A class action has been filed alleging Ford failed to identify vehicle parts that should be classified as “high-cost emissions warranty parts” under California’s emission warranty requirements and covered under the emissions warranty for 7 years and 70,000 miles. Instead, the lawsuit contends, Ford limited the parts that should be covered under that warranty, thus limiting Ford’s warranty exposure and saving Ford money. When such purported and non-covered “high-cost emissions warranty parts” fail, the consumer must pay out of pocket for the repairs.
The named Plaintiff, Ernie Miramontes, claims he should not have had to pay for repairs to his 2016 Ford Focus, and instead, such issues should have been covered under a high-priced emissions warranty. Specifically, as alleged in his complaint, his Focus experienced a cracked cylinder head and a scored wall in a cylinder, both of which cost far in excess of $1,000 to repair and should have been covered by Ford.
Miramontes contends Ford violated California business and consumer laws. He seeks remedies including an order declaring Ford is financially responsible for notifying all class members about the alleged wrongful conduct and reimbursement for associated repair costs, and damages.
The case is Ernie Miramontes v. Ford Motor Co. Inc., et al., case number 2:22-cv-00300, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.