Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP Announces a Consumer Class Action Filed against Ford for Defective Water Pumps
RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 1, 2018--The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company (“Ford”) in the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of all persons in the United States who purchased, own, owned, lease or leased the following vehicles:
Ford Edge (2007-2018); Ford Explorer (2011-2018); Ford F150 (2015-2017); Ford Flex (2009-2018); Ford Fusion (2010-2012); Ford Taurus (2008-2018); Lincoln MKX (2007-2010); Lincoln MKZ (2007-2012); and Mercury Sable (2008-2009)
Owners or Lessees of Ford vehicles with a defective water pump who wish to discuss their legal rights or interests are encouraged to contact Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP (James Maro, Esq. or Adrienne Bell, Esq.) at (888) 299-7706 or (610) 667-7706, or via e-mail at . For additional information please visit: .
The complaint alleges that, beginning in 2007 and continuing through the present, Ford has equipped millions of vehicles sold under the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury brand names with the Ford Cyclone Engine, also known as the Duratec engine. Unbeknownst to purchasers and lessees of these vehicles, the Ford Cyclone Engine contains a defect in design, manufacturing, materials and/or workmanship that causes the water pump to suddenly and prematurely fail—before the end of the useful life of the engine—and can lead to catastrophic engine failure.
The chain-driven water pump in the Ford Cyclone Engine is located internal to the engine. When the water pump prematurely fails, coolant leaks from the water pump directly into engine parts or the oil pan, destroying essential engine components or mixing with the engine’s oil. In many cases, this mixture of engine oil and coolant is carried throughout the engine, leading to destruction of the engine. This often occurs with little to no warning. Despite having knowledge of this defect, Ford has continued selling defective vehicles, has failed to disclose the defect to owners and lessees, has not issued a recall, and has not remedied the issue and/or compensated owners and lessees of the defective vehicles.
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP prosecutes class actions in state and federal courts throughout the country. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP is a driving force behind corporate governance reform, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of institutional and individual investors from the United States and around the world. The firm represents investors, consumers and whistleblowers (private citizens who report fraudulent practices against the government and share in the recovery of government dollars). For more information about Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, please visit www.ktmc.com.
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CONTACT: Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP
James Maro, Esq.
Adrienne Bell, Esq.
280 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
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SOURCE: Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP
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