A new lawsuit claims a defect exists in the trunk lid wiring of 2015-2017 Ford Mustangs. This defect allegedly affects features including safety equipment, the backup camera, the trunk release and light, and satellite ratio reception. When the vehicle owner or lessees seek a repair, the complaint contends, they are often offered a costly fix that is dangerous, inadequate, and does not repair the issue.
The trunk lid wiring harness is made up of several wires that transmit power and data to components including the backup camera and satellite radio antenna, according to the complaint. The named plaintiffs, Merhle Davis and Thomas Yetter, contend their 2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost convertible has the defect, which affected their backup camera and Sirius XM radio.
The complaint argues Ford is aware of the defect considering sources including consumer complaints and Ford’s own vehicle testing. The lawsuit also cites a 2018 Technical Service Bulletin, in which Ford informed technicians of the defect and a repair procedure. However, the plaintiffs argue, Ford has not extended additional warranty coverage, successfully remedied the issue, or recalled the vehicles.
The plaintiffs assert claims including breach of warranty and fraudulent omission. They seek remedies including damages and restitution.
The case is Merhle Davis, et al. Ford Motor Co., case number 1:21-cv-11474, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.