Man sues Honda over allegedly defective Pilot

By Kyla Asbury | Dec 23, 2013

Kanawha County Circuit Court

CHARLESTON - A man is suing Honda of America Mfg. Inc. after he claims his new motor vehicle was defective.

On July 14, Randall Weese purchased a new 2013 Honda Pilot from Lester Raines Honda for the purchase price of $36,200, according to a complaint filed Nov. 26 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Weese claims after purchasing the vehicle, he experienced repeated non-conformities with the vehicle, which substantially impairs the use and market value of the vehicle and reasonably caused him to fear for his safety when operating the vehicle.

After a reasonable number of attempts, the dealership and/or manufacturer did not conform the vehicle to the warranty, nor replace the vehicle with a comparable new vehicle which did conform to the warranties, according to the suit.

Weese claims as a direct and proximate result of the defendants' failure to conform the vehicle to the warranties after a reasonable number of attempts, Weese was damaged by the loss of use of the vehicle and has further suffered annoyance, inconvenience and incurred expenses for alternative transportation.

Weese is seeking revocation of acceptance and refund of the purchase price of the vehicle; damages for repair costs; and damages for loss of use, annoyance or inconvenience from the non-conformity. He is being represented by Michael L. Glasser of Meyer, Ford, Glasser & Radman PLLC.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-2224

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