Consumers allege new Ford pickup truck caught on fire within days of purchase

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis company is seeking damages from Ford Motor Co. and a dealership over allegations they failed to warn of a defective condition of a new truck they purchased, which caught on fire.

Gary and Terri Forir filed a complaint on Jan. 23 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Ford Motor Co. and McMahon Ford Co. alleging strict liability, negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, on March 3, 2018, the plaintiffs purchased a 2018 Ford Super Duty F250 pickup truck from McMahon Ford's St. Louis dealership. While driving the said truck on or about March 14, 2018, it suddenly burst into flames, resulting in the destruction of the subject vehicle and its contents. The plaintiffs allege the truck only had 700 miles on it and had not undergone any alteration or repairs.

The plaintiffs hold Ford Motor Co. and McMahon Ford Co. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide adequate warning of the dangerous and defective condition of the vehicle.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in an amount of no less than $25,000, with interest, costs, attorney's fees and all other relief that is just and proper. They are represented by Richard D. Gerber and Matthew R. Leffler of Evans & Dixon LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1922cc00172

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