Ford Still Faces Claims in Faulty Door Latch Suit

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Oct. 29, 2018—A California federal judge ruled on Friday that Ford Motor Co. must face multiple warranty breach and consumer protection claims in an amended, proposed class action lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleged that some Lincoln and Ford vehicles had defective door latches that caused sensors to malfunction, according to

Back in March, a California federal judge had trimmed some claims that alleged certain Ford vehicles were sold with a door latch defect that caused “door ajar” warnings that prevent doors from locking. However, at that juncture the judge did agree with the plaintiffs that Ford’s failure to disclose the alleged door latch defect was a material omission. According to, the plaintiffs claimed that they wouldn’t have purchased their Ford vehicles if the auto manufacturer had disclosed the door latch defect.


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