“The plaintiffs argue Ford is trying to “redefine” the claims by making the alleged problem less serious than it is, calling the cracks a simple cosmetic problem. Although Ford says there is a “propensity of the applique to crack,” the plaintiffs say there have been dangerous consequences from the cracked rear panels.”
Ford trying to argue that it’s just a cosmetic problem is laughable. The cracked rear panels are a mess – they let in moisture that corrodes and expands, frying electrical components and leading to shattered rear windows. Rather than clean it up, Ford just wants to sweep it under the rug using semantics in court.