Customer alleges Ford sold defective vehicle

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 29, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Florida customer is suing Ford, alleging breach of warranty.

Maurice Anthony Summers filed a complaint Jan. 10 in Pinellas Circuit Court against Ford Motor Company, alleging the auto manufacturer obtained profit through distribution of a substandard product.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 8, 2017, Summers purchased a 2017 Ford Fusion for $24,418.12. The suit says Summers has been and will continue to be financially damaged due to Ford's failure to comply with the provisions of its express warranty. The suit says Ford sold a defective motor vehicle to Summers and refuses to remedy the defects or reimburse the costs of repair or replacement. 

The plaintiff alleges Ford Motor Company failed to timely and adequately repair the defects in the Ford Fusion, which has impaired the use, value and/or safety of the purchased vehicle. The suit says the defects include a defective engine, transmission electrical system and brakes and the car makes rattling noises.

Summers seeks trial by jury, judgment against Ford Motor for diminution in value of the vehicle, award incidental and consequential damages of more than $15,000, attorney fees, witness fees, plus all court costs and other fees incurred. He is represented by attorney Brent Wikgren of Krohn & Moss Ltd. in Chicago.

Pinellas Circuit Court case number 18-CA-203

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