Levittown plaintiffs allege Honda Motor Company sold them defective vehicle

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jun 27, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Levittown couple claim Honda Motor Company violated federal and state laws when it sold them an automobile they allege was subject to several issues preventing it from operating properly.

Donna Jean Dixon and Jack Dixon filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on June 13 against American Honda Motor Co., Inc. of Torrance, Calif.

According to the lawsuit, on March 11, 2016, the Dixons bought a brand-new 2015 Honda CRV from the Mike Piazza Honda dealership in Langhorne, manufactured and warranted by the defendant, and both purchased and registered in Pennsylvania. The price of the vehicle totaled more than $32,090.55, 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 plaintiffs claim ineffective repair attempts made by the defendant “substantially impaired” the vehicle and rendered it worthless. During the first 12 months and/or 12,000 miles, the plaintiffs complained on at least three occasions about defects and/or non-conformities to the following vehicle components: the engine, electrical system and abnormal vibration.

For alleged violation of the Lemon Law, Magnuson-Moss Warranty 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 plaintiffs are represented by Jacqueline C. Herritt of Kimmel & Silverman, in Ambler.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170601248

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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