Philly woman alleges she was sold defective Chevrolet vehicle by GM

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 3, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman alleges General Motors violated federal and state laws when it sold her a used vehicle she claims had several mechanical defects.

Ontea Paxton filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on June 23 versus General Motors, LLC c/o CSC of Harrisburg.

According to the lawsuit, on Jan. 9, 2015, Paxton leased a used 2012 Chevrolet Traverse, manufactured and warranted by the defendant, and both purchased and registered in Pennsylvania. The price of the vehicle was in excess of $23,914.00, including registration charges, document fees, sales tax, finance and bank charges, but excluding other collateral charges not specified yet defined by the Lemon Law.

Paxton was provided a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty for the vehicle, but discovered the vehicle’s defects included power loss and regular illumination of the check engine light, in addition to other problems. Paxton added the defendant’s authorized service facility had made three attempts to comply with its warranty, but the attempts were ineffective.

For alleged violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and violation of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL), the plaintiff is seeking damages in an amount equal to the purchase price of the subject vehicle, collateral charges, incidental, consequential and treble damages, attorney’s fees and court costs, not in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiff is represented by Robert M. Silverman of Kimmel & Silverman, in Ambler.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170602606

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