CHARLESTON -- A couple is suing Ford Motor Company for breach of warranty after they purchased a vehicle they claim had several defects.

Donald and Patricia Thompson purchased a 2009 Mercury Mariner on Oct. 18, 2008, for $27,285, according to a complaint filed Dec. 17 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

The Thompsons claim after they purchased the vehicle they experienced various defects, including defects in the transmission and a fluid leak. They claim these defects were covered under the warranty.

According to the suit, the manufacturer failed to repair the vehicle after being afforded a reasonable number of attempts.

The Thompsons claim they suffered lost wages and loss of use because of the vehicle defects.

The Thompsons are seeking compensatory damages and repurchase of the vehicle for breach of written warranty, breach of implied warranty, breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty of merchantability and violation of the Lemon Law. Hugh Wood is representing them.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Irene C. Berger.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 09-C-2312

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