Ford Asks For Quick End To Power Steering Defect Claims

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 6:22 PM EST) -- Ford Motor Co. on Monday sought to put a dagger in the heart of a lawsuit by California drivers who claimed the automaker hid certain power steering defects in Focus and Fusion cars from consumers, telling a federal judge a quick win is warranted because the group cannot prove damages.

A group of Ford Fusion owners have contended that a defect in certain model years of the vehicle’s electronic power assisted steering, or EPAS, system, particularly a component known as the electromechanical relay, causes drivers to...
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