2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350: Have The Owners Crossed The Line?

By now, you would have heard of the news that Shelby GT350 owners are suing Ford over their transmissions and differentials that are allegedly overheating when driven at speed.

The problem appears to stem from the fact that the base model and Tech Package 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustangs lacked in transmission or differential coolers.

Owners are clearly disappointed while some feel cheated by Ford as the automaker left out those features from what was supposed to be a street-legal track car. The GT350 was supposed to hit and retain high speeds without an issue.

However, could the owners have gone too far with their lawsuit?

A thread over in Reddit reveal that many folks feel that the lawsuit may have crossed the line as it demanded Ford to even reimburse the complete price of the vehicle.

That’s not all – the owners also demanded that Ford cover for punitive damages along with an order “enjoining Ford’s deceptive marketing and sales acts and practices,” as stated in a report by Jalopnik.

Well, the Mustang isn’t first one to have this issue as the Focus RS suffered a similar situation. When Focus RS owners asked Ford why the car lacked in coolers, the Blue Oval company easily told them to purchase the Ford Performance oil coolers. This is particularly odd since the company didn’t even sell oil coolers for the RS.

The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350, a front-engine, rear-wheel drive car, is capable of churning out 526hp and 429 lb-ft of torque, all thanks to its 5.2L V8 paired to a six-speed manual tranny.