Ford Motor Company

PHILADELPHIA – A Ford Expedition’s numerous alleged defects are the subject of a lawsuit filed by a Franklin County man against Ford Motor Company.

Bruce C. Longenecker of Chambersburg filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Oct. 12 versus Ford Motor Company c/o CT Corporation System, of Harrisburg.

On Sept. 26, 2015, Longenecker purchased a 2015 Ford Expedition manufactured and warranted by the defendant, and both purchased and registered in Pennsylvania. The price of the vehicle was in excess of $64,049.73, including registration charges, document fees, sales tax, finance and bank charges, but excluding other collateral charges not specified yet defined by the Lemon Law, the suit says.

The plaintiff claims ineffective repair attempts made by the defendant “substantially impaired” the vehicle and made it worthless. 

The suit says Longenecker reported the Ford Expedition’s cross-traffic error message displayed, the front seat trim piece popped out, the left front panel was hanging down, the brake pedal felt soft, the cruise control was not disengaged correctly, the hill descent message was on, the anti-theft light illuminated and the horn was inoperative.

For alleged violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the Uniform Commercial Code and Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL), the plaintiff is seeking damages in an amount three times the purchase price of the subject vehicle, plus all collateral charges and attorney’s fees, with a total judgment not in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiff is represented by Robert A. Rapkin of Kimmel & Silverman, in Ambler.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171001387

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at

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