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Ford Class Action Lawsuit Over Warranty Will Continue

Ford has faced its fair share of litigation in recent months – par for the course with any major corporation, really – dealing with a new class-action lawsuit pertaining to the 6F35 six-speed automatic transmission used in many Ford Fusion models, reaching a settlement in another case over defective water pumps that it installed in a variety of models with Duratec engines, and watching a judge dismiss a case pertaining to faulty fuel injectors. Now, however, another Ford class-action lawsuit centered around emissions warranties in California will proceed, according to Car Complaints.

This class-action lawsuit – Hugo De Anda v. Ford Motor Company, Inc., et al – was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California by a plaintiff represented by Pomerantz LLP, Frontier Law Center, and The Law Office Of Robert Starr. It claims that Ford failed to provide a required emissions warranty for the vehicles it sells in California, specifically, “a three-year/50,000-mile warranty for “any part…which affects any regulated emission,” according to the filing, or a “seven-year/70,000-mile warranty” for any “high price” part.

Additionally, the lawsuit claims that California requires vehicles to come equipped with an onboard diagnostic system that “shall be capable of detecting malfunctions of the [vehicle’s] monitored emission systems, illuminating a malfunction indicator light (MIL) to notify the vehicle operator of detected malfunctions.” The plaintiff claims that their vehicle had an issue with the transmission, and that “Ford unlawfully denied warranty coverage for the transmission repair, which involved high-priced emission parts that should have been covered under Ford’s seven-year/70,000-mile California Emissions Warranty.”

Regardless, Ford allegedly refused to cover the cost of the diagnostic fee and repair in this case, which is what prompted the filing of the lawsuit. The Blue Oval filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but a judge sided with the plaintiff for now, which means that the case will indeed continue.

We’ll have more on this and all Ford-related lawsuits soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford lawsuit news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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