Webster Book LLP has opened a class action investigation into defective steering wheel bolts on Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ Model Years 2014 to 2018. Ford has just announced a recall indicating that steering wheels may fall off after becoming loosened from the steering column. Webster Book LLP is investigating these allegations.
Affected Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ owners should be aware of the protections offered under the Consumer Protection Acts of various states, which generally prohibit false, fraudulent, deceptive, and/or misleading statements in connection with the sale or lease of consumer goods, including automobiles. In addition to compensatory damages, some state laws, such as the Virginia Consumer Protection Act allow up to three times the actual damages sustained, or $1,000, whichever is greater. Additionally, the Act provides that the supplier who committed the violation must pay the consumer’s attorneys’ fees and court costs. Finally, even in the case of unintentional violations, the Court is empowered to award restitution and payment of reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs.
If you purchased one of these Ford Fusion or Lincoln MKZ vehicles, you may wish to consult with a Virginia lawyer experienced in this area of law to learn your rights. To contact Webster Book LLP to discuss your case, please call us at (888) 987-9991 or submit the contact form below.
Steven T. Webster, Webster Book LLP