PHILADELPHIA - A class action lawsuit filed against Ford Motor Company on Jan. 21 alleges that some its vehicles had defects that resulted in the loss of power and other problems.
The suit filed by Eric Nolan Clark cites a breach of warranty and negligent misrepresentation.
The lawsuit alleged Ford cars and passenger trucks manufactured between 2004 and 2008 have engine problems that can lead to stalling, sudden deceleration, loss of power at high rates of speed and acceleration hesitation. The problems were caused by alleged defects in the electronic throttle control, transmission control module, throttle body assembly and powertrain control module.
Ford allegedly failed to notify vehicle owners of the defects in the engines despite being made aware of the issues from consumer complaints. The company allegedly only submitted Technical Service Bulletins to tell dealerships how to fix the issues.
The lawsuit further alleged Ford didn't tell its dealerships that the engine problems should have been covered by a warranty.
Clark, who purchased a 2005 Ford F150 in July 2005, alleged his truck experienced a loss of power. He allegedly had to pay to fix the vehicle even though the truck had less than 80,000 miles on it and should have been covered by the warranty.
Clark is seeking class status and an unspecified amount in punitive damages.
He is represented by Sol H. Weiss, of Anapol Schwartz in Philadelphia.
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:15-cv-00287