Fayette Co. couple invokes lemon law

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 11, 2015

BECKLEY — Claiming that their new motor vehicle may be life-threatening, a Fayette County couple filed a complaint against an automotive manufacturer May 13 in Raleigh Circuit Court rejecting their 2013 purchase contract.

Charles L. Cox II and Mary L. Cox of Pax sued FCA US LLC, a manufacturer doing business at Ramey Motors Inc. on allegations of product negligence in their April 14, 2013 vehicle purchase.

The Coxes acquired a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee from Ramey Motors on or about April 14, 2013 for $32,072.00, exclusive of tax and fees. The suit states that they experienced repeated “nonconformities” which allegedly impaired both the use and market value of their motor vehicle, and which they allege are possibly life-threatening.

Asserting breach of contract and the “lemon law”, the plaintiffs seek revocation of acceptance and refund of their purchase price, including tax, license and registration fees; additional damages for repair costs along with resulting annoyance and inconvenience; and associated expenses for necessary replacement transportation.

Along with compensatory damages, the Coxes request attorneys’ fees and court costs.

The couple is represented by Anthony Salvatore of Hewitt & Salvatore in Beckley. The case has been assigned to Judge John A. Hutchison.

Raleigh Circuit Court case number 15-C-384-H

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