Man says General Motors sold him a defective vehicle

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 7, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A man is suing General Motors after he claims the vehicle he purchased was defective.

On June 18, 2011, Andre Wilkinson purchased a new 2011 GMC Sierra for the price of $41,215, according to a complaint filed May 15 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Wilkinson claims after the purchase of the vehicle, he experienced repeated non-conformities with the vehicle which substantially impaired 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 manufacturer did not conform the vehicle to the warranty, nor replace the vehicle with a comparable new vehicle that did conform to the warranty, according to the suit.

Wilkinson claims as a result of the defendant's failure to conform the vehicle to its warranty, he was damaged by loss of use of the vehicle and suffered annoyance and inconvenience and incurred expenses for alternative transportation.

The defendant's failure violated West Virginia Code and West Virginia's Lemon Law, according to the suit.

Wilkinson is seeking revocation of acceptance and refund of the purchase price of the vehicle and compensatory damages. He is being represented by Michael L. Glasser.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Carrie Webster.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-900

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