New car owners sue FCA US over claims of failure to remove coolant smell

By Angelino Menconi | Nov 9, 2015

MOUNDSVILLE – A Moundsville couple is suing a car manufacturer over allegedly not repairing a coolant smell in their new vehicle.


MOUNDSVILLE – A Moundsville couple is suing a car manufacturer over allegedly not repairing a coolant smell in their new vehicle.

Joseph and Alicia Straight filed suit against FCA US LLC, doing business in Charleston, on Oct. 5 in Marshall Circuit Court, citing violations of the West Virginia New Motor Vehicle Warranties Law and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act.

According to the complaint, on June 23, 2014, the plaintiffs purchased a new 2014 Dodge Journey at a cost of $35,169.52, which included warranties. They reportedly had the vehicle serviced by authorized dealers on four different occasions from December 2014 to April in unsuccessful attempts to remove a coolant smell. The complaint states that the vehicle's use, safety and value are "substantially impaired by the nonconformities."

The plaintiffs seek unspecified financial damages, plus penalties and costs.

Christina Roseman of the Roseman Law firm of Pittsburgh represents the plaintiffs.

Marshall Circuit Court case number 15-C-17

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