This is only US but he makes a good point. "Ford must be held accountable for design and manufacturing defects of the PowerShift transmission that has compromised the safety of the vehicles and cost owners significant loss in vehicle value, reliable transportation and time," said Ken Stern, founder of Stern Law PLLC, the law firm that represents the plaintiffs, quoted by Automotive News.
I also posted a link to a similar group action in Australia. Shall we contact our motoring press - Auto Express etc. and see if they can help out?