Woman says GM Auto & Truck Repair failed to repair vehicle engine

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 19, 2013

HUNTINGTON - A woman says GM Auto & Truck Repair failed to repair her vehicle's engine and caused her damages.

Michael L. Christy is doing business as GM Auto & Truck Repair.

LKQ Corporation and Does 1 through 50 were also named as defendants in the suit.

Amy Price was the owner of a 1997 Toyota Tacoma truck and on July 17, 2011, she took the vehicle to GMATR with an interest in having the engine repaired or replaced, according to a complaint filed July 10 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Price claims she discussed the warranty coverage on the engine with GMATR prior to repairs being completed and GMATR stated the engine would have a six-month warranty.

After discussing the repairs and the engine, and in reliance upon the representations made by GMATR, Price agreed to purchase the engine and have the repairs completed, according to the suit.

Price claims after the repairs were completed on the engine was installed in the vehicle, she routinely maintained the vehicle and the engine.

Since the repairs were completed and the engine was installed, Price has had the engine repaired numerous times and, due to continued problems, she contacted LKQ directly to inquire about the engine, according to the suit.

Price claims the purchase order for the engine stated the engine had 90,000 miles on it, but, upon further investigation, she discovered the vehicle the engine had previously been in had more than 152,000 miles on it.

Given the condition and quality of the engine at the time of sale, and the purchase price charged and paid for the engine and associated repairs was unconscionable as a matter of law, according to the suit.

Price is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre-judgment interest. She is represented by Mark F. Underwood and Patricia A. Jennings.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge David M. Pancake.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 13-C-472

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