Lawsuit: Ford Focus' retail condition violated applicable state and federal laws

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 4, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A York County couple claim the new Ford Focus vehicle they purchased in 2014 contained a defective transmission not able to be repaired after four separate attempts, in a recently-filed lawsuit.

Sara Calhoun Moore and Adam Moore of Wrightsville filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 22 versus Ford Motor Company c/o CT Corporation System, of Harrisburg.

On Sept. 22, 2014, the Moores bought a new 2014 Ford Focus from L&L Ford in East Berlin, manufactured and warranted by the defendant, and both purchased and registered in Pennsylvania. The price of the vehicle was in excess of $21,630, 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 plaintiffs were provided a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty to cover the vehicle, among other warranties. The plaintiffs claim several four repair attempts made by the defendant “substantially impaired” the vehicle and rendered it worthless, in attempting to remedy the vehicle’s defective transmission.

For alleged violation of the Lemon Law, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, breach of warranty, violation of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL) and revocation of acceptance of contract, the plaintiffs are seeking damages in an amount three times the purchase price of the subject vehicle, plus all collateral charges, attorney’s fees and costs, with a total judgment not in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiffs are represented by Michael Power of Power & Associates, in Glen Mills.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171102222

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