CHARLESTON -- A couple is suing General Motors for a vehicle they purchased that they claim is defective.

Moses Cadillac Buick GMC Truck, Inc. and Capital One Auto Finance, Inc. were also named as defendants in the suit.

On Feb. 27, 2011, James Hairston and Leah Hairston purchased a 2008 Cadillac Escalade from the defendants, according to a complaint filed March 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

The Hairstons claim after purchasing the vehicle they began to experience repeated non-conformities that substantially impaired the use, value and/or safety of the vehicle.

After the defects were discovered, the Hairstons returned the vehicle to the defendants for repair on at least 10 occasions, according to the suit.

The Hairstons claim despite allowing the defendants an opportunity to repair the vehicle, the defendants failed to do so.

The defendants failed and refused to provide a comparable replacement vehicle and to reimburse the Hairstons pursuant to their rights under West Virginia law, according to the suit.

The Hairstons are seeking compensatory and punitive damages. They are being represented by Cameron S. McKinney.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib Jr.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-505

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