David Yates Nov. 22, 2013, 8:18am

Several Texans have banded together and filed suit against Ford Motor Co., alleging the company sold vehicles with a defect in the engine.

Brian Vincent, Rafael Vega and Joseph Cascio filed suit against Ford, David Self Ford and Philpott Motors on Nov. 18 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, Vincent purchased a 2005 Ford F-250 from David Self in Orange; Vega bought a 2006 Ford F-250; and Cascio purchased a 2005 Ford F-250 from Philpott Motors in Nederland.

All three assert they have encountered numerous problems with the trucks’ engines, costing them thousands to repair the vehicle.

The suit says the defendants were aware that as early as 2002 numerous issues had been identified with Ford’s 6.0L engine, specifically including turbo charger systems, fuel injection systems, head gaskets and coolers plugging.

The suit further says Ford knew about the problems before launch and never had a definitive repair action.

The suit accuses the defendants of deceptive trade practices.

The plaintiffs are seeking no more than $200,000 in damages for their repair and loss of use.

Dallas attorney Craig Patrick represents them.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. D194-983

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