SACRAMENTO – A Lincoln woman alleges her Ford Focus has a defective transmission.
Lana Hernandez filed a complaint on Aug. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against
Ford Motor Co. and Does 1 through 10
alleging violation of the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, Unfair Competition Law and Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in March 30, 2013, she purchased a 2013 Ford Focus that had a Dual PowerShift six-speed transmission, which she claims came with defects, including shuddering, jerk, and hesitation upon acceleration. The plaintiff holds Ford Motor Co. and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to disclose to plaintiff and the public regarding the defective nature of the DPS6 transmission.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks restitution and rescission of the purchase contract, damages, incidental and consequential damages, punitive and statutory damages, equitable and injunctive relief, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Hallen D. Rosner and Jeffrey L. Le Pere of Rosner, Barry & Babbitt LLP in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-cv-01822-MCE-EFB