Ford Hit With Acceleration Defect Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (March 28, 2013, 9:44 PM EDT) -- A group of purchasers hit Ford Motor Co. with a putative class action Thursday in West Virginia federal court in connection with alleged defects in Ford’s vehicles that cause unintended acceleration, echoing a similar issue that has been heavily litigated against Toyota Motor Corp.

The suit, filed on behalf of potentially millions of Ford purchasers and lessees, claims Ford vehicles manufactured between 2002 and 2010 that are equipped with an electronic throttle control system are vulnerable to sudden unintended acceleration, and that Ford has admitted that...
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