San Francisco, CA A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of all persons who purchased or leased a Ford vehicle in California and were charged for excessive damage and/or wear and tear when returning the vehicle pursuant to California’s Lemon Law.
The lawsuit, entitled Sansoe et al., v. Ford Motor Company, Case No. 3:13-cv-05043-PJH, seeks to cease Ford’s business practice of charging California vehicle owners and lessees, or requiring them to pay third parties, for excessive damage and/or wear and tear to lemon vehicles.
Under California’s Lemon Law, when a car manufacturer repurchases or replaces a vehicle, it is prohibited from taking a deduction for use of the vehicle other than that specified in a statutory mileage formula. A car manufacturer violates the Lemon Law by charging an owner or lessee any amount for use of the vehicle other than the mileage formula.