Owner claims truck is a lemon, sues Ford over faulty suspension

Kelly Holleran Oct. 26, 2009, 10:30am

A man who says Ford has not properly fixed the suspension on a truck he purchased from the company has filed suit against it.

In his complaint filed Oct. 19 in Jefferson County District Court, Harold Hilton claims he bought a 2006 Ford Ranger on Oct. 2, 2006, for $25,606.65.

However, the Ford Ranger's suspension was not in conformity, according to the complaint.

Despite Ford's seven attempts to fix the Ranger in 2007, 2008 and 2009, Hilton claims he is still unable to use the vehicle for its intended purpose.

Hilton's allegations against Ford include violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and violations of the Magnuson-Moss Federal Trade Commission Act, also known as the Lemon Law.

Hilton is seeking a judgment equal to three times his actual damages, another judgment for up to three times his actual damages for mental anguish, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Hilton will be represented by G. Brad Riffe of Kahn and Associates in Cleveland.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D185-146.

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