PHILADELPHIA – General Motors and a Georgia transport company have been sued on behalf of a litigant who believes the vehicle she was sold contained a number of water leaks and components which were subsequently damaged by mold.

Celena Dawn Welty of Littlestown filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 8 versus General Motors, LLC c/o CT Corporation System of Harrisburg, and Rocky Ridge Transport, LLC of Franklin Springs, Ga.

The suit says on Feb. 18 of this year, Welty purchased a new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado manufactured and warranted by the defendant, and both purchased and registered in Pennsylvania. The price of the vehicle was in excess of $50,906.44, 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 plaintiff claims ineffective repair attempts made by the defendant “substantially impaired” the vehicle and rendered it worthless. During the initial warranty period’s first year, the plaintiff claims the vehicle had serious water leaks and equipment components damaged by mold, because of those same leaks. Further, the vehicle was returned to the dealership five to six times, and spent two months in the repair shop for the last attempt alone.

For alleged violation of the Pennsylvania Automobile Lemon Law, Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and 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, 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 plaintiff is represented by Robert M. Silverman of Kimmel & Silverman, in Ambler.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170900594

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at

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