On December 22, 2014, the Vachon Law Firm filed a lawsuit against Rancho Ford, the popular Temecula, California Ford dealership. The lawsuit was titled Graham v. Rancho Ford, Inc., et al. (Riverside County Superior Court Case no. RIC1412556). Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC were also named as codefendants in the case.
Allegations Against Rancho Ford and Other Defendants
The plaintiff in the Graham v. Rancho Ford lawsuit was a Canyon Lake, California consumer who purchased a used 2011 Ford Fiesta from Rancho Ford in June 2013. According to the plaintiff’s complaint, she subsequently took the Ford Fiesta back to Rancho Ford for repair of “a defect [that] causes the vehicle to fail to start, results in a dangerous inability to accelerate, inhibits gear shifting, and which causes the check-engine light to illuminate.” Based on these allegations, the complaint asserted causes of action under the California lemon law statute for breach of express warranty as to Ford Motor Company, and breach of implied warranty as to Rancho Ford and Ford Motor Credit Company.
The complaint also contained fraud and Consumers Legal Remedies Act claims against Rancho Ford based on the dealership’s alleged failure to sell the Ford Fiesta to the plaintiff for its advertised price. More specifically, the complaint alleged that Rancho Ford violated California law by selling the Ford Fiesta to plaintiff for approximately $1,200 more than its then advertised price.
The complaint also asserted causes of action against Rancho Ford for allegedly failing to accurately itemize the plaintiff’s deferred down payment in the Ford Fiesta’s purchase contract.
Click below to read a copy of the complaint filed in the Graham v. Rancho Ford, Inc., et al. lawsuit.
Please note: Rancho Ford and the other defendants denied the complaint’s allegations and asserted that they did not violate any applicable laws. The lawsuit was resolved by the parties prior to the Riverside County Superior Court making any findings regarding whether the complaint’s allegations are true or whether any party violated applicable laws.
The Lawsuit Settled In March 2015
In March 2015, the plaintiff and the defendants exchanged settlement agreements that resolved the Graham v. Rancho Ford, Inc., et al. lawsuit pursuant to a mutually agreed-upon terms. No party made any admissions regarding the validity or invalidity of the complaint’s allegations.
Want to Talk to a Lemon Law Lawyer About a Vehicle You Purchased From Rancho Ford?
The Vachon Law Firm is based in Northern San Diego County, but takes cases in Riverside County and all over California. If you purchased a vehicle from Rancho Ford, or any other Temecula dealership, and want to talk to an expert lemon law and car dealer fraud attorney about your legal rights, call the Vachon Law Firm today at 1-855-4-LEMON-LAW (1-855-453-6665).
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