Ford Accused Of Jilting Consumers On Lemon Law Buybacks

Law360, New York (November 01, 2013, 12:41 PM ET) -- A California consumer mounted a putative class action on Thursday accusing Ford Motor Co. of violating the state's so-called lemon law by including deductions above and beyond what the statute allows when repurchasing or replacing defective vehicles.

Plaintiff Rex Potter says Ford has been shortchanging consumers seeking compensation for dud automobiles under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, which requires automakers to buy back or replace any vehicle it can't bring in line with the guarantees outlined in their express warranties following "a reasonable number of attempts"...
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