A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against Ford, and he wants the automaker to buy his allegedly defective 2016 Ford F-150 back. The man is seeking relief for his 2016 Ford F-150 issue using West Virginia’s Code Chapter 46A-6A, which is known as the Lemon Law. The owner of the truck is Derek Hatfield.
Hatfield says that the 2016 Ford F-150 truck (not pictured) that he bought from Ramey Ford in November of 2016 has been seen by a mechanic several times for a defective check engine light. Hatfield also alleges that the truck uses oil, the engine runs rough, and there is a defect in how the truck idles.
Hatfield says in the suit that the truck came with a 3-year or 36,000-mile warranty. The man and his attorney are seeking $41,795.86, which is the amount he paid the dealership for the allegedly defective truck after financing and vehicle extras. The amount also has some money in it for court costs and legal fees. The judge who is hearing the case is Circuit Judge Warren R. McGraw.
The crux of the argument that Hatfiled and his attorney are making is that the truck has been taken in for repair on the same issue multiple times and still suffers from the same defect. It’s not clear when the case will land in court. The 2016 Ford F-150 has had recalls issued in the past. One recall was in 2016 and was due to potentially bad seat back welds. That recall also covered the 2016 Ford Explorer.