Houston woman claims Ford sold her defective Fiesta

GALVESTON - A Houston woman's lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. says the plaintiff purchase a defective car last year. In court papers filed Sept. 26 in Galveston County District Court, Nellie Wright asserts she spent nearly $15,000 on a 2011 Ford Fiesta from McRae Ford on June 16, 2012, only to discover the vehicle had problems shortly afterwards. At the time of the subject events, Wright had a written three-year warranty. She brought the Fiesta back to the dealership to get repairs done on an engine, climate control system and an electrical system. The suit says the plaintiff gave Ford "sufficient" opportunities to fix the Fiesta; however, the latter "was unable and/or failed to repair the Fiesta within a reasonable number of complaints." "The plaintiff justifiably lost confidence in the Fiesta's safety and reliability," according to the original petition. Wright revoked acceptance of the Fiesta in writing last May, but Ford reportedly refused her demand. "The plaintiff has been and will continue to be financially damaged due to the defendant's failure to comply with the provisions of its written warranty and its failure to provide the plaintiff with a merchantable Fiesta," the suit says. Consequently, the claimant seeks at least $50,000 in damages and a jury trial. Attorney Andrew Ross of Krohn & Moss Ltd. in Chicago is representing Wright, and Galveston County 10th District Court Judge Kerry L. Neves is presiding over the case. Case No. 13-CV-1241

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