Owners of certain Ford vehicles in Los Angeles, US have filed a lawsuit against the American automaker for supplying defective vehicles to them.
The owners have claimed that the Ford vehicles are affected by an electronic throttle body (ETB) problem that can result in sudden stalls, risking the safety of the driver, passengers and other motorists and/or pedestrians on the road.
The national law firm of Baron & Budd is investigating the lawsuit on behalf of the owners. Owners of the following vehicles that have an ETB problem may be able to participate in a class action lawsuit against the automaker: 2011 to 2013 Ford Mustang, 2011 to 2013 Ford Edge, and 2011 to 2013 Lincoln MKX.
A defective ETB can put a vehicle into what is known as "limp home" mode, where the vehicle can continue to move but at a significantly lowered speed. Some consumers have reported that their vehicles not only stalled while in motion, but also surged suddenly during acceleration from a stop.
Ford agreed to repair many models that could have defective ETBs under a special extended warranty program. However, the program does not include the models mentioned above.
"Auto defects can put many people at risk of serious injury or even death," said Roland Tellis, head of the Consumer Class Action group at the national law firm of Baron & Budd. "We will work to make sure that Ford repairs all models that have a defective ETB - not just a select few."
Source : auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com