Are the Arbitrators Impartial The arbitrators are selected by the manufacturer. Some believe that if they found for the consumer on anything more than an occasional basis, their appointments would be eliminated. From our experience, sometimes strong cases with serious problems have been rejected. Is the process complicated No, the process is relatively straight-forward and a hearing is scheduled. 3. Can I produce evidence at the hearing. Yes, the arbitrator will allow the consumer to provide evidence, documents and testimony. 4. I have located some material indicating there is a common…Read More
Owners of the Ford Fiesta have complained about multiple problems with their transmission. After initially denying or minimizing such issues, Ford has acknowledged problems. Typical problems include
shuttering or difficulty in shifting gear,
loss of power on initial take-off from a stop or from low speeds,
leaking transmission seals.
The National Center for Dispute Resolution handles hearing for many manufacturer. There are mixed views. Some see them as a tool of the manufacturer, particularly since the manufacturer recommends their use rather than court. Others note that the entity periodically does provide relief, the procedure is quicker than court, and the entity is at least stylized as an impartial entity.Read More