PHILADELPHIA – A Roslyn man says General Motors violated both federal and state laws when it sold him an automobile with a defective transmission and three non-working gears.
Andre Scott filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on July 19 versus General Motors, LLC c/o Corporation Service Company, of West Trenton, N.J.
Per the litigation, on Dec. 21, 2012, Scott purchased a new 2011 Chevrolet Equinox manufactured and warranted by the defendant, and both purchased and registered in Pennsylvania. The lease price of the vehicle was in excess of $35,857.60, including registration charges, document fees, sales tax, finance and bank charges, but excluding other collateral charges not specified yet defined by the Lemon Law.
The parties’ bargain includes an express three-year/36,000-mile warranty and other guarantees, but the plaintiff claims ineffective repair attempts made by the defendant on Sept. 16, 2016, “substantially impaired” the vehicle and rendered it worthless. During the warranty period, the plaintiff discovered problems with the vehicle’s transmission, which did not contain working reverse, second or third gears.
For alleged violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act and Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL), the plaintiffs are seeking damages in an amount equal to the purchase price of the subject vehicle, plus all incidental, consequential and treble damages, collateral charges, attorney’s fees and court costs, with a total judgment not in excess of $50,000.
The plaintiff is represented by Timothy J. Abeel Jr. of Timothy J. Abeel & Associates, in Glen Mills.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170701552
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