A Harris County mother and son are suing Ford, alleging they were sold a defective vehicle.

Silvia Roman and Alejandro Roman filed a lawsuit Oct. 28 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Ford Motor Company and AutoNation Ford Gulf Freeway, alleging breach of express and implied warranties.

The suit states the Romans bought a 2014 Ford Escape on Oct. 28, 2013, but less than 90 days later, Silvia Roman noticed the dashboard corners were lifting, then came loose and rattled when she drove. The vehicle's air conditioning also began to fail, the suit says.

She returned the car to AutoNation, where she'd bought it, the lawsuit states. AutoNation said it had ordered the necessary parts to repair the air conditioning and the dashboard, but the suit alleges the Romans still experience problems with these features as well as other difficulties.

Silvia Roman says she received several recall notices for her vehicle May-November 2014, for which she repeatedly had to return it to AutoNation for repairs.

The Romans seek actual, special, and statutory damages, plus attorney fees and court costs. They are represented by attorney Kelly Greenwood Prather of the Greenwood Prather Law Firm in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-03161.

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