LOGAN -- A Williamson man claims a car dealership sold him a vehicle with numerous defects, which required six return trips to that dealership for service where repairs were not made.

Robert York filed a lawsuit July 15 in Logan Circuit Court against General Motors LLC.

According to the complaint, York purchased a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze manufactured by General Motors on June 20, 2012, and received no warning about potential problems with the vehicle. His first trip back to the Chapmanville dealership was on Aug. 15, 2012, for service regarding hesitation in the throttle when shifting from first to second gear.

On that date, York said the technician ran tests, but made no repairs. He returned to the dealership Nov. 7, 2012, for service regarding a severe antifreeze smell that was notable when the air conditioner was functioning.

On May 28, 2013, York again returned to the dealership for an antifreeze smell. The technician drove the vehicle, and made no repairs, leaving the problem unresolved. Several months later, on Oct. 10, he again returned to the dealership to deal with the same antifreeze smell when the vehicle was driven. He says the technician checked the vehicle for leaks, but made no repairs.

His final return to the dealership for service was Jan. 28, with a complaint the vehicle shifted hard, the transmission occasionally slipped and the vehicle made a loud grinding noise. The technician drove the vehicle and checked fluid levels, finding dirty transmission fluid. York says the antifreeze was cleaned from a previous repair and the problems were not resolved.

York demands a jury trial and seeks a judgment against General Motors for the amount he originally paid to purchase the vehicle, as well as costs of repairs and compensation for loss of use, annoyance and costs.

York is represented by Jeffrey S. Simpkins of Williamson. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Roger L. Perry.

Logan Circuit Court Case 14-C-509

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