Porsche Cayenne

MEDIA – A man whose Porsche automobile burst into flames just more than a year after he purchased it has sued the vehicle’s manufacturer and dealers for resultant damages.

Paul H. McCartney, III and Cherryville Service Center, Inc., of Slatington filed an amended lawsuit in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas on June 21 versus Porsche Cars of North America, Inc. of Atlanta, Ga., Knopf Automotive, Inc. (doing business as “Knopf Automotive”) of Allentown and RDS Enterprises, LLC (doing business as “Porsche of the Main Line”) of Newtown Square.

On or about June 11, 2014, the plaintiffs purchased a new 2014 Porsche Cayenne from defendant Knopf for $112,762.05. At various times after its purchase, the plaintiffs allege the defendants performed work and service upon the vehicle.

More than one year later, on Aug. 25, 2015, while the Porsche was parked and the engine turned off, a fire began within the vehicle – which a subsequent investigation revealed started behind the dashboard.

The plaintiffs allege the improper manufacture and installation of the components behind the dashboard constituted a defective and dangerous condition, one which caused the fire.

For counts of strict products liability, negligence, violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act, breach of warranty and breach of contract, the plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of $50,000.00, plus collateral damages, incidental damages, attorney’s fees and costs, in this matter.

The plaintiffs are represented by Joseph M. DeMarco and Kristen E. Lizzano of March Hurwitz & DeMarco, in Media.

Delaware County Court of Common Pleas case 2017-004311

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

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