How To Submit Ford Service Complaints and Get Compensation For Out-Of-Pocket Expenses
Ford is a large automaker that has been around for decades. Its cars have been a staple on the roads and highways.
Nowadays, Ford has been under fire from various groups through online complaints about unfulfilled service pledges, among other issues.
In 2006, Ford began a customer loyalty program called "Ford Service Action Plan." The company said that this plan would offer customers the best service possible when they have problems with their cars. However, some customers complained that after they paid for the plan, they still had to pay for repairs out-of-pocket.
One example includes a faulty thermostat recall that has been raised a great deal. Owners of certain Ford models ( Fusions, Mustangs, and some Tauruses) have seen problems with their vehicles' thermostat, causing the vehicle to overheat.
In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received almost 800 complaints from owners regarding this issue.
The automaker is currently in the process of dealing with these complaints, which could end up costing them substantially in lawsuits or liability claims if they don't take care of problems quickly.
How To File Ford Customer Service Complaints
If you were forced to pay out-of-pocket expenses for services or regular maintenance that should be covered by your Ford Service plan, you should file a complaint with the company as soon as possible.
You can raise the issue by Ford complaint number—(800) 392-3673—and explaining the nature of your complaint to the support agent.
The waiting times are usually around 10-15 minutes. Ford claims to have agents working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you shouldn't have trouble getting through to a live person.
If you have an account on Ford's website, you can also talk to one of the company's representatives via Live Chat if you have questions or concerns regarding service or maintenance.
If the support agents can't help you with your issue, you can also send a complaint letter to the company and escalate the issue. Ford's mailing address is:
Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, MI 48126
Since the company is under pressure from an overwhelming amount of complaints and is at risk of losing various lawsuits, Ford will most likely address your written complaint promptly and offer to solve the issue and pay for your out-of-pocket expenses (for services covered by your Ford Service Plan).
|How To Contact Ford Regarding Service Plan Complaints|
|Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, MI 48126
How To File a Ford Customer Complaint
If you don't hear back from the company or if they refuse to address your complaint, you can file a complaint against Ford with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
The Bureau will allow customers to rate their satisfaction with the company's service, while the NHTSA works together with government agencies and other organizations.
You should also be aware that Ford is under investigation by the FTC regarding its handling of customer service complaints, which could lead to a large penalty if they are found guilty.
If the company relied on deceptive and unfair business practices to deny your service complaint, you can file a report with the FTC as well.
Are Your Ford Service Complaints Being Ignored? Sue Ford in Small Claims Court
If you've exhausted all other options and the issue still persists, you can sue Ford for monetary damages incurred due to the company's negligence or fraudulent conduct.
You can file a claim against the company in your local small claims court, either through an online form on the court's website or in person. Keep in mind that most small claims courts have an upper limit of $5,000 and that you will have to pay a small filing fee when you file your claim.
You'll also have to draft a demand letter and send it to the company, notifying them of your intent to sue and giving them one final opportunity to settle the matter and compensate you for the damages you've incurred.
The demand letter should include:
- The names and addresses of the parties involved
- The nature and extent of the damages incurred; the amount and date of payment
- The names, titles, and contact information of witnesses who will testify on your behalf
- A statement of your legal rights to a jury trial
- Your signature and the time and place where you filed your claim
To protect yourself, you should have copies of all documents related to support services such as warranty contracts, service plans, and any other paperwork related to the claims issue.
The company will have 30 days to respond to the demand letter. If they don't respond or if they decline to pay you for your damages, you can proceed with filing a lawsuit, and the court will have enough evidence against Ford to make a fair judgment.
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