Ford sued for cars, trucks that may accelerate unintentionally

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Reuters: Ford Motor Co was sued last week by 20 consumers seeking compensation from the second-largest US automaker for selling vehicles over nearly a decade that they said were vulnerable to unintended acceleration.

The lawsuit filed in a West Virginia federal court alleged that more than 30 models equipped with electronic throttle control system did not have in place reliable safety systems, such as a brake override system.

The Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars and trucks covered in the lawsuit were built from 2002 to 2010.

Among the models were the 2004-2010 Ford F-Series pick-up trucks, the country’s top-selling vehicle, as well as the 2005-2009 Lincoln Town Car and 2002-2005 Mercury Cougar.