Owners of Windstar minivans are suing Ford Motor Company, alleging that the rear axles of their vehicles have a design defect that can cause them to fail. It’s contended that the 1999 to 2003 models of the Ford Windstar minivan have a design defect that traps water and other corrosive agents inside the rear axle, rusting it from the inside out. The axle can then split apart during operation, putting the occupants of the car at a risk of severe injury and even death. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
The named Plaintiff, Aaron D. Martin, contends that the axle of his 2001 Windstar minivan broke due to internal rust damage while he was driving in May. It’s alleged that more than 949,000 Windstars were manufactured with a defective axle. The law firm of Golomb & Honik of Philadelphia filed this suit, claiming that Ford breached its implied warranty of merchantability and its express warranty.
While we are not involved in the Pennsylvania case, our firm is involved in other litigation involving the very same defect. If you need more information on this subject, contact Chris Glover at 800-898-2034 or by email at Chris.Glover@beasleyallen.com.
Source: Lawyers USA Online
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