Fiat Chrysler Automobiles made ineffective repairs to newly purchased vehicle, Philadelphia plaintiffs say

By Nicholas Malfitano | Jul 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of Philadelphia plaintiffs allege Fiat Chrysler Automobiles violated federal and state laws when it sold them a new car they claim was saddles with numerous mechanical problems.

Tina L. Fields and Iyonna T. Fields filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on July 7 versus FCA US, LLC of Auburn Hills, Mich.

Per the litigation, on March 30, 2015, the plaintiffs purchased a new 2015 Chrysler 200, manufactured and warranted by the defendant, and both purchased and registered in Pennsylvania. The price of the vehicle was in excess of $27,052.10, 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 Fields were provided a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty for the vehicle, but learned the vehicle’s defects included illumination of the malfunction light and the vehicle hesitating when accelerating, the vehicle stalling out while driving and burning oil. The Fields added the defendant’s authorized dealer had made four attempts to comply with its warranty, but the attempts were ineffective.

For alleged violation of the Pennsylvania Lemon Law, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement 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 170700535

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