Chrysler 300 had defective transmission, new lawsuit alleges

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 18, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A plaintiff couple alleges Fiat Chrysler Automobiles violated federal and state commerce laws when it sold them a new Chrysler vehicle which was saddled with a defective transmission.

Andrew and Charmelle Henderson of Coatesville filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 8 versus FCA US, LLC of Auburn Hills, Mich.

On March 2, 2015, the plaintiffs leased a new 2015 Chrysler 300, manufactured and warranted by the defendant, and both purchased and registered in Pennsylvania, the suit says. The price of the vehicle was in excess of $35,555 including registration charges, document fees and sales tax, but excluding other collateral charges not specified, the suit says.

The Hendersons says they were provided the express written warranties for the Chrysler 300, but soon learned the vehicle had a defective transmission. Furthermore, the Hendersons stated the defendant’s authorized dealer made more than two attempts to comply with its warranty and correct the defective transmission, but the attempts proved unsuccessful.

For alleged violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act, violation of the Uniform Commercial Code and violation of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL), the plaintiff is seeking damages up to three times the purchase price of the subject vehicle, collateral damages and attorney’s fees, with a total not in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiff is represented by David J. Gorberg of David J. Gorberg & Associates, in Ardmore.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171100468

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