Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 29, 2016, 12:39pm

SANTA ANA – Two California residents allege their Ford Edge vehicles contain defective throttle bodies that cause the vehicle to drop speed while in use.

Janis Benkle and John Kovak filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on Aug. 24, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division against Ford Motor Co. alleging violation of the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, breach of express warranty and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they purchased/leased defendant's vehicles containing a Delphi Gen 6 electronic throttle body, which caused their vehicles to spontaneously stall or suddenly decelerate to a near idle speed while in operation.

The plaintiffs hold Ford Motor Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly concealed and failed to disclose its knowledge of the throttle defect and failed to acknowledge or correct the defect.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek for the case to be maintained as a class action, damages, attorneys’ fees, costs of action and other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Roland Tellis, Mark Pifko and David Fernandes of Baron & Budd PC in Encino, Blake P. Green of BG Law LLC in Kansas City, Missouri and Eric D. Barton, Tyler W. Hudson and David P. Barclay of Wagstaff & Cartmell LLP in Kansas City, Missouri.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division Case number 16-cv-01569

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