Barbour Co. woman sues Subaru for defective vehicle

CHARLESTON – A Barbour County woman is suing Subaru of America after she claims a vehicle she purchased was defective. On Dec. 14, 2009, Lisa Marie Francis-Haller purchased a new 2010 Subaru Forester from the defendant for $26,298, according to a complaint filed Jan. 18 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Francis-Haller claims after purchasing the vehicle, she began to experience repeated nonconformities with the vehicle and returned it to the manufacturer for repairs. After a reasonable number of attempts, the defendant failed to conform the vehicle to its warranty, nor replace it with a comparable new vehicle that did conform to the warranty, according to the suit. Francis-Haller claims she was damaged by the loss of use of the vehicle and has incurred expenses for alternative transportation. Francis-Haller is seeking revocation of acceptance and refund of the purchase price; damages for repair costs and damages for loss of use, annoyance or inconvenience. She is being represented by Michael L. Glasser. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis Bloom. Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-91

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