PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia plaintiff claims in a recently-filed lawsuit that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles violated a number of federal and state commerce regulations, when it sold them a new Dodge vehicle with a non-working engine and other defects.
Kevon Darden of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 8 versus FCA US, LLC of Auburn Hills, Mich.
On Sept. 19, 2016, the plaintiff purchased a new 2015 Dodge Dart, 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 $15,600, 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 suit says.
Darden says he was provided express written warranties for the Dodge Dart, but encountered the vehicle’s defective engine, oil leak and no-start conditions. Additionally, Darden stated the defendant’s authorized dealer made more than two attempts to comply with its warranty and remedy the aforementioned issues, but the attempts were not successful.
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 171100409
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