Man says Chrysler 200 was a lemon

by Kyla Asbury |
Oct. 29, 2014, 1:08pm

WHEELING – A man is suing Chrysler Group LLC after he claims the vehicle he purchased was defective.


On June 28, 2013, Barry E. Clayton Jr.  purchased a new 2013 Chrysler 200 totaling more than $25,355.50, according to a complaint originally filed July 30 in Monongalia Circuit Court and transferred to Ohio Circuit Court on Oct. 8.


Clayton claims after purchasing the vehicle, he experienced serious non-conformities with the vehicle, including with the power steering, water pump, thermostat, engine and belts.


As a result of the ineffective repair attempts for the non-conformities made by the defendant through its authorized dealers and the vehicle's use and value are rendered substantially impaired in value and the vehicle is not fit for its intended purposes, according to the suit.


Clayton claims he attempted to have the vehicle repaired on at least four occasions between August 2013 and December 2013, however, the vehicle continues to exhibit defects and non-conformities, which substantially impair its use, value and/or safety.


The defendant has failed to repair the non-conformities with the plaintiff's vehicle in a reasonable number of attempts and reasonable amount of time by the defendant's authorized repair facilities, according to the suit.


Clayton claims the non-conformities have substantially impaired the use and value of the vehicle.


Chrysler violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act and caused Clayton damages.


Clayton is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by Christina Gill Rosemen of Kimmel & Silverman.

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