Attorney says Turnpike Ford didn't repair his truck properly

By Harmon Marks | Mar 15, 2011

MADISON -- How best to fix a faulty diesel engine injector is to have a day in court.

Madison Attorney Bobby R. Hale says Turnpike Ford Inc. failed to properly repair his 2003 Ford F250 pickup at its Marmet service garage. He says he paid for parts and labor in March 2010 to replace injector number five, which was represented to be bad.

Hale says when he picked up his vehicle he was told "that since the engine now had one new injector and seven old injectors the engine would not run smoothly because the seven old injectors were weaker ... and that all injectors should be replaced to solve the problem."

There was a serious problem with the engine, Hale complains, when he drove his truck home. Several mechanics told him not to drive the truck "for fear of damaging the engine beyond repair," Hale relates.

The truck was towed from Hale's residence to the service facility of Bert Wolfe Ford in Charleston. Hale says a certified Ford diesel mechanic solved his problem by replacing the number five injector, explaining that injector number three had been replaced.

Hale complains defendant refuses to reimburse him for towing and repair billing He seeks judgment for an amount sufficient to compensate "for his special and general damages," as well as litigation costs and pre- and post-judgment interest.

Attorney Joel Baker is representing Hale. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge William S. Thompson.

Boone Circuit Court case number: 11-C-35

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