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A lawsuit filed against Ford Motor Co. alleges that several Ford and Lincoln vehicles manufactured between 2002 and 2010 are subject to unintentional acceleration and also lack “adequate fail-safe systems” to prevent crashes.

The suit filed Thursday in federal court in West Virginia seeks class-action status on behalf of consumers in 14 states.

It describes situations in which Ford’s electronic throttle system allegedly caused vehicles to accelerate unexpectedly, leaving drivers unable to stop. It does not include any claims of wrongful death or personal injury.

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