SAN DIEGO – Two San Diego County residents allege their 2014 Ford Focus contains defects.

Michael Scott and Cathleen Kay O'Malley filed a complaint on Sept. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Ford Motor Co. alleging that the manufacturer violated the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act and Consumers Legal Remedies Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in October 2013, they purchased the Focus and it was delivered to plaintiffs with serious defects in the DPS6 transmission, including problems that caused shuddering, slipping, and stalling. They allege they were put at risk of serious harm and suffered damages due to the unexpected and premature failure of defendant's manufactured vehicle. 

The plaintiffs hold Ford Motor Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to repair the defective vehicle after numerous attempts, failed to refund or replace the vehicle, failed to remedy the defects and failed to provide plaintiffs with a non-defective vehicle as warranted.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, damages, rescission of the sale contract, restitution of monies spent, interest, injunctive relief, attorneys' fees, costs of suit and further relief as the court deems just. They are represented by John W. Hanson and Elisa M. Swanson of The Hanson Law Firm in La Jolla.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-02298

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