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Report: Ford to pay $30M-plus for lawsuit over transmissions

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Posted at 1:31 AM, Jan 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-26 20:46:33-05

AP — Ford will pay at least $30 million in a proposed settlement over a class-action lawsuit related to failing transmissions in its Fiesta and Focus vehicles.

The Detroit Free Press reports that the lawsuit represents nearly 2 million owners and former owners of the cars.

The newspaper cited court documents.

Ford did not respond to a request for comment.

The case was filed in 2012.

The cars involved had bad dual-clutch transmissions.

Final approval for the settlement is expected during a hearing on Feb. 28.