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Ken Grody Ford Carlsbad Settles Rental Car Lawsuit

The Vachon Law Firm announces the successful resolution of the lawsuit Martin v. Vince Dixon Ford, Inc. (San Diego County Superior Court Case No. 37-2011-00059905). The defendant, Vince Dixon Ford, Inc. operates the Carlsbad, California car dealership “Ken Grody Ford Carlsbad.” The plaintiff is represented by Michael Vachon, LL.M. of the Vachon Law Firm.

Allegations in the Complaint Against Ken Grody Ford Carlsbad

The complaint alleged that Ken Grody Ford Carlsbad sold the plaintiff (a San Diego, California consumer) a used 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee without telling him that it was previously a rental vehicle. According to the complaint, in doing so Ken Grody Ford committed fraud and violated California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act and the Unfair Competition Law. Failing to disclose rental history is one of California’s common forms of auto fraud.

The complaint further alleged that Ken Grody Ford Carlsbad breached the implied warranty of merchantability. More specifically, it alleged that the Jeep Grand Cherokee had a stalling defect and a check engine light defect, both of which were reported to Ken Grody Ford, but not fixed prior to the vehicle’s sale.

Click here for a copy of the lawsuit’s complaint.

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