PHILADELPHIA – One Philadelphia plaintiff alleges Fiat Chrysler Automobiles broke a number of commerce regulations, when it sold him a new Jeep with technical issues unable to be remedied after five repair attempts on the part of the dealer.
Richard J. Huff Jr. filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Aug. 25 versus FCA US, LLC of Auburn Hills, Mich.
On April 8, 2015, the plaintiff purchased a new 2015 Jeep Patriot at Family Chrysler Philadelphia, manufactured and warranted by the defendant, and both purchased and registered in Pennsylvania. The price of the vehicle was in excess of $25,103.16, including registration charges, document fees, sales tax, finance and bank charges, but excluding other collateral charges not specified yet defined by the Lemon Law.
Huff says he was provided a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty for the automobile, but learned the vehicle had mechanical difficulties, including the airbag, check engine, low tire pressure and TPMS lights illuminating unnecessarily. Huff added the defendant’s authorized dealer had made five repair attempts to comply with its warranty and correct the aforementioned issues, but the attempts proved futile.
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 170802548
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