CHARLESTON – Terradon Corporation’s president is suing Chrysler Group, LLC and Royal Automotive Company after he claims the vehicle he purchased was defective.

On July 8, 2011, Muhammad Riaz purchased a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee for personal and business use from Royal, according to a complaint filed Nov. 7 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Riaz claims after purchasing the vehicle, he discovered and experienced repeated non-conformities that substantially impaired the use, value and/or safety of the vehicle.

As a result, Riaz returned the vehicle to the defendants for repair on at least seven occasions, according to the suit.

Riaz claims despite his efforts to allow the defendants an opportunity to repair the vehicle, they failed to do so as to bring it into conformity with its warranties.

The defendants failed and refused to provide a comparable replacement vehicle and to reimburse Riaz pursuant to his rights under West Virginia law, according to the suit.

Riaz claims the defendants’ actions were willful, wanton and/or carried out with reckless disregard for his rights.

Chrysler and Royal breached their duty of good faith by  breaching the express and implied warranties; refusing to provide Riaz a comparable replacement vehicle; misrepresenting the condition of the vehicle; and failing to remedy the problems about by the defendants’ unlawful conduct in a timely fashion, according to the suit.

Riaz is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by David L. Grubb and Kristina Thomas Whiteaker.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James C. Stucky.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-2226

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