Gary Medrano has filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Company after his 2000 Ford F-150 XLT caught on fire due to a faulty cruise control switch. He claims that the fire department that finally ended the fire told him that the fire was caused by a defective cruise control deactivation switch.
Medrano claims that he was not able to get any help from Ford. He states that the speed control deactivation switch was located in circuit that is constantly powered, no matter if the vehicle is parked or even turned off. The faulty switch also did not have any mechanism to switch it off if it begins to overheat.
He is seeking damages for the monetary loss of purchasing the defective truck, the destruction of his vehicle, property damage, and physical injury.
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