PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff alleges Fiat Chrysler Automobiles violated a number of commerce regulations when it sold her a new Jeep with mechanical issues unable to be remedied after four repair attempts on the dealer’s part.

Joy Case Griffin of Palmyra filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 14 versus FCA US, LLC of Auburn Hills, Mich.

On Nov. 14, 2016, the plaintiff purchased a new 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport at Freedom Jeep of Harrisburg, manufactured and warranted by the defendant, and both purchased and registered in Pennsylvania. The price of the vehicle was in excess of $31,687, including registration charges, document fees, sales tax, finance and bank charges, but excluding other collateral charges not specified yet defined by the Lemon Law.

Griffin says she was provided a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty for the Jeep, but learned the vehicle had mechanical difficulties, such as a misaligned driver’s side floor, which caused repeated water leaks inside the vehicle. Griffin added the defendant’s authorized dealer had made four 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 170901370

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

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