Consumer alleges car was defective, was not told it was previously a rental vehicle

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO – An Inyo County woman alleges she purchased a defective Ford vehicle and seeks rescission of the purchase agreement.

SACRAMENTO – An Inyo County woman alleges she purchased a defective Ford vehicle and seeks rescission of the purchase agreement.

Arlene Brown filed a complaint on Aug. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Ford Motor Co. and V&V Motors Inc., doing business as Bishop Ford, alleging violation of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act and the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in February, she purchased a 2013 Ford Focus from Bishop Ford. The plaintiff holds Ford Motor Co. and V&V Motors Inc. responsible because V&V Motors Inc. allegedly failed to disclose to plaintiff that the vehicle she purchased was a previously a rental vehicle as well as misrepresenting to her that the vehicle was free of any defects. She alleges the vehicle has a defective Duel PowerShift six-speed transmission.

The plaintiff seeks general damages, incidental and consequential damages, restitution and rescission of the purchase agreement, punitive and statutory damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Christopher P. Barry of Rosner, Barry & Babbitt LLP in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 1:16-cv-01203-DAD-JLT

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