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A woman purchased a Ford vehicle approximately two years ago in a state other than West Virginia. She claims that since then, she has had numerous issues with the car. She is now filing an auto defect lawsuit against Ford.

She has experienced a number of car defects since she purchased her 2012 Ford Focus in Jan. 2012. She asserts that she has had transmission issues, shuddering, hesitation and other problems. She says that she has put her Focus in the shop six times or more.

It was not immediately clear if the woman had suffered any injuries due to the auto defects that she listed in her lawsuit. However, she may still have a case since she had so many problems with her vehicle after initially purchasing it. If she was ever injured due to the defects, it would be a vital part of her lawsuit and could possibly help her receive a monetary award.

Believe it or not, auto manufacturers are sometimes very aware of the fact that their vehicles have issues, such as defects, when they are released onto the market. These issues pose a risk to consumers when the vehicles are not recalled in a timely manner. Consumers are at serious risk for chronic pain and lifelong debilitating injuries.

Any consumer here in West Virginia who has become a victim due to an auto defect may benefit from learning of their legal options. A lawsuit may help bring attention to the matter, which can possibly pressure the manufacturer into making the necessary recalls and repairs. Moreover, it may provide financial compensation to a victim who was injured due to the negligence of an auto manufacturer.

Source: The Southeast Texas Record, “Woman files complaint against Ford, alleging numerous defects with vehicle“, , Aug. 6, 2014