment. The plaintiffs were represented by Attorneys John Uustal and Michael Hersh of Kelley/Uustal together with Jordan Lewis of Jordan Lewis P.A. of Fort Lauderdale.
If you are a current or former owner or lessee of a 2011-2015 Ford Explorer, and experienced exhaust or an exhaust odor entering the passenger cabin of your vehicle, you may be entitled to certain rights and benefits. Kelley/Uustal serves as co-class counsel for a class of current and former owners and lessees of 2011-2015 Ford Explorer vehicles, in the case of Sanchez-Knutson v. Ford Motor Company. In that case, the class sued Ford alleging 2011-2015 Ford Explorers were defectively designed and manufactured so that exhaust and an exhaust odor may enter the passenger cabin while those vehicles were being driven.
You can learn more about the lawsuit here.
The case later settled. The settlement became effective in October 2018, following court approval and a lengthy appeal. As part of the settlement, class members may be entitled to certain reimbursements, vehicle repairs, and other rights and benefits. There are various deadlines that may affect class members’ rights and benefits.
Detailed information about the settlement, all rights, and benefits of class members, deadlines and submission requirements may be found at the settlement website. If you are or believe you may be, a class member or you are otherwise interested in learning more about the case and the settlement, review the settlement website at the link below.