Lieff Cabraser is investigating complaints from owners of 2015-2017 Ford Transit Vans about what they feel are defective “giubo” flex discs that lead to wrecked transmissions and huge repair costs.
The giubo discs (often misspelled as “guibo discs” and also known as flex discs) are flexible couplings used to transmit rotational torque forces from the van engines to the drive shaft. Owners cite giubo coupling failures and complain that the components are defective. When the giubo flex discs deform, split, and fail, they tear apart the van transmission and drive shaft, leading to repairs commonly in excess of $10,000.
Contact a Vehicle Defect Lawyer at Lieff Cabraser
If you or your business own a 2015-2017 model Ford Transit Van and have experienced giubo degeneration, splitting, or other failure leading to drive shaft or transmission problems, we urge you to contact us to discuss your potential product defect case. There is no charge or obligation for our review of your case, and the information you provide will help us hold Ford accountable for any defects in the Transit vans and their flex discs.
Giubo or Flex Discs
Giubo discs, also known as flex discs, are flexible couplings used to pass force from an engine to a drive shaft. They are commonly made of synthetic rubber whose malleability is designed to allow some angular misalignment while reducing driveline vibration in power transmission applications. “Giubo” is a contraction of the Italian word “giunto” for joint or coupling and the name of Antonio Boschi, the Engineer who designed the first flex discs.