Defective 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel Engine Leads To Class Action Lawsuit Against Ford Motor Company and Navistar, Inc.
May 8th, 2011
WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING NEW CLIENTS FOR THIS SUIT Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P. Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Ford Motor Company and Navistar, Inc.
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, March 29, 2011 – East Baton Rouge Parish resident Rena Brown and West Baton Rouge resident Kem Anderson filed a lawsuit today on behalf of a class of Louisiana consumers against Ford Motor Company and Navistar, Inc. (f/k/a International Truck and Engine Corporation) in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
The class action lawsuit filed by the lawyers of Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P. of Plaquemine, Louisiana alleges, among other things, that Ford Motor Company and Navistar, Inc. manufactured, marketed and sold Ford’s Super Duty trucks and Ford Excursion vehicles for model years 2003-2007 that contained 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel Engines containing manufacturing and design defects that render the engines and vehicles unmerchantable.
The lawsuit seeks financial damages including return of the purchase price of the vehicles, costs and expenses incurred in attempted repairs, and loss of use of the vehicles.
According to the lawsuit, the relationship between Ford and Navistar became ugly in 2007 when Ford filed a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Navistar, Inc. over the 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel Engines that are the subject of the Brown and Anderson class action lawsuit. In Ford’s suit against Navistar, Ford alleges the 6.0L engine manufactured by Navistar is defective and, thus, Ford sued Navistar for failing to pay its share of the warranty costs that Ford had to pay in connection with warranty claims filed by owners and lessees of the Ford vehicles.
According to Nicholas Rockforte, an attorney with Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P, a handful of similar suits have been filed across the country including in California, Utah, North Carolina and Tennessee. Addressing the allegations made in the lawsuit, Mr. Rockforte stated that “the Ford vehicles equipped with the Navistar manufactured engines have unprecedented problems, and its time for Ford and Navistar to take responsibility and take care of the consumers.” He indicated that his clients use the subject vehicles for business purposes and the enormous costs associated with the repairs and loss of use have severely hindered their bottom line.
“Not only have our clients incurred massive expenses, but they are stuck with a truck that has incredible diminished resale value—even according to Ford.” Mr. Rockforte likens the battle between the owners of the defective Ford 6.0L diesel engines and Ford as that of David and Goliath, as the consumers have no bargaining power. According to Mr. Rockforte, Ford refuses to pay for the costs associated with repair of its defective motors, but continues to profit from the service and repair work to the vehicles. (We are no longer taking new clients).This entry was posted in Current Cases. Bookmark the permalink.
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