Ford Can't Trim Claims In Faulty Door Latch Suit

Law360 (October 26, 2018, 7:31 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ruled Friday that Ford Motor Co. must face certain warranty breach and consumer protection claims in an amended proposed class action alleging some Ford and Lincoln vehicles had defective door latches that caused sensors to malfunction.

U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen denied most of Ford's bid to slash an implied warranty claim, as well as certain state-based consumer protection claims from drivers suing the automaker over purportedly defective door latches that built up oxidation from humidity and moisture exposure, resulting in false "door ajar" warning signals being flashed to drivers. The false read causes the vehicle's...

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