A class action lawsuit filed in Texas District Court accuses Ford Motor Co. of profiting off of defective spark plugs.
Plaintiff Joshua Brewer claims in the Ford spark plug class action lawsuit that he purchased a 2006 Ford F150 that had defective sparks that cannot be readily removed when they need to be replaced. The class action lawsuit claims that when the defective spark plugs are removed, it causes damage to the spark plug and to the engine because part of the plug remains in the cylinder head.
Brewer alleges in the Ford defective spark plug class action that the defect has resulted in class members spending excessive amounts of money to change out spark plugs. Brewer says he was charged $800 to change out five spark plugs in his F150, nearly three times the normal cost of replacement.
Ford is accused in the class action lawsuit of not conducting sufficient recalls, failing to disclose known defects in the engines, failing to effectively repair or replace the engines or parts, and failing to reimburse.
The affected Ford vehicles that contain the allegedly defective Ford spark plugs include:
- 2005-2008 Ford Mustang
- 2004-2008 Ford F-150
- 2005-2008 Ford F-Super Duty Expedition
- 2006-2008 Ford Explorer
- F-53 Ford Motorhome Chassis
- 2007-2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
- 2005-2008 Lincoln Navigator
- 2006-2008 Lincoln Mark LT
- 2006-2008 Mercury Mountaineer
The Ford spark plug class action lawsuit is seeking damages for out-of-pocket expenses related to the cost to replace the spark plugs, deductibles paid when repairs were covered by warranty, diminution in value of the subject vehicles, economic losses, attorney’s fees, interest and court costs. It is alleging negligence, breach of implied warranty of merchantability, breach of express warranty and unjust enrichment against Ford.
The case is Joshua Brewer v. Ford Motor Co., Case No. 1:11-cv-00222, Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division.
UPDATE: On June 5, 2015, Ford agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle the spark plug defect class action lawsuit.
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