Shelby GT350 Mustang Owners Sue Ford Over Track-Day Overheating

Ford enthusiasts in America have reported numerous cases of track-day overheating, and now a law firm is taking their complaints straight to Ford
Shelby GT350 Mustang Owners Sue Ford Over Track-Day Overheating

Shelby GT350 Mustang owners have filed a class-action lawsuit in America over accusations that the cars don’t live up to their ‘track-ready’ marketing.

Owners of the special high-performance model have joined together to complain about what they say is rapid overheating of the transmissions and rear differentials when the cars are used on track.

The cars are said to suddenly revert to a ‘limp mode’ with massive loss of power and speed. On a track, that sort of thing could cause accidents. Some owners are even saying it happens in as little as 15 minutes. Clearly, going limp so quickly is going to please no one.

Shelby GT350 Mustang Owners Sue Ford Over Track-Day Overheating

The legal challenge centres on Ford’s use of the phrase ‘track-ready’ in its marketing, arguing that if the GT350 overheats on track, it’s not really track-ready at all. Apparently it affects base models and those with the Technology Pack.

Lawyers are now saying that the cars are useless on track, and are extending their hands to Ford for compensation on behalf of the owners affected. The suit wants ‘monetary damages’ both for legal owners and those who only leased the car.

Law firm Hagens Berman has taken the case. Managing Partner, Steve Berman, presumably while gleefully rubbing his hands together at what could be a huge payday for the firm, said:

“When Ford marketed and sold these Shelby GT350 Mustangs, it knew exactly how to appeal to track-enthusiasts: it marketed enhanced performance in a limited-edition iconic vehicle that has been associated with racing for generations.”

“We believe that Ford induced purchasers with its ‘track-ready’ marketing, when in fact it knew that this defect would ultimately bar these Mustangs from ever being the hotrod consumers paid for.”

The complaint itself also adds that Ford’s refusal, so far, to offer a fix at no cost to the owner or keeper, is against the terms of the cars’ warranties. If lawyers can pull it off anywhere, it’s the US. Let’s see where this goes.

Via: Business Wire



Still not as overheating as this (jk ferraris have good quality)

03/24/2017 - 14:39 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

And This:

03/24/2017 - 14:42 |
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Ewan23 (The Scottish guy)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

I made this joke a while back got 300 upvotes but it didn’t get picked for top 10 comments unfortunately

03/24/2017 - 14:46 |
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Ewan23 (The Scottish guy)

Passenger- what’s that noise
Driver - oh it’s just the snake hissing
Passenger - no I am pretty sure that’s your radiator.
Driver - oh, crap.

03/24/2017 - 14:40 |
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Was that a double joke considering the Shelby logo is a cobra?

03/24/2017 - 21:45 |
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Wouldnt adding in a trans cooler in front of the radiator fix that? Kind of like with the new Focus RS.

03/24/2017 - 14:48 |
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Enter your comment…

03/24/2017 - 15:16 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Enter your comment…

03/24/2017 - 15:22 |
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“Goimg so limp so quickly pleases no one” 😂😏

03/24/2017 - 15:34 |
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JenstheGTIfreak (pizza)

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03/24/2017 - 23:55 |
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In reply to by Rybaru

Reminds me of how Top Gear had sneaky references like this.1 upvote for you.

03/25/2017 - 03:29 |
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Why don’t Mustangs go limp when there are crowds around…. It would save so many lives

03/24/2017 - 15:50 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Stale joke.

03/24/2017 - 15:57 |
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You mean when they clearly suck at driving they need to blame someone else? Like these guys are probably redlining over half the time and ruining their cars to begin with I mean the hell is wrong with them?

03/24/2017 - 16:09 |
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I suppose they should shift at 2,000 rpm while out on the track???

03/24/2017 - 16:20 |
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Yeah, let’s just blame the drivers… brainiac. The whole point of a race-spec parts is being able to withstand such usage. If a car is being sold as “track ready” it mustn’t overheat even if its driven like that. Period.
And we’re not even talking about how engine speed has an effect on the temperature of the differential that’s placed behind the transmission, are we?

03/24/2017 - 16:34 |
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Congratulations, you lost your brain.

03/24/2017 - 19:00 |
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These mustang owners sound a lot like women when their partner goes into “limp mode” after “just 15 mins”

03/24/2017 - 17:58 |
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Joshua Persaud (Wagon/Estate Squad) (Sleeper Squad) I need a

First crashing and killing crowds, now overheating. Dumb ways to die…

03/24/2017 - 21:48 |
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Blood and bones stuck on the radiator might cause overheating, I imagine.

03/24/2017 - 22:13 |
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